Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving from Home Equity Builders

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Home Equity Builders.

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, November 9, 2009

Home Equity Builders Handyman


Nothern Virginia's finest remodeler is a convenient choice for all your home maintenance needs!

Welcome to Home Equity Builders' Handyman Services, your single-source solution for home maintenance from a company you trust. We are proud to provide Northern Virginia's most comprehensive and unique handyman services to our clients.

We strive to make maintaining your home simple, easy and cost effective. One phone call or email is all it takes to maintain the beauty of your greatest investment. Free up your weekend and let us get your home into showroom quality.

Regardless of the job size, HEB makes home repair simpler, more convenient and more reliable than ever before.

We offer two programs:

  1. Our Traditional handyman services allows you to make one call or email for virtually all your home repair or maintenance needs. Simply call or email us to schedule to work. Work is done on an hourly basis for a pre-specified hourly rate plus materials with a two hour minimum.

  2. Our ProActive handyman service allows our expert staff to manage all your home maintenance needs. First, we conduct a comprehensive inspection of your home. Then we meet with you to discuss your maintenance preferences. Next, based on this information, we prepare a customized maintenance schedule for your home. We then contact you accordingly to schedule the work based on the schedule. With the ProActive program overseeing your home preventative maintenance program, your home will receive the quality attention it needs to stay in its best condition. It will also prevent costly epairs that result from lack of care.

It’s that easy. Simply select which service fits your need and contact us. HEB’s professionalism, experience and quality staff guarantees that you’ll get reliable service, top quality work and the best people for the job - without the annoyance of endless phone calls and bid shopping.

Handyman services include, but are not limited to:

  • Carpentry
  • Doors
  • Drywall repair
  • Chair rails
  • Closet Systems
  • Electrical
  • Exterior trim
  • Faucets
  • Home inspections
  • Lighting
  • Lock sets
  • Mantels
  • Moldings
  • Painting
  • Patios
  • Plumbing
  • Tile work
  • Vent & chimney cleaning
  • Windows
  • Wallpapering
  • And much more!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

What is KMCA?

The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) is an organization for kitchen, bath and other residential cabinet manufacturers. Founded in 1955, as a voluntary, non-profit trade association, KCMA was created to set the standard for cabinet manufacturers and their products.

KCMA ( states this about their certification program. "The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association Certification Program assures the specifier or user of kitchen cabinets and bath vanities that the cabinet bearing the blue and white seal complies with the rigorous standards set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and sponsored by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA)."

Cabinets go through rigorous testing before meeting receiving the KCMA's certification. These are just some of their requirements.

  • All floor cabinets must have a recessed toe space of at least two inches deep and three inches high.
  • Face frames must provide rigid construction.
  • All wood parts must have 10 percent or less moisture content at time of fabrication.
  • All materials must be constructed of materials suitable for a kitchen and bathroom environment.
The KCMA also performs five structural tests to verify the cabinets structural integrity. The also test doors and drawers for functionality, as well as the finish durability. For peace of mind, when buying a cabinet you want to look for this seal:

The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association created the Environmental Stewardship Program. Their site says this about the program: " In 2006, the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) created the Environmental Stewardship Program to help cabinet manufacturers demonstrate their commitment to environmental sustainability and help consumers easily identify environmentally-friendly products. After meeting certification requirements in areas of air quality, product and process resource management, environmental stewardship, and community relations, cabinet manufacturers can display the ESP seal on their products. The ESP seal helps you identify cabinets and cabinet manufacturers who are committed to protecting the environment." Bertch Cabinetry, offered by Home Equity Builders, is one of those manufacturers. To read more about Bertch and their commitment to the environment, click here.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Bertch Cabinetry

Home Equity Builders is a distributor of Bertch Cabinetry. Bertch offers a wide variety of cabinetry including semi-custom and custom cabinets for kitchens, bathrooms, and offices and so much more.
About the company

Bertch Cabinetry has been building cabinets since 1977. In addition to all of the options this
company offers to customers, Bertch is committed to the environment. Their finishing procedures ensure minimal emissions. They also use the sawdust from their manufacturing processes; these are used to produce heat and energy.


Bertch offers a wide variety of products to suit all projects. They offer:

Custom Cabinetry

Semi-Custom Cabinetry

Stock Cabinetry

Bath Cabinetry

Vanity Countertops

Interior Doors

So the next time you are in the need for cabinets or interior doors, give us a call at Home Equity Builders. We will help you design the room of your dreams.