This homeowner was in need of an updated kitchen layout. We began by removing the peninsula to create an open floor plan, we also removed the outdated wood cabinetry. We installed everything white, from the brand new overhead cabinetry to the built-in refrigerator to the subway tile counter back splash. This gave the kitchen a clean, bright, and modern look. We installed the new wide plank flooring to give the kitchen a comfortable lived-in feeling.

 The next piece in this renovation was the enormous center island. We love this island for its custom gray timber wolf color (thanks to Village Handcrafted Cabinetry), which matches the honed Calcutta Macchi Veccia marble top. The island also contains a built-in mini fridge, as well as seating and additional storage space. 
The star of the show is an 86″ Lacanche Range, in French blue. The hand painted ceramic tile back splash contains the accent blue, pulling the whole kitchen together and creating a rich vintage look.

 

To see more photos of this beautiful kitchen visit out houzz site, here!

Wow! We could not be more grateful to our vendors, employees, and members of our community for making our Philabundance food drive such a success! Over all, we raised (including our monetary donations) about 1,300 lbs of food! We more than doubled our original donation goal! We look forward to making this an annual event at Gardner/Fox, so start saving those cans! Special thanks to our friends at Meridian Electrical, Ferguson King of Prussia, Kieffer’s Appliances, Tague Lumber, and TruTeam, for their donations!

If you are interested in finding out how to help Philabundance, check out their website at www.philabundance.org. They are a wonderful organization that provides food to families in need all over Delaware County.

We are once again showing our appreciation to our amazing staff at Gardner/Fox by choosing Patrick Baker for our Employee Spotlight!

Pat has been with Gardner/Fox for the past 23 years. Prior to that he worked as the commercial carpentry foreman for W.T. Stocom and Sons. He also used to work as a draftsman in electrical circuit design as well as a field clerk for United Engineers and Constructors, so needless to say, Pat is the man to handle just about any project we throw at him.

At Gardner/Fox he handles all of the major commercial projects that come through our doors. He spearheads our commercial estimating team, and finalizes all bids that we send out, from 2,000 square foot office fit outs to 53,000 square foot laboratories.

When he is not at Gardner/Fox, Pat can be found spending time with his family. He and his wife have 8 children and 4 grandchildren. His family is spread out across the country, but interestingly enough, he sees at least one of his many children every day; his daughter Joanna works with him as a commercial estimator right here at Gardner/Fox.

Aside from traveling to see his children, Pat enjoys boating, skiing, and snow boarding. Pat and his family are active members at Vineyard Community Church, and he also mentors at a local robotics club!

We asked Pat if he had any fun plans for the Holiday’s, and he told us they are always fun! All of his family will be coming in visit and they hope to sneak in a ski trip at some point.

Pat, we appreciate all that you do for us, and all that you have done for the past 23 years, we wouldn’t be where we are without you!

Each and every project Gardner/Fox works on receives our unending commitment to make the difficult EASY!  That is why we enjoy partnering with Dave Stimmel of Stimmel Design Group, his ability to see tremendous possibilities in every circumstance helps our clients envision the unique potential of their spaces, delivering beautifully unique projects that they will love for a lifetime.

Award Winning Kitchen Featured in Trends Magazine

Each one of Dave’s projects is unique and individual, which is what he loves best about his career. He has been designing cabinetry (as well as other things) since the young age of 16, and started with his own company in 99’. His projects speak for themselves, and with his use of practical design and attention to detail, he has become a popular choice for, not only in our region, but nationally as well. He now has studios in Bryn Mawr and Blue Bell, but will travel pretty much anywhere to further his craft and help his clients.

Finished Basement and Bar

Dave’s award-winning  cabinetry design has been featured on HGTV and tons of publications like This Old House, Trends, and Signature Kitchens and Baths. Most recently, Dave won the International Design Award from Designer Kitchen and Bathroom for his design of a kitchen in Woodmont.  He takes pride in every project he works on, big or small, and loves a challenge.

