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Contributor Participation

3form, Inc.
Translucent Decorative Panels
84 Lumber
Discounted Lumber Package

Headquartered in Eighty Four, PA, 84 Lumber Company is the largest privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components and industry leading services to the new home construction market.  The company operates 309 stores and six component manufacturing plants in 35 states representing the top 150 markets in the country with the heaviest concentration of stores in the northeast, southeast and mid-west.  Many stores include manufacturing facilities such as door shops and engineered wood centers and also offer installed services for insulation, framing, windows, roofing and after paint products.  In addition the company operates eight component manufacturing facilities.  The company was founded in 1956 by Joe Hardy; today Hardy’s daughter Maggie Hardy Magerko is owner and President.

A. R. Mellinger Company
Elevator System Installation and Maintenance

Whether you are dealing with barriers within your home, or are a design professional charged with providing ADAAG compliant access to or within a commercial facility A.R. Mellinger Company, LLC can assist. We have the background to provide you a complete and thorough initial consultation, expert assessment of your challenge, recommendations of the best equipment suited to your needs, complete and detailed product specifications and cost proposals, installation at or above industry standards, and follow-up service after the completion of the project. Located in Central Ohio, our company serves customers throughout the State. Close communication with our customers is where it all starts. We are committed to providing only the highest quality elevators and lifts from the most trusted, reputable, manufactures in the industry.

ABC Supply Co., Inc.
Roof Ventilation and Roof Flashing
Accent on Organizing
Organizing, Simplifying and Transforming Spaces to reduce stress
Accent Roofing
Roof shingle, flashing system, and skylight installation

Accent Roofing is a family owned and operated company located in Central Ohio. Our goal is to provide customers with a distinct level of quality workmanship, superior materials, and the highest standard of customer service - as proven by our long standing membership with the Central Ohio Better Business Bureau.  We provide installation services of all types of roofing materials for residential and commercial structures.

Accurate Lock & Hardware Co., LLC
Pocket and Sliding Door Hardware

Accurate Lock and Hardware is recognized as the premier manufacturer of custom architectural hardware products for the residential, commercial and institutional markets throughout the world. Our knowledgeable sales engineer staff provides a complete solution to meet any unusual hardware requirement through the conception, design, engineering and manufacturing phases of your project. Our products are all proudly MADE IN USA.

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
Channel Drain and French Drain pipe and components

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) is the world’s largest manufacturer of high density polyethylene drainage pipe. Your total solutions provider, offering a total system for cost-effective water management producing pipe in 3" to 60" diameters plus a complete line of fittings, and accessories.  ADS is addressing the needs for sub-surface, storm sewer, sanitary, agriculture and septic drainage. 

Agrium Advanced Technologies
Fertilizer and Lime for lawn
Aladdin Light Lift, Inc.
Motorized chandelier lift system

Aladdin Light Lift was founded in 1990 and manufactures a patented motorized chandelier lift system to raise and lower chandeliers for cleaning and bulb changing.  The Aladdin Light Lift system has been rigorously tested is designed for years of trouble-free operation.

Anna Lyon, ASID Allied Member
Installation of Marvin windows and exterior doors
Aquascapes, Inc.
Water garden/pond design, equipment and installation

Aquascape is North America’s leading innovator in the water gardening industry.  Aquascape invented the low-maintenance, naturally balanced ecosystem pond that is the # 1 contractor-installed water garden.  The St. Charles, Illinois headquarters, dubbed “Aqualand,” received Silver Level recognition in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating system. Aquascape’s mission is to help our customers succeed at building, selling, and retailing water features while supplying innovative products and solutions designed to capture, clean, and re-use our planet’s most vital resource … water.

Aquatic Garden & Decor
Entryway Fountain Pots
Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
Ceiling Tile and Grid System

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of floors, ceilings and cabinets.  Established in 1860, Armstrong celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2010.  Armstrong Residential Ceilings offers countless improvement options for your home, from traditional acoustical ceiling tiles, panels, or planks, to wood and metal ceiling design options.  Armstrong offers quality ceilings as well as the tools you need to find the right product. See our online Ceiling Design and Video Galleries for ideas. Experience the extraordinary difference a small change can make to your home.

