Category Archives: H. Dale Contant with NARI

Isn’t it Time to Build or Convert Your Outdoor Living Room?

Imagine the enjoyment you could have with a year-round outdoor living space! During the cooler days of fall, you can watch football games sitting around a fire. Make the most of your time relaxing outdoors by having comfort in every season. One of our specialties is building customized outdoor areas, like covered patios, screened porches, and Georgia rooms (sunrooms for 3-4 seasons). Look at some of our projects below and learn more about which type of space is ideal for you!

Covered patio transformation by ADB

Covered Patios: Blurring the Line Between Indoors and Out

This open concept outdoor living room is covered to protect your furnishings and television from the elements, but open on the sides to feel almost fully outdoors. With well-made outdoor furnishings, beautiful slate tile flooring, and a mounted television, this room blurs the line between the indoors and outdoors. Enjoy family meals at the teak table and lounging by the pool in summer. 



A convenient door leads into the home with close access to a pool bath, and also the kitchen for ease in carrying meals outside. This patio is a great retreat for overhead shade, while at the same time lovely gable windows bring in extra sunshine.   

 


By replacing an existing screened porch, we created this spacious
all-season space with an open grilling deck.

Screened Porches: Fresh Air Breezes and a Fireplace   

Screened porches offer year-round possibilities for relaxing or gathering with family and friends. A screened porch can provide privacy and invigorating views of nature without mosquitoes and other pests! Enjoy a nice breeze in springtime or fall evenings with a fire burning in a gorgeous stone fireplace while watching the game. Even in winter, you can entertain in a large and versatile space like this one. With its abundance of comfortable seating, just imagine the long conversations taking place while a fire crackles in the background. 


Dale coined the term “Georgia Room” to describe
ADB’s 3-4 season sunrooms.

Georgia Rooms: Expand Your Home’s Sunny Square Footage

Georgia Rooms become a seamless extension of your home. Whether by replacing an existing screen porch or deck, or adding on new, Georgia Rooms provide needed gathering space with comfort and style. The room displayed above is finished in rustic elegance, matching the home’s interior. The ceiling is tongue and groove in a warm maple color, and the space has IPE wood floors. Georgia rooms have large windows giving you a convenient way to bring the outdoors into your home without the pollen. Heating and cooling the space, whether by extending the homes HVAC, or using separate mini-split systems, provides year-round enjoyment.
 

Are You Ready to Create Your Outdoor Living Space?

Getting closer to nature has benefits for your overall well-being! ADB is here for you every step of the way. We use our proprietary HOMEStyle System™ to design a project that fits with your lifestyle and your home! Let us transform your home and enrich your life. Contact us today for your free consultation!

Credible. Accredited. Remodeling Done Right™: ADB becomes the 1st NARI Accredited Remodeling Company in Georgia!

Atlanta Design & Build (ADB) is one of a handful of companies nationwide to have achieved certification as a NARI Accredited Remodeling Company (ARC), and the first ARC in the state of Georgia!

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the only professional organization for remodelers in the nation with a system of accreditation for top businesses. With its heartbeat and primary purpose being to “raise the bar” for what homeowners can expect from a remodeling contractor, NARI has provided opportunities for networking, mentoring, training and development for individual members and their employees since its inception. As the first of its kind, the NARI ARC program was created to support both consumers and remodelers by providing a company designation in addition to individual credentials.

Consumers desperately need a professional remodeling contractor they can trust to update their homes. NARI remodelers need a program that supports remodeling companies in the continuous improvement of their business, following best practices, and elevating the level of professionalism in organizations throughout the nation. In order to be considered for this recognition NARI accredited companies must demonstrate how they meet a set of higher industry standards determined by a third-party, the NARI Accreditation Board; for example, ARC companies must demonstrate:

  • Sound Business and Operations Practices
  • Employees with Specialized or Top Tier credentials
  • A Commitment to Professional Development

“What an honor to be the first Accredited Remodeling Company in the state of GA!” said H. Dale Contant, ADB President, “Completing the requirements of NARI’s ARC accreditation process is a wonderful accomplishment and we are proud of this professional recognition. This designation provides homeowners the way to identify a credible, accountable and reliable remodeling company.”

