Welsh Construction wins 2 Remodeler of Year...


Welsh Construction wins 2 Remodeler of Year awards

Welsh Construction Remodeling Co. won two 1996 Remodeler of the Year Awards from the Maryland Improvement Contractors Association, continuing its string of having won at least one award from MICA every year since 1985.

Welsh took Best Kitchen Remodeling honors for a home in Riviera Beach and Best Commercial Project for its work on a collapsed roof at a plant on Hollins Ferry Road.

"This honor means more to us with each passing year, coming as it does from our peers within the industry," Welsh President Sydney S. Kemper said. "The competition seems to get tougher every year, and we are deeply honored to be recognized in this way for the 12th consecutive year," he added.

Company offers class for those seeking license

O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors is offering the course "Principles & Practices in Real Estate" through its Licensing School to help individuals pursuing a real estate license prepare for the Maryland state exam.

The course is scheduled for April 30 to June 21 at the Annapolis Plaza office, 410-224-2200; May 17 to July 14 at the Severna Park office, 410-647-2222; and May 20 to July 17 at the Timonium office, 410-252-2111.

Registration, tuition, books and materials are included in $295 fee.

Free workshop offered to home sellers

Harbel Housing Partnership is sponsoring a free workshop for home sellers from 6: 30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Wednesday at the Perry Hall Library, 9400 Belair Road.

Topics will include methods of selling a house, preparing a property for sale, home inspection, financing pre-sale repairs, and mortgages for the seller's next home.

Information or reservations: 410-444-2100.

News in brief

Coldwell Bankerwas rated the No. 1 real estate services franchiser and the ninth-fastest growing franchise in the January issue of Entrepreneur magazine. This is the 18th year the publication has run its Franchise 500. Coldwell Banker Grempler Realty Inc has 19 offices in Maryland.

Chapel Valley Landscape Co. won two Grand Awards in the 27th Annual Environmental Improvement Awards Program sponsored by the Associated Landscape Contractors of America. The Woodbine firm was honored for "executing quality landscaping projects" on the Hock home in Catonsville and a residence in Washington.

Chapel Valley Landscape Co. said Rick Clelan, George Glattes, Bruce Keck and Michael Ritgert passed the exam to become certified water auditors sponsored by the Irrigation Association.

The Hire Power, a personnel recruiting and training company for the new home sales industry, has opened for business at the Columbia Gateway Center. Principals are Hazel Hall and Sheila Argenbright, who formerly worked together at Builders 1st Choice.

O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors said Roger Clark, a sales associate in its Bel Air/Abingdon office, earned the Certified Residential Specialist designation from the Residential Sales Council of the Realtors National Marketing Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.

The Shelter Group said Patrick Duffy and Adrian Rosenthal received 1996 Archon Achievement Awards for their "exceptional performance in property management" while overseeing three properties owned by the Archon Group of Dallas.

Washington Homes reports it delivered 298 houses during the second quarter of fiscal year 1997, a 36 percent increase over the 219 for the same period last year. The Landover-based company received 312 new orders valued at $47.9 million. For the six-month period, which ended Jan. 31, Washington Homes delivered 579, 25 percent higher than the 465 for the first six months of fiscal 1996. New orders for the period increased 36 percent to 639 homes worth $102.2 million.

On the move

All County Title LLC said Bonnie Marie Honchar joined the company as marketing representative and settlement officer in Harford and Cecil counties.

Champion Realty said Sue Quick joined the Annapolis office as a sales associate. Quick holds the Graduate Realtors Institute, Certified Residential Specialist and Certified Buyer Broker designations from the National Association of Realtors.

The Columbia Bank named Nancy E. Clarkson residential mortgage director and manager. Formerly a branch manager for Provident Mortgage Corp., she will work in Columbia's Heaver Plaza branch in Towson. Clarkson has a degree from Atlantic Community College. She is also a registered nurse and licensed real estate agent.

Hagan & Hamilton Custom Builders said Paul Daniel Long joined the company as a marketing and sales consultant in its Timonium office.

HomeStar, a national remodeling company, appointed Craig R. Friesz human resource manager and Russell L. Wertz national installation manager. HomeStar manufactures and sells siding, replacement windows and kitchen cabinets through offices in Baltimore; Lorton, Va.; Philadelphia; Kansas City; St. Louis; Dallas and Atlanta.

Kann & Associates named Marie-Therese Giguere project architect and Curt Schaefer, project designer for the Baltimore-based architectural firm. Giguere has a master's degree in architecture from State University of New York at Buffalo. She is a part-time instructor for architectural courses at Hood College. Schaefer has a bachelor of science degree in architecture from Temple University.

O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors appointed Ross Mackesey manager of the firm's Timonium office. He previously served as principal of Mackesey Marketing Strategies, a brokerage and consulting firm he founded in 1988. Mackesey was once the first vice president and director of O'Conor's New Homes and Land Division.

Pub date: 4/27/97

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