1 Jan

The McKernon Group wins ICF Award for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

first_imgThe McKernon Group wins ICF Award for Extreme Makeover: Home EditionBrandon, Vermont:At the recent national distributor conference for BuildBlock Insulating Concrete Forms held in Oklahoma City, OK, The McKernon Group of Brandon, VT and Crown Point, NY was recognized for the Special Project of the Year. Kevin Birchmore, Vice President of The McKernon Group, attended the conference to accept the award.In September 2007 The McKernon Group coordinated hundreds of volunteers to complete the construction of a new Insulated Concrete Form home for the Vitale family of Athens, VT and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The Vitale family was selected as the recipient of a new home for the television program Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. A requirement of the program is that the builder completes construction of the project in less than 1 week. BuildBlocks Jason Fisher says, As far as we know this was the fastest ICF installation ever. We started stacking forms just after nightfall and completed pouring the concrete within the wall shortly after sunrise. This is far less than the usual installation time frame, but we accomplished it!Insulating concrete forms replace traditional wood framing and fiberglass insulation with concrete and expanded polystyrene to form a stronger, more durable and more energy efficient wall assembly. The McKernon Group has been distributing and installing Insulation Concrete Forms in Vermont, New Hampshire and New York since 1998, and instructing other contractors in its use for the past eight years.About The McKernon Group, Inc.The McKernon Group is a leader in design/build, green construction and restoration throughout Vermont and upstate New York. Established in 1987, the company experience provides clients with first class workmanship and fast-track capabilities from design to completion through efficient construction management. Jack McKernon is the president, and Kevin Birchmore is executive vice president.About BuildBlock Building Systems LLCBuildBlock Building Systems LLC is the manufacturer of BuildBlock® Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs). Headquartered in Oklahoma City, BuildBlock serves North America through its manufacturing facilities in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Utah, and Wisconsin.About Extreme Makeover: Home EditionExtreme Makeover: Home Edition, which has won back to back Emmy awards as Best Reality Program (non-competitive), is entering its 5th season on ABC. The program is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Denise Cramsey is the executive producer; David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA.last_img read more

18 Dec

41 best banks and credit unions of 2015

first_imgby: Christina LavingiaEach week throughout January and February, GOBankingRates has revealed its rankings of the best savings accounts, checking accounts, CDs, online banks, brick-and-mortar banks and military financial institutions of 2015. This is all part of our “Best Banks” of 2015 series, which aims to connect consumers with best banks and credit unions for their needs.We looked at the 100 biggest banks by asset size, according to the FDIC, along with 30 online-only banks and 36 military banks and credit unions to determine the best products and places for your money in 2015. Here’s a roundup of the 41 banks and credit unions that made it onto one of our top lists. These institutions offer their customers and members the best features, rates, convenience, access and overall value this year.View all our 2015 Top 10 rankings:Best Savings Accounts of 2015Best Checking Accounts of 2015Best CD Accounts of 2015Best Banks of 2015 Best Online Banks of 2015Best Military Banks and Credit UnionsBest Banks and Credit Unions of 2015: The Definitive ListAir Force Federal Credit UnionThis military credit union ranked No. 10 among the best military financial institutions. Members of Air Force Federal Credit Union enjoy convenience and accessibility, with access to 30,000 fee-free ATMs, along with an extensive suite of deposit products. Active and retired military members and civil personnel — among other eligible groups — can join the credit union, which offers toll-free customer service phone numbers in Germany, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom and other overseas countries. continue reading » 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

24 Dec

FORMER AMERICAN POLICE BOSS SCORES FOR DONEGAL’S GATHERING EFFORTS!

first_imgPictured at the Irish Hotels Federation Conference in in the Knightsbrook Hotel in Trim County Meath where the IHF Gathering Awards were presented on Tuesday were from left, Michael Vaughan, Outgoing President, IHF, Margaret Jackson and Paul McCormack from Emerald Isle Gathering, Donegal receiving the ‘Best Sports Gathering award from Michael Ring, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and Jim Dollard, Executive Director, Electric Ireland.Picture by Don MacMonagleA former police chief from Ballybofey has hit the back of the net with his efforts for The Gathering.Retired NYPD Deputy Inspector Paul McCormack received the prestigious Best Sports Gathering Award at Trim Castle in Meath from Minister for Sports, Deputy Michael Ring TD yesterday.Mr McCormack was recognized for the extraordinary work he put in bringing the wonderful Gathering events he organized to Dublin and Donegal in 2013. Proud Ballybofey man Paul with his award.He brought the NYPD Gaelic Football Club to Croke Park for the first time, and arranged a special day in Croke Park for 44 local children from the Beann Eadair GAA club in Howth.He also arranged a special gathering charity game in MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey.Jim McGuinness and the 2012 Donegal Allstars joined forces with the NYPD team in a match against an Irish Legends team.Thousands of people turned out for a great game and a Donegal-New York night afterwards in Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey. All proceeds from the event went to support Letterkenny General Hospital. Pictured at the Irish Hotels Federation Conference in in the Knightsbrook Hotel in Trim County Meath where the IHF Gathering Awards were presented on Tuesday were from left, Michael Vaughan, Outgoing President, IHF, Margaret Jackson from Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey, Retired Deputy Inspector Paul McCormack, NYPD & Donegal receiving the ‘Best Sports Gathering award from Michael Ring, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, and Jim Dollard, Executive Director, Electric Ireland.  FORMER AMERICAN POLICE BOSS SCORES FOR DONEGAL’S GATHERING EFFORTS! was last modified: February 25th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalPaul McCormackThe Gatheringlast_img read more