Design of the UDLL logo, stationary and business cards

Attaché is a professional services firm that provides expertise in the areas of branding, marketing, and communications. Whether you are looking to elevate your brand, provide continued training for your sales force or restructure your cultural climate, Attaché designs communications that help you get there.

Baker's Acres
Landscape Materials
Lower level egress window

For more than 80 years, The Bilco Company has been a building industry pioneer in the design and development of specialty access products. Over these years, the company has built a reputation among architects, specifiers, and contractors for products that are unequaled in design and workmanship.  Bilco – an ISO 9001 certified company – manufactures roof hatches, automatic fire vents, floor access doors, and a complete line of residential products that are designed to improve the look and function of basement areas. With headquarters in West Haven, Connecticut, Bilco has manufacturing facilities in Trumann, Arkansas, and Zanesville, Ohio, and an international network of sales offices, dealers, distributors, and representatives.

Boman-Kemp Basement Window Well Systems
Steel Window wells
Boral Stone Products LLC
Cultured Stone® Veneer
Braun Corporation
Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Modifications
Bruck Lighting Systems, Inc.
Dining area and lower level bath light fixtures
Buckeye Ready-Mix
Concrete Materials

Buckeye Ready-Mix, one of the largest ready-mix companies in Ohio, is a total service supplier of ready-mix concrete and masonry building products.
Buckeye Ready-Mix
Canneto Studios
Bronze Sculpture in Garden
Capital City Millwork
Interior Doors and Millwork

We provide a full line of hardwood custom pattern mouldings, dimensional lumber, stock mouldings, stair parts, doors and many other products to fulfill your building needs. We pride ourselves on our superior service, product quality, shorter lead times, and very competitive pricing. Capital City Millwork is one of the largest millwork companies in the area with one of the largest product selections including size, profile, and species. Capital City Millwork offers Mouldings in Stock & Custom Profiles in endless styles. All styles are available in both Domestic & Exotic Hardwood Species.

Carr Supply, Inc.
Navien Flash Water Heating Equipment
Casablanca Fans
Chris Vandenoever and Bob White
Construction consulting services
Christensen & Christensen, LLP
Legal Counselors
City of Columbus, Department of Public Utilities, Compost Facility

Exprience the wonder of plants grown with Com-Til

CJ's Complete Carpentry
Construction Consulting Services
Clarity Presentations
Presentation design and consulting services
Classic Metal Roofing Systems
Recycled aluminum metal roof and flashing system. Solar PV Panel System.
Closet products and installation for master and guest bedrooms and pantry

ClosetMaid®, a business of Emerson, is a leading manufacturer of home storage and organization products. Incorporated in 1965 and headquartered in Ocala, Fla., ClosetMaid’s full range of wire, laminate and custom-designed systems are ideal for any room in the home, including the closet, garage and kitchen. ClosetMaid products are sold through building and retail channels, while MasterSuite®, ClosetMaid’s professionally installed line, is available through ClosetMaid’s Authorized Dealer Network throughout the U.S. and Canada. No matter what budget or design needs, ClosetMaid has a product that will work for you.  For more information, visit http://www.ClosetMaid.com or call 800-874-0008.

Cogir USA
Glass block mural in master bathroom
Columbia Gas of Ohio, a NiSource Company
Natural gas supply lines and installation services
Columbus Builders Supply
Distributor of Owens Corning Cultured Stone Veneer
Columbus Sign Company
Custom Interior Light Fixtures, signage and banners
Cooper Lighting
Cosentino (Silestone)
Countertop and vertical surfaces in kitchen and bath plus installation
Country Clipper
Zero Turn Joystick Riding Mower

Country Clipper, a division of Shivvers Mfg., Inc.,  of Corydon, Ia., has designed, manufactured and marketed zero-turn mowers for both lawn care professionals and residential and estate homeowners for over 25 years.  Country Clipper offers the ONLY Zero Turn mid-mount mower in the industry to have a pat. Stand-up deck, for easy maintenance and cleaning and our Point N Go Joystick steering option.

