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.
Located in Westhampton, N.Y., the project involved the complete reconstruction of the five-bedroom, 5,000-sq.-ft. home, including the roof, exterior, and interior, within the home’s existing footprint. Surprisingly, it was the stainless-steel railing system used throughout the residence – including both the inside stairway and huge second‐story exterior decking area – that really pulled the entire project together into a unified collection of living spaces.
“The entire project was a constant balancing act between aesthetics and price, as the homeowners wanted a very clean, modern look overall, but the renovation was so extensive we had to be very mindful of each choice along the way,” says William Petrone, Principal of William Petrone Architects.
After conducting extensive Internet research, the homeowners selected the Rainier Cable Railing system from AGS Stainless, featuring a wooden hand rail atop the stainless-steel infill cabling.
“We had little‐to‐no experience with railings until this project but couldn’t be happier with the outcome, as their elegance really ties the entire project together and makes it pop,” explains Chris Marsch, Partner at Coastal Management. “And the instructions and components were spot‐on for a quick, painless installation – I wish all aspects of this project went as quick and easy.”
Since project completion in early 2014, the railing system has held up against weather elements as well as everyday wear‐and‐tear from younger family members. “I really like how well designed and elegant‐looking the railing systems turned out on this project,” Petrone says. “Since the stairway is used on a daily basis, it’s a highly ‘visually scrutinized’ design element – so the fact they have a luxurious look that can stand alongside other high‐end indoor features and they have the durability to withstand the salt air of the nearby Atlantic Ocean – they really were a home run.”
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