Remodeling News

Houston Remodeling Company, HNI Services, Wins Again

HNI Services, the residential remodeling division of The Homework Network, Inc. just completed its sixteenth year in business and was the recent recipient of several industry awards recognizing excellence and superior achievement in remodeling.

The firm was presented the 2009 GHBA Houston’s Best Award for Best Whole House Renovation and was a finalist for the Best Remodeled Outdoor Living Space. HNI Services also received the 2009 Texas Association of Builders Star Award for Best Outdoor Living Space Remodel and was a finalist for the Best Room Addition and the Best Whole House Renovation. These awards represent the finest remodeling / renovation work selected from the Houston area and from across Texas and neighboring states, respectively.

From its inception in 1994, HNI Services has grown in name and volume of work due to professional, high quality service, referrals from satisfied customers, and numerous repeat clients. Evidence of this includes the fact that HNI Services recently completed our 50th project in the Bay Oaks subdivision, a premier community in the Clear Lake area.

Most of HNI Service’s projects are major room additions, attic conversions, home office, kitchen or bathroom remodels, and outdoor living spaces. Many of the projects completed by the company are Design / Build projects, with the company offering the convenience of providing both quality design and construction services.

HNI Services is owned by local residents Terry and Tamara Grier and is based in League City. The company offers full service major building and remodeling in the southeast quadrant of Houston from the Medical Center to Galveston.

HNI Services is a member of the Greater Houston Builders Association, GHBA Remodelors Council, GHBA Custom Builders Council, Texas Association of Builders, and the National Association of Home Builders.

For more information about HNI Services please call 281-488-8201 or click here to contact.

Top 10 Reasons to Remodel Now

  1. Remodel now for maintenance and home performance improvement. Replace siding to fix drafts or repair the roof to stop leaks. Savvy home maintenance ranges from replacing the HVAC system to improve heating and cooling to fixing plumbing. Consistent home maintenance raises the value of your home, but even more importantly it keeps your home functional and comfortable.
  2. Remodel now to improve home value. Adding a deck, expanding your kitchen, remodeling to open the floor plan, and many other projects can increase the value of your home. Smart remodels enhance your greatest investment—your home. Some of the best value adding remodels are the least invasive, such as replacing siding or adding a small bath.
  3. Remodel now to modernize your home. Perhaps it was that moment you realized that avocado green and harvest gold are no longer the “in” colors for today’s trendy kitchen that you thought about remodeling. Replacing cabinets, fixtures, repainting, and installing new countertops all help to update your home for a contemporary look.
  4. Remodel now while interest rates are low. Interest rates are at historic lows. For homeowners with good credit and accumulated home equity, now is the perfect time to invest in home remodeling projects. Don’t postpone necessary repairs or desired remodeling because you could miss out on this window of opportunity.
  5. Remodel now to save money by improving energy-efficiency and installing long-life home products. A home can be considered green when energy efficiency, water and resource conservation, the use of sustainable or recycled products, and indoor air quality considerations are incorporated into the process of home remodeling. Professional remodelers increasingly incorporate energy-efficiency and long-life products into their business. Home owners save money by improving the efficiency of their home, but using recycled materials and hearty products will also save resources.
  6. Remodel now to enhance curb appeal. Home improvement projects help maintain and increase the value of your home. But considering the external appearance of your home is also important in improving the value and sales potential. New siding, fresh paint, clean gutters, neat landscaping, and an intact roof enhance the curb appeal of your home.
  7. Remodel now to enjoy outdoor living and entertaining. Expand the capacity of your home by adding a deck, patio, or other outdoor living space. You’ll have more room to entertain friends and be able to enjoy outdoor relaxation while in the comfort of your home.
  8. Remodel now to enjoy the kitchen of your dreams. Installing a new stove, replacing countertops, or replacing your refrigerator can improve the function of your kitchen. Widely considered the heart of the home and where most people gather and spend time together, creating the right feel for your kitchen is essential. Remodelers also can help improve work flow in your kitchen with more open spaces and strategic placement of appliances.
  9. Remodel now to enjoy a luxurious bathroom. The bathroom is a place to get away, relax, and pamper oneself. Beyond daily grooming, bathrooms reinvigorate with spa bathtubs, massaging showers, vanities, and other amenities. Create the refuge you need at the end of a busy day. Just adding new cabinets, sink, flooring or tub can revitalize the bathroom and make it a quiet refuge for pampering. A 2006 NAHB analysis of data from the American Housing Survey found that adding a half bath can increase home value 10.5 percent and a full bath contributes 20 percent to home value.
  10. Remodel now to age in place or incorporate universal design features. Bringing in a remodeler experienced with universal design can greatly improve your home for accessibility. If your aging-in-place, recently acquired a disability, or just want a home easier to maneuver in, a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) can assess your home and remodel according to your specific needs. A CAPS remodeler can also help make your home visitable, so that an aging relative or friend with a disability can visit your home on the first floor.