Damron Wall Systems
Installation of the Stone and Stucco
Deborah Ann Bamboo
Distinctive Marble and Granite
Fabrication and installation of Silestone in kitchens and baths
Dupont Building Innovations
Tyvek Drainwrap, Flashing System and AtticWrap
Smart HVAC Thermostats
Edge Green Cleaning
The Green Cleaning Company
Emerald Bank
Construction / Permanent Loan Financing
Emtek Products, Inc.
Door hardware

Emtek Products is a manufacturer of design driven residential door locks, cabinet hardware and bath accessories, available through specialty dealers nationwide.  Emtek offers today’s homeowner with an unprecedented range of choices.

Evans, Mechwart, Hanbleton & Tilton, Inc. (EMH&T)
Surveying and engineering services; raingarden planning
Site drainage conduit and wastewater equipment.

Ferguson is a diverse wholesale distributor with operations spanning multiple business groups. The company is ranked as the largest plumbing wholesaler in North America. Ferguson is also the industry's second largest distributor of pipes, valves and fittings, waterworks, and heating and cooling equipment in North America.

Florida Tile
Bath and Shower Floor and Wall Tile

Florida Tile, Inc. is a world-class manufacturer and distributor of porcelain and ceramic wall tile.  We also import and distribute natural stone and other decorative products. Our corporate headquarters is located in beautiful Lexington Kentucky. We manufacture porcelain and ceramic tile at our state of the art facility in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.  Our National Distribution Center is located at the same facility. We also have a full Showroom and selection center located In Worthington Ohio at 7029 Huntley Rd. call 614-436-2511 for a free design appointment with our on staff designer.

Forbo Flooring
Marmoleum flooring
Fortner Inc.
Various interior textile furnishing: window treatments, furniture, bed covers, decorator pillows.
Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District
Rain garden plants, compost, mulch, design and installation
Freedom Solar Roofing
Solar Roofing Package

Headquartered in Flint, Michigan, Freedom Solar Roofing is dedicated to the concept that solar power is the solution to our energy future.  Solar energy is unlimited, non-polluting and free.  Its use employs people and recycles energy dollars…dollars that now flow out of our country, adding daily to our national trade deficit.  We are committed to providing cost-effective and reliable solar systems and strive to offer the best components available.  We believe that using solar energy is simply the best investment available to homeowners or businesses today, since the alternative to solar is just never ending monthly expense.  Contact us for information about our solar roofing or to locate a dealer at 800-287-0677.

Cooktop, in-counter steamer, oven
Garaventa Lift
Elevator System

The Garaventa Lift Group is a global organization that provides solutions to improve the quality of life for people worldwide. Our name stands for reliability, safety and innovation. Reliability: Reliable products, reliable services, on-time deliveries. Safety: Passenger safety, public safety, safe practices. Innovation: Innovative products, design creativity, unique solutions. What we stand for: We promise to always look for the best possible solutions.

CTTS Gas Pipe and Fittings
Gemini Coatings, Inc.
Millwork Wood Coatings

Gemini is a national manufacturer of wood coatings for both architectural and industrial applications. Gemini is on the forefront with lower VOC coatings and manufactures varying VOC level product lines that can be sold in all areas of all 50 states. Manufacturing is in the center of the United States (Oklahoma) with distribution in Reno, NV; Dallas, TX; Harrisonburg, VA; and    Marietta, GA. Gemini products are sold through various distribution channels including most National and Regional paint manufacturers and many independent dealers.

Genesis Audio Ltd./Control4
Design and installation of the home automation, phone and entertainment systems

Genesis Audio designs and installs high quality home entertainment and home theater systems for central Ohio. In a world obsessed with specifications, features and chipsets, we provide sensible information to help you leverage today’s technology to achieve the most important specification: your satisfaction.  Genesis Audio is accredited by the BBB and is a member of the BIA and the New Albany Chamber of Commerce.

Gilchrist Group
Public relations services
Gorilla Glue
Great Grabz, LLC
Bathroom decorative grab bars

Great Grabz manufactures decorative grab bars that have the strength, safety and stability of a traditional grab bar- without the institutional look.

Green Building Consulting, LLC
LEED, Energy Star and NAHB green certification consulting

Green Building Consulting provides technical assistance, consulting and training on environmentally-sustainable building and community design, building science, and energy efficiency.  Our services provide comprehensive solutions to the make-up of a building in an effort to improve the comfort, safety, indoor air quality, and energy efficiency.

