Leo Lantz Construction, Inc. Honored as Best of Houzz 2014 for Customer Satisfaction

Leo Lantz Construction, Inc. of Glen Allen, VA Receives
Best Of Houzz 2014 Award

Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals

Glen Allen, VA, February 4, 2014 – Leo Lantz Construction, Inc. of Glen Allen, Virginia has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Richmond’s Premier Bathroom and Kitchen, Designer and Remodeler was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.
The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhone app and Android app. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, showing the Houzz community their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“We are honored to continue to provide quality bathroom and kitchen remodeling services to the followers of Houzz. We will continue to align ourselves with the wonderful inspiration Houzz provides its ever growing community.”

“Houzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of home building, remodeling and design professionals, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Leo Lantz Construction, Inc. among our “Best Of” professionals for customer satisfaction 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 like Leo Lantz Construction, Inc., 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 reviewing their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.
Follow Leo Lantz Construction, Inc. on Houzz http://www.houzz.com/pro/leolantz/leo-lantz-construction-inc

About Leo Lantz Construction, Inc.
At Leo Lantz Construction, Inc. we take a unique approach to every project, but treat each home as if it were our own – with quality, care, and creativity. For years our innovative and functional bathroom and kitchen remodeling projects have shaped the Henrico, Glen Allen, Midlothian and Richmond, Virginia areas. We specialize in remodeling older homes, using a precision approach that seamlessly blends the new and old. We have been consistently recognized for creativity, craftsmanship, and professionalism. We want to work with you to create a room to experience, not just enter. Don’t call some guy, call the RIGHT guy, CALL LEO! We are an industry recognized, award winning contractor. Call us TODAY to put our creativity to work for you on your next bathroom or kitchen remodeling project.

About Houzz
Houzz 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 get the design inspiration, project advice, product information and professional reviews they need to help turn ideas into
reality. For more information, visit www.houzz.com

Remodeling Market Continues to Show Growth!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:Nikki Golden
847-298-9200
marketing@nari.org

Remodeling market continues to show growth
NARI reports continued uptick in the value of home remodeling projects.

Des Plaines, Illinois, Jan. 16, 2014—The National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) fourth-quarter Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) data of current and future remodeling business conditions continues to show growth. Although remodelers report the highest overall rating on business conditions, at 6.51 (from 6.41 last quarter), numbers in most other categories experienced a slight drop.

“Many remodelers entered 2014 with jobs in the pipeline, which hasn’t happened in the past few years,” says Tom O’Grady, CR, CKBR, chairman of NARI’s Strategic Planning & Research Committee and president of O’Grady Builders, based in Drexel Hill, Pa. “Although inquiries, requests for bids and conversion of bids are down in Q4, that backlog has given remodelers confidence that the overall business conditions will remain positive.”

Growth indicators in the fourth quarter of 2013 are as follows (rating is from 1 to 9, where 1 is much worse than a year ago and 9 is much better; 5 is about the same as last year):
• Current business conditions was rated 6.51 (from 6.41 last quarter)
• Number of inquiries fell to 6.2, a significant drop from 6.55 last quarter.
• Requests for bids fell to 6.22 from 6.45, a significant decline from last quarter.
• Conversion of bids to jobs continues to be the weakest measure remaining flat at 6.03.
• Value of jobs sold declined to 6.27 from 6.31 recorded last quarter.

Conversion of bids to jobs continues to be the weakest measure when compared to the same time last year. Yet, the projected strength of sales in three months had a significant increase to 6.41 from the 6.12 recorded in September.

“The fourth quarter of this year was very strong for many remodelers, as reflected in the Remodeling Business Pulse Survey,” O’Grady says. “Average sale prices continue to rise, and consumers are more comfortable spending money on projects that will increase the value of their homes.”

Other significant contributors to overall activity:
• People needing to do projects that had been postponed was selected by 75 percent (down from 85 percent last quarter)
• Improving home prices came in second, at 60 percent of respondents (down from 72 percent in September).
• Economic growth improved continued at the No. 3 spot, at 52 percent (an increase of 6 percent from last quarter).

