Sandy Still Raining Down On New Jersey Shore
Nearly six months later — almost time for the summer season — Jersey Shore homeowners are still dealing with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Sandy: uninhabitable homes and neighborhoods where there’s so much mold in the air that it makes your eyes water. According to John Quaregna, owner of Jay Cue Construction in North Bergen, N.J., there are thousands of families still living with friends or relatives or in shelters, still homes upside down, and more than a thousand boats missing. Quaregna, who has his own vacation home on the Jersey Shore, is inundated with work, much of it helping homeowners deal with the second wave of devastation — unscrupulous contractors and the realities of their insurance policies. He recently spoke with REMODELING senior editor Stacey Freed: Read More
What I Like: Aluminum Railings
What it is: The U.S.-made powder-coated aluminum railings come in eight standard colors and are made from recycled and recyclable materials.
Why he likes it: For Quaregna, Carfaro railings have been a big seller for three years. Most of his clients who choose the aluminum railing also choose Azek cellular PVC decking for a complete maintenance-free deck system. Read More
Promoting Excellence with Uniforms
Employees of Jay-Cue Construction in North Bergen, N.J., have a closet full of clothing from the company. President John Quaregna provides his staff with a full work uniform that includes T-shirts, five pairs of pants, sweaters, sweatshirts, three-season jackets, windbreakers, and boots. Read More
PROFESSIONAL REMODELER MAGAZINE:
In Sandy’s Wake: On the Ground in New Jersey
Remodelers in areas hit by Superstorm Sandy are already feeling the ripple effect of the storm on their business. Many remodelers have reached out to their customers in an effort to assess damages, which primarily consist of roof damage on residential and commercial properties caused by high wind and uprooted/fallen trees. Read More
Remodeler’s Exchange: Preparing for Natural Disasters
This month, the Remodeler’s Exchange features two remodeling professionals who have extensive experience in dealing with natural-disaster emergency repair and insurance restoration work.
Professional Remodeler’s Tom Swartz spoke with David Caputo and John Quaregna about how to prepare your business for storm work and how to handle clients following a natural disaster. Read More
FOR RESIDENTIAL PROS:
Master Design Award 2006
In its 28th year, the Master Design Awards has set a precedent within the design community of residential remodelers. With 300+ entries, this year’s program was extremely competitive in all 21 categories — from extravagant whole-house renovations to the essential challenges of designing an accessible home. Read More
Plan Spring Home Work Now
When spring arrives and birds start chirping and flowers bloom, homeowners young and old turn their thoughts to remodeling and additions. Yet it’s in the dead of winter when planning should start for a job to begin in early spring. That way, it might even be done in time for that summer graduation party, wedding reception or family reunion. Read More
John Quaregna, CR. is very proud and honored of all the national and regional awards his company has collected over the years.
- NARI- New Jersey Contractor of the Year Award (16 times)
- NARI- National Contractor of the Year Award (1989)
- NARI Regional Contractor of the Year Award (9 times)
- Chrysalis Regional Remodelers of the Year
- Remodeling Magazine 1997- Big 50 Award as One of the Top 50 Companies in the Country
- Awarded the Remodeling News Magazine- “Innovation in Construction Award” (2 times)
NARI 2011 Professional Award:
The Professionalism Award is presented to a NARI member who has shown exceptional leadership, devotion, dedication, and accomplishment through his or her efforts to promote NARI as a professional organization. The NARI Achievement Awards are bestowed on an annual basis to recognize outstanding achievements by an individual, company, or chapter that has worked to promote or enhance the professional remodeling industry. Watch the Video
John Quaregna’s Award for Young Remodeling Professionals:
The John Quaregna Award for Young Remodeling Professionals is to encourage young remodeling professionals to participate in NARI, and to thank and reward their efforts in hopes that they will continue to stay involved and promote positive ethics to the remodeling industry.
Candidates should have a track record of promoting NARI standards and the image of the professional remodeler to the industry, locally or nationally, to the public, through local media and through promotion of awards and other community efforts, and to their company. They should have a record of encouraging employees or coworkers to attend educational programs and certification modules. Watch the Video