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OneCall Services, Inc. Wins Regal Award for Delaware and Sussex County Remodeler of the Year


On Friday, May 18th, 2018 the Home Builders Association of Delaware (HBADE) held their 26th Annual Regal Award ceremony at Bethany Beach Ocean Suites in Bethany Beach, DE. The award ceremony included builders and home remodelers throughout all three counties in Delaware. There were 66 categories that were rated by 6 judges. One Call Services first took home the award for Sussex County Remodelor of the year. Later in the evening they took home the statewide Delaware Remodelor of the Year award. Multiple projects managed by Vice President Khara Landon sealed the deal for One Call Services victory. “The awards came as a really pleasant surprise,” said James Stevenson, owner/president of One Call Services. “I am extremely proud of the work that Khara and our team produced. We really hit it out of the park!” Khara Landon submitted her in-town Rehoboth project which was featured as the remodeling showpiece for the night. She said “It was such a pleasure to work with Billy and Debbie Zimmer. Their style is so much fun to bring to life. Mr. and Mrs. Zimmer have impeccable taste. This particular project came with a lot of obstacles, and our great team of craftsman were able to make those visions a reality”.

One Call Services will be going into their 20th year in business next year. James and Khara have been working side by side since 2009. In addition, James and Khara are both Certified Graduated Remodelers in Delaware, a designation that requires a tested level of knowledge and adherence to a strict code of ethics. James is also a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, where his expertise can modify your existing home which allows you to live more comfortable as you age. You can find out more about One Call Services by logging onto their website www.onecallservices.biz and “like” their Facebook page. You can also follow them on www.Houzz.com to see all of their up to date projects. We live by our motto “We Show Up!” Now, who is ready for us to remodel their space?


One Call Services repairs playground at Shields Elementary School


The playground at Shields Elementary School in Lewes was built in 1995 by about 500 volunteers. The project took thousands of worker hours over a six-day period at a cost of $40,000, which was raised by donations.

In August 2011, 40 Schell Brothers employees provided needed repairs, sanding and covering the wooden playground with 40 gallons of solid stain wood covering.

During the current school year, the playground was once again found in need of some repairs. This time the need was replacing rotting posts, securing sliding boards, replacing boards and railings, and doing many other safety repairs. One Call Services stepped up to the challenge and donated its time to do all the needed upgrades, in hopes that the playground will withstand the test of time until Shields moves into its new location at the Lewes School in four or five years.

On the Only In Your State website, the Shields playground is listed as one of the 11 amazing playgrounds to visit in Delaware. To see the full list, go to www.onlyinyourstate.com/delaware/playgrounds-in-de.


Stevenson Brothers Flooring celebrates 20 years in business


Stevenson Brothers Flooring celebrates its 20th anniversary serving eastern Sussex County in April. "This community has been very good to us over the last 20 years," said Mike Stevenson. "We've worked with many of the great builders in the area, as well as thousands of homeowners. We want to thank every one of them for using our service over and over again."

Stevenson Brothers specializes in supplying, installing and finishing hardwood floors. They also refinish existing hardwood floors that need sprucing up. "There is no flooring like hardwood flooring," said Josh Stevenson. "It is so versatile and offers the best look. There are so many beautiful species of wood and varying color variations we've worked with over the years. We feel like we can give anyone anything they can dream up."

Many members of the team have been there for much of the company's history. Bo Sykes has been with the company since 1998, Billie Roberts since 2001 and Lewie Bryan since 2005. "It says something special about a company, I think, when you have people working with you for that long," said Mike. "It allows them to master their craft, and it gives our customers a consistency that they really appreciate."

Stevenson Brothers Flooring is looking forward to the next 20 years. "Sussex County is really a one-of-a-kind corner of the world, in my opinion," said James Stevenson. "I see this incredible community of small businesses working together to build a wonderful place to live. We are humbled to say we've been involved in it for 20 years!"

Stevenson Brothers Flooring is on Route 9 behind Bests Ace Hardware in Lewes at Five Points. For more information, all 302-645-1455.

