Jason Rossi Makes List of 15 Best General Contractors in St. Petersburg

Jason Rossi – Rossi Construction

Jason Rossi – Rossi ConstructionThe city of St. Petersburg is second in size only to Tampa, it maintains a vibrant art scene and vision to become a city of limitless opportunity. St. Petersburg has a population of nearly 245,000 and it continues to grow and, with new growth, comes the need for new construction and remodeling. Local families and both large and small companies in the city are looking to hire general contractors to oversee their design and build needs. The site www.builddirect.com took the guesswork out of hiring a general contractor by building a list of the fifteen best contractors working in and around St. Petersburg. Our own Jason Rossi made that list, take a look at the full article here and do not forget to vote for Jason in the poll.

Tampa Residential Remodeling Specialist Discusses Home Remodeling for Veterans

Tampa residential remodeling specialists, Rossi Construction, Inc. issued an informative announcement to veterans across Tampa on Wednesday.  The topic of discussion was home improvement and modification programs offered by the VA to accommodate injured veterans as they move back home after receiving medical care.

Jason Rossi explained that there are currently three types of grants available, but discussed two of popular grants.

Rossi explained that the first type of grant available to injured veterans is a Home Improvement and Structural Alteration Grant (HISA).  The HISA grant offers financial resources to disabled veterans to make modifications to their homes to improve the overall access and mobility within the house.  Rossi explained that a particular focus is put on facilitating ease of use in the bathrooms.  It is not a requirement that the disability be service related, or service incurred, but veterans with service incurred injuries will be eligible for up to $6,800.00 in grant funding.

Jason Rossi went on to explain that eligibility for a HISA grant requires a doctor’s diagnosis that explains the medical reasoning for needing the home modifications, as well as bids from three contractors who conduct work similar to that of Rossi Construction, Inc. for the proposed cost of the work.  Appropriate paperwork can be obtained from the local VA hospital in either Tampa or St. Petersburg.  It is possible that the veteran can have these home modifications completed on a home he or she does not own, as long as the homeowner has approved of the work.

Rossi explained that the second type of grant available to injured veterans is a Specially Adapted Housing Grant (SAH).  The SAH grant provides financial resources to veterans for home modifications to make their house accessible to wheelchairs.  He explained this grant is ONLY available to veterans with service incurred disabilities; very often the type brought about by recent deployment and improvised explosive devices.  The maximum amount allowable under SAH grants is a total of close to $64,000.00.

A veteran must have a service incurred disability that has resulted in the loss of function in at least one leg, if he or she is to qualify for a SAH grant.

Rossi Construction, Inc. is a general contractor located in Tampa Florida.  Rossi Construction specializes in residential and commercial construction.  Rossi has been building excellence by design since 1979.  Rossi Construction, Inc. can be found online by visiting http://www.jrossiconstruction.com.

Tampa Residential Remodeling Specialist Offers Remodeling Tips

Tampa residential remodeling specialists Rossi Construction, Inc. issued a guide to homeowners considering the remodel or expansion of an existing kitchen.

Keeping in mind that scores of articles and checklists already exist regarding evaluation tips and tricks, owner Jason Rossi focused his attention on the concept of safety.  Rossi feels that too many Tampa homeowners make a review superficial, looking no further than the ugly old appliances or out of date cabinets.  “There really are bigger ideas a homeowner needs to consider,” explained Rossi.  In order to get it all across in fewer than 500 words, he broke the topic into three distinct sections all of which are tied to safety.

Rossi began by explaining that the amount space that is available on countertops, in cabinets and on the floors will matter.  The position of appliances in the home, or the shape of countertop frontage, may eat space and establish a dangerous path between work stations.  All remodeling should try to accommodate all possible uses for a kitchen countertop.

Children are not a question all homeowners will immediately take into account but their role in a household really matters when a kitchen remodel is being considered.  Rossi explained that a lot of kitchen remodels will depend on if a homeowner is raising children, the ages of the kids and if they plan to add to their family in the near future.  If a family is being built, it may make sense to have a kitchen geared toward cooking larger meals and lower cabinets that are safer for kids.  This may include the installation of some appliances, like the microwave, in a manner that makes it accessible to all.

Rossi closed with the discussion of evaluating a kitchen to determine whether it is easily accessible to someone with disabilities or if the home kitchen will work as the homeowner ages.  Considering both of these issues now ensures that there will be no need for adaptation in the future.

It is suggested that a Tampa homeowner make a checklist of any problems or problem areas in a kitchen and keep notes of which features they prefer to lose in a remodel.  A list will make it easier when it comes time to sit down with a representative from a top Tampa residential remodeling firm.

