Since 2013 Kevin Harris has served as Director of Sales & Marketing for AGS Stainless, Inc. Mr. Harris has an extensive track record in business development, marketing, communications and sales. Prior to his position with AGS Stainless, Mr. Harris founded 4 industry-leading firms including 2-information technology firms, one specializing in the creation of web-based process management tools for Fortune 100 corporations and one that specialized in building predictive modeling applications for federal agencies, a real estate development firm that spearheaded the restoration and redevelopment of a historic seaport communities downtown waterfront and a state-chartered community bank. Two of these four companies he sold to publicly traded corporations.
Perched on a 23‐degree mountainside slope that receives some of the heaviest snowfall near Lake Tahoe, an enthusiastic outdoors‐adventuring couple created their version of the ideal mountain retreat complete with: concrete patio rappelling wall, built‐in bunk beds accessible via rock‐climbing holds, ski pole chandelier and bobsled run access directly from the kitchen area. And despite all these fun, Nordic sports‐ themed design elements – it was the juxtaposition of the home’s textured metal accents like: corrugated metal roofing and a black powder‐coated railing system contrasting the all‐natural Douglas fir siding and ceilings that helped make the entire project meld together amidst the rugged terrain.
Textural Metal Accents: Prefabricated Railing
Just as important as the complex structural aspects were to design on this two‐level, custom vacation retreat; intermixing the all‐natural materials of the surrounding environment with an industrial theme throughout proved challenging for lead architect Alex Bergtraun... Click here to read the full case study.
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