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January 2018

Dear <<First Name>>,

December was a celebratory month for our Atlanta Design & Build Team in a number of exciting ways. We’re happy to share details of the 2017 NARI-Atlanta CotY Awards Gala as well as ADB’s fabulous Team Christmas Party. We hope your holiday was as special and enjoyable as ours.  

The New Year has arrived! Have you resolved to remodel your home in 2018? We are sharing below how window placement is a vital consideration during the design phase. Once your project is finished, you’ll be pleased that the location of your windows allows just the right amount of natural light into your home to help make it a cheerful, welcoming place.

Now that it’s 2018, we want to thank our wonderful clients and partners for choosing Atlanta Design & Build as your remodeling team. We look forward to the New Year and all the exciting opportunities that it brings. Happy New Year…and GO DAWGS!


H. Dale Contant, MCR, CRPM, UDCP

President | Principal Owner

End of the Year Highlights for ADB Team

2017 was a very good year for our Atlanta Design & Build Team! All the excitement generated at the end of December has led us out with a bang into the New Year.

An Evening to Celebrate!

NARI Atlanta’s Silver Anniversary Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards Gala was a night to remember! The extraordinary event took place on December 12, 2017 in the Grand Outlook Ballroom of the Atlanta History Center. Several Atlanta Design & Build team members attended with anticipation for the announcement of CotY winners since we had entered some incredible projects into the awards contest. The team was thrilled that Atlanta Design & Build won awards in three different Residential categories. Here the team is proudly holding our award trophies:

Photo courtesy of: Sylvia Small Communications & Marketing
L-R—Front row: Nancy Pergrim, Miguel Solis, Steven Roberts, Sydney Contant-Nunes. Back row: Randy Pergrim, Joel Mooneyhan, Dale Contant, Keely Contant, Stephanie Roberts, Caio Nunes, Barbara Brown

A Merry Little Christmas Party

“Faithful friends who are dear to us gathered near to us once more” as Atlanta Design & Build hosted our annual Team Christmas Party in December. As usual, it was a delightful evening! Dale prepared and grilled ribeye and filet mignon steaks for the team. There were sautéed mushrooms and onions, baked or sweet potatoes and Caesar salad. Truly delicious! The evening was filled with good friends, great food and lots of fun! After dinner, we enjoyed the proverbial ‘white elephant gift exchange’ with the evening finale of apple pie and cookies for dessert.

In the photo below, the guys are proudly wearing their ADB jackets they received as gifts from Dale and ADB.

ADB Wins 3 CotY Awards!

Our expert Atlanta Design & Build Team is honored to have won NARI-Atlanta 2017 Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards in the following three categories:
1. Residential Basement Over $100k
2. Residential Exterior Under $100k
3. Residential Interior Over $150k

We plan to feature photos and descriptions of each of these amazing award-winning projects in our upcoming eNewsletters. So keep a look out — they will be coming your way soon.

And if anything you see inspires ideas for your next project, be sure to contact Atlanta Design & Build. We would love working with you!

Effective Window Placement

Consider all the advantages of a window—it provides natural light; it connects you with views of your outside surroundings; it brings in fresh air; and it enhances the appearance of your home’s interior and exterior. Windows are an important element of any home, yet are often overlooked during the design phase. Many times the decision of where to position a window is based solely on keeping a home’s facade symmetrical, rather than optimizing how the window serves the room in which it is placed.

Before a floor plan is developed, it is important to analyze the site. Based on each room’s orientation and considering the climate, you will want to maximize both daylighting and energy efficiency through careful window placement. In addition, give thought to the magnificent outdoor scenery you wish to capture and bring inside via an expanse of windows or a folding glass wall. Conversely, you may want to mask an unattractive view with a solid wall while bringing in fresh air and light with clerestory windows.

The standard way to position a window in a room is to center it in the exterior wall. Instead, envision the window relocated to one side or adjacent to the ceiling so that daylight reflects off the wall and ceiling surfaces into the space. This significantly brightens the room, diminishing the need for additional electric lights. A skylight or roof window adds even more light and visual drama to a room, and can be particularly useful where wall space for windows is unavailable.

Successfully using windows for fresh air ventilation also relies on strategic planning. Placing windows on a single wall in a room will rarely be enough to develop air circulation. Through ventilation depends on air currents that are created by opening windows on opposing walls or in nearby spaces. Roof windows, in combination with wall windows, produce updrafts that convey warm air outdoors, away from living areas.

Windows are available in a myriad of sizes, shapes, styles and materials and can be used in a variety of combinations to personalize the look of your home. Don’t be afraid to use windows to add a little whimsy or excitement here and there. While it is essential to complement your home’s architectural style, within those bounds be creative and express your individuality.

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Marietta, GA 30066


About Us

Atlanta Design & Build, based in Marietta, GA, has provided the northern suburbs of Atlanta with quality remodeling services since 1996. We are a full-service design/build firm that has always taken pride in the high level of customer support delivered to each project. In 2008, we developed our proprietary HomeStyle® System, a client-centered approach which ensures for each remodeling project we listen to your needs and desires and then transform your living space to fulfill them.
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