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November 4, 2014

Renovating your home can be an exciting and rewarding process, whether you are making modest changes to one or two rooms, or you are creating your dream home.

But for every successful renovation we hear about, it seems we see a dozen more on TV of things that have gone wrong. And that’s what Steve Barkhouse, Amsted Design-Build President and Leanne Cusack will share with you on CTV News at Noon on Tuesday, November 4th – the good, the bad and the ugly of home renovation.

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October 6, 2014

Amsted is proud to have been recognized for two awards at the 2014 Housing Design Awards.

Organized by the Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association, the 31st annual gala was held on Saturday, October 4th at the Ottawa Convention Centre.

Joining forces with Chuck Mills Residential Design & Development, Amsted was first called to the stage in the category of Renovation $500,000-$749,999 for the transformation of a cottage-style home into this Arts & Crafts-inspired beauty. (Also named a 2014 finalist in the categories of Custom Kitchen 191-219 sq.ft., Custom Bathroom over 91 sq.ft. and Green Renovation Entire Home.)

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October 1, 2014

On a beautiful September afternoon, Amsted opened the doors of our newest Living Room to neighbours, local business owners, valued trade partners, and past clients.

Owners Steve Barkhouse and Kirk Haw were joined by Councillor Peter Clarke to cut the ribbon and officially open the completely renovated space. Guests enjoyed a tour of the Living Room, an abundance of refreshments from neighbour Golden Star Chinese Food, and a unique display of some of Amsted’s past projects.

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September 23, 2014

Steve Barkhouse, owner of Amsted Design-Build will appear on CTV News at Noon with Leanne Cusack on Tuesday, September 23rd, discussing fall routines.

For most people, September is a time of transition. Summer holidays have come to an end, the kids are back in school and new activities have begun. The weather mirrors this transition, as cooler temperatures and falling leaves ease us into the upcoming autumn and winter seasons.

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September 22, 2014

Amsted is excited to announce the Grand Opening of our second Living Room Client Centre on Thursday, September 25th. With doors opening at 3:00pm, renovation enthusiasts, neighbours and businesses are encouraged to stop by and enjoy a tour of newly renovated 17 Springfield Road.

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August 18, 2014

The REMODELING 550 is a list of the nation’s largest residential renovation companies. Compiled by Remodeling Magazine, companies are divided into four categories: full service/design-build; replacement/specialty; insurance restoration; franchisors.

Amsted is proud to have been named #44 and the only Canadian company on the list of 300 full-service remodelers. Amsted’s sister company Restore-All Corporation also secured a spot on the list of insurance restoration companies.

For complete details and industry statistics, click here to be taken to Remodeling Magazine.

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