The Fidelity Companies, Inc.

By David C. Hunihan Steward, President Venice, Fla. | September 30, 2005

Schlage Locksets

Providing both security and aesthetics, the Schlage Maximum Security Deadbolts exceed ANSI Grade 2 standards and provides Grade 1 Security Features for extra security and peace-of-mind. The Maximum Security front-door handleset combines elegant styling with its forged brass construction and Ultima Lifetime Anti-Tarnish Finish.

The Schlage brand also enables you create great first impressions and curb appeal, with its handlesets and decorative upgrades for the interior, as well as its line of levers. Upgrade from knobs to Accent and Flair levers to offer contemporary styling with the convenience of easy-to-operate lever entry. (Shown here, Schlage's F-series residential keyed lever knob.)

In My Own Words

"Schlage is safe and has a great warranty. Need I say more?"

Hanson Roof Tile

Roof-tile production at Hanson begins with premium raw materials and a manufacturing process using the most sophisticated techniques, processes and machinery available today. The goal is to achieve consistent quality, color and strength. Colors, styles and formulas are constantly re-evaluated to ensure they meet the changing needs of property owners, builders, developers and architects.

Backed by a 50-year limited warranty, Hanson roof tiles come in a unique and varied collection of designer-inspired colors that enhance any architectural style and harmonize beautifully with your exterior palette. Hanson's innovative manufacturing techniques and advanced coloring systems result in products and profiles with superior strength and long-lasting true colors that avoid a "checkerboard" appearance.

In My Own Words

"Hanson has been supplying our tile since we have been in business. In particular, the Regal and Antigua styles make our homes look a little different and better than anyone else's for that style of architecture. It gives us an authentic look in a low-maintenance tile without the high cost."

Quorum Ceiling Fans

For more than 20 years, Quorum International has provided millions of builders and homeowners with the highest quality of fans and lighting fixtures. Quorum International applies only the best materials to its exclusive and elegant designs, providing an extensive selection of beautifully hand-made ceiling fans, chandeliers, entry fixtures, pendant lights, vanity lighting, wall mounts and sconces, ceiling mounts and a variety of outdoor fixtures. For simpler shopping, you can put an entire lighting collection together by browsing Quorum's families of designer lighting.

Shown here is one of Quorum's best-selling builder fans: the Capri Uni-pack fan, which comes with the light kit and faux alabaster glass. It is available in eight different finishes and has a lifetime motor warranty.

In My Own Words

"A ceiling fan should mostly be felt, not seen or heard. Quorum fans can run all day, every day, for years in our model homes and never make a noise. Most of the fancy fans customers install after they move into our homes get replaced because the owners can't stand the noise. With Quorum, you don't have that problem. We include them standard in all our homes and don't offer another choice, because the others always result in problems."

DuPont Corian

Corian is designed to fit the homeowner's lifestyle. Many people know Corian as a trusted brand of countertops, but Corian also offers a wide variety of other products, ranging from accessories to windowsills. Whether your design includes countertops or one of the many other possible uses of Corian, each installation is custom-designed specifically to meet your needs.

In My Own Words

"We use various colors of Corian in the kitchens and baths and on window sills of our homes. I have never used another solid-surface material. There may be less expensive versions, but every sales pitch I hear from those other manufacturers begins with: 'It's just like Corian.' In that case, I might as well go with the original. Again, it comes back to warranty. I know what I am getting and what to expect: DuPont and Corian will stand behind their products."

Moen Faucets and Accessories

Moen's Kingsley line includes not just faucets, but also bath accessories. Available in today's hottest finishes — Antique Nickel and Oil Rubbed Bronze — these faucets and accessories make it easy to create an elegant, coordinated look in any bath. The Kingsley line also continues to be offered in the popular Wrought Iron finish, as well as Brushed Nickel, Polished Brass, Chrome/Polished Brass, and Chrome.

Moen's innovative M_PACT valve system is available in the Kingsley platform, except for the single-handle lavatory faucet. Like all Moen faucets, Kingsley models contain no washers, the most common cause of troublesome drips, but instead feature Moen's patented one-piece washerless cartridge. This self-contained unit has fewer parts, to ensure greater reliability and worry-free performance year after year.

In My Own Words

"We use Moen's Chateau, Monticello, Castleby and Kingsley faucets. Moen is one of the most recognizable, affordable and reliable companies we use. If a cartridge on one of their faucets ever stops working, they will send us another free of charge — no questions asked. That's hard to compete with."

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