Allen Griffen, Broadcasting Live from the 950 Home Improvement Hotline
(HOUSTON, TEXAS, August 20, 2011) -
Gryphon Builders President Allen Griffin joins 950 Radio Show host Bob Birner for the August 20 "Home Improvement Hotline" radio show. They talk insulation, remodeling, new additions, and tile. Listen every Saturday on the 950.
(HOUSTON, TX, May 4, 2011) - The National Association of the Remodeling Industry
(NARI) conducted an exclusive poll of top builders and
developers and found that while most people are not
starting major renovation projects due to the economy,
homeowners feel now is the time to take care of the smaller
jobs around the home. Additionally, consumers are indicating
that the most important goal in home renovation this year is to
incorporate trends with staying power, not ones that will become
dated as soon as construction ends.
So, what remodeling projects are on top of the 2011 list?
1. Bathrooms Rule:
When homeowners see the old tile
getting a little grungy, they want a fresh look. It appears that
2011 is the year for a bathroom update. Bathrooms are the
hottest project right now; possibly because baths cost less than
a kitchen or an addition. Plus, people desire the luxury of a spa
in the comfort of their own homes.
2. Must-Do Projects:
Rather than going through major
renovations, this year people will continue to complete the
projects that need to be done, like repairs to siding or roof leaks.
"Have-to" projects instead of "want-to" projects are a trend that
is remaining near the top of the list.
By Allen Griffin, CGR, GMB, CAPS, CGP, Gryphon Builders
(HOUSTON, TX, March 27, 2011) - It all begins with a dream. Cathedral ceilings! Skylights! Room-sized closets! But, the dream may turn into a nightmare, unless you plan ahead. Before you remodel, follow these steps to get your home improvement project off to a good start.
1. Draw Your Dream & Consider Your Options
Even before you consult a remodel contractor, begin sketching out your ideas and collecting images of what you want your remodeled home to look like. If you are adding or expanding a room, think about how the space will be used and how the changes will affect traffic patterns. Also consider how new construction will affect the overall context of your home. An oversized addition may overwhelm your house or crowd a small lot.
(HOUSTON, TX, February 6, 2011) - Congratulations to the cast and crew of "Suessical: The Musical," presented by the Mayde Creek High School Fine Arts Department. The curtain rose on the Mayde Creek players, February 4-6, 2011.
Allen Griffin's son, Avery Griffin, played the part of Vlad Vladifkoff. We're so proud of you, Avery! What a great perfomance! .
Based on the popular books of Dr. Seuss, the play is an amalgamation of many of the author's most well-known works.
The play originally debuted on Broadway in 2000 and later spawned two US national tours and a UK tour.
Welcome 2011 Remodelers Council Board!
(HOUSTON, TX, January 1, 2011) - Gryphon Builders would like to thank the outgoing 2010 GHBA Remodelers Council board of directors for another fantastic year! These superstar members step up to the challenge and volunteer time and time again for the good of the entire remodeling industry.
"I want to thank all of my board members who have worked tirelessly for the Remodelers Council over the last year and have helped in leading this great organization," said outgoing president, Wayne Ball, Lone Star Building & Construction. "Without these dedicated individuals who have given so many hours of their free time, our organization would have suffered greatly." Read about it in Houston Builder magazine.
Gryphon would also like to congratulate incoming 2011 RMC President Rob Hellyer and his 2011 board! We look forward to another successful year with this new group of dynamic, motivated individuals. Click here for photos from the December 14 Remodelers Council
Holiday Party, where we 'passed the gavel.'
2010 GHBA Remodelers Council Board
President: Wayne Ball Past President: Allen Griffin Vice President: Rob Hellyer Secretary: John Gillette Treasurer: John Madsen Public Relations Chair: Warren Clark Speakers & Sponsors Chair: Maggie Medellin Charity Chair: Phil Messarra Membership Chair: Larissa Michael Education Co-Chair: Scott Reach Education Co-Chair: Salty Thomason
2011 Remodelers Council Board
President: Rob Hellyer, CGR, GMB, CAPS Vice President: John Gillette, CGR, GMB, CAPS Secretary: Maggie Medellin Treasurer: John Madsen, CPA Past President: Wayne Ball, CAPS, CGR
Leslie King, GMB, CAPS
Gonzalo Garcia, CGR, GMB,
Brandon Lynch, CGP, CAPS
Scott Reach, CGR, CAPS, CGP