2020 Star Finalist Awards

Abbott Contracting receives Texas Association of Builders 2020 Star Finalist Awards for two Best Bathroom Renovations in the category of Best Bathroom Renovation Under $25,000 In 1992, the Texas Association of Builders (TAB) launched the Texas Star Awards, the only statewide tribute to excellence in the home building industry. The Star Awards showcases the outstanding… Read more

BBB Award Award Winner 2020

Abbott Contracting recently received a 2020 Better Business Bureau (BBB) Award for Excellence. This is the sixth year in a row we have been recognized with this honor.   Stay tuned, we will find out more details in October at the presentation ceremony… Read more

Remodel bath for living in place

This article “Bath Trends: Remodel your bath for living in place” was written by Larry Abbott of Abbott Contracting and published in the March 15, 2020 edition of the Houston Chronicle. We are redefining what it means to age. Today’s aging population is in better physical condition and more active than generations that came before. … Read more

Remodeling Decisions Houston Chronicle Article

The article ” It’s time to make some remodeling decisions” was written by Larry Abbott of Abbott Contracting and published in the January 12, 2020 edition of the Houston Chronicle. Are you planning to tackle some simple home renovations or possibly considering a partial or complete remodel of your entire house? How do you choose… Read more

Home Improvement -Premodel Before the Remodel

    Article published in the November 17th, 2019 edition of the Houston Chronicle If you are considering any home improvement project, you’ll have several decisions to make before the work starts. Whether you are remodeling your whole house, or a room or two, you will need to think about removing clutter and clearing the… Read more

LED Lighting – Article Houston Chronicle

Remember the days you had to turn the lights off? If you are considering a kitchen, bath or any other project in your home, more than likely you will have to make some decisions updating lighting. LED (Light Emitting Diode) is the new standard in today’s remodeling. LED lighting uses approximately 85% less energy than… Read more

Texas Association of Builders Star Awards

Abbott Contracting in Houston is proud to have been named a Texas Association of Builders (TAB) 2019 Star Award Finalist for Best Kitchen Renovation $125K – $175K. TAB launched the Star Awards program to showcase the outstanding work of home builders, remodelers, architects, designers, sales and marketing professionals, and industry leaders. It remains the only… Read more

Better Business Bureau Award

Abbott Contracting has been named a 2019 BBB Pinnacle Award Winner by the Better Business Bureau for service excellence. Abbott Contracting was one of 28 companies of 264 applicants recognized as a BBB 2019 Pinnacle Award Winner at the annual Better Business Bureau Awards of Excellence on May 15, 2019.  This award is the highest award… Read more

GHBA 2018 Remodeler of the Year

Larry Abbott was honored to be named the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) 2018 Remodeler of the Year! The Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) Remodelers Council is known as the largest remodelers’ council in the nation. Larry served as the 2018 Remodelers Council president. This year, the Remodelers Council membership grew once again, outpacing its… Read more

Larry Abbott Houston Remodeler interview

Make a Plan Whether it’s considering an exit strategy or handling the aftermath of a hurricane, Abbott aims to stay a step ahead. Edited by Kacey Larsen, Qualified Remodeler January 2019 When and how did you choose this career? Just after high school I earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, but was not motivated… Read more

NAHB Remodeler of the Month

Larry Abbott of Abbott Contracting in Houston has been selected as the January 2019 NAHB Remodeler of the Month. The purpose of this National award, the NAHB Remodeler of the Month, is to celebrate local, active remodelers who stand out because of recent quality work, customer service, community involvement, and dedication to furthering the industry… Read more

Remodelers Council Article

Larry Abbott held his last meeting of the year as President of the GHBA Remodelers Council.  Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale was the Guest Speaker. The following is an article entitled “A Life Built For Others” that appeared in the Houston Chronicle.   “You are here to help people and that is a life worth living” was… Read more

Dust Control When Remodeling

Today in the effort to make homes more green and energy efficient, homes are being tightly built.    These tightly constructed homes are waterproof, dustproof with little to no air leakage and lack the ventilation to remove the stale air outside.  The indoor air does not stay fresh. Remodeling is a dusty processing any home. If… Read more

Remodelers Council

The Greater Houston Builders Association Remodelers Council monthly luncheon included a discussion about mold issues.   Thank you to our panel of experts; Scott Cubbler of Semper Fi Contractors, Ian Faria of Bradley Law Firm, Breck Powers of LBJ Construction and Rhondalyn Riley of Exterior Inspections.   … Read more

Aging in Place Remodeling Facts

How big is Aging in Place? 89% of people 50+ wish to remain in their own homes indefinitely (AARP) 80% of remodelers already perform aging-in-place remodeling and 77% have seen an increase in requests for aging in place features in the home from 2013 to 2016. (NAHB). Over half of all 55+ households rate their… Read more

Lead-Safe Remodeling

Update home safely with a lead-safe certified remodeler You’ve made the decision to finally remodel the outdated kitchen and living room of your home, but if you live in a house built before 1978, a federal law regulating the removal of lead paint will affect your home remodeling project if you hire a professional remodeler… Read more