Green Fiber
Lower Level Cellulose Insulation

Established in 2000 and headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., GreenFiber is the largest manufacturer of cellulose fiber insulation, fire and sound products, all made with a minimum of 85% recycled paper fibers. With 8 manufacturing plants located throughout the United States, GreenFiber products are sold to building supply retailers, manufactured housing builders and insulation contractors in the U.S. and Canada. GreenFiber products are also sold through a national sales force to residential and commercial contractors as well as to the do-it-yourself and contractor customer.

Greenscapes Landscape Architects & Contractors
Landscape design
Grundfos Pumps Corporation U.S.A.
Water Well Pump Equipment
H & C Concrete
Concrete Dyes, Stains and Sealers

H&C is the brand for all your decorative concrete needs. With a wide variety of concrete stains, dyes, sealers, resurfacers, overlays, and hardeners, we are able to help you transform traditional gray concrete into a work of art. We are committed to beautiful concrete protection and offer a variety of treatments and unlimited color possibilities. H&C's comprehensive decorative concrete product line is available at your local Sherwin-Williams store. 

Hafele America Co.
Kitchen, Closet, Bathroom and Door Hardware
Hamilton Parker
Garage door and opener installation
Great Room Furnishings
Hinkley Lighting
Select Interior and Exterior Light Fixtures
Home Source
Specialty retailer for the home décor business with a focus on draperies and blinds, closets and design services.
Hunter Douglas
Window Treatments

Hunter Douglas is the worldwide leader in creating innovative window fashions that save valuable energy resources.  Since inventing the first lightweight aluminum venetian blind in 1946, the company has consistently led the industry in new product innovations. These include Duette® honeycomb shades,  Silhouette® window shadings, Pirouette® window shadings, Duette® Architella® honeycomb shades, the only window shade to qualify for the Federal Energy Tax Credit without add-on insulation systems, PowerRise® 2.0 with Platinum™ Technology, which can be easily integrated into home automation systems, and many more award-winning designs. Virtually all Hunter Douglas products are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Certified®.

Innovate Building Solutions
Glass block installation labor
Inovateus Solar LLC
Solar Electric Panels

Inovateus Solar LLC is a nationwide company that specializes in the distribution of all photovoltaic modules and system components. We have been involved with the procurement of photovoltaic products of many large-scale rooftop and ground mount photovoltaic systems in the United States and abroad. As a distributor and integrator for many of the world’s largest photovoltaic manufacturers, Inovateus Solar LLC, offers the most competitive pricing for turn-key installations while providing a wealth of experience in system design, specification, procurement and project management.

Inspiramental Co.
Oversight of the installation of the solar panel as a NABCEP certified solar PV installer.
Insulation Solutions, Inc.
Under lower-level slab insulation sheeting
Invisible Structures, Inc.
Gravel Paver and Grass Paver

Invisible Structures has been providing environmentally friendly site development products since 1982.  Our flagship products, Grasspave2 and Gravelpave2, are porous pavements that look great.  Grasspave2 and Gravelpave2 filter stormwater, clean stormwater, reduce the urban heat island effect, promote tree growth, allow for wheelchair and other ADA access, and are made from 100% recycled plastic.  Grasspave2 and Gravelpave2 are alternatives to concrete and asphalt that allow for even greater traffic loads.  Grasspave2 and Gravelpave2 also look great.

Iron-a-Way, Inc.
In wall adjustable height ironing board system
Jeffrey DeMure + Associates
Certifying Agent for the Livable Design by Eskaton Certification
Jess Howard Electric Company
Electrical service and infrastructure wiring
Fire & Carbon Monoxide Safety Products
Major appliances - Refrigerator, freezer, disposer
KN Rubber LLC
Recycled Rubber flooring underlayment - exercise room flooring

KN Rubber LLC is a world class, vertically integrated manufacturer of engineered rubber and plastic products. KN Rubber boasts over 80 years of experienceand is your source for trusted brands like Nyracord® Rubber, Ultra-Rubber™, Symar®, QuietDown®, Pro-Fit® Athletic Rubber Flooring, Load Grip®, and Protecta Bed Mats. KN Rubber has been at the forefront of efforts to minimize the environmental impact of manufacturing. Our commitment to rubber and tire recycling has diverted hundreds of millions of pounds of waste rubber from landfill. Our products are 100% recycled; as a result, our construction products have the potential to count toward LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits.

