CertainTeed launches Exterior Home Makeover Contest
CertainTeed is encouraging homeowners to grab their video cameras and document their wish lists for a dream outdoor living space. This summer, one winner will receive $75,000 worth of exterior building products, including installation, through the 2013 CertainTeed $75,000 Exterior Living Spaces Home Makeover Video Facebook Contest.
To enter the contest, homeowners should upload an upbeat, creative 30- to 90-second video to CertainTeed’s Living Spaces Facebook page, explaining why their home needs a facelift using CertainTeed’s selection of polymer, fiber cement, insulated and vinyl siding, roofing, housewrap, decking, railing, fence and trim.
CertainTeed will be accepting entries through 11:50 p.m. EDT on June 11. CertainTeed will announce the winner on or about June 21.
Video entries will appear on the CertainTeed Living Spaces Facebook contest page, where visitors can vote for their favorite until 11:59 p.m. EDT June 18. The top 10 videos will then go before CertainTeed judges. The winning family will also star in a series of Facebook and YouTube video webisodes featuring their home’s remarkable transformation.
Nine runners-up will each receive $500 exterior living spaces prize packages.
HD Supply files for IPO
The industrial and construction supplies company, formerly a division of The Home Depot, was taken private in 2007.
The company’s ticker symbol and exchange remain undisclosed, but a filing expects the IPO to generate $1 billion.
Bain Capital, Carlyle Group and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, took the company private for $8.5 billion in 2007. Home Depot continues to hold a 12.4% stake in the company.
In Arizona, a new president for Sunny Plumber
Allen Crick has been named president, Arizona operations for Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning Repairmen and The Sunny Plumber. The two companies, which are part of Phoenix Peach, serve the Phoenix and Tucson areas with year-round plumbing, air conditioning and heating services.
“We are fortunate to have a seasoned operator like Allen Crick taking the lead in our Arizona operations,” said Ken Goodrich, principal investor of Phoenix Peach. “I am confident that Allen and his team will take Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning Repairmen and The Sunny Plumber to the market-leader position by providing world-class service to Arizona’s families and businesses, as well as providing a challenging and rewarding workplace for our associates. Allen will be a significant asset to the future of Phoenix Peach, Goettl Good Guys and The Sunny Plumber.”
Crick’s career includes 20 years of industry experience. Most recently he spent eight years serving in executive roles with two of the industry’s leading nationwide companies. In addition, Crick has developed, grown and sold two private HVAC companies that were purchased by a national consolidator. Now with Phoenix Peach, Crick plans to use his experience building teams and setting new standards for business performance to develop Goettl Good Guys and The Sunny Plumber into the premier providers of plumbing, air conditioning and heating services in Arizona, as Goodrich envisioned when starting the company.
“Arizona has a unique set of weather patterns, which prove challenging to home owners,” said Crick. “From our winter visitors whose home plumbing and cooling systems sit unused for months out of the year, to growing families with pools and whole house water systems, different challenges are posed to our team at different times of the year. I’m looking forward to tackling those challenges head on.”