2009 Star Award Winners Announced

Best Outdoor Living Space, Remodeler HNI Services

The 2009 Star Awards, presented by the Texas Association of Builders, showcases the outstanding work of builders, remodelers, architects, designers, sales and marketing professionals, construction professionals and industry leaders in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico. This statewide tribute to excellence recognizes the best in the homebuilding and remodeling industry.

The Star Awards Gala was held during the Sunbelt Builders Show at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, TX. The newly revamped awards program wowed participants and spectators alike with the aerial feats of Cirque Imagination, featuring the Vegas-style glitz of performers from Cirque Du Soleil.

The TAB Star Awards were established in 1992 and rank among the top home building awards ceremonies in the nation. With more than 75 categories and hundreds of entries, it is an impressive feat to be identified as a finalist, let alone a winner. The greater Houston area was well represented among the honorees, and GHBA would like to congratulate our many local winners.

Best Outdoor Living Space, Remodeler HNI Services

Houston Community Involvement & Support

Thank You for Your Support!

The Houston Boychoir Spring Concert thanks HNI Services for their support. “The Houston Boychoir continues to offer world-class vocal preparation to boys in the Houston are because of the support of individuals like you throughout our community. You are to be commended for encouraging the artistic and personal development of each boy in the Houston Boychoir and making possible their performances to audiences in Houston, in Texas, in the United States, and abroad. Thank you again for your support.”

Wendell W. Mendell & Pamala C. Henjum
Presidents, Friends of Houston Boychoir

Houston Community Involvement & Support

Dear Terry and the HNI Services Team,

Thank you for helping Lutheran South Academy score a grand slam success at its Field of Dreams Gala! Close to 300 people from Clear Lake and the surrounding areas attended the event at Minute Maid Park, and their feedback was 100% positive.

The Gala netted $68,500! Ninety percent of the profit is going toward the installation of our professional track in our new football field. We’ve broken ground on the track and invite you to come see it. Ten percent of the profit is going toward LSA’s scholarship assistance fund for families in need. Your advertising dollars went to very worthy causes, and LSA is very appreciative of you.

Thanks again for your support of LSA and have a blessed summer!

Liz Norman
LSA Gala Chair 2006

Houston Community Involvement & Support

Creek cadets lend a helping hand.

Clear Creek High School JROTC cadets successfully completed much needed repairs at the home of a less fortunate family in Bacliff.

Battalion Commander Kevin Grier spearheaded “Operation Community Aid” which included about twenty JROTC cadets divided into three teams doing yard work, painting, demolition, and minor construction.

The needy family was located by Special Projects Manager, Liz DeLeon with Interfaith Caring Ministries, and materials and professional assistance were provided by HNI Services, a local residential remodeling company.

The cadets said afterwards they were happy to volunteer their time and make a difference in the lives of someone less fortunate.