Remodeling Industry pays tribute to Denver Electrical Contractor
DENVER, CO — Allstar Electrical Services in Denver, CO was named Subcontractor of the Year by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry in 2007. The honor is especially significant, says Allstar Electrical Services founder Gary Stone, as the remodeling industry becomes an ever-more significant player in the United States economic rankings.
During the 1970s and ‘’80s, home remodeling expenditures tripled nationwide and in the next decade, between 1980 and 1990, expenditures jumped another 250%. Federal government agencies only began collecting data on the remodeling industry as separate from the home building sector as recently as five years ago. As early as 2003, expenditures for home remodeling accounted for 2% of the nation’s economy, nearly one quarter of a billion a year at a reported $233 billion.
Homeowners are choosing to stay put and reinvest in their existing residence vs. moving, says Stone, who claims that is one of the smartest economic moves a homeowner can make in an uncertain climate of rising home mortgage rates, increasing foreclosures and leveling appreciation.
Electrical panel upgrades are the most common improvement in the remodeling sector. Since the late 1990s, Allstar Electrical Services has serviced homeowners seeking panel upgrades as well as providing electrical contracting and repair services for residential and commercial property owners plus property management companies in Colorado. The company has won three other awards for electrical construction in 2007 from the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC).
Service upgrades to residences built in the ‘40s-‘50s-‘60s means significantly more outlets, says Stone. He cites the fact that a single home office workstation requires more than a dozen outlets and power surge protectors for basic electronics including a computer, monitor, printer, keyboard, desk lamp, calculator, telephone fax and scanner plus laptop, pencil sharpener, radio and TV.
Security is another improvement homeowners seek today, says Stone whose company wires fire and burglar alarm systems along with motion-controlled lighting like the 400-watt halogen wall-pack light fixtures that boost security to the next level. Security and lighting go hand-in-hand, particularly perimeter lighting, one of the best deterrents to intruders. In addition to installing power and lighting, Allstar Electrical Services installs CCTV and card access systems, used both in high end residences and businesses and multi-family residential developments.
Some of the most popular features that residential homeowners include in their remodeling projects—features that Allstar Electrical Services routinely installs—are: under-cabinet kitchen lighting, mini-pendants, in-floor lighting, chandeliers in rooms like the bathroom vs. the dining room, built-in coffee pots and blenders, warming ovens and billiards lighting are commonplace anymore, Stone adds. “Our job at Allstar Electrical Services is to bring homes into the 21st Century so that owners can access as much power as they require without draping extension cords through the house and into the yard.”
For information, contact Gary Stone at 303-399-7420 or visit Allstar Electrical Services on the web at www.allstarelectrical.com