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H&H Home Builders“Certified Green Builders of Iowa”

H&H Home Builders, your certified green builders of Iowa have been constructing Energy Star Compliant homes since bursting onto the building landscape in 1995 as "North Liberty’s Premier Builder." H&H Home Builders feel very fortunate to be a vital part of quality, growth and development in our area and would like to offer their services to you as part of your next quality building experience. H&H designs and builds high quality custom homes in the Iowa City, Cedar Rapids Corridor at reasonable rates. "The Name Means Quality"

Our Commitment to Green Building:

H&H Custom Home Builders have constructed Energy Star Compliant homes since we burst onto the building landscape in 1995 as ‘North Liberty’s Premier Builder’. Since then, Energy Star Guidelines have evolved into what we consider today as the pinnacle of efficiency and we, as builders of ‘green’ homes, have kept pace with those guidelines and have adapted them into each home that we build. H&H Home Builders will build you what is known today as a ‘green’ home, but what has always been lesser known as a ‘sustainable’ home. Sustainable homes are quality built so that they last not just decades, but are built to maintain value, encouraging pride of ownership for generations to come. An H&H ‘green’ Home uses raw materials in a responsible way, using fewer resources, resulting in the use of less energy.

As the standards continue to get tighter, we too will strive to meet and exceed those guidelines; our commitment to you as your builder. We will continue to research and utilize quality building products that are made from recycled and renewable materials. H&H Home Builders offer free consultations and design ideas, various lots to choose from, customization options, and a one year warranty on all new construction. Our homes will always be revered as ‘Quality’ and ‘Valuable’ The choice is yours to make. Let us help you design quality into your next home building experience.

H&H has been featured in Room Magazine & Better Homes and Gardens

Home BuildersH & H Home Builders
North Liberty, Iowa

Randy Hahn
Mobile: 319.936.2030
319-665-2365

Gerald Hingtgen
319.936.2031

via www.hhgreenhome.com


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Granite Transformations

Granite transformationsGranite Transformations will take your kitchen or bathroom from outdated to outstanding in as little as one day! Our engineered slabs are permanently-sealed and manufactured from the world’s finest Granite, Quartz or Recycled Glass and come with the industry’s best lifetime warranty. In a few days, our professional team will install new countertops, a backsplash, as well as reface your cabinets, giving your home a brand new look. We accomplish all of this without the messy, time-consuming demolition associated with a typical remodeling project.  Our products are heat, scratch and stain resistant – never need sealing. 

Our surfaces are perfect for kitchen and bathroom countertops, vanities, tub surrounds, shower walls, floors and fireplaces.  We also offer gorgeous glass mosaic tiles that can be customized to your specific decor and add a splash of color and sparkle to the space you are updating.  In addition, our signature glass tile collections of Metropolis and Liberty are hand-cut and handmade, highlighting the natural variations in color, as well as slight irregularities in thickness and cutting angle.

Cabinet Refacing by Granite Transformations can be completed in just days and can help alleviate the stress and headaches of a traditional remodel. Our dedicated and professional installers measure, craft and install custom cabinet doors, drawers and hardware to provide a beautiful looking kitchen, without the mess of a remodel.  Cabinet refacing will save you time, money and aggravation, allowing you to be back in your home in two-to-four days (instead of two-to-four weeks, or more).

Extremely Durable & Amazingly Easy.

Our granite fits right over your surfaces to give a waterproof, stain and heat resistant finish. It has the look and feel of natural granite but requires no special cleaning or maintenance.

No fuss

Each granite countertop is custom made to fit your requirements

No mess

There’s no need to remove your existing counters and all fabrication is done at our factory.

No comparison

Our granite countertops will add sparkle to your kitchen and give it a whole new look.

Done in a day and beautiful for life!

We invite you to visit our beautiful Showroom. 

Granite Transformations of Cedar Rapids
1717 Boyson Road
Hiawatha, IA. 52233
cedarrapids@granitetransformations.com
319-378-4000

Call for a FREE in-Home Consultation


Randy's Carpets & Interiors

Randy's carpetsRandy's Carpets & Interiors has been serving Eastern Iowa for over 34 years.

We offer eco-friendly products in each of our flooring categories—carpet, area rugs, hardwood, laminate, and tile and stone.

Consider:
You want flooring to complement your unique style as well as the function of the room. Throwing dinner parties? Curling up with the Sunday funnies? Dog sitting for the neighbors, yet again? Keep in mind how you will use the room.

