Resources

Since Carpentry by Chris has been in business since 2000, we’ve made contacts within the construction community and found these following companies to offer quality products and services. We encourage you to contact these companies as well, when planning your next home improvement project.

Antiques

Antique Hardware and Home
(Antique Accessories)

Mac the Antique Plumber
(Plumbing, hardware, lighting)
916-454-4507

Monarch
(Decorative radiator enclosures)
201-507-5551

Old House Web
(Plumbing, hardware, doorknobs)

Rejuvenation
(Antique Lighting)
888-401-1900

Van Dyke’s Restores
(Restoration Hardware and Accessories)


Appliances

Amana Appliance
(Kitchen, laundry)
800-843-0304

Bosch Microwaves
(our preferred choice)

Frigidaire Home Products
(Kitchen, laundry)
800-374-4432

General Electric Appliances
(Kitchen, laundry)
800-626-2000

Jenn-Air
(Kitchen)
800-688-1100

Kitchenaid, Inc.
(Kitchen, laundry)
800-422-1230

Maytag Appliance
(Kitchen, laundry)
800-688-9900

National Kitchen and Bath Association
(Ideas and information)
800-NKBA-PRO

National Wheel-O-Vator
(Handicap Access)

Sears
(Kitchen, laundry)
800-549-4505

Sub-Zero Freezer, Inc.
(Built-in refrigerators and freezers)
800-222-7820

Viking Range Corporation
(Stoves, ovens)
888-855-5641

Whirlpool Corporation
(Kitchen, laundry)
800-253-1301

Wolf Appliance Company, LLC.
(Ranges, ovens, grills)
800-332-9513

Architectural Extras


Auton Motorized Systems
(Television lifts & Concealment systems)
661-257-9282
Armstrong
(Custom Ceilings)

Custom Iron
(Interior and Exterior Handrails)
800-732-7699

Home & Garden Television
(Home Trends)

IdeaStix, Inc
Peel & Stick Decorative Products
310-530-9965

Pittsburgh Corning
(Glass block walls & windows)

Specialty Concrete Products
(Engraving, stamping, custom countertops)
800-533-4702

Building Materials


Azek
(Wood replacement)

Bertch Cabinetry
(Custom cabinets)

Certain Teed
(Roofing, siding, insulation)

Crown Polymers
(Concrete adhesives)
888-732-1270

Cosella Dorken
(Waterproofing)

Duradek
(Composite decking)

Hardwood Information Center
800-377-wood

Icynene
(Insulation)

James Hardie
(Cement and siding)
888-542-7343

Kinetics
(Noise Control)
877-457-2695

Tamko
(Waterproofing, coating, roofing)
800-641-4691

USG
(Products for building walls)

Decking + Railing

Eberle Builders, Inc.
(Hidden deck fasteners)
800-GET-EBTY

Elk Composite Decking
(Decks, handrail, fencing)
866-322-7452

EON
(Alternative decking systems)
866-352-5366

The Footing Tube
(Decking stabilizers)
888-929-2011

Geo Deck
(Composite decking, railing)
877-804-0137

Lock Dry
(Aluminum decking systems)
800-711-1785

Master Mark
(Plastic lattice)
800-535-4838

Timber Tech
(Composite decking)
800-307-7780

Trex
(Composite decking)
800-289-8739

Eco-friendly

Alliance to Save Energy
202-857-0666

Bamboo Hardwoods
206-264-2414

Benjamin Moore Paint
(Low VOC Paint)

Bio Based Systems
(Foam Insulation)
800-803-5189

Building Green
(General Information)

Co-Op America
(Economic Action for a Just Planet)

Department of Energy (US)
(Renewable Energy)

Earth Weave
(Carpets made of Recycled Material)
702-278-8200

Efficient Windows Collaborative
(Energy Efficient Windows)

Iowa Energy Center
(General Energy Use Information)

Old Fashioned Milk Paint
(Non-toxic Paint)

Organic Cotton Plus
(Women for Healthy Homes)
866-784-0374

Rinnai
(Tankless Water Heater)

Rawganique
(Curtains and Mats made of Hemp)

Flooring

Abet Laminati
(Laminate flooring)
800-228-2238

Armstrong
(Flooring, ceiling décor, cabinets)
717-397-0611

Kiefer Floors
(Specialty, poolside flooring)
800-322-5440

Natural Cork
(Cork flooring)
800-404-2675

Tarkett Flooring
800-877-8453

Nevamar
(Decorative Surfaces)
800-638-4380

Noble
(Floor sealing)
800-878-5788

Nova
(Cork and linoleum floors)