Rossi Construction, Inc. is a general contractor based in Tampa, Florida.  Rossi Construction, Inc. specializes in all types of local residential and commercial construction.  Rossi Construction, Inc. works in both Tampa, Florida and St. Petersburg, Florida.  Rossi Construction, Inc. has been building excellence by design since 1979 and can be found online by visiting http://www.jrossiconstruction.com.

Tampa Residential Remodeling Specialist on Instagram

Rossi Construction, Inc. announced that the Tampa, Florida residential remodeling specialist had joined the fast growing ranks of businesses on the social media platform Instagram.  The image based social media platform is Rossi Construction, Inc.’s social media account and will be used to host before and after images of all remodeling projects.  There are plans to launch a Pinterest account as the Instagram followers begin to grow.

Rossi Construction, Inc. has been interacting with readers and homeowners in search of a remodeling specialist across Facebook; Twitter and Google+.  As Rossi grew in presence and engagement expanded, it was time to add new accounts and Instagram was just the obvious progression.  On Instagram, Rossi Construction, Inc. will share images from its residential and commercial remodeling projects, interesting new building materials available and special events around the Rossi Construction, Inc. office.

The team members from Rossi Construction, Inc. are encouraging all current clients and business partners to find the residential remodeling specialist on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/rossiconstructiontampa.  If any person is interested in receiving regular updates from Rossi Construction, Inc. they are encouraged to follow the remodeling specialists on Instagram.  The Rossi team also indicated that they would love to stay in touch with any followers by following back on Instagram.

Beyond Instagram, Rossi Construction, Inc. has been keeping people up to date regarding current projects using their electronic newsletter and Facebook.

Rossi Construction, Inc. is a general contractor based in Tampa, Florida.  Rossi Construction, Inc. specializes in all types of local residential and commercial construction.  Rossi Construction, Inc. works in both Tampa, Florida and St. Petersburg, Florida.  Rossi Construction, Inc. has been building excellence by design since 1979 and can be found online by visiting http://www.jrossiconstruction.com.

Tampa Residential Remodeling – Rossi Construction, Inc.

It can be difficult to decide whether a move is the best option for a family, or if it is in their best interest to stay in their current home and rely on the services of a Residential Remodeling Specialist.  Jason Rossi of Tampa, Florida headquartered Rossi Construction, Inc. believes that the decision can be made by realistically answering a series of pointed questions.  The answers will tell a home owner whether they are best suited talking to someone regarding ways to make the current home a more livable and desirable hearth and home for the family.

Rossi explained that the debate between Tampa remodel and outright move needs to begin with a question like, “How do I feel about the neighborhood and neighbors?”  If the neighborhood is one you like, the neighbors really are friendly and the schools are fantastic, it is probably a good idea to consider a remodeling job to improve the current home.

The second question must always deal with the house itself and any unique attributes it may have over any other options in the Tampa market.  Not all houses have a significance beyond a roof and four walls, but other homes do have some type of “wow” factor.  It may be design, a great architect or history that nobody really expected.  If the home is special, try to spare it being knocked-down by someone looking to build another small mansion.

Rossi went on to explain that all home owners should consider finances when determining if a Tampa remodeling project will make sense.  A home owner needs to consider the cost of the project, potential additional costs and even the possibility that a home owner will need to rent alternative housing if the work is extensive.

The final factor any home owner needs to consider when reviewing his or her options for a remodeling project versus a move is the house itself.  Does the home have good bones?  If the home is under ten years old but the foundation is falling apart, it is most likely time to consider a move.

Rossi finished by explaining that patience is the key personality trait any home owner needs when he or she is determining the best options for their family.  Patience will allow a home owner to determine the best place to begin.

Rossi Construction, Inc. is a general contractor based in Tampa, Florida.  Rossi Construction, Inc. specializes in all types of local residential and commercial construction.  Rossi Construction, Inc. works in both Tampa, Florida and St. Petersburg, Florida.  Rossi Construction, Inc. has been building excellence by design since 1979 and can be found online by visiting http://www.jrossiconstruction.com.

Tampa Residential Remodeling Checklist from Rossi Construction, Inc.

In a statement made to media in both Tampa and St. Petersburg, the home remodeling specialists from Rossi Construction, Inc. issued a pocket sized guide to local home owners.  The guide is meant to serve as a simple checklist by which a Tampa home owner can keep his or her budget for a home remodeling project truly under control.

The guide was initially launched by Jason Rossi with a simple connect the dots “best practices” outline, moving through topics like budget for a remodeling plan and tips for saving on different fixtures.