Bathroom and kitchen plumbing fixtures, faucets, sinks, whirlpool, showers
KraftMaid Cabinetry
Kitchen, pantry and all bathroom cabinets, wardrobe center island, library and closet shelves, audiovisual cabinet, pantry cart, 3 wood framed mirrors

KraftMaid Cabinetry is the anchor brand of the Masco Retail Cabinet Group.  For 40 years, KraftMaid Cabinetry has been one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of semi-custom cabinetry.  Today, KraftMaid continues to lead the industry in innovation and design with an extensive product selection featuring more than 100 trend-on door styles and over 45 furniture-quality finish options.

Kroger Company
Promotional Marketing and Ticket Sales and Distribution
Kitchen small appliances
Landscape Forms
Teak benches and side tables
Lennox Heating & Air Conditioning
HVAC, air filtration and natural gas emergency generator

Lennox is built on a legacy of innovative firsts, from the introduction of the riveted-steel furnace in 1895 to some of the most efficient air conditioners available today. Over the years, Lennox has set the standard for home comfort, and we continue to push the standard forward with a lineup of more than 60 leading-edge products and a network of more than 6,000 full-service dealers.

Electrical Outlet and Switch Devices

Leviton Manufacturing Company is one of the largest privately held global providers of electrical wiring devices, data center connectivity solutions and lighting energy management systems. Founded at the turn of the 20th century in America, Leviton has grown to become one of the preeminent leaders in the electrical industry. Today Leviton's product portfolio consists of more than 25,000 devices and systems used in homes, businesses and industry. Proven to be a smart choice, nine out of 10 building throughout North America have Leviton products installed in them. Builders, electrical contractors and other industry professionals rank Leviton products No. 1 in brand preference.

Life-Flex Home
Universal Design Certification
Lindsay Honda
Honda Van Used in Wheelchair Conversion
Liveable Design by Eskaton
Universal Design Certification

Imagine if homes were designed for everyone – regardless of lifestyle, age or mobility. The goal of Livable Design is to change the way homes are built by incorporating smart, enduring design. Livable Design offers a certification program, giving builders a unique marketing advantage and an end-product built with the future in mind.  The mission of Livable Design is to transform living environments through beautiful, functional solutions for all generations.

Lomanco, Inc.
Roof Ventilation Products

Lomanco provides a complete line of quality products meeting your ventilation requirements while protecting other costly building components.

Office Furniture and Installation
M.C. Mobility Systems, Inc.
Wheelchair Accessible Van Dealer
Manley Architecture Group
Architectural and feng shui design
Mannington Flooring / Dealers Supply North, Inc.
Hardwood Flooring

Mannington is the only U.S. manufacturer of residential and commercial flooring that offers a full range of flooring solutions from a single source – hardwood, resilient, porcelain tile, laminate, luxury vinyl flooring, commercial carpet, premium rubber flooring, advanced composite flooring, rubber flooring tiles, wall base, treads, and accessories.

Marvin Windows and Doors
Windows and exterior doors
Mary Jo Peterson
Kitchen and bathroom design
Midwest Construction Products
Geotextile fabric for pavers and retaining walls in landscape areas
Midwest Total Security
Installation of Vacuflo Central Vac System

Midwest Total Security, in partnership with veteran-owned All-State Fire & Security, provide fire protection, security needs, and Vacuflo whole house vacuums. We are a fully licensed, bonded, insured, and certified company.

Millcreek Gardens LLC
Perennial Plants
Miracle Sealants Company
Tile and Grout Cleaner and Sealer

Miracle Sealants Company is the leading manufacturer of care and maintenance systems for natural stone, porcelain & ceramic tile, grout, terrazzo, concrete and masonry.  Manufactured at a “State of the art” facility in the U.S., Miracle Sealants Systems are job proven for over 25 years for stain protection, cleaning and restoration of these surfaces.

