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Construction Resources Celebrates 50 Years

Born in 1970, Construction Resources family of businesses celebrates its 50-year anniversary with great achievements, business developments, and continual growth towards expansion.

Over the past 50 years, Construction Resources has developed into a multi-faceted home resource center with over 10 showrooms and warehouses in several states including Georgia, Alabama, Florida and the Carolinas.

CR dedicates its success to its loyal and hard-working employees who have strived to provide the best customer service and product knowledge in the Southeast.

Construction Resources: History

The Construction Resources family of businesses was born in 1970 and has grown significantly over the past 51 years. Throughout its time, CR has developed complementary design and construction products for builders, designers, remodelers, general contractors, property managers, and homeowners, along with the best-in-class installation and aftermarket services.

What Sets CR Apart?

While our roots are family-owned and local business, CR is a multi-product, multi-segment industry leader in the Southeast. “We want our customers to truly feel they are working with both product and industry experts while receiving the one-on-one elevated customer experience expected from a small business,” states Mitch Hires, CEO of Construction Resources. “Relationships and genuine trust in our people and our service are at the core of CR’s company culture.”

What’s Next?

We are very excited about the opportunities in the Atlanta market as well as our additional geographies.

We are honored to have the title of 2020 Best Appliance Showroom for our Sandy Springs Appliance location, Sewell Appliance, and 2020 Best Countertop Store for our CR Decatur Design Center from My Home Improvement Magazine. Also, CR was recently recognized as the 2020 National Association of Remodelers Industry’s Supplier of the Year for the Atlanta Chapter. In addition, in 2020 CR was awarded a Modern Luxury Interiors Atlanta 2020 Best of Design Award, recognizing us as the area’s best one-stop shop for our vast portfolio of products and services.

CR has well defined multi-dimensional growth opportunities that are being executed upon not only in our Atlanta market, but also our additional locations in Georgia, Florida, Alabama and North & South Carolina. We recently opened additional slab distribution facilities in Georgia and Florida and our newest facility, CR Overstock Gallery offering luxury natural stone remnants as well overstock Appliances and Lighting on our Decatur Design Campus.

CR remains highly confident in the future growth trajectory of the business into 2021 and beyond.

Choose CR

Offering 50 + Years of Experience

Stop by one of our local showrooms to browse our high-end offerings including appliances countertops, closet systems, fireplaces, garage doors, lighting, outdoor living, shower doors & mirrors, sinks & faucets, tile & flooring, and more!

Meet Mitch Hires: A Featured Power Player in Modern Luxury’s Atlantan Magazine

CEO of Construction Resources, LLC., Mitch Hires, has been featured as a Power Player in Modern Luxury’s The Atlantan Magazine for June 2021. The Power Players article spotlights several professionals within various industries including Medicine, Real Estate, Beauty, Entertainment and more. These experts are extremely skilled and knowledgable within their profession and have found great success within their sector.

CR is proud to have Mitch Hires as CEO of our family of businesses and to be recognized by Modern Luxury for his extensive knowledge in the home building industry. Read Mitch’s feature below!

Construction Resources

Mitch Hires

Mitch and his brother grew up in the family cultured marble business, Atlanta Marble Mfg., started by their father in 1970. When not in school, “we worked in various entry level roles in the company and learned the definition of hard work with reward”. The two brothers bought out their father’s interest and expanded the business into Construction Resources. Together, they share the feeling of accomplishment each time a customer is thrilled with a finished product in their home. “My most rewarding days are when I walk our manufacturing, fabrication, distribution, and showroom facilities and interact with our dedicated and talented employees. I love to watch our teams at work and see the creative process real time.” Fifty-one-year-old Construction Resources is a multi-product, multi-segment industry leader in the Southeast, but its roots are a family-owned, local business…

America’s chicken-sandwich war has the combatants scrambling for supplies. Breast prices have doubled this year. Chick-fil-A has run low on sauce. Burger King has not enough pickle jars for their famous Whoppers. In the land of plenty, there suddenly seems to be an everything shortage. Not just with fast food, but including home building products and other common resources used throughout our daily life.

CEO of Construction Resources, Mitch Hires, steps in to talk about the shortage, what changes the pandemic has made on our society, and the perceived expectation of what is to come. Read more below!

Read the article by Barron’s featuring Mitch Hires, CEO of Construction Resources:

Listen to the Barron’s Street Wise Podcast featuring Mitch Hires, CEO of Construction Resources:

CR Lighting, formerly known as Colonial Lighting, has been voted one of the finalists in the 2021 Showroom Of The Year contest!

