Keechi News & Updates
(Houston, TX, May 2, 2012) — Keechi Creek Builders received the Winner of Distinction Award at the Better Business Bureau Awards for Excellence luncheon held May 2 at the InterContinental Houston near the Galleria. The BBB Awards for Excellence recognized Keechi Creek Builders for achievements and commitment to overall excellence and quality in the workplace.
When asked what it means to Keechi Creek Builders to receive this recognition, Brandon Lynch, president, states, “We work hard to provide top notch service to our customers while working on projects that improve their quality of life, and it is an honor to be recognized for our efforts.”
The Better Business Bureau is committed to advancing marketplace trust by recognizing best practices and trustworthy businesses. Proceeds from the event help fund the BBB Education Foundation which educates consumers about scams and fraudulent business practices in the Greater Houston area.
More information can be found at www.houston.bbb.org.
Style. Selections. Simplified.
(Houston, TX, April 9, 2012) — Everyone deserves a home they love. We've taken the guesswork out of making selections with Keechi Creek's new “Simple Solutions” line of custom bathrooms.
Professionally designed bathroom selections offer flexibility to match your personal style. Choose from contemporary, traditional or moderate styles.
Guaranteed craftsmanship and products included in “Simple Solutions” are guaranteed not to break your budget. It's that simple. It's your solution.
Accomplished Custom Builder and Remodeler Named to Association's Board
(Houston, TX, March 1, 2012) — Brandon Lynch, CGB, CGP, CAPS, president of Keechi Creek Builders was appointed to serve on the board of directors for the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA). Lynch states that it is a great honor and responsibility to serve the two year term for the third largest home builders association in the nation. Lynch has been active in the GHBA for several years and brings a dynamic perspective of the custom home building and remodeling industry. He currently is a board member of the GHBA Remodelors Council. As the Education Chairman for the Remodelors Council, Lynch also serves on the GHBA Education Committee.
Lynch has a B.S. from Texas A&M and founded Keechi Creek Builders, a custom home building and remodeling company dedicated to improving people’s quality of life. He has been recognized by the National Association of Home Builders and his work has received distinguished awards from the Greater Houston Builders’ Association as well as the Texas Association of Builders. Lynch is committed to continual education, improving the professionalism of the industry, and serving his community.
About the Greater Houston Builders Association: Chartered in 1941, the Greater Houston Builders Association is a trade organization whose members are involved in the development, homebuilding, and remodeling industry in seven counties. The association interacts with the government, community and general public to enhance the business climate for its members, and to provide quality obtainable housing to the community it serves. The association is also active in community outreach and charitable events. The home building industry contributes some 60,000 jobs and approximately $3 billion dollars to the local economy and jurisdictions annually. Find out more at www.ghba.org.
By Brandon Lynch, CGP, CAPS. Reprinted from the Houston Chronicle, Feb. 26, 2012
(Houston, TX, February 26, 2012) —A kitchen makeover can be a big undertaking to say the least. Most people that are discontent with something or many things in their cooking space decide that a kitchen remodel is the best way to make the changes they desire. To prevent unnecessary delays and unnecessary spending during your remodel, here is an easy to follow guide to kitchen makeovers.
Before you start there are some essential questions to consider. How many and what types of changes are needed. How many and what types of changes are desired. And most importantly, what is the budget? These may seem like a basic questions but it is necessary to answer them. The direction of your kitchen remodel will be defined by your answers.
Does your kitchen need restoration? Is there severe water damage on the walls, leaking plumbing, worn out and unhinged cabinets, or appliances that do not function properly? On the other hand, is it simply time to update the aesthetics of your kitchen? When you walk into the space do you want to turn around and walk out?
Brandon Lynch to present education seminar, "Remodeling Green: It's Easier Than You Think"
(Cypress, TX, February 10, 2012) — Keechi Creek Builders is a featured exhibitor at the Cy-Fair Home & Garden Show, set for February 25-26 at The Berry Center in Cypress, Texas. The show will feature an exciting lineup of industry-expert speakers and more than 200 vendors, all showcasing new products and the latest ideas to spruce up your home’s indoor and outdoor spaces.
You can find Keechi Creek Builders at booth #413.