“The outlook forecasts that favorable business conditions will remain strong across all regions of the United States,” O’Grady says. “Consumer confidence is up, which translates into more homeowners feeling safe investing in their homes.”

To review the research in its entirety, please send your request to marketing@nari.org.

NARI is the source for homeowners seeking to hire a professional remodeling contractor. Members are full-time, dedicated remodelers who follow a strict code of ethics with high standards of honesty, integrity and responsibility.

Visit the NARI.org site to get tips on how to hire a remodeling professional and to search for NARI members in your area.

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About NARI: The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the only trade association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry. The Association, which represents 7,000 member companies nationwide—comprised of 63,000 remodeling contractors— is “The Voice of the Remodeling Industry.”™ To learn more about membership, visit www.NARI.org or contact national headquarters, based in Des Plaines, Ill., at (847) 298-9200.

2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Leo Lantz Construction Earns Esteemed 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award
Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

Leo Lantz Construction has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review service in 2013.

“We are once again honored to receive this award. It is a reflection of our staff’s dedication to providing exceptional customer service.”

“Only about 5 percent of the companies Leo Lantz Construction competes with in Richmond, VA are able to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a mark of consistently great customer service.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2013 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, have a fully complete profile, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. Members can find the 2013 Super Service Award logo next to company names in search results on AngiesList.com.

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Angie’s List helps consumers have happy transactions with local service professionals in more than 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to healthcare. More than 2 million paid households use Angie’s List to gain access to local ratings, exclusive discounts, the Angie’s List Magazine and the Angie’s List complaint resolution service.

Universal Design Certified Professional Designation for Leo W. Lantz

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Leo W. Lantz
President of Leo Lantz Construction, Inc.
804-262-3360 leo@leolantz.com

GLEN ALLEN REMODELER EARNS CERTIFICATION IN UNIVERSAL DESIGN/REMODELING

Glen Allen, VA, October, 20, 2013 — Leo W. Lantz from Leo Lantz Construction, Inc. in Glen Allen, VA recently earned the designation of Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, (NARI).
A Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) designation proves the remodeling contractor’s superior knowledge, technical comprehension and skill in principles attractive not only to those who wish to age-in-place but also families with special needs and families that are forward thinking. A UDCP proves knowledge in the seven principles of Universal Design, how to interview clients with an understanding and consideration of their special needs, and finally the how-to of building these projects.
“This new designation will further assist us in adapting to meet the needs of our clients.” Leo W. Lantz
NARI’s UDCP program measures skill and expertise valued not only by other professional remodelers, but by consumers as well. Highly respected by those who have achieved the designation, the UDCP program identifies professional remodelers who have undergone comprehensive review and testing in areas of universal design/remodeling. In addition, they must also adhere to NARI’s strict Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

NARI is a professional association whose members voluntarily subscribe to a strict code of ethics. Consumers may wish to search www.NARIremodelers.com to find a qualified professional who is a member of NARI.

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At Leo Lantz Construction, Inc. we take a unique approach to every project, but treat each home as if it were our own – with quality, care, and creativity. For years our innovative and functional kitchen remodeling and bathroom remodeling projects have shaped the Henrico, Glen Allen, Midlothian and Richmond, Virginia areas. We specialize in remodeling older homes, using a precision approach that seamlessly blends the new and old. We have been consistently recognized for creativity, craftsmanship, and professionalism. We want to work with you to create a room to experience, not just enter. Don’t call some guy, call the RIGHT guy, CALL LEO!
About NARI: The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the only trade association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry. The Association, which represents more than 8,200 member companies nationwide—comprised of 63,000 remodeling contractors— is “The Voice of the Remodeling Industry.”™ To locate a local NARI chapter or a remodeling professional, visit NARI’s Web site at www.nariremodelers.com, or contact the national headquarters, based in Des Plaines, Illinois, at 847-298-9200.

