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Creative Design Construction, Inc. Receives Two Best of Houzz 2015 Awards

2015-twinNorthvale, NJ – January 19, 2015 – Creative Design Construction, Inc. of Northvale, NJ has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” 2015 by Houzz, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design. The Design-Build Firm was chosen by the more than 11 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Service and Design. Customer Service honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers,”

“Houzz connects people with the best home professional for their project by providing the only 360-degree view of a professional, from their portfolio, client reviews, awards and accreditations to their work style and expertise based on their participation in the Houzz community,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Creative Design Construction, Inc. for the third consecutive year among our “Best Of” professionals for design and service.”

With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and evaluating their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.

Serving Bergen & Rockland counties, Creative Design Construction & Remodeling houses their award-winning showroom, state-of-the-art design and workshops and executive offices at 204 Livingston Street in Northvale, New Jersey, 07647. Incorporated in 1988, the firm creates long-term relationships through a complete “Design-Build” process, which takes their clients from design concepts to architectural drawing to completion/build all within the same organization. To learn more about their design-build process call (201) 768-5813 in New Jersey or (845) 634-0132 in New York or visit their website at www.creativedesignconstruction.com.

About Houzz

Houzz (www.houzz.com) is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin and Sydney. For more information, visit www.houzz.com.
 

27TH Annual Sales and Marketing (SAM) Awards Honors Creative Excellence, Industry Achievement

SAMMarch 27, 2014 – The New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA) honored the industry’s most creative and successful sales and marketing initiatives at the 27th Annual Sales and Marketing (SAM) Awards Banquet tonight. This gala event was the grand finale of the 65th Annual Atlantic Builders Convention at the Resort Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. The SAM Awards honor excellence in residential design and marketing programs within New Jersey.

The SAM Awards Banquet was attended by more than 450 advertising, sales, marketing, media, and home building industry professionals. Awards were presented in 100 categories recognizing “Best in Class” sales and marketing initiatives in residential marketing, architectural design, remodeling, and individual creative achievements. Builders, as well as companies that supply products and services to the building industry, are eligible for a SAM Award.

“Tonight we celebrated the sales and marketing professionals that have the creative vision and marketing savvy to promote and sell homes,” said NJBA President, David B. Fisher, PP, AICP. “Our members strive each year to bring to market award winning home designs and well-planned communities.”

Carol Smith-Gephart, SAM Committee Chair with Fernmoor Homes added, “In today’s market, it is important to increase brand recognition. Prospective home owners need to know that they are buying a high-quality home from a respectable builder.”

Fisher continued, “The SAM Awards are the most coveted recognition for sales and marketing achievement within the New Jersey building industry. The professionals that we honored tonight are truly the best in their area of expertise.”

Creative Design Construction is pleased to be a

recipient of the following SAM Awards:

Best Kitchen Remodeling/Renovation Project

Creative Design Construction

Design By: Glen Lumia

Best Bath Remodeling/Renovation Project

Creative Design Construction

Design By: Glen Lumia

Best Extreme Home Make-over

Creative Design Construction

Design By: Glen Lumia

For a complete list of award winners, please visit this link

About the New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA)
The New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA) is the leading trade association for the construction industry. Members include residential and commercial builders, developers, remodelers, subcontractors, suppliers, engineers, architects, consultants and other professionals. NJBA serves as a resource for its members through continuing education and advocacy. NJBA and its members strive for a more vibrant, greener, and affordable housing market in New Jersey. Additional information is available at www.njba.org.
 

Creative Design Construction, Inc. Receives Two Best of Houzz 2014 Awards

March 1, 2014 – Creative Design Construction, Inc. of Northvale, NJ has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” 2014 by Houzz, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design. The Design-Build Firm was chosen by the more than 11 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

The Houzz “Best Of Houzz” award for 2014 is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction award winners are based on homeowner members who rated their experience working with remodeling professionals in 12 categories ranging from architects, and interior designers to contractors and other residential remodeling professionals. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the community of 11 million monthly users, also known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 124 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhone app and Android app.

“Houzz provides homeowners with an in-depth, 360-degree view of building, remodeling and design professionals through images of their work, reviews and an opportunity to interact with them directly in the Houzz community,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community. “We’re delighted to recognize Creative Design Construction, Inc. for the second consecutive year among our “Best Of” professionals for design and welcome them as a first recipient of the customer satisfaction designation.”

With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and evaluating their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.

Serving Bergen & Rockland counties, Creative Design Construction & Remodeling houses their award-winning showroom, state-of-the-art design and workshops and executive offices at 204 Livingston Street in Northvale, New Jersey, 07647. Incorporated in 1988, the firm creates long-term relationships through a complete “Design-Build” process, which takes their clients from design concepts to architectural drawing to completion/build all within the same organization. To learn more about their design-build process call (201) 768-5813 in New Jersey or (845) 634-0132 in New York or visit their website at www.creativedesignconstruction.com.

About Houzz
Houzz (www.houzz.com) is a leading online platform for home remodeling, providing inspiration, information, ‘advice and support for homeowners and home improvement professionals through its website and mobile applications. Houzz features the largest residential design database in the world, articles written by design experts, product recommendations, a vibrant community powered by social tools, and information on more than 1.5 million remodeling and design professionals worldwide who can help turn ideas into reality. @houzz_inc
 

Creative Design Construction, Inc. Receives Houzz’s 2013 ‘Best Of Houzz’ Award

Northvale, NJ — January 31, 2013 – Creative Design Construction, Inc. of Northvale, NJ has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” 2013 by Houzz, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design. The Design-Build Firm was chosen by the more than 11 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

The Houzz “Best Of Houzz” award for 2013 is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction award winners are based on homeowner members who rated their experience working with remodeling professionals in 12 categories ranging from architects, and interior designers to contractors and other residential remodeling professionals. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the community of 11 million monthly users, also known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 124 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhone app and Android app.