Remodeling Green Seminar
Homeowners are thinking green when it comes to home improvement. Rising energy costs have definitely taken a toll on pocketbooks everywhere. Learn how to increase your home's energy efficiency, save money on energy costs and significantly increase your home's value at the seminar, "Remodeling Green: It’s Easier Than You Think," presented by Keechi Creek President Brandon Lynch.
The educational seminars offered over the show weekend offer a great opportunity to meet face to face with the experts for advice on your next project. Seminars are included in the price of show admission.
Win Free Show Tickets!
That's right Facebook fans, Keechi Creek Builders will be giving away free tickets to the Cy-Fair Home & Garden Show. On Monday 2/13, Wednesday 2/15, and Friday 2/17, we will be drawing a name from the 'likes' of our daily post to win a pair of FREE tickets. Visit our Facebook page for your chance to win.
(Tomball, TX – Oct. 31, 2011) Keechi Creek Builders was honored for the “Remodeler—Best Specialty Room” in the Texas Association of Builders’ Texas Star Awards, held October 22 in Austin, Texas.
Since 1992, the Texas Star Awards have served as a tribute to excellence in the home building industry. The highly-coveted Star Awards are given annually to recognize superior work in home building, remodeling, sales and marketing, and development. The 2011 awards showcased the outstanding work of builders, remodelers, architects, designers, sales professionals, marketing professionals, construction professionals and industry leaders throughout Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Keechi Creek Builders’ award-winning specialty room is a pool house, completed in January of 2010. The beautifully designed outdoor living space increased the home's liveable space by 1,265 sq. ft. This stunning new pool house is timeless, comfortable and enhances the exterior of the house for the homeowners and their guests.
“At Keechi Creek Builders, our greatest pride comes from knowing we help homeowners create unique spaces that are just right for them,” said Brandon Lynch, CGP, CAPS, owner and founder of Keechi Creek Builders. “Improving the quality of life for my clients was the inspiration for this project, and the result of that focus produced a stunning outdoor living space. We're very proud what we created for the homeowners, and we’re pleased to have been awarded such a prestigious honor.”
In addition to being named Best Specialty Room, Brandon Lynch was also tapped as a finalist for the “Remodeler of the Year” Grand Award.
“We are so honored to receive this recognition, particularly among such a competitive field of professional builders and remodelers,” Lynch added. “It’s always a pleasure to be able to display our craftsmanship and attention to detail but most importantly, we appreciate the collective efforts of the local designers, suppliers and subcontractors that we work with on a daily basis that help us create successful renovations.”
Held in conjunction with the Sunbelt Builders Show, the Star Awards are judged by a distinguished panel of industry experts. With more than 100 categories to choose from and hundreds of entries each year, it is an impressive feat to be identified as a finalist, let alone a winner. Keechi would like to congratulate all of the winners and finalists who were recognized for their commitment to excellence in remodeling.
Houston remodeler honored for “Best Specialty Room—Remodeler”
and “Best Print Ad—Remodeler”
(Houston, TX, September 28, 2011) — Keechi Creek Builders was awarded with two Houston’s Best awards in the categories of “Best Specialty Room—Remodeler” and “Best Print Ad—Remodeler.” The awards were presented on September 24, 2011 at a red carpet gala at the Hotel Intercontinental in Houston, Texas.
For more than 30 years, the coveted Houston’s Best Awards (formerly the PRISM Awards) have recognized excellence in the home building industry. Presented by the Greater Houston Builders Association, the Houston’s Best Awards honor builders, remodelers and sales professionals in the categories of People, Product and Promotion. Entries are judged by a panel of industry peers, and with more than 80 categories and hundreds of entries, these awards truly represent Houston’s most outstanding building professionals.
Keechi Creek Builders’ award-winning specialty room is a master suite closet and was completed in June of 2011. “The closet is a unique space that meets the homeowners’ (her) request for something elegant and (his) request for a room that makes her happy but doesn’t feel like a 18th century French boudoir. The products are rich and beautiful with a touch of sparkle; put all together they are a perfect mix of masculine and feminine,” said Brandon Lynch, CGP, CAPS, owner and founder of Keechi Creek Builders. Read more>>>
(September 1, 2011, Washington, DC)—Brandon Lynch of Keechi Creek Builders in Houston, Texas was named the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) September Remodeler of the Month. Brandon Lynch, selected through a stringent judging process of NAHB Remodelers leadership and staff, exemplifies the best in the remodeling industry.
