Designing a house “by committee” is, as any architect or builder will tell you, a patently insane notion. Yet every year since 1984, The New American Home has done it in spectacular fashion, bringing together the world's leading suppliers and a host of consultants and valued trade partners to assist the design-build team. Appreciation is due to all those involved:

Supplier 100 Member Contributors
  • Avad (integrated electronics)
  • Canac Kitchens (cabinetry)
  • ClosetMaid (closet storage systems)
  • Dal-Tile Corp. (ceramic, glass, metal tile)
  • Dryvit Systems (exterior finish coat stucco)
  • Eaton's Electrical Business/Cutler-Hammer (backup generator, service load center and subpanels, circuit breakers, other electrical components)
  • Flowguard Gold/Noveon (CPVC pipe, fittings)
  • Formica Corp. (quartz surfaces/tops)
  • GAMA/Vent-Free Gas Alliance (Maxitrol Co.; quick-release propane gas connectors)
  • GE Appliances (kitchen appliances)
  • General Motors (boat)
  • Georgia-Pacific (drywall, tile backer board)
  • Gladiator GarageWorks by Whirlpool (garage storage system)
  • Hanley Wood, LLC (media sponsor)
  • Hearth & Home Technologies (Heat & Glo fireplaces)
  • Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (fireplaces)
  • Hilti (tools)
  • HomeTeam Pest Defense (termite protection)
  • Honeywell (climate controls/thermostats & electronic air cleaners)
  • IBACOS Consortium/National Renewable Energy Laboratory (design/engineering consulting, energy performance testing and monitoring)
  • Icynene (insulation)
  • In-Sink-Erator (waste disposer, hot water dispenser)
  • James Hardie Building Products (fiber-cement siding)
  • Jeld-Wen Windows & Doors (interior doors)
  • Kahrs International (certified sustainable wood flooring)
  • Kohler Co. (plumbing fixtures and fittings, bath accessories)
  • Lennox Industries (heating and cooling equipment)
  • Loewen (windows, outswing patio doors)
  • Louisiana-Pacific Corp. (structural decking)
  • Lutron Electronics Co. (lighting controls)
  • ODL (tubular skylights)
  • Oldcastle Architectural (concrete pavers, retaining wall)
  • Overhead Door Corp. (garage doors and openers)
  • Owens Corning Corp. (Cultured Stone fireplace surround)
  • Pactiv Building Products (rigid foam insulation, housewrap)
  • Phantom Manufacturing (retractable insect screen)
  • Portland Cement Association (masonry blocks, Redi-Mix concrete, labor costs)
  • Progress Lighting (interior recessed lighting, exterior low-voltage lighting)
  • Propane Education & Research Council (propane gas components)
  • Riggs Workwear by Wrangler (work clothes)
  • Rinnai Corp. (tankless propane water heaters)
  • Scripps Network/HGTV-Pro (media coverage)
  • Shaw Industries (carpeting)
  • Simpson Strong-Tie Co. (framing connectors)
  • The Closet Factory (master suite built-ins/ storage)
  • ThyssenKrupp Access Corp. (elevator)
  • Tyco Fire & Building Products (fire sprinkler system)
  • Whirlpool Corp. (laundry equipment, ironing center)
  • Other Contributors, Suppliers, Trade Partners, And Consultants
  • A-1 Block Corp. (specialty concrete masonry block)
  • Acoustiblok (sound control membrane)
  • Adams Building Materials (roof and floor trusses)
  • Adirondack (interior trim labor)
  • Advantage Glass & Supply (shower enclosure and mirror installation)
  • Aggressive Appliances (appliance supply and installation)
  • All Pro Painting (painting labor)
  • All-Safe Pool Safety Barriers(pool barrier)
  • American Surveying & Mapping (site surveying)
  • Apex Sauna & Wine Cellars (wine cellar)
  • Architectural Elegance (exterior shutter supplier)
  • Atlantic Shutter Systems (exterior shutters)
  • Beaver Door and Trim (interior trim material)
  • Bella Luce Design (exterior low-voltage lighting)
  • Cast Crete (precast concrete lintels)
  • Cemex (base coat stucco, masonry materials, Redi-Mix concrete)
  • Charleston Gas Light (gas light fixtures)
  • Chicra Dock Builders (dock builders)