Reins Passed at OneCall Services

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OneCall Services Keeps it in the Family
Lewes, DE, 2/9/12 – In an exciting move for OneCall Services, Inc, James Stevenson purchased the home improvement and remodeling business from his father, David Stevenson, on Januray 1st, 2012. The purchase agreement had been in place for a few years, but the deal was finally consummated with smiles on both of their faces. “We are both really happy” said James “I get to continue operating a successful and rewarding business and Dave gets to move onto his next adventure.” OneCall Service’s has served eastern Sussex County for 13 years as a reliable source for home repair and remodeling needs. James has been with the company for the past 6 years. “Keeping it in the family has always been our goal” Stevenson said. “Our customers appreciate the continuity of service that comes from a family business.” That fact was solidified last year when OneCall Services acquired Stevenson Brothers Flooring. Mike and Josh Stevenson developed a great reputation in the hardwood flooring business and brought that quality with them to OneCall Services in order to strengthen both businesses. “We pride ourselves on being professional, detail-oriented and friendly.” said Mike. “Our customers reward us by consistently coming back to us for more business, and referring their friends and family to us. Josh and I are behind James 100% to continue delivering on that promise” The move has also had a positive effect on the employees of OneCall Services. “It is such a comforting feeling knowing that you are part of such a great team,” said sales and marketing manager Khara Landon. “With James’ new ownership this feeling is renewed.” Working with single-family home owners, home owners associations, realtors and property managers, OneCall Services, Inc does whole house remodeling, additions, hardwood flooring, porches, decks, kitchens, baths and small home repairs. The company also designs and builds custom, energy efficient “green” homes. For more information James Stevenson can be reached at 302-645-9008 or on the web at www.onecallservices.biz

OneCall Services Earns Certification From EPA

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OR WWW.EPA.GOV/LEAD

OneCall Services Earns Certification From EPA
Lewes, DE 1/22/10 – OneCall Services has become one of only four hundred companies nationwide to be certified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the “Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program”. Starting April 22, 2010, federal law will require any business working on buildings built before 1978 to be certified by the EPA in “Lead Safe Work Practices” in order to prevent potential lead contamination during renovations. Fines for not complying can be as high as $37,000.00 per day, so compliance is important! Even very small repair projects are affected. In addition, James Stevenson of OneCall Services fulfilled the requirement that at least one person within the company take a course for individual certification. “The training was very informative”, Stevenson said. “The main points I got out of the class were how to educate my customers and employees, how to perform surface-by-surface lead tests, and how to satisfy safety requirements for containment and clean up of potentially harmful dust and debris. Our company will offer a better, safer service because of it.” OneCall Services is offering free surface-by-surface lead tests to homeowners in eastern Sussex County that are interested in getting an estimate for remodeling.Homeowners interested in learning how this new law affects them can email OneCall Services at onecallsrvcs@aol.com. The EPA also has a publication called “Renovate Right – Important Lead Hazard Information for Families, Child Care Providers and Schools” which can be downloaded from their website at the following Address: http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovaterightbrochure.pdf. OneCall Services, Inc. does a wide range of remodeling, home repair, and custom home services. They have built Energy Star and “Green” building projects and can be reached at 302-645-9008 or on the web at www.onecallservices.biz


