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Issue Date: January 2008

A Professional Touch

Lisa Wakeland
Shows such as “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and “Designed to Sell” make home remodeling appear easy and uncomplicated. But the reality is that revamping your home is often a costly and stressful endeavor.

Residents of Greater Cleveland can get expert help with even the most daunting remodeling challenges by knowing where to look. Construction firms associated with the Home Builders Association of Greater Cleveland are recognized as leaders in the field. Chairman of the Remodelors Council Ken Badalamenti says hiring a qualified, professional remodeler provides peace of mind that the job will be done correctly and to the highest standards.

“When a consumer hires a remodeler, they are buying a service,” he says. “The quality of the service will determine the quality of the finished product.”

What does that service look like? Badalamenti explains that his company, Riviera Construction in Solon, guides clients through every step of the remodeling project. The firm first offers a free, one-hour consultation to listen to the homeowner’s ideas in order to determine the needs, goals and priorities associated with a home-remodeling project.

“The most challenging are extensive renovations where the client elects to stay in the home during construction,” he says. “Projects of this nature require us to mentally prepare a homeowner for the emotional roller-coaster ride they’re about to take.”

An added bonus to working with an HBA remodeler is the Limited Home Remodeling Warranty Program, which identifies professional standards and educates homeowners about their responsibilities in properly maintaining the work once it has been completed.

If you have a remodeling project of your own on the horizon, check out for a list of certified remodelers.

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