Designer Bio: Jim Quinn
Jim is unique and somewhat different from what you would typically expect in our industry. Usually, someone with his experience has spent time in the field as a laborer or a project manager. Although his prior position as an owner/operator gave him a variety of responsibilities, his most important and most valued job has always been as a designer, a draftsman and an estimator. Over the last 30 years, Jim has developed a passion in helping families sort through the sometimes overwhelming process of home renovations to show them how they can realize their dream within their budget.
Jim attended Stony Brook University before starting his own home renovation company with a college roommate. For 22 years their company specialized in custom additions and alterations as well as new home construction. Jim came to Alure almost 6 years ago as a consultant in the Alterations Department where he also brought his expertise as a permit expeditor helping the company create a full service in-house architectural and permit department. Aside from typical custom on-site construction for additions and alterations, he is also a Modular specialist.
3 favorite things:
1. Family – Jim loves spending time with his wife of 26 years and his three boys aged 16, 18 and 20.
2. Exercising – A lifelong athlete, Jim loves to cycle, whether on the road or in a spin class.
3. Dogs – Jim loves to spend time with his Portuguese Water Dog named Romeo.
Jim’s favorite project was a Modular second floor addition in Mastic Beach. This family was originally looking to add a ground floor den but Jim showed them how it would be more cost effective and would better serve their needs by building up instead of out. They added four bedrooms and two bathrooms, which included a master suite. The second floor was completely factory-finished, which means that everything was pre-installed prior to delivery. The interior was almost move-in ready as soon as the two Modular units were craned into place. The second floor project included double-hung Energy-Star hurricane-rated windows, new CertainTeed charcoal-gray vinyl siding, a new storage attic, full carpeting throughout and was accessed from the first floor with switch-back stairs. Moving the bedrooms upstairs allowed for a completely open concept on the first floor. Features downstairs included wood-plank laminate flooring throughout, a new kitchen and raised ceilings. All the first floor walls were removed leaving only the existing bathroom and the new stairs in the middle of the floor plan. The reason that this is one of Jim’s favorites projects is because it was life changing for these clients. He was able to take their needs and their wants, and turn it into a dream that they now could not imagine living without.
Custom Interior Renovation – Woodmere, NY