National Kitchen of the Year Award Winner

Our relationship with Stimmel Design Group began about 15 years ago when we worked together with Dave and another architect on a project, truly a team effort! Since then, Dave has worked with Gardner/Fox on countless projects, many of which have won awards (including one of the partner’s homes)!

Finished Basement with Wine Cellar

 

“Always expect the unexpected, and don’t get worried, each instance of imperfection is an opportunity to change and make the project better.”

-Dave Stimmel  

In the spirit thankfulness, we would like to express ours, by putting Jonathan Hahs in the Employee Spotlight!

Jonathan is a Project Manager in our commercial division.  He is responsible for overseeing jonathan-hahsa number of our larger commercial projects, from the initial walk through to the final check list. Most importantly, Jonathan makes sure his projects are completed on time, and accurately. One of his recently completed jobs was UAS headquarters in Paoli. When he is not on site or in the office Jonathan can be found working on projects around his home. He can also be found, family man that he is, vacationing at Myrtle beach with his wife and two daughters. Thank you for everything you do Jonathan!

The holidays have arrived, and what better way to show how grateful we are than to donate to a wonderful cause? Gardner/Fox will be collecting donations for Philabundance through the end of December.

In case you’ve never heard, Philabundance provides food and access to services to three-quarters of a million people at risk of hunger and food insecurity. Founded in 1984, Philabundance has become the largest hunger relief organization in 7fe4829970ed9ca7862daa4c1db9a516the Delaware Valley. To find out more about this charity, you can visit their website, by clicking on the banner above.

We’re excited to be helping out such a fantastic cause, and we’d love to extend the invitation to you! The more the merrier! All non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at the Gardner/Fox office at 919 Glenbrook Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, or you can call to schedule a pick up by calling 610-525-8305. All donations must be received before December 31st.

If you have any questions, please email rhammond@gardnerfox.com.

We had the chance to visit one our projects out in DE, and we have to say, we’re impressed. This home started out as a small 2,525 square foot ranch and was transformed into a 6,200 square foot masterpiece. The only remaining pieces of the previous house are the family room chimney and foundation. You can read about the complete project here.

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We started with the kitchen and dining room. The open floor plan and high ceilings gave us plenty of room to install tall windows, for lots of natural light. The spacious kitchen has ample counter space with all white cabinetry, and a gorgeous marble back splash.

The kitchen is accented with purple pendent lights, which connects us to the dining room. The beautiful dark colors of the cabinetry play off the white marble dining room table (sensing a theme here?). To add in a pop of color, the home owner chose a bright magenta for their chairs.

Attached to all of this is the simple family room, with an all new fire place mantle.

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The master bathroom construction included a built in marble tub, his and hers sinks, and a glass enclosed shower with jets.

Finally, the backyard! The home owners created perfect space for entertaining with a beautiful flagstone porch, custom stone table, and fire pit.

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amy-delmonteWith her work anniversary coming up on October 28th, we figure who better to throw under the employee spotlight than Amy Del Monte!

Before coming to work with us, Amy was a hairdresser in Broomall. Now she wears many different hats in our company from accounting and billing to managing HR.

Much like her job, Amy’s free time activities have a wide range, she enjoys: reading, tennis, Frisbee, and recently discovered that she loves yoga thanks to Beloved Yoga Studio, in Newtown Square. She also enjoys spending time with her son and grabbing lunch with her best friend, her mom.  Thank you for all the hard work and long hours you put in to keep us all sane at Gardner/Fox, we appreciate everything you do!

Gardner/Fox was featured in Montco magazine’s Fall edition! We had four of our kitchens projects featured in the “With It Kitchen’s” article which highlights different local companies who know popular kitchen design. Check out our section below, and be sure to pick up your copy soon!
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Calling all Bucks and Montgomery County home owners! Gardner/Fox will be attending the Bucks and Montgomery County Fall Home Show this weekend, October 7th, 8th, and 9th!

The annual home show will feature qualified professionals from around the area, including yours truly! So if you are looking for inspiration for your next project, the professionals to help it come to life, or something new to do this weekend, stop by! The home show will take place at the SMG SportsPlex at Warminster (654 York Road, Warminster, PA 18974), and admission is free. See you there!