Mr. Mulch
Landscape Mulch
National Gypsum Company
Soundbreak acoustical gypsum drywall board
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
North Star Synergies, Inc.
Executive Business Development Strategies and Solutions
Oakland Nursery
Landscape Plants

Oakland Nursery is a diversified company that not only sells horticultural products but designs and installs living landscapes. We offer retail delivery, plant installation, landscape design, landscape construction, irrigation installation, interiorscape design & installation, and wholesale services in our quest of being a total horticultural entity.

Oberfields LLC
Versa-Lok Retaining Wall blocks for landscaped areas
Door glass for two interior doors
Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association


With over 200 member companies, OAIMA producers account for nearly 150 million tons of limestone, sand and gravel aggregates, salt, clay and other minerals mined in Ohio each year. Aggregates and industrial minerals mined in Ohio include: limestone and sand and gravel for roads, bridges, asphalt and concrete; clay and shale for brick and block; gypsum for wallboards; industrial sand for drinking water and wastewater treatment; and salt for melting ice in the winter and softening our water at home. Agricultural lime, also from mining, allows farmers to enhance their soils, increase production, and decrease the dependence on fertilizers and pesticides, leading to a cleaner environment. Each Ohio resident requires over 11 tons (about a dump truck load) per year of minerals mined locally in Ohio. Nearly one-half of all aggregates are paid for with tax dollars. “If it can’t be grown, it has to be mined!”

Optimum Print Solutions
Printing services
OSI [Henkels Corporation]
Low VOC Professional Grade Adhesives and Sealants
Osram Sylvania
LED Lamps

OSRAM SYLVANIA is a leader in lighting solutions and services, specializing in innovative design and energy saving technology. The company sells products for homes, businesses and vehicles primarily under the SYLVANIA brand name, and also under the OSRAM brand. Headquartered in Danvers, Mass., OSRAM SYLVANIA is the North American operation of OSRAM GmbH.   

Various consumer products

OXO is dedicated to providing innovative consumer products that make everyday living easier. We offer over 850 products that cover many areas of the home. Each product was developed based on the concept of Universal Design (also known as Inclusive Design), a philosophy of making products that are usable by as many people as possible.

Pacemaker Building Systems
Structure Insulated Panels (SIPS) for exterior walls
Panasonic Home & Environment Company
Ventilation fans
Parkfield Insulation Services
Cellulose insulation and installation services
Partner with, and installation of, Dupont products
Phantom Screens
Retractable Screens for Entry Doors and Screen Porch

North America’s leading provider of retractable screen solutions, Phantom Screens® offers insect protection, solar shading, natural ventilation, and enhanced privacy for doorways, windows, and large applications. With a wide selection of mesh types and color options, Phantom’s screens unite indoor and outdoor spaces and create new living areas, while maintaining the integrity and esthetics of the design of the building.

Pickard Design, Ltd.
3-D modeling of interior and exterior of the home
Pittsburg Corning Corporation
Porter Drywall
Drywall Installation and finishing
Procore Technologies, Inc.
Construction management software
Entry Door

ProVia, a proud sponsor of UDLL, is a leading manufacturer of professional-class doors, windows, siding and stone. Based in Sugarcreek, Ohio, ProVia Door has been an ENERGY STAR® Partner with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency since 2002, and has been recognized for 5 consecutive years with the prestigious ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence award for Door Manufacturing. ProVia has also been recognized by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as Star participants in the Voluntary Protection Program and is the first metal window and door manufacturer nationally to receive the award.

Quick Drain USA
Master shower channel drain and shower pan system
Rainwater dispersal system for upper roof

Patented 21st century gutter. No cleaning, no ground erosion, no ice dams, almost invisible on your home. 25 year warranty. Satisfaction guaranteed.

Rainsoft of Greater Columbus
Water Treatment


Rainsoft has been a world leader in residential, commercial, and industrial water treatment products since 1953. Our products are backed with a Lifetime Warranty, Water Quality Association's Gold Seal, and produced by a ISO 9001:2000 certified company. Taking the worry out of Water!

Rea & Associates, Inc.
Accounting strategic solutions

Rea & Associates is a top 100 CPA and consulting firm with 11 Ohio offices. Since 1938, Rea has provided a wide array of financial services to business owners, individuals with means and those with dreams.

