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Kamco New York Blog: January 2014

Building Insights: Queens Chamber of Commerce Gives 22 Awards 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014  by kamcony

We spoke to Queens AIA president Gino O. Longo, R.A (, about the current state of building in New York City, how the AIA lobbies Washington, and the most architecturally robust city he’s ever visited.

Longo is a past Queens Chamber of Commerce honoree, having received design awards on numerous occasions. At this year’s Queens Chamber of Commerce Annual Building Awards, 22 owners, architects, and builders were honored at the LaGuardia Marriott Hotel for categories that included: New Construction; Rehabilitation, Readaptive Use, Alteration, or Addition; Open or Enclosed Public Space; Interiors; and Public Space.

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Contractor’s Corner 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014  by kamcony

Robi Kirsic, CKBR, owner of TimeLine Renovations, Maspeth, NY

In business: Since 2007

First jobs: “I knew how to do a high-end renovation, I just didn’t have the clientele. People say never to work for friends and family, but I did, no problem. If you have a written contract, you tell someone you’re going to provide a service, and you provide that, no problem. Even those first jobs, no matter how much people were paying me, I always provided high-end service. That’s what people remember.” … read more top Top

Kamco: 75 Years and Counting 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014  by kamcony

2014 marks the 75th anniversary of Kamco Supply Corp. From its early days during the Depression, when it was a seasonal business, through its rapid growth in the 1960s, when the company diversified its product line, Kamco has endured in an industry that has grown and shifted. … read more top Top

The New American Home: NAHB International Builders Show 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014  by kamcony

When: Feb. 4-6, 2014
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center
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Tips for Remodelers Abound at NARI NYC/LI Contractor Show 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014  by kamcony

When: January 27, 2-8 pm
Where: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY
Admission: Free. Hot buffet included.

Contractors and remodelers looking for ways to maximize their client relationships and to source new business through design professionals will get an earful at NARI NYC/LI Chapter’s annual trade show. Guest speakers include David Lupberger, (“Managing the Emotional Homeowner”) and Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS (“Collaboration between Design and Contracting Professionals”).
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