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Marie Shepherd Joins BlackRock Construction as Client Care Coordinator

September 19, 2018News

Marie Shepherd joins BlackRock Construction, a division of Adam Hergenrother Companies, as Client Care Coordinator.

As Client Care Coordinator, Marie serves on BlackRock Construction’s Residential Project team. Marie is responsible for communication between clients in the process of building their home and members of the BlackRock Construction team. BlackRock Construction believes an open line of communication between the team and the client is paramount in the home building process. Marie communicates with clients every step of the way, keeping them informed and aware of the progress on their new home.

Marie is a native of a small town in North Central Massachusetts. She came to Vermont seeking the mountains and higher education, and will graduate from Saint Michael’s College in May of 2019 with a dual degree in Economics & Business Administration. Marie volunteers her spare time as a firefighter/EMT in Colchester.

About BlackRock Construction – BlackRock Construction’s mission is to create spaces that inspire the way people live, work, and play. BlackRock Construction is an assemblage of award-winning construction and development professionals headquartered in South Burlington, Vermont, offering industry leading innovation and excellence with each project. With over 40 years of combined experience, their management team gets the job done, while providing exceptional value and extreme attention to detail. They offer construction management, general contracting, planning/permitting, property management and design/build services for projects of all sizes. In today’s market, the demand for value, quality and integrity runs high and those are core BlackRock Construction beliefs!

About Adam Hergenrother Companies – Adam Hergenrother Companies includes Keller Williams Vermont, Hergenrother Realty Group, BlackRock Construction, Adam Hergenrother Training, and Hergenrother Foundation.  Adam Hergenrother Companies is a powerhouse connector – matching talent with opportunities, the community with resources, clients with realtors, investors with projects, and goals with training and education. Through strategic business consulting and consistent accountability, Adam Hergenrother Companies empowers the leaders of today to develop the leaders of tomorrow. With a focus on real estate, construction, development, consulting, and training, Adam Hergenrother Companies is building leaders and businesses worldwide. To learn more about Adam Hergenrother Companies and to explore career opportunities, please visit www.adamhergenrother.com.

 

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Inc. Magazine Unveils Its 37th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

August 16, 2018Uncategorized

For the Second Time, Vermont-based BlackRock Construction Appears on the Inc. 5000, With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 266% Percent

BURLINGTON, VERMONT, August 15, 2018Inc. magazine today revealed that BlackRock Construction is No. 2,559 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

In 2017, BlackRock Construction was ranked #42 on Inc. 5000 – #1 in Vermont and #1 in Construction throughout the US with three-year sales growth of 6,611.25%. Making the list gets harder every year as a company’s base grows. Of the tens of thousands of companies that have applied to the Inc. 5000 over the years, only a fraction have made the list more than once. A mere one in three have made the list two times.

“We are thrilled to have our continued growth at BlackRock Construction recognized again this year through the Inc. 5000,” said Tom Hergenrother, co-owner of BlackRock Construction. “It’s an exciting day for our company. We look forward to continuing to develop communities and transform lives in Vermont and beyond.”

Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 15) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 17 to 19, 2018, at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort, in San Antonio, Texas. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation. 

CONTACT:
Hallie Warner | Chief of Staff, Adam Hergenrother Companies
Hallie@AdamHergenrother.com | 802.488.3430

About BlackRock Construction:
BlackRock Construction’s mission is to create spaces that inspire the way people live, work, and play. BlackRock Construction is an assemblage of award-winning construction and development professionals headquartered in South Burlington, Vermont, offering industry leading innovation and excellence with each project. With over 40 years of combined experience, their management team gets the job done, while providing exceptional value and extreme attention to detail. They offer construction management, general contracting, planning/permitting, property management and design/build services for projects of all sizes. In today’s market, the demand for value, quality and integrity runs high and those are core BlackRock Construction beliefs!

To learn more about BlackRock construction, visit BlackRockUS.com. 

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 

Methodology
The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 and 2017. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 18,000,000 today.  For more information, visit www.inc.com.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.

For more information contact:
Inc. Media
Drew Kerr
212-849-8250
dkerr@mansueto.com

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Inc. Magazine Unveils 36th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing 
Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

August 19, 2017News

Vermont-based BlackRock Construction Ranks No. 42 on the 2017 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 6,611.25%

This week, Inc. magazine ranked Vermont-based construction and development company, BlackRock Construction, at number 42 out of 5,000 companies with 6,611.25% growth on its 36th annual Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have our rapid growth at BlackRock Construction recognized through the Inc. 5000,” said Tom Hergenrother, co-owner of BlackRock Construction. “It’s a big day for our company. We are so proud to have landed in the top 50 of America’s fastest-growing companies, alongside other remarkable organizations. We continue to look forward to transforming more lives in Vermont and beyond and are grateful for how far we’ve come so quickly.”

