To do a common thing uncommonly well brings success. – Henry J. Heinz
Homeowner’s have probably heard of Avalon Exteriors or seen their advertisements run locally for the past 17 years here in New Fairfield. Their work with exterior home renovations, including energy conservative windows and doors, have come highly recommended within the lake communities and beyond. Owner Gary Kull’s background has helped him create a platform for his business base today. Gary gained a wealth of knowledge working both with his Dad and within other segments of the industry. As a twenty year old while attending the University of Maryland he made his living by establishing Kull’s Contracting, a one man business. Then in the late 70’s, along with a partner, he opened Washington Building Supply in Maryland and the District of Columbia. From that point on it was all about a professional approach to sales, marketing, purchasing, craftsmanship and overall business efficiencies with an ever so present eye on our homeowner’s full satisfaction.
With his industry experience and after running the company for many years, Gary joined Mastic Corporation (division of Bethlehem Steel), our nation’s number one vinyl siding manufacturer (now Alcoa) where he took on the responsibilities of their independent wholesale distributors and their contractor/builder client base. He then moved on to CetainTeed Corporation (industry leader #2) in a similar capacity before embarking with the opening of Avalon. These Fortune 500 Companies provided a springboard of education and experience prevalent in the elements of today’s Avalon.
“The process of walking our customers through their project from start to finish is unparalleled in today’s marketplace. When purchasing a home today people don’t buy the individual elements of their home – windows, doors, kitchen – they buy a home with a nice yard and property they like in a neighborhood and town that they want to live in. When it comes time for a face lift with renovations our customer’s attention becomes centered on each area of interest with their new needs and wants. It’s nice to be able to help families take their blank canvas and enhance not only the value of the house with improvements, but also their new found love of their home”, says Mr. Kull. In addition to the added value and new aesthetics, the increased energy efficiencies will save money every month with considerable added comfort.
Any big box stores can supply materials for a project or home renovation, but it takes a professional like Gary and his team at Avalon to be able to educate clients on what they are purchasing. “We want our customers to learn about our products and trust that they are getting something reliable and worth their money,” says Mr. Kull, “you could get a cheap door from a big box store but then you still need to figure out how to get the door installed, work on the trim, probably repaint the area. After it’s all said and done, you could have spent your money better.” Avalon Exteriors covers all exterior needs – roofing, doors, siding, and windows and for over 30 years, Mr. Kull’s clients have touted not only his work, but also his professionalism.
As their mission states, Avalon strives to provide the best craftsmanship a homeowner can expect utilizing quality product lines assuring the short and long term objectives for preserving the value, beauty, safety, and efficiency of the home. Mr. Kull extends his thoughts on the company’s mission by sharing a personal belief that it is more important to pick one thing and do it well than to try to do many things. “We don’t have any plans to extend our company to include interior design or other specialties. We have found that we do exteriors really well and plan to stick to it – that way we know we are giving our customers our best every time.”
Avalon Exteriors is a (VSI) Vinyl Siding Institute certified company, an EPA-approved lead renovator, and OSHA compliant. Avalon is actively involved in recycling all previously demoed products. Avalon selects only professional-grade, quality-crafted products from leading U.S. manufacturers, including Amish made ProVia doors and windows. For each job, Gary collaborates with customers to determine their needs, considers various options, then matches the right product to the job while also taking into consideration the overall cost and energy-efficiency. Custom sizes to fit any home design are also available. Gary educates his customers on the product by bringing samples to their home and walking them through the process from start to finish. Give him a call at (203) 746-8844 or visit his website at www.avalonco.com for any of your exterior home improvement projects.