Getting accredited sets us apart from our competition. NARI’s ARC brings its core purpose to life with this new program: to advance and promote the remodeling industry’s professionalism, products and vital public purpose.

Contact ADB for a consultation on your next remodeling project!

Atlanta Design & Build Celebrates National Home Improvement Month

May is National Home Improvement Month and it is a great time to begin your home transformation. Remodeling  in the Atlanta area offers numerous benefits to home owners who want to change their living environment without uprooting their family and moving. Home improvements can add more space for a growing family or older parent, improve energy efficiency and increase the resale value of your home.

“The planning and researching phases of a project are the most critical steps in the remodeling process,” Dale advises “The more knowledgeable and prepared a homeowner is, the more they protect themselves.”  Atlanta Design & Build’s proprietary HOMEStyle System and processes were built with these safeguards in mind.  We provide design and selection assistance to our clients. Communication is a priority of the HOMEStyle system.  Our purpose is to listen and understand, design and plan to transform your home and enrich your life.

Below, NARI provides 10 steps homeowners should take before breaking ground on their next remodel.

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Vicki Wadsworth Receives President’s Award at NARI

Watch the presentation of the President’s Award to Vicki Wadsworth

Big congratulations are in order for Atlanta Design & Build’s wonderful Director of Administration, Vicki Wadsworth!

She was honored by receiving (in absentia) the NARI President’s Award from H. Dale Contant in Scottsdale, AZ at the NARI Spring Business Meeting, April 5-8, 2017. For 15 years, Vicki has served our company in multiple capacities, and since 2015 she has functioned as Dale’s irreplaceable assistant. We simply couldn’t do business without her. Thank you, Vicki for all you do!

Read the NARI blog for the official announcement of this award. 

H. Dale Contant Attends NARI Fall Leadership Summit

The 2016 NARI Fall Leadership Summit took place Sept. 7-9 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, MN.  H. Dale Contant, National President of NARI, came away from the Summit with great pride and satisfaction at the valuable impact the event made on all the participants.

nari_logo_07-2016_rgbNARI’s new logo was launched with enthusiasm at the President’s Reception on Wednesday evening. The association is revitalizing its 33 year old brand in line with its strategic renewal plan. The goal is to establish a new logo and tag line that makes a clear statement of NARI’s position in the marketplace and elevates the value of remodelers to both the industry and consumers. The new logo is bolder and features three roof lines indicating NARI as an industry connector. The tag line is short and catchy, “Remodeling Done Right”. It focuses on remodeling and underscores the professionalism, leadership and trust that define NARI members.

The topics presented by the keynote speakers and the educational sessions on Thursday and Friday were key to the outstanding success of the Summit. The content spoke both to the needs of NARI chapter leaders, as well as that of business owners who are leading their own companies. For example, one of the sessions was titled “10 Principles of Servant Leadership” by Mark Sedgley of MemberClicks.

Included in his list of effective principles are: 1. Lead by first asking questions, 2. Learn to forgive, 3. Empower people, 4. Encourage autonomy, 5. Foster collaboration, 6. Persuade rather than compel. Attendees gave great feedback on the sessions as providing excellent content for NARI members to review later and put into practice.

Kudos to the following industry partners that helped sponsor the 2016 NARI Summit and provided exceptional events for the attendees:

Cambria

Cosentino

Elkay

FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles)

Home Depot

Medallion Cabinetry

Top Image L-R: Principal and Managing Partner, McKenna Design Group, Elizabeth McKenna; Sr. Residential Strategic Marketing Manager, Pella Corporation, Joe Hammond, and National President of NARI, President and Principal Owner of Atlanta Design & Build, H. Dale Contant.