The 2017 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 16), is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year average growth of 481%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

“The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”

The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent, small, and mid-sized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

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CONTACT:
Hallie Warner | Chief of Staff, Adam Hergenrother Companies
Hallie@AdamHergenrother.com | 802.488.3439

About BlackRock Construction:
BlackRock Construction’s mission is to create spaces that inspire the way people live, work, and play. BlackRock Construction is an assemblage of award-winning construction and development professionals headquartered in South Burlington, Vermont, offering industry leading innovation and excellence with each project. With over 40 years of combined experience, their management team gets the job done, while providing exceptional value and extreme attention to detail. They offer construction management, general contracting, planning/permitting, property management and design/build services for projects of all sizes. In today’s market, the demand for value, quality and integrity runs high and those are core BlackRock Construction beliefs!

Methodology
The 2017 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2013. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2016. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2013 is $100,000; the minimum for 2016 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media:
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 18,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.

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5 Tips For Making Any Room Better

February 23, 2017blogNews

Do you want to know a secret? There IS no secret! Designers do not a list of hard and fast rules. They are simply creative types who love to imagine, dream and follow can their intuition to beauty. Sure there are some tricks and practices that make what they do successful but often they have learned from experience what works and what does not. Interior designers are just regular people with a knack for cool. Here are some known tips for you to use at home to make your living space better.

  1. Pick the paint color last. Choosing paint is expensive and most people have favorite colors that they just can not wait to adorn their home with. Wait.  You want the color that best complements your upholstery, artwork, and everything else. Your lighting also plays a huge factor in how paint color looks in your home. Wait to select your palette when your items are in the home and your lighting design is set.
  2. Do not overcrowd the room. Resist filling a room with furniture. You don’t need to fill up a space with lots of furniture, it is a great feeling to maneuver a room with ease. Use your budget to buy quality pieces rather than a quantity of pieces.
  3. Hang artwork at the right height. Okay I take it back, this is in fact a hard and fast rule! Artwork should hang at 57-60 inches from the floor, eye level. This applies even to rooms with very high ceilings, trust me you will not become taller because the ceilings are higher.
  4. Avoid a theme. For example the “log cabin look”. You know, bear trinkets, plaid pillows, acorn etchings and details. This lacks individuality. Instead use a color palate to express your vision. In this case decorate with reds, browns and natural greens to create the vibe you desire subtly.
  5. Ignore all principles in favor of creativity. This is my favorite tip. Guidelines gives people a good jumping off point for furnishing and decorating. Don’t get stuck behind these guidelines. Keep your decor personal and create a space that makes you smile and is comfortable.

To learn more about BlackRock Construction, our team and what we can build for you contact 802.861.1120 or info@blackrockus.com.

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6 Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

February 23, 2017blogNews

Kitchen backsplashes no longer to simply protect walls from spills and splatters. You now have a wide array of materials in a variety of price points to choose from. What is your kitchen style? Do you prefer a tile, wood or metal backsplash? Check out these five fabulous backsplash ideas that are affordable on any budget.

A popular choice for appliances and sinks is stainless steel. You can match these design details with an eye catching backsplash. Stainless steel is an inexpensive and attractive option for most kitchens. This modern look is heat and moisture resistant and easy to wipe clean.

Choose inexpensive beadboard for an easy DIY choice. It comes as plywood or fiberboard panels that can be easily painted. If you choose a contrasting paint color it will make a great statement and be a winning design detail.

Ceramic tile is a very common choice and for good reason. You can find tile in any style, color, pattern or shape. If you can dream it, they have probably made it. Ceramic tiles stand up to moisture, heat and are easy to wipe clean.

Mirror, mirror. Try a mirrored backsplash to add depth to the room. It is an unusual design that is not TOO out there. Mirrors are great light reflectors so this is a great option in a small or dark space.

Many of us want a bold splash of color. This is an easy care solution to just that. Back-painted glass comes in thousands of custom colors. It is a really beautiful design technique, bringing an artistic element into your space. Not to mention so easy to clean!