Rossi started with the budget, believing that it is the best place to kick-off any home remodeling project.  It is his belief that a sound understanding of the budget will illustrate which materials are viable and it will set boundaries regarding what the design will incorporate.

A surprising tip in the pocket guide was the concept of going “green.”  The specialists from Rossi Construction, Inc. feel that green products are good for both a family and the environment they plan to call home.  Green products are often more visually appealing, they function better, emit fewer chemicals and are generally healthier because of the manner in which they are produced.  An eco-friendly approach to Tampa remodeling is not just about new products, it can be as simple as choosing refurbished wood for your living room floor instead of a laminate.

To stem the tide of a growing remodeling budget, it was suggested that home owners avoid moving plumbing in rooms like the kitchen.  Moving a sink looks easy at first glance, but the problem lies beneath the surface and the total costs involved in big plumbing moves.  Spending less cash moving a sink means there will be more money for something else later in the remodeling project.

Rossi finished by explaining a home owner should NOT underestimate the importance of good lighting in any room being remodeled.  He offered the example of dim lighting in a relaxing bath, compared to bright lighting for all the early morning preparation.

Rossi Construction, Inc. is a general contractor based in Tampa, Florida.  Rossi Construction, Inc. specializes in all types of local residential and commercial construction.  Rossi Construction, Inc. works in both Tampa, Florida and St. Petersburg, Florida.  Rossi Construction, Inc. has been building excellence by design since 1979 and can be found online by visiting http://www.jrossiconstruction.com.

Tampa Bathroom Renovation Guide Drafted by Rossi Construction, Inc.

In a statement to Tampa media and remodeling enthusiasts, the bathroom renovation specialists from Rossi Construction, Inc. issued a pocket guide to local homeowners.  The guide is intended to serve as a simple tip checklist, by which homeowners can keep the budget for a bathroom renovation project under lock and key.

Jason Rossi launched the tip guide with a simple paint by numbers “best practices” outline, covering topics as simple as budget and as complex as lighting placement

  • Rossi explained the best place to start any remodeling project is the budget.  Not only will it have a big impact on the type of materials selected for a Tampa bathroom renovation, it will also help set the boundaries the design will incorporate.
  • It was explained that going “green” is good for both a family and the environment.  Green products often are more appealing in an aesthetic sense, function better, emit fewer chemicals and are often generally healthier because of the care in their design.  An eco-friendly approach to remodeling is not just about new products, it can be something as simple as choosing to refurbish wood instead of tossing it in the dump.
  • To keep the remodeling budget from jumping, it was suggested that homeowners avoid moving the plumbing!  Moving a sink and toilet looks easy at first glance, but the problem lies beneath the surface and the costs involved in moving the plumbing.  If one spends less cash moving fixtures, there will be more money to spend on an awesome new shower system.
  • Rossi finished by explaining a homeowner does not underestimate the importance of good lighting in a bathroom.  Sconce lighting on the vanity is the best way to get even lighting on your face, and installing it at eye level will keep away shadows that really do little for your appearance.  Dim lighting makes a relaxing bath perfect, while bright lights make it easy to get ready for work in the morning.

Rossi Construction, Inc. is a general contractor located in Tampa Florida.  Rossi Construction, Inc. specializes in residential and commercial construction.  Rossi Construction, Inc. has been building excellence by design since 1979.  Rossi Construction, Inc. can be found online by visiting http://www.jrossiconstruction.com.

Tampa Remodeling Projects – Rossi Construction, Inc. Sets the Stage for Success

Imagine spending hours tearing the pages from home magazines, weeks getting lost in Tampa remodeling plans, finally choosing the look wanted for a remodeling project and then throwing it all out the window by going with the first general contractor on the internet.  No!  The question remains:  Who will be the right general contractor for the job?  To assist with the selection of the right Tampa general contractor, Rossi Construction, Inc. has built the comprehensive list of questions to ask potential contractors and builders.

  • Can you tell us a little about the Tampa remodeling projects you have completed?

    Rossi Construction, Inc. suggests matching the remodeling job to the right contractor or builder.  Some contractors may have a better track record with new construction, while others have the knack to give Tampa homes a facelift with a remodeling project.  The specialists from Rossi Construction, Inc. explain that it is also a good idea to explore pricing options, because all projects need to be geared toward the specialty area of the participants.

  • May we see examples of completed Tampa remodeling projects?

    A credible general contractor will always be proud of his or her own work, and enjoy sharing completed projects with potential clients.  Never be afraid to shy away from a general contractor with a style that is vastly different than a proposed remodeling project.

