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Creative Design Construction, Inc. Receives Houzz’s 2013 ‘Best Of Houzz’ Award

Northvale, NJ — January 31, 2013 – Creative Design Construction, Inc. of Northvale, NJ has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” 2013 by Houzz, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design. The Design-Build Firm was chosen by the more than 11 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

The Houzz “Best Of Houzz” award for 2013 is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction award winners are based on homeowner members who rated their experience working with remodeling professionals in 12 categories ranging from architects, and interior designers to contractors and other residential remodeling professionals. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the community of 11 million monthly users, also known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 124 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhone app and Android app.

“Houzz provides homeowners with an in-depth, 360-degree view of building, remodeling and design professionals through images of their work, reviews and an opportunity to interact with them directly in the Houzz community,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community. “We’re delighted to recognize Creative Design Construction, Inc. among our “Best Of” professionals for design as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and evaluating their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.

Serving Bergen & Rockland counties, Creative Design Construction & Remodeling houses their award-winning showroom, state-of-the-art design and workshops and executive offices at 204 Livingston Street in Northvale, New Jersey, 07647. Incorporated in 1988, the firm creates long-term relationships through a complete “Design-Build” process, which takes their clients from design concepts to architectural drawing to completion/build all within the same organization. To learn more about their design-build process call (201) 768-5813 in New Jersey or (845) 634-0132 in New York or visit their website at

About Houzz

Houzz ( is a leading online platform for home remodeling, providing inspiration, information, ‘advice and support for homeowners and home improvement professionals through its website and mobile applications. Houzz features the largest residential design database in the world, articles written by design experts, product recommendations, a vibrant community powered by social tools, and information on more than 1.5 million remodeling and design professionals worldwide who can help turn ideas into reality. @houzz_inc

Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County Ribbon-Cutting for Zoe’s Place

On May 9, 2011 at 9:30 am Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County will celebrate the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Zoe’s Place, a group home for unwed teen mothers and their babies.

This project at 58 Farnham Avenue in Garfield was actually a joint effort made possible by funding from Bergen County Community Development and Bergen County’s United Way and built by Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County.

The need for such a dwelling was originally identified by Jane Fiedler and Susan Knowlton, whose passion for helping those less fortunate ignited the enthusiasm of many individuals and groups.

Volunteers devoted countless hours to hanging sheetrock, spackling, painting and landscaping so this previous eyesore would become a charming home for these deserving young families.

Mayor Frank Calandriello will lead a group of special guests in cutting the ribbon.

To see more pictures of the interior click here.

You Heard It Here

Radio call-in show helps Glen Lumia establish his remodeling company as the ‘go-to’ guys.

By: Stacey Freed

Joining local organizations and attending Rotary club functions is not the only way to network. Glen Lumia, owner of Creative Design Construction & Remodeling, in Northvale, N.J., has been able to connect to prospective clients via radio.

Glen Lumia connecting with homeowners and possible prospects via AM radio.

His Monday morning half-hour call-in radio show, “Real Homes With Glen Lumia,” on Rockland County’s (N.Y.) WRCR 1300 AM covers products and current topics such as tax stimulus information, green products, and home energy audits and “anything else homeowners might be interested in,” he says. Lumia interviews experts — plumbers, insurance agents, landscapers, realtors — as well as vendors, giving them exposure to consumers.

Listeners call in and can suggest topics. Lumia is also having a contest advertised on his company’s website for a free home energy audit. He’ll pick the winner live on the air.

Although the station doesn’t track how many people tune in, the link from the radio station’s website to Lumia’s has brought him 40 to 50 new visitors a month in the five months that he has been on the air. “We’re making ourselves the ‘go-to’ guys,” Lumia says. “We do seminars at home shows, too. It’s just showing another level of professionalism.”

Although it’s time consuming, Lumia says that he is learning a lot and it’s fun. He recently signed on for another 13-week stint.

Top Questions Home Buyers Have About the Tax Credit

March 2010 / National Association of Home Builders

March 25, 2010 – As the April 15 deadline to file 2009 federal tax returns approaches, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is providing answers to some of the questions home buyers are most frequently asking about the home buyer tax credit.

“NAHB’s Web site that provides information about the home buyer tax credit,, has received more than 8 million visits,” said NAHB Chairman Bob Jones, a builder and developer in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. “We are doing everything we can to make sure home buyers are informed about this outstanding opportunity to benefit from buying a home before it expires April 30.”
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Glen Lumia Named Fred Case Remodeling Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2010 Finalist

Northvale, NJ — Glen Lumia, President of Creative Design Construction & Remodeling Inc., in Northvale, NJ has been named a 2010 finalist for the Fred Case Remodeling Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Lumia was chosen by a panel of judges from Case Design/Remodeling, Inc., Hanley-Wood and Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. The judging was based on four principal criteria: business acumen; financial strength, community and industry involvement and entrepreneurial spirit.
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Foundation for Housing Awards Two $10,000 Grants Supporting Accessibility, Energy Efficiency Projects in New Jersey

March 2010 /

The Foundation is pleased to announce the following grant recipients: Accessibility – Charles Kojeski/Kojeski Construction of Voorhees, NJ; and Energy Efficiency – Glen Lumia/Creative Design Construction and Remodeling of Northvale, NJ. Additional information about each of these projects follows.
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New Round of Foreclosures Threatens Housing Market

March 2010 / Washington Post

The housing market is facing swelling ranks of homeowners who are seriously delinquent but have yet to lose their homes, and this is threatening a new wave of foreclosures that could hit just as the real estate market has begun to stabilize.
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Home Renovations are on the Increase

December 2009 / North Jersey Homes /

“The number of permits (for renovations) evident this summer demonstra te that first-time home buyers took ad-vantage of the Federal Government’s $8,000 incentive,” stated Glen Lumia, President of both BRANNJ and of Creative Design Construction & Remodeling, Northvale. “They were purchasing foreclosed or lower-priced homes in need of repair.
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