*****If you would like an e-version of this press release, call NARI National at (847)298-9200*****

NARI Press Release for Membership Drive

NARI Central VA

PO Box 11415
Richmond VA 23220
804-641-1438

NARI Press Release
PRESS RELEASE

Date: August 23, 2013
Contact: Leo Lantz, Marketing Committee Chairperson
804-262-3360
leo@leolantz.com
Release Date: Immediately

Contractor’s Association Holds Annual Membership Drive

RICHMOND VA — The local chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is conducting its Annual Membership Drive during the month of September. All new members will receive a $25 discount when joining during September.

To introduce potential members to the organization, all local contractors and vendors in the construction industry are invited to the Membership Drive meeting on September 11, 2013 at 6 pm. The introductory networking event, complete with refreshments, will be held at the Ruffin & Payne complex, at 4200 Vawter Avenue, Richmond. NARI members are encouraged to invite colleagues to participate.

“As a very satisfied NARI member, I encourage all Richmond area contractors and suppliers to attend our Membership Drive get-together,” said Leo Lantz, owner of Leo Lantz Construction, Inc. “The benefits of belonging are numerous. In addition to keeping up to date with industry changes through educational presentations, networking with fellow contractors and sharing knowledge, our newly revamped web site is of value to homeowners seeking to remodel their homes. Homeowners who find a contractor on our web site can be reassured that member has been screened and qualified, and is a company of integrity.”

To learn more about NARI Central Virginia Chapter, visit http://NARICentralVa.org.

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About NARI: The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the only trade association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry. The Association, which represents member companies nationwide — comprised of 63,000 remodeling contractors –is “The Voice of the Remodeling Industry.”

Locally, the Central Virginia Chapter, can be reached by phone (804.641.1438), by email (info@naricentralva.org), online (naricentralva.org) or by mail (PO Box 11415, Richmond VA 23230).

Coty Awards Gala

CotY Awards Gala

Start Date: September 20, 2013

Start Time: 6:00 pm

End Time: 9:00 pm

Venue: Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

The annual gala begins with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner and the 2013 Contractor of the Year awards.  Tickets can be purchased by mailing in a check OR paying with a credit card online:  http://naricentralva.org/paypal/products_results.php  Gala tickets are $65 per ticket.  We hope you will join us!

Houzz.com honors Leo Lantz Construction for Customer Satisfaction!

Leo Lantz Construction of Glen Allen, VA Receives
Houzz’s 2013 ‘Best Of Houzz’ Award

Annual Survey and Analysis of 11 Million Monthly Users
Reveals Top-Rated U.S. Professionals

Glen Allen, VA — January 26, 2013 – Leo Lantz Construction of Glen Allen, VA has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” 2013 by Houzz, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design. The bathroom and kitchen remodeling contractor 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.

“Thank you to our wonderful clients who took the time to share their experiences with our company on Houzz.com. It is customer satisfaction that drives our organization. Thank you for trusting us to provide the service that you deserve.”


“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 Leo Lantz Construction among our “Best Of” professionals for exceptional customer service 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 like Leo Lantz Construction, 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.

About Leo Lantz Construction
At Leo Lantz Construction, Inc. we take a unique approach to every project, but treat each home as if it were our own – with quality, care, and creativity. For years our innovative and functional kitchen remodeling and bathroom remodeling projects have shaped the Henrico, Glen Allen, Midlothian and Richmond, Virginia areas. We specialize in remodeling older homes, using a precision approach that seamlessly blends the new and old. We have been consistently recognized for creativity, craftsmanship, and professionalism. We want to work with you to create a room to experience, not just enter. Don’t call some guy, call the RIGHT guy, CALL LEO!

In our newly appointed showroom, we now display and offer Mid Continent, River Run, and CWP kitchen and bathroom cabinetry. Please visit us TODAY and get INSPIRED for your next project! Your lifestyle is reflected in a professionally crafted kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects. Let us make you proud to display your new kitchen and bath remodel projects!

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