Remodelers Council President

Larry Abbott is serving as the 2018 President of the Greater Houston Builders Association Remodelers Council. The GHBA Remodelers Council (RMC) is an organization of remodelers and industry associates  dedicated to the promotion of excellence and professionalism within the organization, and public awareness of the Remodelers Council. This is achieved through education, certification and service to… Read more

Breathe easier with livable remodeling

Published in the November 19th, 2017 edition of the Houston Chronicle. All remodeling projects generate dust. Air quality is a vital concern for homeowners who are undertaking a renovation especially if someone suffers from health problems such as asthma, allergies or other lung problems. Even if the dust is completely harmless, it still is a… Read more

Abbott Contracting BBB 2017 Winner of Distinction Award

Abbott Contracting has won a BBB 2017 Award for Excellence- Winner of Distinction for the thir year in a row1 On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, the BBB and the BBB Education Foundation honored BBB Accredited Businesses and Charity Members at a luncheon at the Bayou City Event Center. At this event members were recognized for excellence… Read more

Make home presentable for sale

The following article was written by Larry Abbott and appeared in the March 26, 2017 issue of the Houston Chronicle. When preparing to sell your home, you will need to make it presentable and attractive to buyers. Think about what projects will appeal to the widest range of buyers. Focus on fixing things that are… Read more

Houston Chronicle article by Larry Abbott – Aging-in-Place Solutions

Article written by Larry Abbott “Aging-in-Place Solutions require home modifications” published in Sunday, February 19th issue of the Houston Chronicle. As parents age it is likely they will want to stay in their home as long as possible. Often one or both can no longer get upstairs or have loss of mobility and they may… Read more

Residential Construction Designation – Larry Abbott

Larry Abbott has recently received the Residential Construction Superintendent (RCS) Designation from the Home Builders Institute. This designation enhances the knowledge and skills of home job-ready superintendent, from project management and working with trade contractors to planning, scheduling and customer relations, building or remodeling site field professionals… Read more

Texas Home and Garden Article

Excerpt from an article written by Larry Abbott, published on the Texas Home and Garden website on January, 5th, 2017. In the heat of Houston summer, you may still want to enjoy time outdoors. The shade of a covered outdoor living space is one of the best ways to stay cool in summer. There are several… Read more

Remodeling with Safety in Mind article

Article written by Larry Abbott, Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, Lead Safe Certified Firm which appeared on Nov 8, 2016 on texashomeandgarden.com The most important and often overlooked aspect of remodeling is the care and safety of your home throughout the duration of the project. For good reason, many homeowners are fearful of having workmen in their… Read more

Texas Home and Garden Article – Larry Abbott

Excerpt from Article Appearing in Texas Home and Garden on May 19, 2016 Larger Remodeling Projects Trending Up- May is when the flowers are all blooming, the temperatures are rising, and a large number of home shoppers are interested in buying. But the springtime housing market isn’t just for buyers and sellers. This is the time… Read more

Abbott Contracting again Winner of BBB Excellence Award

Abbott Contracting is honored to have won the Better Business Bureau BBB Excellence  Award  Winner of Distinction for the second year in a row. This prestigious award is given to BBB Accredited Businesses and Charity Partners that maintain a superior commitment to ethics, overall excellence, and quality in the workplace. Visit us on BBB’s website… Read more

GHBA Remodelers Council: Consider future needs, budget when remodeling

Article written by Larry Abbott of Abbott Contracting and published in the Feb 5, 2016 edition of the Houston Chronicle Read the article Remodeling doesn’t have to be intimidating and can even be fun. Whether your project is big or small, proper planning, knowing your budget and choosing the right professional will help the process… Read more

Larry Abbott Receives CAPS Designation

Larry Abbott received CAPS certification,(Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist) from NAHB (National Association of Home Builders). This designation helps serve the Houston community better by addressing the growing need of accessible design for those that are aging in place or  that need to care for aging family members… Read more

Abbott Contracting wins a BBB Award for Excellence

  On May 13th, the Better Business Bureau Education Foundation honored BBB Accredited Businesses and Charity Partners that maintain a superior commitment to ethics, overall excellence, and quality in the workplace at the 2015 Awards for Excellence event.  Abbott Contracting is pleased to announce that we are a BBB Award for Excellence Distinction Winner. Visit… Read more

Larry Abbott completes Goldman Sachs training program

Larry Abbott of Abbott Contracting was accepted into and graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.  This program, designed and sponsored by Goldman Sachs, selects entrepreneurs throughout the country to attend 100 hours of practical business and management education for the purpose of growing business and creating jobs… Read more

GHBA Newsmaker of the Month

Though Larry Abbott was personally fulfilled in a career working at the Center for Criminal Adolescents in Syracuse, New York, the potential for paying his bills on his salary was always questionable. Larry left his home state in 1978 in his ’73 Plymouth Duster, doling out his limited funds in D.C., South Carolina, Florida and… Read more

Charity Garage Sale

This year’s Garage Sale is chaired by Frank Gullo of Gullo Construction and co-chaired by Larry Abbott of Abbott Contracting. Larry also chaired the committee in 2013. In speaking about his role as the chairman for this year, Frank Gullo said “I’ve been a member for a couple of years and this is helping me to get to… Read more