jim-ingramWhat better day to throw Jim Ingram into our employee spot light, than on his work anniversary! Congratulations on your 19 years at Gardner/Fox. Jim came to us in 1997 as a residential project manager, he has since become Gardner/Fox’s director of residential construction, overseeing every project in our residential department. When he’s not at work, Jim can be found brewing his own beer and fermenting his own wine. Jim has a wife, Alex, a daughter, Katie, and a son, Chris (who also works for Gardner/Fox). Thank you for all the years you’ve spent with us Jim, we’re excited to see what you’re going to do next.

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We are pleased to announce that our Houzz site has had 50,000 saves! If you haven’t had a chance, check out our Houzz site here. Thank you so much for allowing us to work in your homes and complete the beautiful projects that continue to reach people across the globe. We pledge to continue providing the dedication and expertise that backs the Gardner/Fox name. Here’s to another 50,000!

Congratulations to our very own Joanna Trago for her amazing work and becoming a finalist in the CDC’s Community Design Awards! We are so proud of you, keep up the fantastic work! To read more about the Community Design Collaborative, please click herecdc

15 Years and Counting

We’ve done it again! Gardner/Fox has landed a spot on both the Qualified Remodelers Top 500 Remodelers and Remodelers 550 list for 2016 (for the 15th year in a row)! The annual publications rank the top contractors across the nation based on sales and total jobs. Gardner/Fox landed in the top hundred, with a rank of 80 on the Top 500 Remodelers list. We’re extremely proud to announce that we landed at 18th on the Remodelers 550 list! We could not have won these awards without our hard working team, or you, our client. Thank you!

Lance LoseyWe are delighted to announce that Lance Losey has joined the Gardner/Fox team! Lance will be a part of our residential division, as a Sales & Pre-Construction Consultant, which includes networking, meeting with potential clients, and working directly with customers. Lance brings a wealth of knowledge & experience with him and will be a valuable asset, not only to us, but more importantly, to our customers.  He comes from a background in real estate, home building, and residential remodeling and design.  He will put this experience to use helping our clients visualize their ideas and plan their project.

Lance is a lover of all things home, “I want to help people make their home as comfortable, enjoyable, intimate and interesting as possible. I love all different kinds of design and how those designs are brought to life through the construction process.  I realize that each home and each client is unique and am excited to work with all of them, helping bring their vision to reality.”

Lance attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for Interior Design and plans to complete his degree in Architecture at Drexel University. Lance also notes that he has long been an admirer of Gardner/Fox and what we do.

We’re flattered and happy to have you Lance! We can’t wait to see what new and exciting projects you have coming down the pike!

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Gardner/Fox recently had the chance to renovate this beautiful home in Malvern, PA. The transformation is truly remarkable (it also helped that our client had fantastic taste)!

Gardner/Fox opened and brightened up this modern kitchen with a few different tricks. First, the client’s breakfast bar was removed and replaced with a much larger island that extends the length of the kitchen. All of the interior design selections such as the cabinetry, the built in stove, golden faucet, and sink basin enhance the modern look. The removal of the overhead cabinets created space for extra windows and contributes to a more spacious and open feeling.

Our favorite details? The intricate tile back splash, reminiscent of flower petals and the unexpected golden inlay on the herringbone floor.

The homeowner chose to transform the original humdrum mudroom into an eye popping garden room. We absolutely love every detail, from the emerald green glazed porcelain tiles to the gleaming golden sink fixture (are you sensing the theme yet?) and bold lily pad wallpaper. Not pictured are tiered pantry doors that provide a modern styled storage solution for the small room.

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The renovation brought a custom look to the living room with the addition of a new fireplace and mantel with a low profile coffered ceiling and recessed lighting above.

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During the second portion of this renovation, Gardner/Fox helped to create this serene master bathroom. A few of the key features in this project were the custom lava stone bathtub, custom his and hers vanities, and a glass enclosed shower. The scale-shaped tile really pulls the calming blue hue through the whole bathroom.

 

Experience the magnificent design of world-renowned architect Louis I. Kahn first-hand at Esherick House, a private home in Chestnut Hill! The owners are opening their doors to supporters of Baker Industries with all proceeds going to Baker and its mission of serving vulnerable adults in our community. The home was constructed in 1961, and received a Landmark Building Award from the Philadelphia chapter of the AIA.
 
The event will take place on September 15th from 5:30 PM to 8 PM. Your ticket also includes cocktails, a tour of the home, and an informational session with a Harvard-educated architect. Purchase your ticket soon, the event is limited to 20 spaces!
You can read more and purchase your tickets here at www.bakerindustries.org
 
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Photograph Credit to Todd Eberle 

 Gardner/Fox has been a long time supporter of Baker Industries and their work in the community. Please consider purchasing a ticket and supporting their efforts!
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20160727-IMG_1783Gardner/Fox would like to recognize Mayfield Gardners, Main Line Electrical, Borzell & Norbury and all the businesses listed above, for their generous partnership with us in support of the Main Line community. All have pledged their support in various ways to make the renovation of the Radnor Township Civic Association (RTCA) building a reality.

For those of you unfamiliar with the RTCA, it was founded in 1932 to provide relief to community members hit hardest by the great depression. The building was purchased in 1942 and has served as the central hub for the African American community in Radnor ever since. Over the years, the hall has hosted numerous weddings, picnics and celebrations and is the only black-owned community center on the Main Line.

Unfortunately, the building has begun to show its age despite proper maintenance and upkeep. Since the cost of labor has grown significantly, RTCA has turned to the community for help. Gardner/Fox, along with 15 other generous business and community leaders have answered the call!

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Gardner/Fox will provide all of the design and architectural services required and will support Villanova University students who will be coming in to help with the construction effort. “We are so pleased to see the community come together to make this happen” says Gardner/Fox founding partner and architect Mark Fox. “It’s refreshing to see so many people offering their time and talents because they care about the history and vibrancy of this community.”

The renovation plan includes the addition of a wheelchair-accessible ramp, age-related adjustments to plumbing and electrical systems, and additional modifications necessary to make the entire building ADA compliant.

 

Read more here:http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/articles/2015/07/01/main_line_suburban_life/news/doc559404b109316759239107.txt?viewmode=default

 

 

It’s been a while since we posted a #throwbackThursday post, so here’s one for the ages. Check out Brook Gardner, running in the Philadelphia Marathon for Baker Industries in 1994!

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Have you ever walked into a room, and felt it lacked personality? Consider sliding barn doors your solution. First things first, barn doors are an easy, space-saving way to give a room some character. These doors can be perfect for a rustic home, but are versatile to fit into a sleek modern home.

Barn doors aren’t just used to liven up archways anymore, barn doors can be used to create cubbies in your home. You can leave them open for daily access to spaces, but close them when you need to hide a mess, plus they eliminate the problem of door swing in small spaces. Another use for barn doors, is cabinet space. They can be used to cover bars and glass wear. If you are looking for a fun update to your bar area or want something different from your traditional cabinets, check out sliding barn doors.

Below are a few of our example jobs as well as some that we just find attractive! Check out our houzz website for more examples of our projects at www.houzz.com/gardnerfox

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