Reading Rock
Outdoor landscape pavers (hardscape)

Reading Rock hardscape products create outdoor environments that are as durable as they are aesthetically appealing. We manufacturer only the highest quality hardscape products that are flexible enough to create and accent any type of walls, courtyards, sidewalks, patios and driveways.  Whatever the vision, our hardscape products add beauty and precision to any landscape.  Reading Rock proudly supports the development of green product innovations and is committed to developing and improving our entire product line with respect to the environment.  Our in-house LEED APs and engineers help us stay ahead of the curve in supporting green building and devise new ways to make our products and processes not only with the best quality, but also with what is best for our environment.

Rensselaer Lighting Research Center
Lighting design
Portable sanitation
Innovation Through Organization

Established in 1984 as a division of Jones Plastic & Engineering, Rev-A-Shelf’s product line began as metal and polymer Lazy Susan components manufactured for the largest U.S. cabinet manufacturers and have since grown into the market-leading innovator of residential cabinet storage solutions and LED cabinet lighting.

Rev-A-Shelf manufactures thousands of innovative accessories for your kitchen, bath or closet and with the acquisition of Tresco Lighting, Rev-A-Shelf offers a full line of L.E.D. lighting options for residential cabinetry and commercial display fixtures. Rev-A-Shelf’s primary markets include cabinet hardware distributors, large OEM cabinet manufacturers, Lowe’s and Menards home centers, and an array of online web resellers.

Rodney Pritchard
Construction camera and associated equipment
Sauder Woodworking Co.
Wood ceiling tile in lower level
Scioto Gardens
Landscape Materials

Scioto Gardens nursery was founded in 1999 and grows perennials, ferns, grasses, and flowering shrubs with an emphasis on native plants, With a focus on favoring organic techniques whenever possible, the nursery also offers handcrafted garden art and sculptures by prominent area artists.

Senergy [BASF]
Stucco Materials
SGO Designer Glass
Architectural Decorative Glass
Shelf Genie
Pull Out Shelves and Custom Shelves
Paint, stain, primers, sealers, finishes for interior and exterior

Sherwin-Williams provides fast, flexible, local service and expert advice. Our network of more than 3,300 stores and 1,600 sales representatives makes Sherwin-Williams North America’s largest single-source supplier of high quality coatings and supplies. Count on us for color advice, environmentally responsible solutions, and national account programs.

Skuttle Tight, Inc.
Attic Access Units for finished room areas
Sleep Outfitters
Sprinkler Fitters Local Union 669
Design and installation of the fire suppression system
Steven Bush
Metal art sculpture on loan
Stihl, Inc.
Handheld Outdoor Power Equipment

STIHL Inc. manufactures the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America for homeowners and professional landscapers*, as well as the number one selling brand of chain saws in the world. STIHL products are sold through servicing power equipment retailers from coast to coast— not mass merchants.

StrucSure Insurance
10 year structural warranty of the home

For over a decade, StrucSure Home Warranty has provided builders with products and services that deliver peace of mind.  In addition to our 10-year residential structural home warranty, we offer a competitive portfolio of other risk management products that protect the bottom line of builders across the U.S.   Our extensive product and service offering, competitive rates, and stellar service are why builders continue to turn to us for their warranty and insurance needs.  For more information about StrucSure Home Warranty, call 1.877.806.8777 or visit www.strucsure.com.

Studebaker Nurseries
Studio J
Great Room Furniture by Stressless

An Eclectic Mix of Extraordinary fine FURNITURE

Suburban Fireplace & Patio
Fireplace, Ducting and Installation Services
Suburban Steel Supply
Structural steel, welded wire mesh, rebar, decorative concrete supplies, ornamental grates and railings, and use of crane
Summit Seed, Inc.
Superior Walls
Precast foundation walls

When you build with Superior Walls, you can count on Superior Walls precast foundations to be Dry, Warm, Smart, and Superior in every way. Building with the industry's leading precast foundation wall systems can help increase the value of your home by adding valuable additional living space and by implementing an energy efficient home plan. Superior Walls are fast and efficient, providing savings on new home construction cost by utilizing an energy efficient product.

Swan Freedom (IBP)
Installation of the shower door
Talco Fire Systems
Fire suppression system pump, controller and water storage tank

Talco Fire systems is the leading provider of quality self contained water products for NFPA-13D residential fire sprinklers. Our innovative Home Hydrant is the state of the art in home sprinkler pressure pump and water storage systems.

