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Titus Built Wins Two HOBI Awards: 2012 Remodeled Home of the Year and Best Residential Remodel ($750K–$1 million)
November 2012 — We are honored to announce that Titus Built was awarded with "Best Residential Remodel $750,000–$1 million" and "Remodeled Home of the Year" awards in the 2012 HBRA of Connecticut HOBI Awards. The HBRA of Connecticut HOBI awards are the most prestigious awards presented in Connecticut for excellence in design, construction, sales, marketing and financing. Awards were presented on November 14th, 2012 at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, CT.
"I am honored that one of our projects was selected in the Best Residential Remodel category, but it was even more thrilling to receive top honors out of all remodeling entrants as Remodeled Home of the Year. This was truly a surprise considering the achievements of our competitors and a tremendous compliment from the judges. I'd like to thank my generous clients who provided us with this fantastic opportunity, and give a big thank you to my hard working team," said Jeff Titus.
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Titus Built was featured in the July/August issue of East Coast HOME + Design. The project was a New Canaan home that Titus Built brought up to date with 21st Century style, comfort and greater energy efficiency. We gave their home an exterior facelift, expanded the kitchen and performed other improvement projects throughout the home to meet their current lifestyle needs. Read the article here.
-- Titus Built, LLC Wins Gold in the 2010 Qualified Remodeler Master Design Awards
August 30, 2010 -- Wilton, CT -- Titus Built, LLC of Wilton, Connecticut, is proud to announce we have been named a 2010 Gold Winner in the Qualified Remodeler 2010 Master Design Awards competition. The company won first place in the Exterior Facelift category.
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"We are honored to be recognized in this prestigious competition," said Jeffrey A. Titus, General Manager of Titus Built, LLC, "The project was a rewarding one because we found an appealing way to honor the authenticity of the home's original design while upgrading it for the family's current lifestyle, making the home much more livable and aesthetically pleasing."
About the Project
The owners of a 1930s Cape-style home that had been remodeled and expanded several times before they purchased it wanted an exterior facelift that would upgrade and unify the home's aesthetics while adding much needed functionality. The clients desired a more appealing interpretation of their traditional Cape exterior, with Craftsman elements and a sophisticated level of design. The design was meticulously researched, revised and implemented to faithfully integrate with the home's fundamental nature. Many of the elements in this project were custom-designed and hand-crafted in the builder's millwork shop – from extra large gable end rafters (called barge board) to over 100 hand-crafted mahogany and cedar brackets, along with custom flower boxes and shutters. Exterior details created from the sourced raw lumber Sapele (African Mahogany) contribute to the character of the finished design. The finished design, thoughtfully echoed in the detached garage with a new carriage-style garage door, substantially enhances the home's aesthetics and significantly improves its functionality, while honoring the original character of the house with care.
About the Qualified Remodeler Master Design Awards
The Qualified Remodeler Master Design Awards competition was initiated 32 years ago to recognize remodelers, architects, builders, kitchen and bath specialists and other professionals for outstanding project design and construction. Entries were judged upon: meeting project objectives, overall impression, aesthetic appeal, construction techniques, handling of unusual situations, attention to detail, functionality of space, and financial value of the project. Awards will be presented at a special reception September 14, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland, the evening before the 2010 NAHB Remodelers and the Remodeling Show and will be featured in the September 2010 issue of Qualified Remodeler magazine.
-- Titus Built to Host National Panel in April, 2008
March, 2008 -- Titus Built will host a panel of successful business owners in the remodeling industry from April 21 to April 23, for a peer-to-peer appraisal of business practices. Sponsored by Remodelers Advantage, a national organization specializing in the remodeling industry, the meeting aids business owners in keeping abreast of current business trends and developments. The group also helps peers remain accountable to each other for sound ethics in the industry while developing their businesses. Jeff Titus has participated in every national peer-to-peer business appraisal event since joining Remodelers Advantage in 2003. Titus Built participates in networking and professional enrichment seminars and activities in a continuing effort to maintain the highest standards in the industry. Everyone on the Titus Built team is excited about welcoming other high-end remodelers from around the country to Connecticut.
