John J Chando Jr Inc. - Design/Build Blog

JJC Inc Design & Build named to Qualified Remodeler Top 500 for the 6th Year in a Row!

Posted by John Chando on Fri, Oct 5, 2018 @ 12:06 PM

We are extremely proud to announce that out of over 50,000 applications from contractors around the country, JJC Inc. Design and Build has made the 2018 Qualified Remodeler Top 500 List.  

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This is our 15th time receiving this prestigious award, and we are once again extremely humbled and honored to be apart of this list and we wanted to thank Qualified Remodeler.

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Topics: awards, JJC Inc. News, build services, design services

Plan your New Jersey Shore Home Renovation in Time for the Summer Season

Posted by Ryan Chando on Mon, Oct 1, 2018 @ 10:37 AM

 

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Now that the summer is officially over and homeowners at the Jersey Shore have returned to their primary homes for winter, they may be thinking about how much their town's and neighborhood have change. Whether it's homeowners raising their homes, building new homes higher to meet stricter flood elevations, or just remodeling to fix up an aging property, the Jersey Shore has been a buzz of activity during the winter off season.
 
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Topics: House Lift, Renovation, New Home, Whole House Remodel, Design/Build, New Construction, Site Planning, House Liftings

5 Reasons you need 3D Architecture Renderings for Your New Custom NJ Shore Home

Posted by John Chando on Sat, Sep 9, 2017 @ 03:06 PM

When you’re building a new home, how can you avoid paying for design work you don’t want? Making sure you know what you’re getting before you have it built helps.

Today there is no better way to understand and have a feel for new design than to see it in 3D. Rather than your having rely on imagination to hope your living room gives you the best view of the Barnegat Bay, 3D allows you to virtually walk through your home before even approving any specs or designs. Want to see that living room wall with bay windows? No problem. Want to check out the view from the window? Step right up. Changed your mind and now want no windows? Hold on a sec.

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3D design is a fast and efficient way to get involved in every part of the design process. At JJC Inc, we’re a full service Design - Build firm with architects that actually design with you, the client — and present other, different or better options — you’ll be better equipped to make informed decisions on a design that’s perfect for you.

3D design is becoming an industry standard, and finding a great architect who offers it should not be hard. The good news is, most firms don’t charge more for 3D; they either have it or they don’t.

Here are five reasons 3D design can work for you.

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Topics: Architectural Design

Custom Beachfront Home in Ortley Beach, NJ Constructed with Concrete

Posted by Ryan Chando on Sun, May 1, 2016 @ 07:45 PM

We are pleased to announce the construction of the first ever New Jersey Shore custom concrete home on the oceanfront. The home is being built using the latest in Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) technology. Constructing strong structures is a necessity when building in the harsh beach environment where high winds, large waves, and flying debris are normal events throughout the year. 

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Topics: Concrete Building

We've moved to Mantoloking!

Posted by John Chando on Mon, Sep 14, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

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We're proud to call Mantoloking, NJ our home after 30+ years of being located Normandy Beach. We're now open in our beautiful new office on Downer Avenue.  Hurricane Sandy took away our Normandy Beach location in a blaze, and we're so pleased to have a new location just a mile up the island.

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How to build a waterfront home on the Jersey Shore (Concrete vs. Wood)

Posted by Ryan Chando on Thu, Nov 13, 2014 @ 02:13 PM

Concrete_vs_Wood_How_ICF_Can_Work_For_YouThe benefits of building a house out of stone as opposed to wood has been engrained into most peoples heads since childhood thanks to those 3 little pigs and their run-in with a wolf. But these days home owners at the Jersey Shore have bigger problems than bacon hungry wolves. As we are now into the fall and approach the harsh winter months homeowners have hurricanes, nor’easterns and snowstorms to worry about. To get through these extreme weather conditions it’s a necessity to have a strong house.

Time Magazine named Ocean County, NJ the most dangerous place to live in the United States, basing this claim to the frequency of Natural Disasters. “Tidal surges and storms like Hurricane Sandy make this oceanfront county vulnerable”, they say in their “Answers Issue” which hit newsstands last month..

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Topics: build services, Hurricane Proof Home, Concrete Building

JJC Inc Design & Build named to Qualified Remodeler Top 500 for 2014

Posted by John Chando on Fri, Aug 15, 2014 @ 02:38 PM

top500remodelers-2014_11312825We are extremely proud to announce that out of over 50,000 applications from contractors around the country, JJC Inc. Design and Build has made the 2014 Qualified Remodeler Top 500 List.  This is our 11th time receiving this prestigious award but this is the highest we have ever placed on the list at #174!  We are extremely humbled and honored to be apart of this list and we wanted to thank Qualified Remodeler.

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Hurricane Proof Home [Part 3] - Building a House out of Concrete

Posted by Ryan Chando on Sat, Aug 2, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

It’s been almost 2 years since Superstorm Sandy forever changed the Jersey Shore, and as more and more families start renovating or rebuilding their homes, you’re starting to see more homes being built with concrete foundations.  Some homeowners take it a step further and build their entire house out of concrete; walls, floors and all! If you truly want your new home to be a “Hurricane Proof Home” we bring you Part 3 of our ongoing series on building a Hurricane Proof Home using Insulated Concrete Forms or “ICF” building techniques.

Below we show you what some of the later stages of building a house entirely out of concrete looks like.  The previous house had a very low elevation before Superstorm Sandy and when the new FEMA flood zone maps were released (before they foolishly changed them back) the house was rebuilt to comply with the strict V-Zone requirements, having the first floor at elevation 14 feet. 

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Topics: build services, Hurricane Proof Home

JJC Inc. Makes Best Remodelers in USA List

Posted by Justin Chando on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 @ 08:30 PM

top 500 remodelers listWe’ve done it again! We’re so excited to have been chosen on the 2013 Top 500 Qualified Remodelers in the USA list for the 10th time! Our President and Founder, John Chando commented: "We are so proud and humbled to have been nationally recognized for our works in remodeling homes. Our team has been working incredibly hard over the past year, and it is a great honor to continually be on this prestigious list.”  

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Topics: build services, awards

Hurricane Proof Home [Part 2] NJ Coastal Construction Breakaway Walls & ICF Lite-Deck

Posted by Justin Chando on Wed, Jul 17, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

ICF Coastal ConstructionWe are currently undergoing construction in Normandy Beach using some innovative construction techniques. We’re calling this type of construction “Hurricane Proof”, for good reason.  This particular home is being constructed to the strict FEMA V-Zone flood construction requirements and is extremely strong.

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Topics: build services, Hurricane Proof Home