  • Clean First Time (new-home construction cleaning services)
  • Creative Tile Installations by Carolyn (tile installation)
  • Dacor (coffee system)
  • D.R. Masonry (masonry labor)
  • Davey Fire Sprinklers (fire sprinkler system installation)
  • Del Air Electric and HVAC (electrical and HVAC systems supply and installation)
  • EcoQuest International (water and air purification)
  • Elegant Foam International (exterior trim substrate)
  • Exterior Expressions of Florida (Cultured Stone installation)
  • Farris Floor Systems (Gyp-Crete installation)
  • Ferguson Enterprises (plumbing fixture consulting)
  • Florida Concrete & Products Association (masonry and concrete products)
  • Florida Rock (masonry materials)
  • Formworks (formed and poured structural concrete labor)
  • Four Seasons Gas (gas piping and fixtures installation)
  • Frame Rite (structural framing labor)
  • Garage Design Works (decorative epoxy floor and garage storage system installation)
  • Gary's Quality Mirrors & Glass (mirror and glass installation)
  • General Works (roof tile installation)
  • Global Alarm (security system supply and installation)
  • Hamway Flooring (hardwood floor installation)
  • Harriss Pools (swimming pool contractor)
  • HB&G (balcony railings)
  • Holloway Plumbing Co. (plumbing supplies and installation)
  • Hontz Elevator (dumbwaiter installation)
  • Hoppe North America (door hardware)
  • Hunter Fan Co. (ceiling fans)
  • Independent (range hoods)
  • Inland Materials (Redi-Mix concrete)
  • Lakefront Designs (landscape materials and installation)
  • Larry Abney (decorative precast mantles, range hood installation)
  • Lawn Logic (irrigation and moisture sensors)
  • Matthew Prettyman Installations (window and door installation)
  • MonierLifetile (concrete roof shingles)
  • Newman Crane Insurance (insurance)
  • No-Burn (fire-resistant framing coating)
  • Paver Systems (paver installation)
  • Precast Designs (decorative precast concrete mantles and range hood supply)
  • Prestige Granite & Marble (granite countertop fabrication and installation)
  • Prestige Lumber (framing material supply)
  • Renaissance Finishes & Coatings (epoxy/polyurethane garage floor)
  • Re Shaw Concrete (monolithic slab and exterior concrete applications)
  • Ride-N-Our Elevator (elevator installation)
  • Rinker Materials (masonry materials, Redi-Mix concrete)
  • R.K. Edwards (drywall installation and finishing)
  • Royal Palm Homes (developer)
  • Rutland Guttering (copper gutters, downspouts)
  • Snaplock Industries (garage floor finish)
  • Solartite (sliding pocket glass door installation)
  • Spacelift (automatic attic storage lift)
  • StairWorld (spiral stair)
  • Summit Lifts (dumbwaiter)
  • Superior Plastering (exterior stucco finish coat installation)
  • Tarmac (masonry materials, Redi-Mix concrete)
  • The Flooring Center (carpet installation)
  • The Sherwin-Williams Co. (paints and coatings)
  • Trackside Products (Formica quartz surfacing installation)
  • Trinity Tile Group (tile installation)
  • United Subcontractors (insulation installation)
  • West Orange Siding (exterior trim, siding, trellis work, shutter installation)
  • Whisper Winds (landscape, grading, trash removal, irrigation)
  • Wilson Technologies (integrated electronics installation)
  • WinDoor (sliding patio door)
  • Yovaish Engineering (geotech engineering)
TOUR INFORMATION

The New American Home 2006 will be open during the International Builders' Show (IBS), Jan. 11–14, 2006, in Orlando, Fla., to all registered IBS attendees for free guided tours during show hours. Free, round-trip shuttle bus service is provided between the house and the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) during show hours. The house is approximately 35 minutes from the OCCC. See driving directions below. IBS attendees can get more information at www.buildersshow.com.

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