Pergo
(Laminate flooring)
800-337-3746

Sierra Pine
(Composite flooring)
800-676-3339

Teregren
(Bamboo flooring)
800-929-6333

Wilsonart
(Flooring, laminates)

Worldwide Stone Corporation
602-438-1001

Hardware

Antique Hardware and Home
(Antique Accessories)

2 The Trade Group
(Decorative Hardware)
800-954-0002

Knobs-N-Pulls
(Modern Hardware)
877-666-KNOB
www.knobs-n-pulls.com

Laurey
(Cabinet Hardware)
800-252-8739

Nature’s Hardware
866-354-5337

Rejuvenation
(Antique Lighting)
888-401-1900

Heating & Air Conditioning

Arsco
(Radiator Enclosures)
800-543-7040

Broan
(Heating, AC, and Air Quality)
800-558-1711

Monarch
(Decorative radiator enclosures)
201-507-5551

Energy Federation Incorporated
(Energy efficient products)
800-379-4121

Sanyo
(Ventilation systems)

Reggio Registers
(Wood and metal grilles)
800-880-3090

Tamarack Technologies, Inc.
(Whole house fans)
www.tamtech.com

Warmly Yours
(Radiant floor heating)
800-875-5285

Home Centers

Gilcrest Jewett
(Lumber, etc.)
319-338-0089

Home Depot
(Home Improvement Center)
319-294-0480

Kitchen and Bath Distributing
(Cabinets and Countertops)
319-337-3374

Lowe’s
(Home Improvement Center)
800-888-0804

Menard’s
(Home Improvement Center)
319-358-9708

Randy’s Carpets and Interiors
(Carpet, tile, and laminate flooring)
319-354-4344

Lighting & Electrical Fixtures

Alkco
(Recess and surface lighting)
866-502-5526
www.alkco.com

Broan-NuTone
(Bath lighting)
800-558-1711

Casablanca Fan Company
(Ceiling fans)
800-227-2178

Cooper Lighting
(All lighting needs)
770-486-4800

Energy Federation Incorporated
(Fans and light bulbs)

Fan Shack
(Lighting and ceiling fans)
866-264-3267

Halo Lighting
(Can lights)
770-486-8095

Hunter Fan Company
(Ceiling fans)
901-743-1360

Juno Lighting
(Kitchen, bath and under cabinet lighting)
www.junolighting.com

Kichler
(Fixtures, scones)
www.kichler.com

Lamps Plus
(Vast lighting assortment)
800-782-1967

Lucifer Lighting
(Fiber optic lights)
651-456-0806

Luminaria
(Distinctive lighting)
800-638-5619

Philips Lighting Company
(Light bulbs)
800-631-1259

Rejuvenation Lamp and Fixture Company
(Scones, shades)
888-401-1900

Sea Gull Lighting Products, Inc.
(Under cabinet, track lighting)
800-347-5483

Task Lighting
(Multi Use)

W.A.C. Lighting
(Distinctive Lighting)

Miscellaneous: From Fire Protection to Playground Equipment


3M Fire Protection
(Products and information)
800-328-1687

Child Safe Products
(Playground flooring)
800-434-5616

Dream Kitchens
(Consultation and design)
847-933-9100

Leaf Filter
(Gutter screne)
269-685-0239
www.leaffilter.com

Pro-Tech
(Sleep solution center)
425-322-0300

Radon Monitors
(Information and testing)
937-746-4427

Window Well Pictures
(Appliqué for metal wells)

Paint, Stain, Sealers & More

Abatron
(Wood and concrete restoration)
262-653-2000

Aqua Mix
(Grout and sealants)
562-946-6877

Benjamin Moore
(Paint)
800-344-0400

Color Rite
(Custom caulk)
405-354-3644
www.colorriteinc.com

Kemiko
(Concrete stains and sealants)
903-587-3708

Rustoleum
(Oil and acrylic paint, spray paint)
800-553-8444

Sherwin Williams
(Custom paint and stain)
800-4SHERWIN

Plumbing Fixtures

Acryline
(Whirlpool tubs)
800-794-4667

American Shower and Bath
(Shower and bath)
800-355-2721

American Standard
(Plumbing products)
800-752-6292

Aqua Glass
(Bathtubs and showers)

Copper Development Association
(Trade Association)
www.copper.org

Coral Industries
(Tub and shower enclosures)