Imagine:
What personality are you trying to create? Smart and sassy? Cool and chic? Moody and mysterious? Maybe you already have some décor to work around, such as your mate’s favorite plaid recliner. Now’s the time to open the door to possibilities (and maybe make some décor updates).

Services - Your satisfaction always comes first

Financing

We offer several options for financial assistance. Please contact us for information.

In-home Measurement

Not sure of quantities and supplies? Ask about our in-home measurement services. When we go to the home and measure we are able to see exactly what we will be doing. Very few times are we surprised with extra work. Plus we do our estimates at no charge. We can usually get an estimate back in 3 days. Our process begins by going to the home to measure, diagram, look at the existing floors, determine the work that we will need to do. If there are any questions at that time we are able to determine when subfloor repairs etc. may need to be done. When we send an installer to the home we are able to tell him what to expect, what he will need to do and that makes the entire process run smooth and efficient. We service Eastern Iowa. Please contact us for assistance.

Installation

With our many years of industry experience installing flooring, we offer not only expertise but peace of mind—you know the job will be done right the first time. To schedule installation services, please contact us.

Interior Design Consultation

Our designers work with you to create a space that expresses your taste and lifestyle. On everything from flooring and cabinet recommendations to window treatments and colors, our goal is to help make your house a uniquely beautiful home. Please contact us to set up a design consultation.

Floor & Carpet Cleaning

We use the industry’s most advanced cleaning system to remove ground-in soil and revive the appearance of your carpet and hard surface. Additional services include deodorizers and our stain-resistant protective coatings. To schedule a carpet cleaning, please contact us.

Randy's Carpets & Interiors- Coralville

401 2nd Street
Coralville, IA 52241
Phone: (319) 354-4344
Fax: (319) 354-8753

Store Hours:

Monday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday - Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: Closed
 

Randy's Carpets and Interiors

5454 Center Point Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Phone: (319) 393-1400

Store Hours:

Monday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday - Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Surroundings Interiors

SurroundingsThe focus of our business is your surroundings and how you want to feel and live within them. Whether you are hoping to do a special window treatment, find a comfy sofa, add a beautiful new kitchen, or build your dream house, our staff is ready to guide you in any interiors project.

Products and Services

Surroundings Interiors is a full service interior design business located in Iowa City, IA.  The qualified and experienced interior designers there can assist you with your next project from start to finish. 

At the 331 Kirkwood Ave address you will find a retail showroom that is open Monday thru Friday 10-5.  Sofas, bedroom and dining furniture, accessories and gifts are packed into the beautifully appointed store. Next door is a complete design studio open to you by appointment. There you can work with Jean, Renee, or Lori to select fabrics, flooring, cabinetry, floor coverings and more from thousands of samples.

Browse our Galleries

Here you will see photos of some of our projects. Note that there is a big variety of styles, reflective of the various clients whose ideas we interpret.  Check out the attention to detail, whether formal or casual, traditional or contemporary. You might want to check us out on Houzz.com as well.

Surroundings Interiors
331 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

via www.designsurroundings.com


Pierson's Flower Shop & Greenhouses Inc added to the Corridor Search business directory

The Coralville Courier is pleased to announce the addition of Pierson's Flower Shop to the 'Florist' category in the Corridor Search business directory.

Pierson's"Since 1928 Pierson's Flower Shops have served the Greater Cedar Rapids area with distinctive floral gifts. The Pierson name has become synonomous with quality and service in the floral business. Four generations of the Pierson family have worked to provide the very best in flowers for our customers. Our two Cedar Rapids Florists locations offer delivery all around Eastern Iowa.

Our customers include Fortune 500 corporations, universities and thousands of individual customers who expect the very best in flowers. For over 80 years, Pierson's has provided our customers the very best."

via www.epiersons.com


'Plant Some Shade' Trees Available for $30 in Cedar Rapids

The City of Cedar Rapids’ sustainability initiative, iGreenCR Forestry, is proud to partner with MidAmerican Energy Company and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources-Bureau of Forestry to provide trees to Iowa residents who are customers of MidAmerican Energy. The “Plant Some Shade” partnership allows residents to purchase 3-8 foot tall shade trees at reduced rates of $30 per tree. Each household is limited to two trees and must be a resident of Iowa and a current customer of MidAmerican Energy. The trees species offered this year includes: White Oak, River Birch, Shingle Oak, Kentucky Coffeetree ‘Expresso’ (seedless), Katsuratree, Star Magnolia ‘Royal Star’, Blue Beech, White Pine, and Dawn Redwood. More information on individual tree species can be found at http://bit.ly/1F7833l . Residents are encouraged to consider the size the tree will become at maturity as they select the right tree for their site. Order Form Information: Plant Some Shade Tree Order Forms are available at http://bit.ly/1F7833l. Advance purchase is required. Submit the order form, along with $30 per tree, to the City of Cedar Rapids Forestry Program (500 15th Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids IA 52404). Checks should be made payable to the City Treasurer. Tree Pick Up Information: All trees must be picked up Thursday, April 28, 2016 between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids City Service Center south parking lot located at 500 15th Avenue SW in Cedar Rapids. Any trees reserved and paid for but not picked up on the April 28 distribution day will be considered a donation to the City of Cedar Rapids. In the event additional trees are available on distribution day, they will be released for purchase ($30 per tree) at 4 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis, or until all trees are sold.


