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How to Achieve a Five-Star Renovation Experience

  Fifth Star Criterion Part B! As you anticipate moving into your new spaces, you and your family have been through a significant process we refer to as ‘Delayed Gratification’. In many cases your project took months to design, then many months to build and now you are about to be handed the keys to your newly transformed home. Your final days prior to taking possession should include a thorough walk through with you and the Site Supervisor to address any areas of concern and then correct them to your satisfaction. A clear indication of a Top-Drawer Experienceis that your Renovation

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Feb 23rd Renovation Tour Address Announced!

  We are a week away from our first Renovation Tour of the year on Saturday February 23rd, 2013 from 10am – 4pm in the fabulous community of Kelvin Grove! We are extremely excited about opening this project to the public and very grateful to our amazing Client family for the opportunity to do so! Click here for the official invitation complete with the address for this upcoming tour: Reno Tour Invite Here are some more specifics about this incredible project:  Project Overview   Pride of ownership has always been important to these Homeowners. Although they invested considerable effort in maintaining

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How to Achieve A Five-Star Renovation Experience – Fifth Star Criterion Part A!

This is Part ‘A’ of the final installment of our 5-part Series designed to overwhelm the odds in your favor when hiring your Renovation Professional for your Home Makeover project. If you’ve followed our previous 5-Star Series; this posting will be covering what a 5-Star experience looks like when your project nears completion and beyond! As your project nears completion and the finishing touches are being wrapped up, several things should be evident to you and your family. I am not going to paint a Pollyanna picture that everything will be dreamy perfect; this is the real world after all

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How To Achieve A Five-Star Renovation Experience – Fourth Star Criterion!

This is the 4th installment of our 5-part Series designed to provide you with some common sense interview questions when selecting a Renovation Professional for your Home Makeover project.  If you’ve followed our previous 3-Star Checklist series and you feel you are confident in your choice of Builder Professional, there are two more ‘Stars’ you need to align before putting ink to your contract. The final two Stars (checklists) cover the ‘During’ and ‘After’ experience you wish to achieve from your Builder on your Custom Home or Renovation project. We will be covering the ‘During’ stage in this posting.     Your experience ‘During’ your

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Join Us For Our Exclusive Renovation Tour February 23, 2013

To really get to know a Builder you must go beyond viewing online galleries, reading their promotional materials or having a quick conversation at a tradeshow booth; you need to have meaningful conversations with the staff and trades in their environment and see the craftsmanship up front and centre! Whether you are just in the dreaming phases, or have detailed questions about your own project you are considering, or you are a valued past Pinnacle Client wanting to support the Pinnacle community, our Renovation Tours are not to be missed! We are committed to being a leader in transparency and

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How To Achieve A Five-Star Renovation Experience – Third Star Criterion!

Our intent from the beginning of this 5-part Series was to provide you with some common sense interview questions, educated dialogue, and somewhat of a checklist for your family when selecting a Renovation Professional for your Home Makeover project. If your desire is to truly have a Five-Star Experience, before, during and after your Home transformation project, these keys are designed to provide helpful education as you navigate one of the most challenging endeavors your Family will embark on.  The next checklist will be helpful in the final decision-making process as you choose your Renovation Firm. It provides some basic understanding for you on the ins

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How To Achieve A Five-Star Renovation Experience – Second Star Criterion!

We are continuing our series on how to achieve a Five-Star Renovation Experience using the deliberate resort/hotel analogy. We suggest you determine at the START of your Builder selection process, how many ‘Stars’ you are wishing to experience before, during and after your Home Makeover. These three distinct stages are comprised of: Before – Interview & Discovery Process During – Project Construction Period After – Warranty & Service For now, we will focus on the Before Stage. During your interview with the Builder you are considering, followed by the Design Discovery process, ask yourself these questions:  1. On a scale of 1-10, how important is it

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How To Achieve A Five-Star Renovation Experience – First Star Criterion!

Recently we have been discussing the idea of what distinguishes a Five-Star Renovation experience using the analogy of a hotel/resort experience. Follow along this blog series to discover what you should be looking for to ensure you receive a Five-Star home-makeover experience with your chosen Renovation Professional! To begin with you must first determine what caliber of ‘Renovation Store’ you are shopping at? Or using the analogy of a hotel/resort; how many ‘Stars’ are you willing to invest in? Would it be feasible to think that choosing a Five-Star builder would reflect in the outcome of your Renovation experience?   If you watch any

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Safe Haven Foundation – Remembering Gratitude…

At this time of year of giving – we wanted to pass on these sentiments sent to us by our dear friends at Safe Haven Foundation – an incredible organization we hold close to our hearts and continue to philanthropically support.  I hope as you read it you will be filled with gratitude and appreciation for your families and the love that fills your hearts. For those less fortunate, may we never forget their struggles and do our best to continue to lend a helping hand to improve their lives and the future of our youth. We wish all the best to you and yours this holiday

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Choosing A Trusted Builder – Why You Should Attend Renovation Tours, Preboard Tours & Renovation Seminars

As another year winds down, we find ourselves gearing up for an exciting 2013 filled with many opportunities for you to come out and see the Pinnacle difference by touring both our projects in progress (Preboard Tours) and our finished projects (Reno Tours). This truly is the best way for you to get up front and center with our staff, trades and our workmanship and ask us any questions you have about your own project requirements with no strings attached. As well, for those of you just in the “dreaming” stages, these tours give you an opportunity to start building

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