“Houzz provides homeowners with an in-depth, 360-degree view of building, remodeling and design professionals through images of their work, reviews and an opportunity to interact with them directly in the Houzz community,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community. “We’re delighted to recognize Creative Design Construction, Inc. among our “Best Of” professionals for design as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and evaluating their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.

Serving Bergen & Rockland counties, Creative Design Construction & Remodeling houses their award-winning showroom, state-of-the-art design and workshops and executive offices at 204 Livingston Street in Northvale, New Jersey, 07647. Incorporated in 1988, the firm creates long-term relationships through a complete “Design-Build” process, which takes their clients from design concepts to architectural drawing to completion/build all within the same organization. To learn more about their design-build process call (201) 768-5813 in New Jersey or (845) 634-0132 in New York or visit their website at www.creativedesignconstruction.com.

About Houzz
Houzz (www.houzz.com) is a leading online platform for home remodeling, providing inspiration, information, ‘advice and support for homeowners and home improvement professionals through its website and mobile applications. Houzz features the largest residential design database in the world, articles written by design experts, product recommendations, a vibrant community powered by social tools, and information on more than 1.5 million remodeling and design professionals worldwide who can help turn ideas into reality. @houzz_inc
 

Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County Ribbon-Cutting for Zoe’s Place

On May 9, 2011 at 9:30 am Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County will celebrate the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Zoe’s Place, a group home for unwed teen mothers and their babies.

This project at 58 Farnham Avenue in Garfield was actually a joint effort made possible by funding from Bergen County Community Development and Bergen County’s United Way and built by Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County.

The need for such a dwelling was originally identified by Jane Fiedler and Susan Knowlton, whose passion for helping those less fortunate ignited the enthusiasm of many individuals and groups.

Volunteers devoted countless hours to hanging sheetrock, spackling, painting and landscaping so this previous eyesore would become a charming home for these deserving young families.

Mayor Frank Calandriello will lead a group of special guests in cutting the ribbon.

To see more pictures of the interior click here.

You Heard It Here

Radio call-in show helps Glen Lumia establish his remodeling company as the ‘go-to’ guys.

By: Stacey Freed

Joining local organizations and attending Rotary club functions is not the only way to network. Glen Lumia, owner of Creative Design Construction & Remodeling, in Northvale, N.J., has been able to connect to prospective clients via radio.

Glen Lumia connecting with homeowners and possible prospects via AM radio.

His Monday morning half-hour call-in radio show, “Real Homes With Glen Lumia,” on Rockland County’s (N.Y.) WRCR 1300 AM covers products and current topics such as tax stimulus information, green products, and home energy audits and “anything else homeowners might be interested in,” he says. Lumia interviews experts — plumbers, insurance agents, landscapers, realtors — as well as vendors, giving them exposure to consumers.

Listeners call in and can suggest topics. Lumia is also having a contest advertised on his company’s website for a free home energy audit. He’ll pick the winner live on the air.

Although the station doesn’t track how many people tune in, the link from the radio station’s website to Lumia’s has brought him 40 to 50 new visitors a month in the five months that he has been on the air. “We’re making ourselves the ‘go-to’ guys,” Lumia says. “We do seminars at home shows, too. It’s just showing another level of professionalism.”

Although it’s time consuming, Lumia says that he is learning a lot and it’s fun. He recently signed on for another 13-week stint.

Top Questions Home Buyers Have About the Tax Credit

March 2010 / National Association of Home Builders

March 25, 2010 – As the April 15 deadline to file 2009 federal tax returns approaches, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is providing answers to some of the questions home buyers are most frequently asking about the home buyer tax credit.

“NAHB’s Web site that provides information about the home buyer tax credit, www.FederalHousingTaxCredit.com, has received more than 8 million visits,” said NAHB Chairman Bob Jones, a builder and developer in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. “We are doing everything we can to make sure home buyers are informed about this outstanding opportunity to benefit from buying a home before it expires April 30.”
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Glen Lumia Named Fred Case Remodeling Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2010 Finalist

Northvale, NJ — Glen Lumia, President of Creative Design Construction & Remodeling Inc., in Northvale, NJ has been named a 2010 finalist for the Fred Case Remodeling Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Lumia was chosen by a panel of judges from Case Design/Remodeling, Inc., Hanley-Wood and Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. The judging was based on four principal criteria: business acumen; financial strength, community and industry involvement and entrepreneurial spirit.

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Foundation for Housing Awards Two $10,000 Grants Supporting Accessibility, Energy Efficiency Projects in New Jersey

March 2010 / CourierPostOnline.com

The Foundation is pleased to announce the following grant recipients: Accessibility – Charles Kojeski/Kojeski Construction of Voorhees, NJ; and Energy Efficiency – Glen Lumia/Creative Design Construction and Remodeling of Northvale, NJ. Additional information about each of these projects follows.
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Don’t lose money by selling or buying a new home in today’s housing market, stay put and remodel it, make your current house fit your needs and desires.

New Round of Foreclosures Threatens Housing Market

March 2010 / Washington Post

The housing market is facing swelling ranks of homeowners who are seriously delinquent but have yet to lose their homes, and this is threatening a new wave of foreclosures that could hit just as the real estate market has begun to stabilize.
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Home Renovations are on the Increase

December 2009 / North Jersey Homes / NorthJersey.com

“The number of permits (for renovations) evident this summer demonstrate that first-time home buyers took ad-vantage of the Federal Government’s $8,000 incentive,” stated Glen Lumia, President of both BRANNJ and of Creative Design Construction & Remodeling, Northvale. “They were purchasing foreclosed or lower-priced homes in need of repair.
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