TRIPLEPOINT DESIGN BUILD NAMED TO QUALIFIED REMODELER TOP 500

August 2, 2010 (Fort Atkinson, WI) – TriplePoint Design Build, a multi-award winning design build firm located in Saint Petersburg, FL, is pleased to announce they have been named to the Top 500 list of remodeling firms in the country by Qualified Remodeler Magazine. This is the first year TriplePoint Design Build entered and they were selected. To see some of TriplePoint Design Build’s award winning projects visit their photo galleries at TriplePointDB.com

There are more than 100,000 professional remodeling companies and indviduals nationwide that enter for a spot on the Top 500. statement from their CPA to verify their total volume of sales. The annual Top 500 list will be published in the August 2010 issue of Qualified Remodeler, and on the magazine’s Web site: www.qualifiedremodeler.com.

TriplePoint Design Build Completes Required EPA Renovation, Repair & Painting Program (RRP) Certification

Beginning April 22, 2010 Federal Law will require that contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 to be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.

Any contractor, firm, or person working on or renovating “Target Housing” (generally any residential home or child care facility), built before 1978 where more than six square feet of a room or more than twenty square feet of exterior wall is to be disturbed, repaired, altered or replaced. Windows and doors are subject to the lead RRP rules regardless of their size.

The certified contractor will have to contain the work area from dust and debris and install warning signs, and will also be required to install heavy-duty plastic and tape to cover the floors and any furniture that cannot be moved. The certified contractor will have to prevent dust or debris from getting outside the work area by sealing off doors, and heating and cooling system vents. The certified contractor will be required to employ all techniques necessary to reduce the amount of contaminated dust.

Almost all contracting trades and their employees will be affected by this EPA rule – plumbers, electricians, painters, contractors, cabinet installers, drywall, painters, etc. The rule covers anyone – not just licensed contractors. Maintenance personnel, managers, etc., all must follow the new regulations.

The EPA is serious about this rule. Fines are $32,500 for each violation with an additional $25,000 per violation, or imprisonment, or both for willful or knowingly violating the law.

Let TriplePoint Design Build provide you with not only the best service, but the most complete design build process available.

For a free consultation, contact:
Neal Fiske, CR, GCP, President
Email: Neal@TriplePointDB.com
PHONE: 727-302-9116

NEAL FISKE Honored With Big50 Award

Saint Petersburg, FL – July, 2009 –Neal Fiske, CR, GCP, owner of TriplePoint Design Build, has been selected by REMODELING magazine to join the REMODELING Big50. The 2009 Big50 winners were featured in the May issue of REMODELING, a national trade publication read by more than 80,000 professional remodeling contractors.

Each year since 1986, the REMODELING Big50 inducts 50 owners of remodeling companies that have set exceptionally high standards for professionalism and integrity through exemplary business practices, craftsmanship, and impact in their community or the industry at large. Big50 remodelers run successful, growing companies of various sizes that have taken the lead in raising industry standards.

“We are very honored to be involved with Remodeling magazine,” says Neal Fiske, Owner of TriplePoint Design Build. “This award recognizes excellence and leadership, and we are privileged to be named to this select group of remodelers.”

REMODELING editors, columnists, industry leaders, and other member companies make the nominations each year. Following a lengthy evaluation and interview process, the editors select the 50 individuals who exemplify the best of the industry that year, and who have something to offer other remodelers in proven practices.

TriplePoint Design Build Wins Regional Remodeling Award

Continuing to set new standards of professionalism, 81 remodeling companies from across the United States were honored at the fifteenth annual Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence on June 11th at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta during the Southern Building Show. Out of the Southern Region, which is defined by 14 states, 71 Companies entered projects and only 21 Companies won. TriplePoint Design Build was one of those companies.

Judged by editors and writers of Better Homes & Gardens, Woman’s Day, Southern Living and Houseplans.com, the winners were selected from over 526 entries. The entries were judged on overall design, the creative use of space and materials, and the degree to which the project enhanced the original structure.
TriplePoint Design Build was Southern Region Award Winner, for Whole House remodel over one million dollars.

“This was the first year they have entered the awards, and to take home top honors the first attempt is very impressive, “ says Ken Kanline, Director of the Awards. The Chrysalis Awards program, recognizes the nation’s best work in seventeen general categories of residential remodeling, as well as regional and national Remodeler of the Year winners.

NARI WELCOMES NEW GREEN CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN ST. PETERSBURG

St. Petersburg, FL, 2009 – TriplePoint Design Build is pleased to announce that Neal Fiske has recently achieved the prestigious Green Certified Professional status.

A Green Certified Professional (GCP) designation proves the remodeling contractor’s superior knowledge, technical comprehension and skill in green remodeling.

NARI’s GCP 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 GCP program identifies professional remodelers who have undergone comprehensive review and testing in areas of green remodeling. In addition, they must also adhere to NARI’s strict Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. The NARI certification program assess the knowledge and skills of the green remodeler in over 16 green remodeling task areas including building science, indoor air quality, renewable energy, marketing and all trades skills required in green remodeling. Attaining this certification requires the candidate to have been working full time in the remodeling field for at least 5 years and passing a comprehensive assessment exam. Preparation for this exam can take up to 16 weeks of intensive study and self-examination. In addition Green Certified Professionals are bound to abide by the NARI Code of Ethics and the NARI Standards of Practice.

To prepare for the Green Certified Professional certification, remodelers are asked to complete a comprehensive application, which outlines the background of their experience and education in green remodeling.

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

Neal Fiske, owner and CEO of TriplePoint Design Build, was recognized in 2010 as Tampa Bay areas highest ranked “full service remodeler” by Professional Remodeler magazine, for the fourth year in a row. In addition, Neal was awarded National Contractor of the Year (CotY) for 2008. He has also won over 30 awards in the last five years. Neal is proud to be one of the first Building Contractors in the Southeast to receive his GCP.

TriplePoint Design Build Wins National Contractor of the Year Award, Entire House

(Saint Petersburg, FL, 2012) St. Petersburg remodeling firm, TriplePoint Design Build, announces it has won 2008 Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award, as chosen by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).

“Winning a CotY award is an incredible honor,” said Neal Fiske, President and Founder of TriplePoint Design Build. “To be acknowledged for our work by our peers in the industry is very special.” “We are honored that NARI has recognized us again for the creativity, quality in craftsmanship and innovation that has been the hallmark of TriplePoint Design Build for many years.”

TriplePoint won the 2008 National Contractor of the Year Award, Entire House $250,000 to $500,000.

ABOUT TRIPLEPOINT DESIGN BUILD

TriplePoint is Tampa Bay’s premier waterfront design-build remodeling firm. With more than 25 years of expertise, our award-winning team delivers cost-effective design, unsurpassed quality, service and craftsmanship. Neal Fiske, President and CEO, has established an enduring tradition of integrity, quality and service in the remodeling industry. For more information, please visit www.TriplePointDB.com