Master Remodelers in the News – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Here are links to stories about Master Remodelers in the media, our own blog posts, periodic newsletters and other remodeling news.
- Master Remodelers awarded Best of Houzz 2016
This new Best Of award earns Master Remodelers a place in the top 4% of contractors in the nation and of more than 40,000 in the Pittsburgh region. (our press release, January 2016)
- Denis Theatre group closing in on funding goal for revival
Master Remodeler supports fundraising efforts for the eventual reopening of the Denis Theater as a cultural institution in Mt. Lebanon. (TribLIVE, December 23, 2015)
- Two more design-build awards on December 11th!
Both of our remodeling entries won in this year’s Housing Excellence Awards competition, judged by our peers in the construction industry and sponsored by the Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh (our blog, December 14, 2015).
- New 3-story 'lifestyle' home addition
This new 700 sq. ft. home addition and expanded patio provide many more outdoor living & entertaining options for this family. (our blog, April 23, 2015)
- Master Remodelers April 2015 newsletter #2
This issue features our April 25th free remodeling workshop and Aging In Place remodeling examples.
- Master Remodelers April 2015 newsletter
This issue features our April remodeling workshop for homeowners, a luxury basement theater in Cranberry and links to website about remodeling costs.
- Basement remodel features home theater in Cranberry
In a beautiful home built five years ago, the basement was finished to only basic specs. But the family envisioned a welcoming space for entertaining—to compliment the fine interiors in the rest of this elegant home. (our blog, Feb 7, 2015)
- Master Remodelers January 2015 newsletter
This issue features backsplashes with pizzazz, Best of Houzz 2015 and our new website.
- Master Remodelers receives Best Of Houzz 2015
This new Best Of award earns Master Remodelers a place in the top 4% of contractors in the nation and of more than 20,000 in the Pittsburgh region. (our press release, January 2015)
- Master Remodelers launches brand new website
Websites can show their age just like homes. So we decided it was time to catch up with the times and make ours more user-friendly, appealing and efficient. (our blog, December 2014)
- Five backsplash examples by Master Remodelers
Take a look at five award-winning backsplash examples here, including information about tile suppliers, manufacturers and style names. (our blog, January 2015)
- Master Remodelers June 2014 newsletter
Includes our new video produced by Housetrends, our Best Of Houzz award and the 2014 Houzz homeowner remodeling survey.
- New Master Remodelers video produced by Housetrends Pittsburgh magazine
Master Remodelers president Regis McQuaide spells out his award-winning, customer-satisfying method of remodeling. Thanks to Housetrends! (on YouTube, June 2, 2014)
- 2014 Houzz survey of home owners & their remodelng plans and decisons
Take a look at financing strategies, the biggest challenges, differences among generations, most popular projects and more… including how people pick their contractor. (our blog, May, 2014)
- Master Remodelers January 2014 newsletter
Includes our 2 newest remodeling awards, 2 surveys on current remodeling costs and ROI, home energy efficiency and more.
- What are today's remodeling costs and returns on investment?
Take a look at some local "real" cost and ROI data provided by two respectable national organizations in the world of home remodeling. (our blog, January 2014)
- Master Remodelers wins awards 25 and 26 during its 25th Anniversary year.
On Friday nite, Dec. 6th, Master Remodelers took home two "Best Of" remodeling awards in the 2013 Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh's regional competition. (Our blog, December 2013)
- Riverside cottage cottage updated & expanded for enjoyment of 3 generations
Our design-build renovation solution for a family's weekend gathering place on the scenic upper Allegheny River. (Our blog, November, 2013)
- Master bath suite for Sewickley couple connects to nature
This Sewickley Heights project project not only offers beautiful views of the countryside, but also several Universal Design features. (our blog, July 2013)
- Master Remodelers' August 2013 newsletter
Includes 2013 Festival of Homes tour dates, our 24th remodeling award, a new master bath suite in Sewickley, and an "R U Ready for Remodeling Quiz."'
- From Fire to Fab: Mt. Lebanon remodeler takes the next step in renovating house.
A Trib reporter joined us for our Thank You party for all of those who supported us after our fire in 2011. (Pittsburgh Tribune Review, July 7, 2013)
- As we celebrate 25 years, BAMP celebrates 75.
