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Wynstone Kitchen Remodel as seen in Quintessential Barrington

The Cundiff’s in North Barrington, IL wanted a full kitchen design build, which included expanding the kitchen into the adjacent sun room. The renovated space is absolutely beautiful and everything they dreamed it could be.

“Flipped open Quintessential Barrington to see our beautiful kitchen featured in your ad. SO AWESOME! The kitchen looks great in the picture, but I’ve got to say it is even better to actually USE! Thanks again for the great work.” – Lauren

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RedBuilt features project by Hardin Builders, Inc.

RedBuilt™, a leader in the design, manufacture and support of patented engineered structural wood products for commercial and industrial applications, recently featured a Hardin Builders, Inc. project – Specialty’s Cafe & Bakery.

Specialty’s Café serves made-from-scratch breakfasts, lunches and baked goods. Yet this 7,000 square foot dine-in or take-out café provides guests with more than just good food.

“The building is unique from a design standpoint for its use of exposed wood trusses, glass, and steel,” says General Contractor Neil Hardin. “It offers a West-coast type of design creating a unique Midwest look.”

To achieve the sloped roofline, RedBuilt’s tapered Red-H™ open-web trusses with RedLam™ LVL chords were specified. The 13 trusses are 72” deep at one end and 24” at the other. While at the manufacturing plant, additional effort was made to ensure no finger joints were revealed within the chords as the trusses are in an exposed application.

“As a design-build project, you need efficiency,” explains Hardin. “RedBuilt was efficient, accommodating and delivered the product per expectations. The trusses were ready for installation without any customizing. This doesn’t happen often, usually there is something I have to adjust.”

“I’ve gotten other jobs based on this one,” says Hardin. “Other opportunities presented themselves because of our timely construction on this project. Keeping to strict schedules goes a long way in developing credibility and RedBuilt was a key partner in our success.”

– See more at: http://www.redbuilt.com/projects/details/specialtys-cafe#sthash.5wMZebbB.dpuf

Construction Underway – Specialty’s Cafe and Bakery

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Construction Underway – Specialty’s Cafe and Bakery

Chicago, Illinois – June 15, 2015 – Neil Hardin President of Hardin Builders, Inc., is pleased to announce that construction is underway for the new flagship restaurant Specialty’s Cafe and Bakery. The new restaurant is being constructed at 17W626 Butterfield Road, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181.

Hardin Builders, Inc. has been selected as the general contractor and is providing construction management services. Genzler Architects is serving as project architect for this build-to-suit project. Construction began in late May, 2015 and is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2015.


About Hardin Builders, Inc.
Established in 2003, Hardin Builders, Inc. has set the standard for commercial building in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. Hardin Builders, Inc. offers integrated design/build and build-to-suit construction services for the manufacturing, distribution office, healthcare, hospitality, recreational, retail and multi-family markets and is recognized for unique architectural design, unparalleled craftsmanship, extraordinary quality, and exceptional service.

For more information, please visit www.HardinBuilders.com or email neil@HardinBuilders.com.

About Specialty’s Café and Bakery
Founded in San Francisco in 1987 by Dawn Sandnes and Craig Saxton, each Specialty’s location features an exhibition kitchen where premium sandwiches, wholesome soups and organic salads are handmade and where fresh breads, pastries, and cookies are mixed and baked from scratch daily. And, with their coffee/espresso partner, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, there is a full range of hot, iced and blended Peet’s beverages that will perfectly complement any Specialty’s meal. When this award-winning menu is combined with its proprietary cutting-edge technology and prompt delivery or pick-up service, the Specialty’s concept and experience is unrivaled in the food service industry and it why Specialty’s has become a favorite among consumers as well as the preferred corporate caterer of top companies throughout San Francisco, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Seattle and Chicago.

Top 10 Reasons Home Buyers Prefer New Homes vs. Used

Here’s a quick list of the Top 10 reasons why so many home buyers prefer new homes to used houses:

1) Design Your Dream Home Your Way: Why settle for someone else’s choices when you can select your favorite cabinets, countertops, appliances, carpets and flooring? While you’re at it, you can choose gorgeous bath and kitchen fixtures, lighting and other options that you love. Your new home will reflect your style, not someone else’s taste.