Local Remodeler Leads Way on Vinyl Siding Recycling

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CONTACT: DAVID STEVENSON
ONECALL SERVICES, INC.
302-645-9008

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Local Remodeler Leads Way on Vinyl Siding Recycling
Vinyl siding is an ideal candidate for recycling. Old vinyl siding can be cleaned, chipped and re-melted into useful products such as decking, railings, and fences. The companies who do this are out of state so Delaware companies rarely recycle. Conservation minded remodeling company, OneCall Services, Inc. of Lewes has begun recycling old siding “The problem is the logistics of getting the siding to the recyclers in a cost effective manner”, claims James Stevenson, Vice President of OneCall Services, Inc. An agreement was reached with Regency Polymer Services, Belcamp, MD, to recycle almost fifteen thousand pounds of vinyl siding from a large re-siding job in Rehoboth Beach. Regency will supply a dumpster at the construction site, cover the transportation cost, and pay a few cents/pound for the product. OneCall will strip the siding and load it into the dumpster. “Most importantly, we are not sending this to our landfill and we save several more cents/pound in hauling and dumping fees”, says Stevenson. Stevenson added, “ We were already recycling one hundred thousands pounds of concrete and cinder block from this project along with aluminum and cardboard and will wind up reducing total waste by about 80 %”. OneCall Services, Inc. does a wide range of remodeling, home repair, and custom home services. They have built Energy Star and “Green” building projects and can be reached at 302- 645-9008 or on the web at www.onecallservices.biz.


Stevenson Named Delaware Remodelers Council Chair

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CONTACT: ADELE JOHNSTON 302-678-1520 HBADE
DAVID STEVENSON 302-645-9008 OneCall Services, Inc.

Stevenson Named Delaware Remodelers Council Chair
David Stevenson, President of OneCall Services, Inc., has been named chairman of the Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Delaware. Stevenson also serves on the A ssociation Board of Directors and the Green Building Council. He is Delaware’s only remodeler with both the Certified Graduate Remodeler and Certified Aging in Place professional designations. OneCall Services performs remodeling throughout the state. “Our Mission is professionalism”, Stevenson said. Council members sign a code of ethics, promote consumer education, participate in business and technical courses to achieve professional designations, and work to promote the highest level of integrity and professional practices. “Our task is to extend this level of professionalism throughout the remodeling industry in Delaware”, Stevenson said. Stevenson continued, “We also want consumers to understand how working with council members helps protect them from a bad remodeling experience!” For a Remodeler council member near you or for a copy of “How to chose a Remodeler” contact the Home Builders Association of Delaware at 302-678-1520 or on the web at https://www.hbade.org


OneCall Services Ranks #223 Among Nations Top 550 Full-Service Remodelers

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SEAN DOWNEY 800-368-5242 EXT 8451, NAHB REMODELORS
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OneCall Services Ranks #223 Among Nations Top 550 Full-Service Remodelers Lewes, DE, 1/20/09 – In a study done by Remodeling Magazine, OneCall Services, Inc was ranked at number 223 of the nation’s top full-service remodelers, placing them in the top 1%. According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, there are approximately 530,200 contractors providing remodeling services in the U.S. The “Remodeling 550” list is based on the 2008 revenue of the largest remodeling and home improvement companies in the country. The data used to create the list was compiled by the publications Remodeling Magazine and Replacement Contractor, along with Specpan, a business data provider. OneCall Service’s ability to grow can be attributed to a strong reputation in eastern Sussex County as a reliable source for home repair and remodeling needs. James Stevenson of OneCall Services sees this as validation for their hard work.
“Our customer’s trust in us is why we are successful.” Stevenson said. “We pride ourselves on being professional, detail-oriented and friendly. Our customers reward us by consistently coming back to us for more business, and referring their friends and family to us.” Working with single-family home owners, home owners associations, realtors and property managers, OneCall Services, Inc does whole house remodeling, additions, porches, decks, kitchens, baths and small home repairs. The company also designs and builds custom, energy efficient “green” homes. For more information contact OneCall Services toll free at 877-645-9008 or on the web at www.onecallservices.biz.

Landon Named Sales & Marketing Manager at OneCall Services

OneCall Services, Inc
32477 Lewes Georgetown Highway
Lewes, DE 19958
Phone:302-645-9008 Fax:302-645-9017
E-Mail: onecallsrvcs@aol.com Web: www.onecallservices.biz
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: David Stevenson 302-645-9008
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OneCall Services, Inc.
Khara B. Landon has been promoted to Sales & Marketing Manager for OneCall Services, Inc., a Lewes based remodeling company. Landon, 29, formerly owned Broadkill Services, a masonry company. She has completed an extensive training program at OneCall including field work in carpentry, sales estimating, and computer aided design. Khara holds a BS degree in Biology and Chemistry from North Carolina Wesleyan College, where she played on the women’s soccer team. She is a graduate of Cape Henlopen High School. OneCall Services is a full service remodeling company offering design and build services for additions and new homes along with handyman and repair services. Work is done to a high standard with an emphasis on energy efficiency, durability, and forward thinking designs so owners can age in place. The company is listed 217th in Remodeling Magazine’s Top 550 home improvement companies in the country. “Khara has been a perfect fit to our team. Her hard work, attention to detail, and integrity are just what our customers are looking for.” - James Stevenson, Vice President. Khara can be reached at 302-645-9008 or on the web at www.onecallservices.biz

