R&A Magazine - Summer 2020 - 5

In this issue...
With the COVID shutdown and the subsequent
cancellation of our Spring edition, it's great to be
back showcasing the beautiful work performed
by our local home improvement professionals. As
I've said from R&A's beginning back in 2007, Lancaster County has a tremendous number of very
talented and passionate building-related artisans
and it's been my honor to introduce them to you.

TODAY'S DREAM... TOMORROW'S REALITY

In this edition our cover story features a beautiful rebuild of a Chester County home nearly
completely destroyed in a fire. Hired by the
devastated family primarily on reputation and the
connection made during the interview process
was Duff Builders-an award-winning builder and
remodeler based here in Lancaster. I was going to
mention that Duff Builders is family-owned but
why bother? Pretty much ALL of the companies
we showcase in R&A are family-run businesses.
Maybe that's part of the allure for homeowners in
our neighboring counties to hire Lancaster County
companies. Our local family-run home improvement companies have great reputations for the
quality of their work and the manner in which
they deliver it-and the word is getting out!
To help in that regard even further, I'm happy
to announce that effective with our last edition
(Winter 2020), our printed magazine is now being
supplemented with a full-scale digital edition
accessible at www.RandAMagazine.com. Check it
out and help me spread the word even more.
The Feature article in this edition is a candid piece
on things to consider (from cost, to lifestyle disruption, to time constraints, to return on investment) when setting remodeling priorities. Our Ask
the Experts panel once again provides some very
helpful advice. Topics this time include: how the
recent stay-at-home experience has enhanced
our appreciation of personal garden spaces; how
custom-designed sheds can add beauty and value
to your home; how hiring a professional designer
can save you from both unnecessary expenses as
well as headaches; and, things to consider when
purchasing a back-up generator. Lastly, in The
Gallery, we have three inspiring spreads including
one showcasing kitchen, bath and laundry projects, another using a timeline demonstrating how
a fireplace can be replaced in a single day, and a
third that beautifully showcases a whole-house
cabinetry makeover.
In closing, I'd like to call to your attention the
listing of winners from this year's BIA Remodeling Showcase Award competition on page
12. Congrats to the winners as well as all who
participated! Once again, this competition is a
testament to the amazing work completed by our
local pros. Lastly, please note the promotions on
pages 7 and 24 for this year's annual LABOR DAY
AUCTION benefitting Hospice & Community Care.
As a safety precaution, this year's
event (Sept. 1-15) will be VIRTUAL.
This is a great cause-let's make it a
huge success!
Patrick Kiely
Publisher/Editor

ADDITIONS ▪ RENOVATIONS
CUSTOM HOMES ▪ COMMUNITIES

717.687.6302
MetzlerHomeBuilders.com
1172 Penn Grant Road
Lancaster PA 17602
PA295

2019 Award Winner

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