OneCall Services, Inc wins 2007 Cottage and Town Award

OneCall Services, Inc.
32477 Lewes Georgetown Highway
Lewes, DE 19958
Phone:302-645-9008 Fax:302-645-9017 E-Mail: Web:

CONTACT: David Stevenson 302-645-9008

OneCall Service, Inc. Project wins 2007 Cottage and Town Award

OneCall Services, Inc. of Lewes received the 2007 Rehoboth Cottage and Town Award for residential renovation sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Main Street Program. The winning project was a renovation that added nearly 50-percent more space to the home located at 118 Hickman St., while maintaining a cottage appearance. Main Street Rehoboth designed the award to recognize and encourage contributions of property owners to the charm, beauty and ambiance of the community through recent restoration/renovations, new construction or preservation initiatives. Those sentiments are very close to the heart of David Stevenson, president of OneCall Services, Inc. OneCall Services specializes in renovations, remodeling, green building and creating energy efficient spaces for their clients. “We only accept projects that fit into the existing neighborhood,” said Stevenson, Because of small lots and the town’s strict limits on setbacks, minimum green space requirements and the strong desire to maintain the classic small town cottage look of Rehoboth, enlarging and remodeling an entire home there has special challenges. Blending with the neighborhood while providing the extra space and modern amenities desired is a specialty of OneCall Services. Usually the only way to add living space in Rehoboth is to go up by adding stories. In this case homeowners Joe and Susan Wagman wanted to enlarge and modernize the house while saving the existing first floor wood walls and floors. “They were great to work with,” said Stevenson, of the couple’s dedication to maintaining the homes historic integrity. The resulting transformation enlarged the house from 2400 square feet to 3500. The project included adding a second floor and renovating both the first floor and basement levels. “We do several projects like this every year and have gotten very good at it,” said Stevenson. “You don’t want the original first floor damaged by the demolition process or by rain when the roof is open.” OneCall carefully coordinates preparatory work such as adding reinforcement, moving utilities, and doing interior demolition so the roof can be removed and the second floor can be framed and “dried in” all in one week. Besides space, the project added new electric, plumbing, HVAC, insulation, bathrooms, kitchen, windows, siding, roof and paint all consistent with the pre-existing home. OneCall Services, Inc., can design and build a full range of remodeling and custom home projects throughout Delaware and can be reached toll free at 877-645-9008 or on the web at They specialize in environmentally friendly and energy efficient “green” buildings designed for ageing in place. In addition, David Stevenson is the first Certified Graduate Remodelor in Delaware, a designation that requires a tested level of knowledge and adherence to a strict code of ethics. For more information about the Rehoboth Main Street Program and the Cottage and Town award, please call the program coordinators at 227-2772.

Photo description:

1) 118 Hickman St., Rehoboth before remodeling

2) 118 Hickman St., Rehoboth after remodeling

3) Award ceremony left to right: Greer Maneval, Rehoboth Mainstreet Design


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32477 Lewes Georgetown Highway,

Lewes, DE 19958

Phone. 3026459008