Spring Fever In January

Mike ThayerBy Mike Thayer

So my girlfriend Cindy and I went through the seed catalogs and our seed stash yesterday, it's only January but boy are we ready for spring and playing in the dirt (not to be confused with mud wrestling, although the thought did obviously cross my mind.....).

Starting seeds in eggshellsAs Cindy thumbed through Burpee's, Gurney's and a couple of other catalogs, I took stock of the seeds on hand and getting some packets organized for pre-planting.  Cindy has a nice set-up in her basement, trays, shelving, lighting, the whole bit.  I've never had the luxury and I'm really looking forward to that.  It means far less time spent starter plant buying and more time in the garden!  Something new we're going to try - starting some seeds in egg shells, an idea I found online and have been wanting to try.  I'm a huge user of putting crushed egg shells in the garden, as they add calcium and rid the garden of slug/snail infestation.  I'll blog about the egg shell seed-starter experiment with a play-by-play and let you know how that goes.

A variety of tomatoes were ordered from the catalogs, to include a hearty beefsteak we've never tried.  I just love being able to cover that perfect sandwich bread with a juicy tomato that's big enough to do it with just one slice.  None of that three slices from a medium tomato falling out of the sandwich for me!  Along with the tomato order, a nice selection of flowers were ordered as well and it won't be long before stores start putting spring bulbs on display.  Cindy has some tulips and daffodils in the ground that will look great in the spring, but there's a need for some summer blooming varieties in the beds.  Between the catalogs and what the stores put on shelves, I'm sure we'll find what we're looking for.

Cindy and I both love to garden, it's a simple pleasure for me, from creating veggie or flower beds, to planting, to weeding, to the harvest.  I'm into it all, from start to finish. For Cindy, while she loves being able to just go out in the backyard and pick fresh produce for dinner (it doesn't get any fresher!), she's really into it because she loves to can even more.  She makes a fantastic salsa!   And yes, I'll post the recipe.

Well, it's time to go buy some potting soil!

 


She Sheds: A Woman's Man Cave | Granite Transformations Blog

Today’s woman doesn’t have to look any further than her own backyard to discover the perfect space to escape from her day-to-day chaos and indulge in a haven all her own. Most women would agree that they are overscheduled and are in desperate need of some “me” time. She sheds have become the latest trend in transforming a backyard storage shed into a secluded retreat. Just as men have their man caves and kids have their playrooms, now is the time for women to claim their space and indulge in the private time they deserve.

via www.granitetransformations.com

Read more about Granite Transformations:  http://www.corridorsearch.com/2014/09/granite-transformations.html


After Halloween, compost your pumpkins

Don’t just throw out that pumpkin after Halloween! The City of Iowa City Solid Waste Division reminds you to compost it instead.

Pumpkins must be placed in a City of Iowa City yard waste bag or a container with a current yard waste sticker. There is a 50-pound weight limit per bag. Pumpkins should not be put in your regular household garbage container.

Yard waste bags, priced at $1.25 each, are available for purchase at participating Iowa City grocery, hardware and general merchandise stores, and at the Iowa City City Hall Cashier (410 E. Washington St.). Generic paper yard waste bags cannot be substituted for City-branded yard waste bags if you wish for curbside pickup. 

Annual yard waste stickers cost $25 and can be placed on a container no larger than 35 gallons that you supply. Stickers can be purchased in person at the Customer Service Cashier, City Hall, 410 E. Washington Street, Iowa City, Iowa 52240 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Written orders may also be mailed to the Cashier at the above address, including name, service address, mailing address (if different), and check in the amount of $25.50 to cover postage/handling fee for each sticker ordered. Persons may order by phone at 319-356-5066 with MasterCard or Visa credit card between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, visit www.icgov.org/recycling or call 319-887-6160.