-- Titus Built Hosts Sub-Contractor Meeting, January 2008
January, 2008 -- Always seeking to provide stellar service and improve the customer experience, Titus Built's Production Department, led by Brendan Duffy, Operations Manager, invited several key sub-contractors to a roundtable discussion at Titus Built in January.
The goals of the meeting were to solicit feedback and input regarding what Titus Built is doing well and any opportunities for improvement, determine new ways to strengthen processes, and continue to enhance the flow and effectiveness of communication between Titus Built, clients and tradesmen.
Several sub-contractors who attended the meeting expressed that they had never been asked for their opinions or ideas from a building company before, and certainly not in a roundtable discussion format. They welcomed the initiative as proactive and forward-thinking. Periodic follow-up meetings are on the horizon to maintain rapport, provide progress status, keep the lines of communication open and ultimately provide a better client experience for all Titus Built customers.
--Jeff and Christine Titus Attend Remodelers Advantage Couple's Retreat for Business Owners, January 2008
January, 2008 -- Jeff and Christine Titus attended the Remodelers Advantage Couple's Retreat in January, 2008, which addressed the issues inherent in running a business and a marriage. Topics included:
- Study techniques to prevent "business pillow talk"
- Ways to prevent home life from leaking into the office
- Importance of keeping a professional office environment, especially around staff
- Sharing ways to be sure you are heard
- Understanding how to argue productively
- Effective methods of time management
- Importance of creating a life outside of the business
The Tituses picked up valuable tips and were pleased to meet other couples in the remodeling industry who also balance marriage and business ownership. They are pictured below with Paul and Nina Winans, founders of Winans Construction in Oakland, California.
--Jeff Titus Attends Remodelers Advantage Three Day Case Study Event in Ft. Meyers, Florida, December 2007
December, 2007 -- Jeff Titus, General Manager of Titus Built, attended a Remodelers Advantage 3-day Case Study in Ft. Myers Florida in November, 2007. The event was hosted by Victoria Downing, President of Remodelers Advantage based in Laurel, MD. The event featured an in-depth analysis of a successful Fort Myers design-build remodeling business, followed by shorter individual case studies of twelve other high-end design-build remodeling companies in attendance, including Titus Built. At the end of the event, Titus Built was unanimously voted as MVP for the 2nd time in 6 meetings by the other companies in attendance.
Attending were representatives of primarily large volume design-build remodeling companies from across the country. Topics of discussion included Marketing, Forecasting Economic Conditions, Improving the Customer Experience, Providing Better Value and Service and Improving Internal Systems.
--Titus Built Wins HOBI Award for Special Purpose Room, November, 2007
November, 2007 -- On November 6th, more than 600 building industry professionals gathered at the Aqua Turf in Southington, Connecticut for the presentation of the 2007 Home Building Industry Awards, also known as the HOBIs. Titus Built was once again acknowledged as a HOBI Award Winner (the company has won several previous HOBIs) by a distinguished panel of judges for outstanding excellence in craftsmanship, quality and innovation. Titus Built was recognized in the category of Special Purpose Room for a wine cellar in New Canaan.
Sponsored by the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Connecticut, the HOBI awards recognize builders, remodelers and members of the housing industry for excellence in home design and construction, home technology, sales and marketing and home financing.
--Titus Built Production Managers Attend Remodelers Advantage Power Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, October 2007
October, 2007 -- Titus Built Project Managers Greg Wolek and Scott McLean attended a Production Manager's Power Meeting in Atlanta, GA, offered by Remodelers Advantage in October, 2007. Attendees included Senior Level Project Managers from high-end design-build remodeling companies across the country who shared their experience and ideas in round-table discussions to aid in enhancing the customer experience, meeting customer expectations and maintaining accountability. Featured seminar topics included Pre-construction Planning, Job Site Management and Workflow Planning.
Titus Built has been a member of Remodelers Advantage since 2003 and regularly attends meetings and seminars in a continued effort to maintain the highest standards in the industry. Remodelers Advantage offers a wide range of services and programs designed to help growing and thriving remodeling companies with the unique challenges and opportunities specific to remodeling.