Stevenson Awarded Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) Designation

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SEAN DOWNEY 800-368-5242 EXT 8451, NAHB REMODELORS
COUNCIL OR CAPS PROGRAM

David Stevenson Awarded Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) Designation
Lewes, DE, 2/6/08 – David Stevenson of OneCall Services, Inc., became one of the select group of remodeling professionals nationwide to earn the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation, identifying him as one of the building industry’s top professionals with skills and knowledge specific to home modifications to allow people to stay in their homes as they age. The skills will also be used, along with “green” building design standards, to design and build new homes by Stevenson’s Envirosense Homes custom home division. The Remodelors Council of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in collaboration with the NAHB Research Center, NAHB Seniors Housing Council, and the AARP created the CAPS program. The CAPS designation program teaches the technical, business management and customer service skills essential to compete in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling market. CAPS professionals have been trained to help older adults remain in their homes safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of income or ability level, and continue to live in a familiar environment throughout their maturing years. “The most practical way to use CAPS skills and “green “ building skills is to design in these features as part of any remodeling or new home construction project you may be planning”, Stevenson said. “For example, designing in a wider door with a levered handle to improve access with walkers and wheel chairs adds $25 to a project while modifying the doorway later might cost $500”, Stevenson added. OneCall Services, Inc., is a full service remodeling company with in-house design capabilities. “We do whole house remodeling, additions, porches, decks, kitchens, baths and small home repairs throughout Delaware”, Stevenson said. The company also designs and builds custom, energy efficient “green” homes. For more information contact OneCall toll free at 877-645-9008 or on the web at www.onecallservices.biz

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: onecallsrvcs@aol.com Web: www.onecallservices.biz
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: David Stevenson 302-645-9008
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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


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 www.onecallservices.biz. 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.

Lewes Businesses Help Ciferni's After Home Fire

OneCall Services, Inc
32477 Lewes Georgetown Highway
Lewes, DE 19958
Phone:302-645-9008 Fax:302-645-9017 E-Mail: onecallsrvcs@aol.com Web: www.onecallservices.biz
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Lewes Businesses Help Ciferni’s After Home Fire
Al Dorman and Dave Stevenson share more than a driveway. They share a belief in helping your neighbors. Dorman’s New Kitchen/Counter Tops& Colors counter top production facility and Stevenson’s OneCall Services, Inc. remodeling office share a driveway on Route 9 near Five Points. It was only natural they would help out when they heard about Tony and Sissy Ciferni’s fire that destroyed their Kitts Hummock home. As if the fire wasn’t enough, they discovered their home owners insurance deposit was never used to obtain a policy. They would have to re-build at their expense. New Kitchens supplied cabinets and OneCall supplied doors, windows, lumber, siding, and money. “A lot of people have donated time and materials to help re-build their house” said Stevenson, “but they still need cash for part of the project and for temporary living expenses.” Donations are being accepted at the “Ciferni Fund”, 2433 Kitts Hummock Rd., Dover, DE 19901 The companies regularly recycle cabinets, appliances and building materials in their Belltown neighborhood and through Habitat for Humanity. Stevenson donated $1000 earlier this year for bicycle lights for foreign students who come to work at the beach each summer to help prevent highway accidents.