Tattletale Portable Alarm Systems
Construction Alarms and Monitoring Service

Protect Anything, Anywhere, Anytime – and it’s wireless.  No installation, no hassle. Uses existing cellular networks. No phone lines to install or cut. Up to 1/2 mile perimeter of protection. It’s the world’s first patented, portable security system.

Tec Inc. Engineering & Design
Lighting design - interior, exterior, landscape

Tec Inc. is an award winning and innovative Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Lighting Design and Technology Design firm, providing professional services to a variety of clients. Our talented and experienced staff can extend the broad expertise and advantages of a large firm, with the intimacy, responsiveness and attention of a small company with offices located in Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio.

The Ivy Tree
Landscape design and installation
The Pocket Shop
Bed Linens

Our claim to fame are a unique collection of patented double duty bed sheets designed with His & Hers side pockets.  Our goal is to make bedtime an exceptional experience everytime for everyone with this revolutionary design. From fun to function we have got you covered with our very smart sheets.

The Shelly Company
Limestone products used for driveway, foundation, lower level
Microwave oven, ventilation hood, blower and control unit
THOR Systems, Inc.
Transient Voltage Whole House Surge Suppressor for power, cable, and phone
Tile Redi
Shampoo / Soap Niches
Cable modem service for on-site camera

Insight just launched Insight Digital 5.0 with better viewing quality, more HD, more On Demand choices and more innovative features.  We offer super fast internet with Road Runner and Road Runner Turbo with up to 15 Megs of speed.  Our reliable phone service, Insight Phone 2.0 has everything you need.  Unlimited calling, enhanced 911 and all of the favorite phone features.  Call us at 614-236-1200 or visit our website.

Tracy Disabato-Aust: Horticultural Classics & Consultations
Landscape design
Turnstone, a Steelcase Company
Furniture for three home offices
Tyco Fire & Building Products
Fire suppression system parts
United Precast, Inc.
Precast window wells

United Precast Incorporated's primary function is to produce precast and prestressed concrete structures to the construction industry. We proudly offer expert design assistance, quality products, professional installation equipment, and the personnel to make your project run smoothly and efficiently from quote to final installation. UPI is proud to be family owned and operated since 1970.

Domestic Hot and Cold Water Pipe and Fittings

Uponor is a leading manufacturer and supplier of plumbing and heating systems for the residential and commercial building marketing across North America and Europe.

AlphaTech Cityline Door Phone / Intercom
Central Vacuum System
VFP Fire Systems, Inc.
Whole House Fire Suppression System Design
W.R. Meadows, Inc.
EDPM Rubber Membrane Flashing

W. R. MEADOWS, INC. designs, manufactures and markets high quality products and systems for today’s construction professionals. Our products cover every facet of the construction industry – from protecting and sealing concrete, expansion joints, and concrete restoration, to blocking the ingress of moisture through the building envelope, we’re there.

Wade & Gatton Nurseries
Large Shade Trees and Hostas for landscape

We are a wholesale-retail-landscape-garden center nursery in Central Ohio. We specialize in nursery grown shade trees; ornamental trees and conifers.  We also have a botanical garden with over 3,500 varieties of Hostas and 2,000 varieties of Daylilies along with rare and unsual conifers; perennials and trees.  Open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Saturday, closed on Sundays and Holidays.

Warmly Yours
Radiant floors in selected rooms, icemelt system and towel warmer
Wayne Dalton
Garage doors and openers
Major appliances - Dishwasher, washer, dryer
Whitehall Products
Garden decorations, house numbers, and mailbox
Willoway Nurseries, Inc.
Plant Materials

Family owned and operated for over 50 years, Willoway first started growing on 10 acres in Avon, Ohio. Through the years the nursery has grown to 1,000 acres and over 2,000 varieties of plants. We pride ourselves on providing quality products and service to over 27states in the Midwest. We strive to provide the best the industry has to offer in breeding and hybridizing with the top branded programs in the country. The nursery is constantly incorporating new technology and growing techniques to increase efficiencies and minimize our impact on the environment. "The Willoway Advantage" quality plants on time every time.

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