A Customer Letter of Appreciation

Customer satisfaction is our number one goal. We strive to provide our clients with quality and craftsmanship that can’t be beat.

We’re thrilled to share our latest testimonial from a living room project we recently finished:

“With our project completed, we wanted to let you know how extremely happy we are with the whole experience. From the initial meeting with you where you genuinely understood, and added value to our vision, through the execution by Brian and Matt,Rossi Construction delivered on all we had hoped for. As you may recall, we were a bit uncomfortable doing this renovation while living out of the area. We quickly discovered that our home was in excellent hands and we need not worry. Brian and Matt’s commitment to excellence was unmatched with any experience we have ever had with other home projects. They brought our vision to life, while also adding details that we had not thought of. They showed unwavering attention to detail and set very high standards for themselves and others who worked on the project. Also, if something wasn’t working the way they knew we would have wanted, Brian would contact us so we could reconsider. He was always right. Brian and Matt are not only excellent at their craft, but they are also genuinely good people. They are honest, have integrity and a desire to do their very best. Could not ask for better individuals to entrust our home to.Thank you for our beautifully renovated home. We would be happy to provide references.”

-Wendy and Victor Peters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you, Wendy and Victor, for sharing your experience. We’re so glad to hear that you had a positive outcome and are enjoying our work!

If you’d like help on your next home project, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. We’d be happy to schedule time to discuss your goals and how we can help you meet them.

 

 

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 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 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 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.

Tampa Remodeling Thoughts and Checklist!

If the itch for a shiny kitchen has you preparing for a Tampa remodeling project, our team suggests you first prepare by creating a home renovation checklist.  Do not let a hammer near your home if these steps have not been followed!

Launch a wish list for your Tampa remodeling project!

In a single column, write down all of the luxury items you want in a Tampa remodeling project.  The other column must serve as a collection of necessities for the project.  This will allow you to have a clear understanding of where priorities must reside, and give you the opportunity to dream of adding some of the other “wants” when the cash is available.  A second bathroom may be a must, but a restaurant grade stainless steel range falls into the “it sure would be nice” category.

Determine your budget for a Tampa remodeling project before calling a general contractor.

Before you schedule a consultation with Rossi Construction, Inc., you will want to determine a base estimate of total budget you consider comfortable.  This number will allow both of us to talk open and honestly about all potential plans for the Tampa remodeling project, and what can be accomplished for the investment.  If you can swing it, try to build padding of roughly 10% into the budget to allow for all of the unexpected expenses that are always a part of a Tampa remodeling project.

Consult the calendar before scheduling your Tampa remodeling project.

What is your timeline for your Tampa remodeling project?  If you want a bathroom added for, say, the birth of your first child, do not wait until it is less than a month before the due date.  Likewise, it really is unwise to install a new roof when the rainy season is looming.

If you have completed all of these tasks, call the team from Rossi Construction, Inc. at 813.436.0177 to schedule an appointment for a consultation.

Rossi Construction, Inc. Issues Guide to Tampa Media Rooms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

Building My Tampa Media Room

Earlier this week, we shared some ideas for your Tampa media room and its optimized placement and preparation.  Rather than blasting you with too much information from the start, we wanted to make sure you understood more about proper placement of the media room; the basics of acoustics and how you can make the get the walls ready for a solid sound system.  It is time to look at some of the additional groundwork that needs to be in place for your peak enjoyment.

Preparing the ceiling in your Tampa media room.

In addition to covering the walls with a sound absorbing material, it is necessary to cover the ceiling with a similar material.  The preferred product is a melamine foam square, which can be adhered to the ceiling and decorated in any way that you would like.  Consider coloring them in darker colors, in order to minimize reflected light from the television or video screen.  The dark tiles will absorb the light in your Tampa media room, much like covered walls will absorb the sound.

What do I need to do to the floor in my Tampa media room?

Select a thick pad and dense carpet for the media room floor.  Both will help absorb sound and improve enjoyment of the media room.  If it is possible, keep the color dark to avoid reflection and hide the inevitable stains that even a stain resistant carpet is bound to receive over years of use.

Windows are never an advantage in a Tampa media room!

If it is at all possible, avoid windows at all cost in your Tampa media room.  Light from the outside will distract from your experience, and glass will cause problems with the sound.  If you are not able to escape the windows, try to use a shade AND heavy curtains to block the real world.

Be subtle with the lighting in your Tampa media room.

Bright light is not a necessity in the media room.  Subtle will work best, and it will prevent unintended distractions.  Lights need to b place in a way to prevent their reflection on the television screen.  Lights can also be directed at the floor, much like at your local movie theater.

After the team from Rossi Construction, Inc. helps you prepare your Tampa media room, it is just a matter of the electronic components!  Give us a call at 813.436.0177 to discuss the addition of a media room to your home!

Where Should I Add a Tampa Media Room?

A media room can be a great addition to your Tampa home.  It can give you and your family a place to escape from the stresses of the world, where you can enjoy a good movie or some music without the outside distractions of the real world.

Where should I add a Tampa media room?

The best shape for a Tampa media room is rectangular, with a flat ceiling that is no higher than 12’.  Square rooms can bounce the sound waves in an uneven pattern.  It is important that you also strive to place the Tampa media room in an enclosed space.  Open entrances without doors can allow sound waves to escape and let outside noise in.

Standing waves in a Tampa media room.

This is a phenomenon that needs to be avoided in the addition of a Tampa media room.  This 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.  It can additionally create a sound that has too much bass or may be too tinny.  It is important to remember that you want the walls of your Tampa media room to enrich sound, rather than detract from your overall experience.

Preparing the walls in your Tampa media room for sound.

The easiest 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.  As most of you will not like the idea of floor to ceiling acoustic walls, floor to ceiling curtains can accomplish the same goal in your Tampa media room and still give the appearance of a movie theater.

Join Rossi Construction, Inc. later this week, when we follow-up with the preparations that are needed for your ceiling; floor; windows and lighting in your Tampa media room.  If you are interested in learning more about the Tampa media room we can create for you, please call us at 813.436.0177 to schedule an appointment for a consultation.

Adding a Media Room

There are no hard and fast rules for what transforms a room with a television into a home media room.  At a minimum it is a bigger, better picture with better sound.  It is not just electronics junkies and lottery winners who are going in for home theater systems.  Families who want to treat their family to a better home cinema experience, without the overpriced candy, are upgrading thanks to affordable options for all budgets.

To create a media room in your house, you will first need to prepare a basement; attic or a space room of a college-bound child.  Then you will need to acquire the components:  a television; a receiver; a Blu-ray player and speakers.  You will then need to put it all together.  Throughout the process, remember that in the end what is important is not snazzy technology or killer specs for the room but how at home you feel in your media room.  You want to feel comfortable enough to enjoy yourself, really only giving thought as to the snack supply.

Without a room that is properly outfitted, even a top-of-the-line home theater will come across as being lackluster at best.  For most of this, this means remodeling a corner of the basement or a spare room to make it more inviting to a media room.  A Tampa general contractor can give you terrific insight covering direction, required supplies and timeline.

If the time is right to add a media room to your home, call Rossi Construction, Inc. at 813.436.0177 to schedule an appointment for a consultation!