The Construction Resources family of businesses was born in 1970 when Fred E. Hires Sr. and his partners opened Atlanta Marble Mfg. in Decatur, GA. For the next 26 years, with cultured marble as its only product offering, Atlanta Marble experienced modest growth. Fred’s sons, Mitch and Sonny Hires, grew up working in the business and in 1996, were able to purchase their father’s partners’ interest in the company. They immediately saw an opportunity to diversify their product offering and expanded into kitchen countertops, opening Atlanta Kitchen. The company’s success led to other complementary design and construction products and expansion into other states in the Southeast.

In 2015, Construction Resources and Builder Specialties, Inc., merged. The combined company offered customers a one-stop resource with an unmatched line of products and industry expertise. Today, Construction Resources provides builders, designers, remodelers, general contractors, property managers, and homeowners with all major specialty building and design products, along with best-in-class installation and aftermarket services.

In the past, Construction Resources’ legacy companies have included:

  • Atlanta Glass & Mirror
  • Atlanta Kitchen
  • Atlanta Marble Manufacturing
  • Builders Floor Covering & Tile
  • Builder Specialties
  • Colonial Lighting
  • CR Home – Decatur
  • CR Home of Alabama
  • Florida Bath and Surfaces
  • National StoneWorks
As of 2019, the company consolidated its brands to better integrate its businesses and product offerings across locations. The latest brands include:
  • Construction Resources
  • Sewell Appliance
  • ARD Distributors
  • UMI Stone


When you join Construction Resources you don’t just become a part of a company, you become a part of a family! Our employees take every assignment with great joy in solving obstacles with attention to detail. Our employees are passionate about construction and design, as well as building relationships with our array of clients. When you love what you do, and everyone at work does too, is it really called working? If these are qualities that interest you, apply for a position with us today.

Interested in joining our team? Please fill out our employment application, along with your resume, and submit to careers@crhomeusa.com.



196 Rio Circle
Decatur, GA 30030

(404) 378-3132