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Rust-Oleum Targets the DIY & Design Crowd with their Kitchen Transformations

Rust-Oleum Targets the DIY & Design Crowd with their Kitchen Transformations

I recently joined a select group of media in hands-on testing Rust-Oleum’s new cabinet and countertop transformation kits which they feel is going to revolutionize the DIY segment of the market. This event was held at Latrobes, a very unique event space (formerly a bank) in the center of the […]

Rebuilding Together in New Orleans

Rebuilding Together in New Orleans

We joined the stars of HGTV including Carter Oosterhouse and Chris Grundy to help rebuild homes in need in New Orleans

Exploring the Salvage Stores in the Reuse District of New Orleans

Exploring the Salvage Stores in the Reuse District of New Orleans

While we were in New Orleans participating in the Fifty for Five event, we took an opportunity to explore the Reuse District in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans. Scattered around abandoned shipyards and warehouses you’ll find numerous salvage stores dedicated to preserving and selling architectural artifacts and building supplies […]

Rebuilding Together with Sears at Fifty for Five

Rebuilding Together with Sears at Fifty for Five

It’s important to us that we contribute to our time to help homeowners in need. We had a great experience last year volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, so when we received the invitation from Sears to participate in Fifty for Five we were ecstatic. Fifty for Five (50 for 5) […]

Five Years After Hurricane Katrina We Join Rebuilding Together in New Orleans

Five Years After Hurricane Katrina We Join Rebuilding Together in New Orleans

We’re here in New Orleans courtesy of Sears. They’ve invited Charles & Hudson to volunteer and participate in the Fifty for Five event (sponsored by Sears) on the 5th anniversary of hurricane Katrina and it’s been an amazing experience. Today we joined other volunteers from Rebuilding Together, many of whom […]

Fifty for Five in New Orleans

Fifty for Five in New Orleans

We’ve been invited to participate in Fifty for Five in New Orleans this year and we literally can’t wait to tie-on our tool belt and start working. Rebuilding Together made a pledge to rehabilitate 1,000 homes in the Gulf and in conjunction with the 5th year anniversary of the Hurricane […]

Sean Payton Seeks Damages for Defective Chinese Drywall

Sean Payton Seeks Damages for Defective Chinese Drywall

Sean Payton, the head coach of the New Orleans Saints, is the lead plaintiff among 2,100 alleged victims in a case scheduled to begin this week against a company from China charged with shipping drywall that made people sick and damaged other property in the home. The 591-page class action […]

Brad Pitt Champions a New Orleans Rebuilding Plan

Brad Pitt Champions a New Orleans Rebuilding Plan

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie may be the most hard working celebrities alive today. Despite their prosperous film careers they each are leading the way in using their high-profiles to point the cameras on critical issues facing the world and our country. But not only are they raising awareness but […]

Big Easy Rebuild

Big Easy Rebuild

Since hurricane Katrina a new architectural style has emerged in New Orleans that can only be described as Defensive (houses on pillars), Defiant (pristine homes surrounded by devastation), and Do Good (affordable housing built by non-profits) as opposed to Greek Revival, Italianate, and Creole. Many are concerned that the lack […]

Deconstruction Defined

Deconstruction Defined

An interview with Rick Denhart, Mercy Corps’ New Orleans-based Director of Gulf Coast Hurricane Recovery. He is focused on the deconstruction and rebuilding of New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina and teaching residents to embrace elements of their previous homes and hopefully salvage pieces for their new homes.