Create your own work of art! Hand-paint a mural or design on plain white ceramic tiles. Once the painting is complete, the tiles must be glazed and fired in a kiln to hold the paint. This backsplash may be a little more labor intensive but all in the name of custom interior design.

Whether you are designing your new home or updating your current kitchen get inspired with these clever kitchen backsplash ideas.

To learn more about BlackRock Construction, our team and what we can build for you contact 802.861.1120 or info@blackrockus.com.

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Vail Resorts Plans to Buy Vermont’s Iconic Stowe Mountain Resort

February 22, 2017News

Colorado’s Vail Resorts plans to acquire Stowe Mountain Resort, Vermont’s century-old ski mountain.

Vail Resorts announced on Tuesday it will pay $50 million to acquire all mountain operations at Stowe Mountain Resort, a significant endorsement for Vermont’s ski culture.

The purchase conditions include food and beverage facilities and rental / lift offices on Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak. The Stowe Mountain Lodge, the Stowe Mountain Club, and the Stowe Country Club, among other properties, will continue to be owned by Mt. Mansfield Company under American International Group, Inc.

Vail Resorts owns many ski operations across the country and beyond, but Stowe Mountain Resort will be their first mountain resort on the east coast. Blaise Carrig, senior adviser to the mountain division at Vail, reports that there are no immediate plans to change Stowe. The company intends to honor Vermont’s history and maintain Stowe’s iconic east-coast feel.

Carrig said they expect to keep current Stowe employees but noted there will be organizational adjustments given Mt. Mansfield Company’s ownership of some mountain real estate.

Pending the acquisition closing, Vail Resorts plans to introduce the Epic Pass to Stowe for the 2017-2018 ski season. The pass includes unlimited skiing many Vail resorts for the price of $809, if purchased during preseason. This is a huge price drop compared to this year’s $1,860 adult pass at Stowe.

Located just minutes to Stowe Mountain Resort is the Stowe Highlands development built by BlackRock Construction and Development. The Stowe Highlands community features 11 luxury single-family homes on the Stowe Country Club Golf Course with easy access to I-89, Montpelier, and Burlington.

For more information about building at Stowe Highlands or designing a luxury home of your own with BlackRock Luxury, please contact Jay Mitiguy at Jay@HergGroup.com or 802.324.8500.

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Register for a FREE Investing Webinar with Ben Durant!

February 8, 2017News

Join Ben Durant for his free webinar, Hot New Way for You to Invest in Real Estate and Build Wealth! Ben will be uncovering one of the most exciting new trends in real estate investing that allows the average investor to access some of the most exclusive and lucrative deals.  He’ll reveal the secrets to teach you to begin earning passive income and build wealth.

The 30-minute FREE webinar will cover:

  • Why you need to know about real estate syndication
  • The five key benefits of investing in real estate syndicates
  • Real estate syndicates and why they are not for everyone
  • Publicly Traded REITs vs. Private syndicate
  • How to find syndication opportunities when most aren’t advertised


Click here to register for the webinar!

 

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Best Home Design Apps For 2017

February 3, 2017News

Due to controversial and rapid advancements in tech, smartphones have become somewhat of our everything. For many, if not most smartphone holders, this pocket sized device is our main life management tool. In addition to games, email, shopping, list making, banking, music storage and daily planning we can also design a home on our smartphones. This is bad news for interior designers.

As we know decorating rarely goes to plan, the main reason being there’s a big difference between how things look in your head and how they look in reality.

Now there is an app for that! You can now decorate your home, from the colors on the walls down to the color of the furniture, all from your smartphone.

Here are five of the top home design apps on the market:

 

Homestyler Interior Design – Use this app to makeover a room. Through pictures of the actual space you will be able to choose from a variety of furnishings to choose an arrangement for your space. This is great for those of us that may be spatially challenged and prone to buying furniture that just does not fit in a space.

Download Homestyler Interior Design for Android here

Download Homestyler Interior Design for iOS here

 

Home Design 3D Gold – This is a great tool for designing a larger project, like a whole house. You can easily throw up walls, doors and windows and add furnishings, followed by a virtual tour of your design.

Download Home Design 3D Gold here


Dulux Visualizer – Easy. Snap a photo, choose a colour and start painting. It is a great way to find new paint colors that really work for your home.

Download Dulux Visualizer for Android here

Download Visualizer for iOS here

 

Magic Plan – This is a great tool for creating floorplans of existing properties. Mark out the walls, floor, ceiling, doors and whatnot of a room. From that, the app makes 2D plans to be exported as PDF, JPG, DXF, HTML or CSV files.

