OWNER: David McGowan
FIRM: Regent Homes
Regent Homes, one of the largest private builders in the Nashville, Tennessee area, has established a reputation for crafting homes and creating communities that provide a relaxing and enjoyable place to live. The company relies on James Hardie® ColorPlus® siding to build a pleasing variety of home styles featuring attractive, low-maintenance exteriors.
“I love building,” says David McGowan, founder and owner of Regent Homes. “One of the things about building is the products you build with will come back to reflect on you sooner or later. That’s why if you go into any home that we finish – whether it’s the exterior or the interior – we make sure that all the products we use meet our standards.”
James Hardie® products not only meet Regent Homes’ standards, but with its unrivaled commitment to innovation, James Hardie continues to set the industry standard for premium siding. For example, its advanced ColorPlus® Technology finishes are formulated specifically for the James Hardie fiber cement substrate, creating a strong bond that resists chipping and fading. And the highly engineered ColorPlus Technology process provides exceptional color consistency and more fade resistance than vinyl siding.
The benefits the Regent team sees by using James Hardie ColorPlus products include color consistency on the wall, year-round installation, a 30-year non-prorated substrate warranty and a 15-year finish warranty. McGowan asserts, “Given all the advantages, it’s easy to see why we use the ColorPlus product line on our homes.”
John Giovannetti, sales consultant for Regent Homes, explains why the company feels extremely confident in their siding choice. “It’s nice to drive through a community that we built three years ago, and the homes still look new,” he says. “They still look well maintained, clean and crisp because of the James Hardie product.”
The confidence factor with James Hardie goes beyond the quality look of its high-performance siding. The manufacturers of North America’s #1 brand of siding also offer industry-leading installation support. Direct access to James Hardie installation specialists keeps Regent Homes’ trade partners up-to-date on installation best practices to get the job done right and help reduce call backs.
Danny Gregory, construction manager of Dominion Siding, often partners with Regent Homes on projects. He has a long-standing relationship with James Hardie technical reps. “We have a lot of pride in what we do. We always go the extra mile and James Hardie does the same with our company,” states Gregory. “By keeping my crew on-point with installation techniques, we can save time and move on to the next job satisfied that the homeowner will be thrilled with the look of their new home.”
Gregory doesn’t just craft homes with James Hardie siding, he’s personally invested in it. “James Hardie ColorPlus is definitely the best-looking siding and the best product on the market,” he says. “Truth is, I have it on my own house.”