Thank you to all who participated in our most recent project photo contest. You made it the biggest contest to date sending in hundreds of great project pictures from all arenas of the architectural applications around the nation. Our decision was difficult, so along with the grand prize winner and runner-up, we made several honorable mentions so you can see their wonderful photos as well. We expect our next project contest to be a huge success as well, so watch your email for more information about the date and time of this year's contest.

 
 
 
Eric & Tobi Breisach are the proud owner of a recently constructed home in Kalamazoo, Michigan. "We are empty nesters who wanted to build a home for our four children and their significant others and eventually children to return to visit and for holiday gatherings" says Breisach. "We love old houses but grew tired of their upkeep. We undertook the challenge of building a new old house." Pacific Columns provided over 20 non-tapered columns, which were used for the interior, porch and portico on this building project. "All columns were purchased from Pacific Columns."

Eric & Tobi had professional help with his project - architect Mark Harsha of Fleis & Vandenbrink Engineering (Kalamazoo, MI) and DeLoof and Sons Builders (Schoolcraft, MI). The house was completed in June 2007, and even drew over 7,000 paid visitors during a local builder's parade of homes.

 
 
 
 
Uwe Stern of IRE International Real Estate Corporation used over two dozen Pacific Columns Endura-Stone™ columns in the construction of a Spanish Villa styled home. The tapered columns are used to "hold up a larger patio . dress up the rest of the front . define the kitchen/living room area and they are also used for the second story loft." This very well put together house is not only appealing to the eye, but is built with energy-efficient techniques to help keep day to day utility costs down.

"IRE International Real Estate Corporation is one of the first green building developers in the Tampa Bay Area in Florida. Based in sunny Clearwater our goal is to develop residential homes that are energy efficient, conserving and minimizing the use of energy and water." - IREhomebuilder.com Clearwater, Florida

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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