We outline the fascinating evolution of home building during the 75 year history of Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh. (our blog, June 2013)
- Are professional certifications important for a remodeling contractor?
Our strong feeling about professional certifications, as well as the results of consumer and contractor surveys by Qualified Remodeler magazine. (Our blog, June 2013)
- Rebuilding a Dream: couple refuses to let tragedy define their legacy
This Housetrends magazine cover story features an 8-page spread on our double award-winning home totally renovated after our 2011 fire. (Housetrends Pittsburgh, March 2013)
- McQuaide home wins 2012-13 "Renovation Inspiration Contest" in the large remodel category.
This article announces Master Remodelers' 23rd award under the title of "Fire allows Mt. Lebanon couple to rebuild according to federal Energy Star standards" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 2, 2013)
- A remodeling customer letter launches our 25th year on a great note!
This latest letter from a Mt. Lebanon customer is one of our favorites. A preview: “In considering all of the money we have spent on home improvements, it was definitely the best money we ever spent.” (our blog, January 25, 2013)
- 2012 in review: samples of our design-build remodeling
In 2012 we completed a variety of remodeling and home addition projects and won our 22nd award. (our blog, December 31, 2012)
- An early Christmas present: 22nd award December 7!
It was very gratifying to win our (first?) award for the total renovation of our own home, including a new great room and kitchen. (our blog, December 8, 2002)
- What makes Master Remodelers different in the world of home remodeling?
Finding the right remodeling contractor can be a challenge. Master Remodelers offers many unique benefits to home owners. (our blog, October 8, 2012)
- Remodeling Technologies, pt. 2: New sleek & smart kitchen appliances
There's a technology revolution going on in home remodeling. Read more about it's impact on today's kitchen here. (our blog, July 8, 2012)
- Summertime and the living fits easily into remodeling
Our president, Regis McQuaide, is interviewed along with some national experts about the seasonality of remodeling demand... and what is the best time of year to do various remodeling projects (Tribune Review, July 7, 2012)
- Announcing our blog series on new & exciting technologies for home remodeling
You’ve noticed the technological revolution in cars, computers and Internet. The same is going on in today’s smart home, from kitchen to bath, from roof to basement. (our blog, May 21, 2012)
- Couple creates model opportunity after house fire
Regional business newspaper features our remodeling business and our April 1-2 "A new Star is born" Open House & Tour (Pittsburgh Business Times, April 20, 2012
- Couple renovating fire-damaged house in Mt. Lebanon to meet ENERGY STAR standards
A great story in the Post-Gazette about our our recovery from our 2011 fire and our mid-construction "A new Star is born" tour April 1 & 2 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 2, 2012
- Renovation Inspiration Contest cooked up tasty kitchen renovations
The finalists in the P-G annual contest. Our designer, Junko Higashibeppu, designed two: one in Mt. Lebanon and one in Sewickley. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 3, 2012
- The Journey Home
On July 16, 2011 the home of the owners of Master Remodelers burned. This is the story of the McQuaides rebuilding and going 'green' in the process. (Table Magazine, March 2012)
- Master Remodelers 'home performance' customers love the energy savings
Testimonials from our customers who used our home energy efficiency services (our blog, November 30, 2012)
- Designing homes for seniors, the disabled and Wounded Warriors
Remodeling and building for people whose beloved homes now present physical barriers or challenges because of the owner’s mobility or sensory limitations. (our blog, February 19, 2012)
- Traditional Update in Mt. Lebanon
The story of how one of our kitchen makeovers creates fun and functional kitchen and outdoor living spaces for Mt. Lebanon couple. Winner of two awards (Housetrends, March, 2011)
- Navy captain and his wife end up with a shipshape kitchen
A feature story about Master Remodelers' 2010 award-winning Arts & Crafts kitchen in the annual Renovation Inspiration Contest. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb. 27, 2010)
- A Blessed Retirement: Former church on daughter’s property become home for mom
Newspaper story about the Master Remodelers award-winning Hully church renovation into a cozy home (see above also). (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 20, 2009)
- Remodeling technologies, pt. 1: new sleek & smart kitchen appliances
There's a technology revolution going on in the kitchen. Read about it in this second of a series on new technologies for home remodeling. (our blog, July 8, 2012)