Envirosense Homes becomes Energy Star Partner

OneCall Services, Inc
32477 Lewes Georgetown Highway
Lewes, DE 19958
Phone:302-645-9008 Fax:302-645-9017 E-Mail: onecallsrvcs@aol.com Web: www.onecallservices.biz
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Photo captions
1) Dave Stevenson installing Energy Star label to new home
2) New Energy Star Home at 19 E. Clark St., Milford, DE


Envirosense Homes becomes Energy Star Partner
Envirosense Homes of Lewes has become an Energy Star Partner and has completed its’ first certified Energy Star home. The home is also certified to meet the “Green” Building Guidelines of the National Association of Home Builders. “You would expect a “Green” home to be energy efficient and this one will use about a third less energy for heating and cooling than a typical new home”, said David Stevenson, President of Envirosense Homes. Energy efficiency is just one of eight categories and over fifty specific items needed to meet the guidelines and to be truly environmentally friendly. “Instead of tearing up another farm field, we built on an existing in town lot and sited the house so we wouldn’t have to cut down any of the many mature trees”, Stevenson said. The home also uses energy efficient lighting, “Energy Star” appliances, plus a super efficient tankless hot water heater. Water and se wer bills will also be reduced by the water saving washer, dishwasher, and plumbing fixtures. “To meet the standards, we also had to pay attention to in-door air quality and the over all environmental impact of the home”, Stevenson said. Going “Green” added about 3% to the cost of the home but lower utility bills will pay this back in about six years. “We custom designed an attractive, one story cottage with three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, an open floor plan and lots of storage”, said Stevenson. The design uses space well and took advantage of lumber dimensions to cut construction waste to half when compared to a typical new home of this size. “You don’t have to compromise good design to go ‘Green’”, said Stevenson. The house also has wide doorways with levered handles to accommodate wheelchairs and hands that would have difficulty with traditional doorknobs. The one level design and front porch ramp will allow people to remain in the home as they age. Envirosense Homes is a Division of OneCall Services, Inc. of Lewes, DE and can be found on the web at http://www.onecallservices.biz or call 877-645-9008. For more information about “Green” Building Guidelines go to http://www.onecallservices.biz

First "Green" Home Slated for Open House

OneCall Services, Inc
32477 Lewes Georgetown Highway
Lewes, DE 19958
Phone:302-645-9008 Fax:302-645-9017 E-Mail: onecallsrvcs@aol.com Web: www.onecallservices.biz
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: David Stevenson 302-645-9008
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First “Green” home slated for open house
Harrington/ERA Realty will host an open house on ___________ for Delaware’s first home certified to meet the “Green” Building Guidelines of the National Association of Home Builders and is also a certified to exceed “Energy Star” standards. “You would expect a “Green” home to be energy efficient and this one will use about a third less energy for heating and cooling than a typical new home”, said David Stevenson, President of Envirosense Homes, the builder. Energy efficiency is just one of eight categories and over fifty specific items needed to meet the guidelines and to be truly environmentally friendly. “Instead of tearing up another farm field, we built on an existing in town lot and sited the house so we wouldn’t have to cut down any of the many mature trees”, Stevenson said. The home also uses energy efficient lighting, “Energy Star” appliances, plus a super efficient tankless hot water heater. Water and sewer bills will also be reduced by the water saving washer, dishwasher, and plumbing fixtures. “To meet the standards, we also had to pay attention to in-door air quality and the over all environmental impact of the home”, Stevenson said. “We custom designed an attractive, one story cottage with three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, an open floor plan and lots of storage”, said Stevenson. The design uses space well and took advantage of lumber dimensions to cut construction waste to half when compared to a typical new home of this size. “I love the large kitchen and walk in pantry” said Tammy Messick, agent and host of the open house. “This house is perfect for a young family or retirees and is a bargain at $229,000”, said Messick. The house also has wide doorways with levered handles to accommodate wheelchairs and hands that would have difficulty with traditional doorknobs. The one level design and front porch ramp will allow people to remain in the home as they age. Envirosense Homes is a Division of OneCall Services, Inc. of Lewes, DE and can be found on the web at http://www.onecallservices.biz or call 877-645-9008. For more information about “Green” Building Guidelines go to http://www.onecallservices.biz

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