UrbanBuilt has received the 2015 Finalist Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence for Small Businesses by the BBB of Greater Maryland!

UrbanBuilt 2015 BBB Torch Award Finalist

Last week UrbanBuilt received the Finalist Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Greater Maryland! The Torch Award is presented to companies that demonstrate commitment to high ethical standards in management practices, customer relations, and many more areas of business. Jason Watts, the Managing Partner of Sales & Operations, attended the ceremony where the BBB interviewed him to learn more about UrbanBuilt and what this award means to the Company. This is a monumental accomplishment as it provides proof of all of the hard work that goes on behind the scenes at UrbanBuilt.

Click here to see the interview that the BBB of Greater Baltimore did with Jason Watts. The interview video is also up on the UrbanBuilt Facebook & LinkedIn accounts.

Update: Hard at Work at Callow Avenue in Baltimore

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UrbanBuilt’s largest residential contracting project to date at Callow Avenue in Baltimore, MD is coming along nicely! This project is an 8-home full-gut renovation in the heart of Baltimore that we have been working on since late spring of 2015. We recently completed a lot of the framing and insulation at these 8 homes but there is still some construction work to be done before they are complete and ready to be moved into. Here are some of the previous updates that we’ve done on Callow Avenue:

Construction Begins at Callow

Huge Progress Made at Callow

Callow Starting to Come Together

Dedication Ceremony! 

Update: Construction at Nailah’s Kitchen in Full Effect!

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The new commercial construction project for Nailah’s Kitchen is coming along nicely as the UrbanBuilt construction team finishes laying the concrete floor for their new location. Nailah’s Kitchen is an exciting project for us to work on as they bring authentic Senegalese cuisine and Halal food to the city of Baltimore. To keep up-to-date on all of UrbanBuilt’s projects, including Nailah’s Kitchen, follow UrbanBuilt on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Introducing Valerie Taylor – Our New Administrative Assistant

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To support and improve all of our daily functions in the office, UrbanBuilt has hired Valerie Taylor as our new Administrative Assistant! Valerie is the newest essential piece of UrbanBuilt’s customer service process as she directs clients to the right place and keeps everything in the office organized. Not only does Valerie help keep UrbanBuilt structured, but she also energizes the office and makes everyone else’s job easier. We are all excited to welcome Valerie to the UrbanBuilt team!

Update: Nailah’s Kitchen gets a New Look at a New Location

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Construction is underway at a Halal Restaurant in Baltimore, MD called Nailah’s Kitchen. Nailah’s Kitchen is unique restaurant that specializes in Halal food and is renowned for their sandwiches. Demolition has only just begun so there is still a lot of work to be done, but make sure to continue to check our blog and UrbanBuilt’s Facebook to keep up with the progress of this one-of-a-kind restaurant.

Take a look at our previous updates on Nailah’s Kitchen:

Construction Begins at Nailah’s Kitchen

UrbanBuilt Nominated for the BBB 2015 Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence

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Every year the BBB (Better Business Bureau) hands out Torch Awards to 4 companies who demonstrate integrity and high ethical standards. UrbanBuilt was lucky enough to be nominated for the BBB Torch Awards for 2015 in the small business category. This is the 2nd time that UrbanBuilt has been nominated for this award after being chosen as one of the candidates for the 2013 BBB Torch Awards. Our application is very in-depth and almost ready to turn for the deadline on August 27th. In a few weeks we will be finding out if we are one of the finalists for the award, so wish us luck and check back to see if we qualified to be a finalist!

Tuesday’s Tool Box Tips – Ways to make any room appear bigger

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Having large rooms in a house isn’t always an option, but there are ways that you can make any room look bigger than it actually is. Here are a few tips to make any area in the home appear roomy and optimize the space available.

  • Let in natural light when possible. This allows for the room to connect with the outside world and gives the room a much more spacious feel. Large windows can make a room look more open and give it an almost limitless like feel.
  • Use mirrors in strategic ways to add depth to a room. Mirrors not only reflect light, which adds onto the previous point, but they also add a ton of depth to a room. Adding mirrors into a room tricks the eye into thinking that there is more space available while also making it look less cluttered.
  • Bright/light paint colors can make a world of difference. Small rooms can be completely transformed by changing the paint into a lighter or brighter color. Lighter colors reflect light better and really optimize the look of a room.
  • Maximize your space by getting rid of unnecessary clutter. The more organized a room is, the more space available for furniture or activities. Using creative storage options can help eliminate the amount of things laying around while also giving the area more open space.
  • Wall-mounted TV’s save space for other furniture. Mounting a TV onto the wall is a smart option that removes the need for a piece of furniture for the TV to sit on. This can allows for more room to have other furniture, or just create more open space for activities.

With these tips, some planning and some reorganizing you can help make a 1,000 square foot apartment look almost double the size without much effort! To see all of UrbanBuilt’s updates make sure to follow us on Facebook and feel free to give us any suggestions of home improvement tips that you want to hear.