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  • Interview: Restoring Trust

    The projects that D.P. Thomas Construction complete each year on or near the water around Wrightsville Beach, N.C., range in cost from $150K to well past the million-dollar mark. What owner Dave Thomas started as a small remodeling firm in the 1970s has grown to become a local authority on the...

  • Interview: All in One

    Design/build contractor Andrew DiGiammo specializes in high-end custom coastal projects around Providence, R.I., and Fall River, Mass. He discusses the advantages - for clients and for his company - in being both the architect and builder, and examines the different challenges of residential and...

  • Interview: Island Habitats

    Robert Van Cleef started Yankee Housewrights as a residential remodeling business in 1985 in Jamestown, Rhode Island. With a wealth of remodeling experience in his toolbox, Van Cleef tells us why certain new construction projects don't interest him and how preparing your business to handle two or...

  • Interview: Great Expectations

    Steven J. Koenig specializes in custom residential homes on islands along the South Carolina shore. At a cost of as much as $500 or more per square foot, his homes appeal to a select group of very high-end clients. Koenig discusses the unique challenges of working with this clientele and working...

  • Interview: Point of Focus

    GB General Contractors dodged a bullet when Rita roared to town. The second Category 5 hurricane of the record-breaking 2005 hurricane season moved north, sparing the Pearland community of the greater Houston metropolis a direct hit. Owner Gil Boyles breathed a sigh of relief - one born of...

  • Interview: Attention to Detail

    Anthony "Smokey" Saduk, a third-generation builder and carpenter extraordinaire, threw in all his chips to join the house-building partnership of Hallelfinger & Standeven Construction of Leesburg, N.J., bringing an expertise in project management and a focus on exteriors that has improved the...

  • Interview: Shore Success

    New Jersey builder Tim Cross balances remodeling projects and new homes as a strategy for regulating his work flow and growing his business. His company, Merrick Construction, employs 10 high-end finish carpenters and turns out roughly $6 million per year in sales. Here, Cross reveals some of the...

  • Interview: Surging Forward

    In the two decades since Patty McDaniel founded Boardwalk Builders in Rehoboth Beach, Del., she’s watched her remodeling business evolve from a small partnership to an award-winning enterprise with $2.8 million in sales and 17 regular employees. McDaniel discusses how the industry has changed...

  • Interview: Storm Rapport

    Robert Criner, president of Criner Construction Co. in Yorktown, Va., had been in the residential remodeling business for more than 25 years when Hurricane Isabel hit in 2003 and brought everything to a thudding halt. He offers a few insights for coastal contractors on how to manage client...