Jim and his crews have done all sorts of work in both of my homes, everything from simple papering jobs to major remodeling projects. His work involved plumbing, electrical installations, drywall and ceiling work, and related detail work.
He also supervised the installation of replacement windows and doors in yet another project. Jim has even built custom cabinets and other furniture to my specifications. It would be hard to think of a project that I would not trust to Jims crews.
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About UsJim Albright founded Albright Remodeling in 1973. Since then, he, Sherre, and their crews have made old new again, transformed dwellings into more beautiful and functional spaces, and helped hundreds of families get more out of their homes and surroundings.
How We WorkAt Albright Remodeling, we are glad to sit down with a homeowner and discuss a project. We begin with an initial visit where we try to find out what a homeowner wants to accomplish. We review things many homeowners arent aware of such how feasible the location they have selected may be for adding a structure, local codes and their possible impact, changes that may be needed in existing plumbing, heating, and electrical supply, resale value added by the proposed project, and approximate cost.
If, after this initial meeting, the project still has merit in the homeowners eyes, we suggest a meeting with one of our architects to develop preliminary plans. We may feel you need to see some ideas on paper to help you visualize the outcome you have in mind. We also may suggest a visit to one or more completed Albright Remodeling projects similar to yours to help visualize what final results will be.
Sketches approved by the homeowner then become finished plans. Most additions take three to six weeks to complete. Everyone has heard horror stories about the kitchen that took six months to complete or the addition started in the spring and finished in winter when it was supposed to be a four-week job.
Its the policy of Albright Remodeling that, once we start your job, we stay on it every day except Sunday until it is completed. We emphasize neatness, keep you informed with daily progress reports, and of course, have complete insurance coverage. We will gladly supply references for any type of project upon request.
Community ServiceSince 2004, Albright Remodeling has teamed up with Chuck Smith of Smith Lumber and Hardware in Lakeville, NY (Livingston County) to raise money for for scholarships for children with diabetes whose families cannot afford camp.
All the money raised from the Jennifer Albright Memorial Golf Tournament goes directly into the American Diabetes Association scholarship fund for the camp that takes place at the Rotary Sunshine Camp each summer. The tournament is in memory of Jim Albright's daughter, Jennifer, who died in 2002 of diabetes complications only one week before her wedding. Jennifer was a special education teacher who loved kids.
As of the 2009 tournament over $100,000 has been raised. Read the Democrat and Chronicle article about the annual golf tournament. Purchase 2009 tournament photos here.
Remodeling Magazine 2010 Big 50 RemodelerJim Albright and the company won the award in recognition of their teamwork, professionalization, and continual learning. Jim routinely invests in his knowledge and skills as well as that of his staff to be sure he brings nothing but the best to each client project. Contact Jim today to find out how to put his award-winning team to work for you!
2008 Builder of the YearIn recognition of outstanding service to his customers, commitment to professional education, and community service, James Albright was selected as the "2008 Builder of the Year" by the Rochester Home Builders Association.
The award is given annually to the builder who exemplifies excellence in all aspects of home building; is innovative in areas of operations including design, management, building practices, marketing, community relations, customer satisfaction, productivity and profitability; is highly reputable in the market(s) they serve; and employs and retains the brightest and best personnel.
Professional CertificationsJames Albright and Albright Remodeling have made a significant investment in ongoing skills and knowledge development as a commitment to excellent customer service. This effort is completely voluntary. James Albright is:
Graduate Master BuilderThe ultimate symbol of the building professional, the Graduate Master Builder (GMB) designation is for experienced builders only. To obtain it, James Albright first had to complete other certifications. He also had to successfully complete courses in topics such as communication skills, business planning, financial management, land acquisition management, and providing a quality building experience for customers.
When you hire a GMB, you can expect an experienced builder committed to delivering a quality product. Designations like the GMB are voluntarily earned and not required by law. They provide benchmarks of business achievement consumers can use to measure builders.
Most conscientious builders like Albright Remdeling belong to a local home builders association such as the Rochester Home Builders Association as well as the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). They know the value of the professional development that organizations provide. Quality builders who have elected to earn their designations welcome the peer contact and learning opportunities afforded by trade shows and educational programs.
Certified Graduate RemodelerIn 2008, James Albright achieved the Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) designation as offered through NAHB. The CGR designation indicates that a remodeler has completed the requirements of the CGR professional designation program, including educational credits, prescribed business standards and experience.
To maintain the CGR designation, Jim has committed to complete a continuing education requirement every three years.
Certified Aging-in-Place SpecialistsTwo employees of Albright Remodeling have achieved certification as a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist offered through NAHB. The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for people who decide to stay in their homes.
Aging-in-place means living in one’s home safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level. It means the pleasure of remaining in a familiar environment throughout one’s maturing years, and the ability to enjoy the familiar daily rituals and the special events that enrich all our lives. It means the reassurance of being able to call a house a home for a lifetime.
Projects range from installation of bath and shower grab bars and adjustment of countertop heights to the creation of multi-functional first-floor master suites and the installation of private elevators.
CAPS-certified remodeling professionals like Jim Albright and Rich Hughes know how to effectively assess clients’ needs and integrate myriad considerations into unified, aesthetically pleasing, functional solutions.
Certified Green ProfessionalThe Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation offered through NAHB assures you that, in addition to complying with industry ethics, laws and rules, Albright Remodeling commits to promoting green building practices and encouraging the research and use of new technologies and practices.
Albright Remodeling has been a Certified Pella Contractor (CPC) continuously for over ten years, testifying to our expertise in the installation of Pella windows and doors. Jim Albright is a recent recipient of WESTNY Building Products Corporations Presidents Award as an Outstanding CPC as well as several other awards (look in left column of page).
Albright Remodeling is a certified Andersen Custom Remodeler. We have been trained in product knowledge and best practice installation of Andersen products, an opportunity offered only through selected Andersen dealers, and only to those remodeling businesses known as the most reputable and skilled, such as our company.
Our Customers Are Our Biggest FansWhile Albright Remodeling appreciates the recognition from our industry suppliers and peers, how our customers feel about us and our work is even more important to us. We have included a number of their comments on this web site, and we will be happy to show you our collection of customer letters acknowledging our expertise, professionalism, attention to detail, courtesy, and dedication to each job.
Albright Remodeling is a member of the Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly (GRAPE), Better Contractors Bureau, the Rochester Home Builders Association, and the National Association of Home Builders.
Albright Remodeling TeamThe Albright Remodeling team has years of experience from success with handling a wide range of structural, design, material, site, and building challenges. We have the expertise that comes from craftsmanship, study, and hands-on work that is not easily replicated.
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