  • May we see verification of your license and insurance?
  • How long have you been remodeling houses in and around Tampa?
  • Who will be the primary point of contact on the worksite?

In preparation for a Tampa remodeling project, it is vital that a homeowner does not hesitate to inform himself or herself regarding the qualification of potential general contractors.  The specialists from Rossi Construction, Inc. do not hesitate to answer the questions.

Rossi Construction, Inc. is a general contractor located in Tampa Florida.  Rossi Construction, Inc. specializes in residential and commercial construction.  Rossi Construction, Inc. has been building excellence by design since 1979.  Rossi Construction, Inc. can be found online by visiting http://www.jrossiconstruction.com.

Rossi Construction, Inc. Issues Guide to Tampa Media Rooms

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PRLog (Press Release) – Oct. 24, 2013 – TAMPA, Fla.

In response to the fall remodeling boom, and a large batch of “which remodeling project is the best project for us” questions, Rossi Construction, Inc. issued a guide to adding a Tampa media room as both their suggestion and a small acknowledgment of their own personal preference.

The experts from Rossi Construction, Inc. decided that a guide to Tampa media rooms would be the best match for folks considering remodeling projects, because the project differs from a typical Tampa bathroom remodel.  The Tampa media room is all about making the family a place to escape from the stress of the world, where they can enjoy time together without the distractions of the real world.

The guide to the proper addition of Tampa media rooms covered all of the basics required to make a Tampa media room into an island apart from the rest of the world.

Jason Rossi explained that a Tampa media room should typically be rectangular, with a flat ceiling that is no higher than 12’.  Rooms that are square can bounce the sound waves in an uneven pattern.  It is important that the media room in an enclosed space.

The guide also covered the topic standing waves, a phenomenon that occurs with parallel walls that are not fitted with any type of sound absorbing material, and it causes sound waves to be canceled out when they bounce back the way they came.

Beyond logistics of room placement, the experts from Rossi Construction, Inc. provided an overview of preparation required for the walls to optimize sound.  The best way to properly optimize the walls in a Tampa media room for sound is to cover the walls in open cell polyurethane acoustic foam panels, or fiberglass panels that are at least 2” thick.  Understanding the concept of floor to ceiling acoustic walls is not appealing, it was explained that floor to ceiling curtains can accomplish the same goal in a Tampa media room.

Rossi Construction, Inc. indicated the guide will have a follow-up with additional tips and tricks to help in the addition of a Tampa media room.

Rossi Construction, Inc. is a general contractor located in Tampa Florida.  Rossi Construction, Inc. specializes in residential and commercial construction.  Rossi Construction, Inc. has been building excellence by design since 1979.  Rossi Construction, Inc. can be found online by visiting http://www.jrossiconstruction.com.

Tampa Home Remodeling – Avoiding Conventional Wisdom

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PRLog (Press Release) – Oct. 10, 2013 – TAMPA, Fla. — Conventional wisdom in home remodeling is often too much convention and not enough wisdom.  The home remodeling specialists at Rossi Construction, Inc. explain that each year, someone publishes a conventional guide to Tampa remodeling projects.  The list is always composed of the best and/or worst return on your remodeling investment (ROI).  Remodel a Tampa bathroom.  Replace siding.  Do not add a swimming pool.  Appeal to the masses.  All of it is tried and true advice, the kind one expects from a parent, but the specialists from Rossi Construction, Inc. explain that Tampa remodeling projects should be about livability before there is ever discussion of return on investment (ROI).

The specialists from Rossi Construction, Inc. passionately support the concept that a better quality of life must be first, ROI needs to be considered a bonus and not the primary goal.

In their challenge against conventional thinking, Rossi Construction, Inc. explained that a family must determine if a project makes sense for their lifestyle.  Cost effective examples for improving livability include;

  • Forgoing some kitchen cabinets in exchange for a walk-in pantry.
  • Adding an interesting spa-like shower that meets ADA guidelines.
  • Spending more time planning the Tampa remodeling project, and less time fixing the project.
  • Spending money on the best products and materials that fit a budget, rather than buying things outside of your means.  This includes concepts like temporarily choosing to go with a countertop that is not granite, instead choosing a more affordable option.

The professionals from Rossi Construction, Inc. understand that most of these ideas will never make it to a list of “best return on investment for Tampa remodeling projects,” but the ideas will allow real people to save real cash.

Rossi Construction, Inc. is a general contractor located in Tampa Florida.  Rossi Construction, Inc. specializes in residential and commercial construction.  Rossi Construction, Inc. has been building excellence by design since 1979.  Rossi Construction, Inc. can be found online by visiting http://www.jrossiconstruction.com.

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