2) Choose a Floor Plan and Room Layout that Meets Your Needs: Want a master bedroom on the first floor? It’s yours. With massive his and her’s walk-in closets? Done! Want high ceilings and a luxurious, resort-style master bath? Perhaps you’d like a sitting room with a fireplace in your owner’s suite or French doors that open to your private patio or the pool? It’s easy, when you build your master suite your way.

3) All New, Under Warranty: A used home likely has tired products that may soon need replacing. Your new home — and the products that comprise it — are brand-new and under warranty. What’s the cost to replace a roof, appliances, countertops or a water heater on a used home? Those components of your new home feature the latest designs and building materials and should offer you years of comfort and enjoyment before needing replacement.

4) Energy and Cost Savings: Today’s new homes are far more energy efficient than homes built just five years ago. Versus homes built ten or 20 years ago, it’s game over, advantage new.Why settle for drafty, energy-wasting single-pane windows in a used home? Many new homes offer double or even triple-pane windows. Special window coatings and inert gases between the layers of glass are often available, saving you even more energy and money in both heating and cooling season.

5) Comfort and Indoor Air Quality: Today’s new homes meet stringent energy standards and codes not in place in the past. They combine high-performance energy efficiency with state-of-the-art ventilation and air filtration. The result is year-round, draft-free comfort and higher indoor air quality.

6) Low Maintenance: New cars today are computer-designed and computer-equipped. That’s why they perform much more reliably than a car that’s 15 or 20 years old. Homes are the same. Today’s new homes have open floor plans and high ceilings that reflect the way we live today. They’re also made of cutting-edge building products that require less care and maintenance. Another plus? The latest building systems and components are designed and engineered to work together.

7) Community Amenities: Many new homes are built in lavish master-planned communities with resort-style community centers, pools and clubhouses. Many new home communities also feature hiking trails, protected open lands and some of the best new schools and shopping near (or even within) your new home community.

8) Advanced Technology and Design: It’s possible to replace all of the single-pane windows in a resale home with today’s high-performance windows. It’s also possible to add insulation to a used home. However, it’s very expensive to replace dated appliances, cabinets and countertops in a used home — and you still won’t have the high ceilings you dream of on the first floor of an older two-story home. All are reasons to build your new home your way, to reflect the way you live today.

9) Safety: State-of-the-art circuit breakers. Electric garage door openers with infrared beams that stop if a tricycle or child is too near. High-efficiency furnaces and air conditioners that use the latest environmentally-friendly coolants. Cabinets, carpets and paints that use fewer volatile organic compounds, so that you and your family can breathe easier.

10) That New Home Feel: A used home was someone else’s dream, not yours. It reflects their choices and family memories. You may learn to love avocado-green appliances (and you may be willing to scrub stained countertops or grease-encrusted ovens and cooktops) but more and more people prefer that never lived-in feel.

After all, when was the last time you went to a department store and selected used clothes? Or visited a car dealer and paid more for a used car than a new car?

New homes offer the latest designs, style, comfort and quality. They provide a care-free lifestyle so that you can enjoy your home, not work on it. Start shopping now on NewHomeSource.com, the world’s largest and most complete new home website. You’ll be glad you did.

Source: Jay McKenzie via www.newhomesource.com

Hardin Builders Website Wins SAMMY Award

Hardin Builders has an award-winning website!

The Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago – HBAGC hosts an annual event to present the Key Awards and SAMMY Awards, honoring the best in the Chicago real estate business. The event was held on November 15, 2013, in Rolling Meadows, IL. The HBAGC presented the Key Awards of GOLD, SILVER and CRYSTAL to builders who have shown excellence in home building or remodeling. These awards, in their 41st year, are the highest honor industry participants can receive.

The board also presented SAMMY Awards for excellence in real estate marketing and website design, one of them to Brandit360, the designer and web developer of Hardin Builders, Inc., website!

Brandit360 won two awards for website design for two Chicago area home builders this year. Congrats to all Key and SAMMY Award winners! Special thanks to Brandit360 for our great website!