Download Magic Plan for Android here

Download Magic Plan for iOS here

 

3D room Designer – Created by Crate & Barrel this app gives an idea of how you can decorate, rearrange or transform a room, using 3D models overlaid on to your photos or room templates.

Download 3D Room Designer for iOS here

 

To learn more about BlackRock Construction, our team and what we can build for you contact 802.861.1120 or info@blackrockus.com.

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5 Tricks For Home Cleaning

January 27, 2017News

Cleaning … everyone’s favorite topic. And those hard to reach spots, WHY? When it comes to cleaning the complicated spots in your home, do you find yourself giving up before you have even started? Here are a few tricks to mark even the most complicated and hard to reach spots ‘no biggie’ on your to do list!

The blinds. Time to channel grandma and slip on a pair of white cotton gloves. Dip the fingertips of one hand into a solution of equal parts warm water and white vinegar and run your fingers through each slat, re-dip as needed. Use a dryer sheet to dry and voila! As an added bonus the residue on the dryer sheet will help repel dust in the future.

The ceiling fan. First make sure it is OFF and everyone in the house knows to keep it that way. Cover the floor below the fan with an old sheet or drop cloth. Fill a spray bottle with water and 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and spritz generously into an old pillowcase. Use a ladder to reach the blades and place the case over each one rubbing them clean, the dirt and dust will get caught inside. Cool trick right!

The mattress. Working directly over the mattress, pour baking soda into a sieve. Sprinkle the soda evenly over the mattress which will draw out dirt and odors. Leave the baking soda in place and re-make the bed with clean sheets. Leave in place for one full wear and simply vacuum up next time you change the sheets.

The radiator. This clean only needs to be performed as needed or twice a year. First, make sure everything is dry.  Then, dust between the radiator fins with a bottle brush and make sure to vacuum up all debris so it doesn’t going back into the air. So simple and can save you from allergens in the air as well the additional cost accrued by slow working equipment.

The garbage disposal. Here’s how to clean this hard to reach breeding ground for bacteria.  Pour 3 tablespoons of Borax inside, let it sit for one hour, and then flush with hot water. If you have lingering odors that won’t go away and want to make sure you keep blades sharp, freeze ½ cup of white vinegar mixed with water in an ice-cube tray, toss in a few cubes, and turn on the disposal. To break up grease deposits, feed the disposal a small fruit pit or a chicken bone every now and then. Does this sound a bit bizarre? Try it, it really works!

You are now five steps closer to a cleaner home.

To learn more about BlackRock Construction, our team and what we can build for you contact 802.861.1120 or info@blackrockus.com.

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Weird Home Decor Trends

January 7, 2017News

Designing your new home is one of the most exciting things you may experience in your life. Creating a living space your you and your loved ones is a great responsibility. What a treat to make a space that exemplifies your personal style and meets your needs.  

History shows a huge variety of what is home, caves transitioned to huts, castles and today a variety of closed structures. Sometimes the environment and landscape dictates the home design more than the preference of homeowner. And sometimes the home’s design veers toward the weird. Many people like to incorporate the unusual and humorous when it comes to decorating a home. For these fun loving folks little pieces that can be added to a design to give a home a unique, and downright laughable look. Check out these “weird” home decor trends!

  1. Hyper-Realistic Wallpaper – Hyper-realism is a genre art resembling high-resolution photograph. This trend is being seen transferred onto wallpaper in homes. Images range from relatively tame nature landscapes, tree bark and water droplets to the extreme  fantasy images, anime and realistic human faces.
  2. Bizarre Bathroom Sinks – Bathroom sinks have taken a turn from function to funky. We are seeing unusual shapes, textures and straight up sculptured sinks as the newest bathroom trend.
  3. Taxidermy – Fluffed and stuffed, taxidermy is back in style and not just for your creepy uncle. To add to the weird, animals are being posed to express a bit of humor and a touch of whimsy.
  4. Outlandish Carpets – We are seeing a huge rise in weird rug design. Images of animals, human faces and fantastical creatures are greeting us from the floor.
  5. Birds – “Put a bird on it.” Bird art, throw pillows, duvets and more are becoming part of mainstream home design. Adorn your home with a touch of humor!

What is your personal style? Would you introduce any of these trends into your home design?

To learn more about BlackRock Construction, our team and what we can build for you contact 802.861.1120 or info@blackrockus.com.