Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Jay Cravagan, a highly skilled and knowledgeable general contractor with more than 30 years of residential and commercial remodeling experience, has recently been hired as Project Manager for Superior Builders and Remodelers, a remodeling contractor in the San Francisco Bay Area.
“At the rate Superior Builders has grown in 2013-2014 due to the turnaround in the housing market, it made perfect sense to hire a talented individual like Jay as Project Manager,” said David Lorber, owner of Superior Builders and Remodelers. “Jay will be bring many strengths to our company. He’ll be involved in all phases, from preconstruction to final installation, to supervising several work crews and bringing his building expertise to bear on every facet of a job. Jay has worked on almost every type of construction project, from whole-house remodels and room additions to high-rise condominiums to a wide range of commercial building projects.”
“I have worn every conceivable hat in small- to medium-scale construction,” Cravagan said, “from carpenter to shop foreman, to estimator and superintendent to business owner. It runs the gamut. So when David asked me if I’d like to come aboard as general manager I said yes without hesitation."
In recent years, Lorber said, Superior Builders, like many construction firms, has been impacted by the housing crisis and economic recession. “But beginning in 2013 we started seeing a more vibrant housing market and demand started to grow. I began to realize then that I needed someone with Jay’s skill to supervise the company’s residential remodeling projects.”
For his part Cravagan is clearly enthusiastic about the opportunity. “I have known Dave Lorber for nearly ten years and developed a tremendous regard for his talents, his integrity and his success,” he said. “It’s my great pleasure and privilege to be asked to bring the depth of my experience to Superior Builders and Remodelers and help grow it into an even more profitable company.”
Cravagan added that it’s an ideal time to for residential remodeling for those seeking to buy a home and for those who’ve previously put off remodeling due to an unpredictable housing market. Mortgage rates have remained surprising low according to industry professionals, widening the pool of potential home buyers throughout northern California.
“We’re seeing with existing homeowners that many are upgrading to take advantage of low interest rates," Lorber added, "while others sense it’s time to sell, knowing they can recoup their costs after years of an unpredictable housing market–a scary roller coaster ride for many people,” he emphasized. “And remodeling certainly pays off. As a homeowner you can often recover remodeling expenses, or recoup them and make a healthy profit, when you sell your home.”
According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2014 Cost vs. Value Report, Attic bedroom remodels, kitchen remodels and basement remodels of high quality, recoup 135.2%, 111.7% and 117.8% respectively. Many other examples of remodeling jobs that recoup costs are cited in the report
Lorber is confident that with Jay Cravagan as Project Manager, Superior Builders and Remodelers can better meet the remodeling needs of SF Bay Area residents, for whatever their reason they choose, whether it’s for improved living space, better quality of life or adding financial value to their home.
Superior Builders and Remodelers is an Oakland based, second generation construction firm serving the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in 1947, Superior Builders has a reputation for expert craftsmanship and a steadfast commitment to integrity, quality and customer service.
For further information: Visit us at http://www.superiorbaybuilders.com/ Phone: 510- 658-7252 David(at)SuperiorBayBuilder(dot)com