Delta Faucet Company
(Kitchen, bath)
800-345-3358

Elkay Manufacturing Company
(Stainless steel sinks)
630-572-3192

Ginger
(Fine bathroom accessories)
www.gingerco.com

Grohe
(Custom fixtures)
630-582-7711

Kindred Industries Limited
(Stainless steel, granite, sinks, faucets)
888-530-7406
www.kindred-sinkware.com

Kohler Company
(Kitchen, bath)
800-456-4537
www.kohler.com

Love Plumbing
(Vast amount of fixtures)
www.terrylove.com

Moen
(Kitchen, bath)
800-BUY-MOEN

Price Pfister
(Faucets)
800-381-8837

Rannai
(Water heaters)

Sign of the Crab
(Brass faucets)
916-638-2722

Sloan Flush Valve
(Plumbing valves)
800-9-VALVE-9
www.sloanvalve.com

Sterling Plumbing Group
(Kitchen, bath)
888-STERLING

Strom Plumbing
(Antique fixtures)
916-638-2722

Teka
(Sinks, faucets)
800-419-9344

Professional Organizations & Affiliations

Energy and Environmental Building Association
(Residential energy efficiency)
952-881-1098

Home Builders Association
(Greater Iowa City Area)
319-351-5333

National Association of Home Builders
(General information for builders and consumers)
800-368-5242
www.nahb.com

National Association of the Remodeling Industry
(Guides and references)
800-661-6274
www.nari.org

Radon Testing

National Safety Council
(Test kits and information)
800-767-7236
800-664-6999

Radon Information Center
(Testing and information)
800-AIR-CHEK

Spruce
(Radon mitigation fans)
800-355-0901
www.spruce.com

Siding

CertainTeed
(Roofing, insulation, siding)
800-782-8777

Crane
(Performance siding)
800-366-8472

Fullback
(Thermal support backing)
800-860-3626

Heartland
(Array of siding designs)
800-432-7801

Norandex
(Several siding options)

Tools & Equipment

Bob’s Tools
(Electricity tools)
888-845-7500

Fein Tools
(Power tools)

Garrett Wade
(Woodworking and shop)
800-221-2942

Hartville Tools
(Project tools)
800-345-2396
www.hartvilletool.com

Klingspor’s Woodworking Shop
(Vast amount of woodworking tools)
800-228-0000

Milwaukee
(Power tools)

My Tool Store
(Complete on-line tool store)
800-347-5096
www.mytoolstore.com

Pro-Tect
(Products for protecting interior during remodeling)
800-545-0826

Sears
(Many name brand tools)

System One
(Modular truck equipment)
800-627-9783
www.systemoneracks.com

Veto Pro Pac
(Durable tool bags)
877-847-1443

Woodworker’s Supply
(Vast amount of tools)
800-645-9292

Interior & Exterior Trim

Azek
(Wood replacement)
www.azek.com

BH Davis
(Radius millwork specialists)
860-923-2771

Flex Moulding
(Designer trim)
800-307-3357

Moisture Shield
(Composite trim)
866-729-2378

Wrap N’ Snap
(Composite trim)

Shutter Craft, Inc.
(Quality wood shutters)
203-245-2608

Vintage Woodworkers
(Antique trim and millwork)
www.vintagewoodworks.com

White River
(Hardwood trim)
www.mouldings.com

Windsor One
(Specialty mouldings)
707-838-7101

Windows & Doors

Anderson
(Windows and doors)
800-426-4261

Bilco
(Storm cellar doors)
203-934-6363

Efficient Windows Collaborative
(Window selection help)
202-530-2234

Kestrel Shutters
(Window shutters and hardware)
800-494-4321

Kolbe
(Windows and doors)

Jeld-Wen
(Windows and doors)
800-535-3936

National Fenestration Rating Council
(Window ratings)

Pella
(Windows and doors)

Sun-Tek
(Skylights)
407-859-2117

Therma-Tru
(Exterior doors)
800-843-7623

Velux
(Skylights)
800-88-VELUX

Weather Shield
(Windows)
800-477-6808

Wellcraft
(Egress window wells)
888-812-9545

Showers & Tub Enclosures

Aqua Glass
(Whirlpool tubs and multi piece shower systems)
731-632-2501

Basco
(Shower enclosures)

Harbor Bay
(Glass and mirror)
800-642-0444

Hy-Lite
(Glass block enclosures)
800-827-3691

Sound Proofing

Acousti Blok
(Sound proofing materials)
813-980-1400

dB Engineering
(Products and information)

Quiet Solution
(Ceiling, wall and floor sound proofing)
800-797-8438

Silent Source
(Sound barriers)
413-584-7944

Sound Sense
(Home theatre acoustics)
631-324-2266