This winter the Home Builder’s Association of Delaware (HBA/DE) is hosting a Toys For Tots Drive.
Each Christmas, many families are forced to choose between purchasing necessities and paying bills or buying presents. According to the United States Census Bereau, just over 45 Million Americans live in poverty. That equates to about 15 Million children who don’t receive the luxuries that many children are afforded. However, receiving a toy has too much value to simply be labeled a luxury. Receiving a toy often has a positive impact on a child’s outlook on life. Children derive joy and comfort from toys. Whether it’s a stuffed animal to sleep with or a figure to play with, children can more easily cope with their fears and problems when they have a toy to rely on. Something so profound shouldn’t have to be a luxury, but a right. And yet, many children will go without toys this year.
Members of the HBA/DE have already proven that they can make a difference within their community, and there’s no reason to stop now. We can continue to build a better community, one brick at a time. A drop-off box has been placed within the HBA/DE Office. Take some time out of your day to come and help a child in need.
Visit us at:
1600 N. Little Creek Road
Dover, Delaware 19901
For more information on Toys For Tots, click here.
Contact: Elaina C. Iosue
Becker Morgan Group, Inc.
Dover Public Library Achieves LEED Gold Certification
Becker Morgan Group is pleased to announce Dover Public Library achieved LEED Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is the recognized standard for measuring building sustainability and is the culmination of a rigorous third party review process confirming the facilities have achieved the environmental goals set forth by the rating system. The new 46,000 sf library features green roof technology, bio filtration stormwater system, and geothermal HVAC. The project encompasses pedestrian / bicycle hardscape improvements, a reading garden and realignment of existing utility infrastructure. Becker Morgan Group provided Civil Engineering, Surveying, and acted as Associate Architect and local representative in conjunction with Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture as prime.
Dover Public Library’s LEED Gold Certification and Plaque Presentation ceremony was held on October 27th. The library is only the 2nd LEED Gold building in Kent County, and the 11th in the State of Delaware.
Becker Morgan Group provides Architecture & Engineering services with offices in Delaware, Maryland, and North Carolina. For more information, visit www.beckermorgan.com.
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B.F. Rich Announces New Employees to Meet Demand & Growth
WILMINGTON, DE – October 21, 2014 — B.F. Rich Windows & Doors announced their expansion into several new markets. B.F. Rich products are now available in Ohio through NCRS in Hilliard, Columbus and Dayton. Tennessee now has six new locations through Best Distributing including Chattanooga, Knoxville, Clarksville, LaVergne, Johnson City and Nashville. In West Virginia, Best Distributing in Bluefield now also carries B.F. Rich’s energy efficient windows and patio doors.
“We’ve been extremely fortunate to have successful, loyal and long-standing customers over the last five decades, and we realize that the demand for superior, energy efficient windows and patio doors is extending beyond our previous territories. We’ve had considerable interest in our products from these regions for quite some time, and we’re excited to expand regionally to better serve the demand,” said Terry Rex, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “With national attention on lowering utility bills, this growth was expected.”
B.F. Rich also announced the addition of several new employees. Joe Pearl joined the company as Operations Manager. In this role, Joe will oversee customer service, purchasing, logistics and various operational functions. An industry veteran, Joe has a broad background, including Andersen Windows, Young Lumber and Slocomb Windows, where he held various roles in operations and management.
Kirstin Becker joined the Architectural & Commercial Division as Architectural Specialist. With a degree in Architectural Engineering and Construction Management, she will be responsible for CAD drawings, take off’s, bid packages and proposals.
B.F. Rich is a leading U.S. manufacturer of high-end, energy efficient vinyl windows and patio doors. Operating through a network of dealers and distributors in the mid-Atlantic, New England and South East regions, product demand and unprecedented growth has led to expansion. B.F. Rich’s commitment to extensive research not only exceeds industry and homeowner standards, but also reduces CO2 emissions, fossil fuel use and our carbon footprint globally. Headquartered in Newark, DE, B.F. Rich has been in business since 1957 and maintains professional affiliations including NWDA and Most Effective Energy Star Partner 2013 & 2014.