Brandon joined the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) in 2008 and in 2011 he was invited to serve on the Remodelors Council (RMC) board of directors as the Education Committe chair. As a member of the board of directors, Brandon works to contribute ideas to help stimulate interest in the RMC by working with the Public Relations Committee and the Membership Committee. In 2010, he took on a leadership position for the RMC's annual charity project, Project Independence; his commitment to serve others brings him a great deal of joy. But more importantly, Brandon realizes that there is a need to prepare the next generation of remodelers that will serve the industry and he is an excellent example of what that looks like. He is eager to learn, does not hesitate to get involved, and he welcomes the opportunity to pass on what he knows through his experience.
Brandon's extensive building experience, professional industry affiliations, and perspective about the remodeling process make him an unrivaled resource. He understands that he is merely one part of a team consisting of many industry experts that possess knowledge, creativity and vision. He believes his responsibility is to communicate, organize and orchestrate every aspect of a remodeling venture.
Green Remodel Receives Bronze Performance Certification
(July 16, 2011, Houston, Texas) – A Houston home built in 1958, was recently transformed, not just to the lifestyle demands of 2011, but to the new green standards outlined by The Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) Green Built Gulf Coast (GBGC) program. The home, located in the Meyerland area, was a remodel project by KeechiCreek Builders. It received the first Bronze certification under the commended National Green Building Standard (NGBS).
KeechiCreek, owned by Brandon Lynch, a member of the GHBA, worked with the owner to incorporate a variety of features. After extensive remodeling, performance testing and inspections, the home obtained a 32% reduction in energy usage and a 37% reduction in water usage. The home attained a high caliber in green performance by meeting the GBGC Bronze point requirements outlined by the Standard. The home was renovated with materials that were not only classified as green, but were also aesthetically appealing.
"A 1958 home became a blend of beautiful green, in-demand features with energy saving methods," said Lynch. "We recycled the original wood flooring, added bamboo floors, Pella windows, natural stone, water plumbing and energy star lighting fixtures. Also incorporated was R-19 insulation in the wall, R-40 in the attic, new R6 duct work and 16 SEER A/C units, a tankless hot water heater and polyurethane piping."
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Aging in Place:
House a Home for a Lifetime
What is aging in place? Aging in place means remaining in one's home safely, independently and comfortably — regardless of age, income or ability level. It means the pleasure of living in a familiar environment throughout one's maturing years and the ability to enjoy the familiar daily rituals and the special events that enrich all our lives. It means the reassurance of being able to call a house a "home" for a lifetime.
The Aging in Place Specialist
Seventy-seven million baby boomers are reaching retirement age—the first wave sweeping this new American demographic tide—and nearly half of them do not feel that their home will fully meet their needs as they grow older.* The AARP landmark study Fixing to Stay (released in 2000) was a wake-up call to the residential remodeling industry. The results of the study sent two messages loud and clear:
1 - Americans prefer to remain in their homes as they mature rather than seek assisted living and other arrangements
2 - Older consumers want a reliable means of identifying professionals they can trust to remodel their homes... Read full article in the Houston Chronicle>>>
- (Houston Builder Magazine, June 2011)
- There is nothing sweeter to a homeowner than the first breeze of spring, carrying with it the promise of fun times spent outside in the pool, grilling a great meal, or entertaining friends. Nature. Houston is a city that lends itself well to outdoor living and entertaining. For most of the year, residents are able to enjoy the natural surroundings right outside their door.
The more thoughtful we are about developing an outdoor living space, the more we can tailor it to suit the specific needs and desires of our clients. As the demand for outdoor living spaces increases, so does the number of available amenities. Staying informed about the latest design trends and innovative products is a good idea.
When designing an outdoor living space, the most important thing to consider is how it will function. This will determine the products and structural components best suited for the project. For example, a stained concrete floor would not be a good choice for a pool surround; however, it may work well as the patio floor. Furthermore, think about the environment and how it will impact the outdoor living space. Influences such as sun exposure, temperature, year round usability, and landscape limitations will also affect the design of a space. For instance, a west facing backyard would benefit from some type of cooling system in the evening during the hot Houston summers. It could be a ceiling fan, a wall mount fan or a patio misting system. Alternatively, during the cooler months, a fireplace or a fire pit is an option that would be both functional and add to the ambiance of an outdoor room.
- Read the full article in Houston Builder>>>