We are extremely pleased to announce that our lighting showroom located in Decatur, CR Lighting, has become a finalist for The 2021 Lighting Showroom Of The Year contest.

CR Lighting offers not only state-of-the-art light fixtures but also fireplaces and garage doors to help equip your residential or commercial project with the best of the best. Cindy Herrin, General Manager of the lighting showroom, says that our facility creates “a one-stop-shop for homeowners looking to update or build new homes.” Because of the location on our Decatur Design Campus, you can also find countertops, tile and flooring, closet systems, shower doors and mirrors, and more all within one location.

“If you ask anyone in the Atlanta area, our customer service is our number one thing,” she adds, noting that while the company does have e-commerce, personal customer contact is the preferred method of connection.

The showroom is opened Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 5pm, Friday: 8:30am – 4pm, and Saturday: 9am – 3pm. Stop by to browse our exquisite collection and light fixtures!

Learn more about CR Lighting’s position in The 2021 Showroom Of The Year by clicking the button below.

Donnie Di Norcia, President of Construction Resources, LLC., discusses the success of the integration between UMI and CR. Diving into the business synergies gained, how the two companies have utilized each other for growth and achievements, undergoing a pandemic in 2020, and more.

Read more in the article below.

Design Guide: The Ultimate Laundry Room

Most of us hate doing laundry but how can you hate it in a room like the one above?

Here are some ideas that can help transform your laundry room from a room you loath to a room you love!


Folding clothes on top of your washer and dryer? Add some countertops to extend your working space! If you have front-loading appliances, adding a countertop above them will help create the illusion of a larger space and it allows you to have a smooth, flat surface to help you fold away!

Laundry Room Design

For smaller projects such as your laundry room, our CR Overstock Gallery offers luxury remnants so you don’t have to buy a full slab. Stop by the showroom at 185 Laredo Dr. in Decatur to browse our inventory!


Sinks are a great thing to add to laundry rooms! Who wants to run to a sink in a different room to rinse out stubborn stains? With a sink by your side, stains are no longer a match for you.

Laundry Room

At CR Home Design Center, you can find sinks and faucets for your kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room.

Shelves & Cabinets

Placing shelves or cabinets above your washer and dryer makes for great storage! If you don’t like having your products visible and on display, you can hide them away with solid doors and decorative bins.

Drying Rack

For clothes that are too delicate for the dryer, adding rods, hooks and racks are a great way to let them dry. No more fooling with foldable racks; those are things of the past!

Laundry Room Design

Mudroom Storage

Does your laundry room double as your mudroom? Add open lockers, hooks, and cubbies to help store your family’s daily items.


If you love your four-legged friend you can create a space just for them in your laundry room. Set aside a cozy spot for their bed or convert a lower cabinet for a cubby of their own. The addition of pet showers can also be convenient for washing off mud and dirt they might bring in from outside. Bath time will become a breeze in the laundry room.

Laundry Room Design

Make it fun

Don’t forget to have fun with design! Bring out your personality with bold patterns and bright colors to complete your laundry room.

Laundry Room Design

If you are ready to transform your laundry room into a room you love, Construction Resources has washers, dryers, countertops, shelving systems, and more. Contact or visit one of our showrooms to see what we can do for you!


Congratulations to the Top 10 Winners and the Fab 4 industry professionals who have been recognized as the 2021 Rising Stars of The Home Industry!

Top 10 Winners

(L to R): Leah Alexander, Mary Kathryn LaVallee, Janice Overbeck, Trey Monroe, Coleman Jett Hancock,Joy Dyess, Kelly Brooks, Gustavo Arce, Tony Cann, Chela Campbell Photography by Elle Wood LLC, hair and makeup by The Green Room Agency.

Mary Kathryn LaVallee | OrderUp Design
Chela Campbell | Alair Homes Decatur
Joy Dyess | BankSouth Mortgage
Janice Overbeck | The Janice Overbeck Real Estate Team
Tony Cann | HB NEXT
Gustavo Arce | Creative Solar USA
Coleman Jett Hancock | The Preston Partnership, LLC
Leah Alexander | Beauty Is Abundant
Trey Monroe | German Kitchen Center
Kelly Brooks | Property Masters Inc.

Meet The Fab Four

Darren Domino | Construction Resources
Lucinda Bray | Floralis Garden Design
Keith Tenuto | The Junkluggers of North Atlanta
Maria Riggs | McMichael & Gray, PC

Construction Resources would like to give a special shout-out to our Project Manager, Darren Domino, for making the Fab 4! His hard work and dedication towards his customers and the company deserves to be recognized and celebrated. Contact us today to work on your next design project with CR and our trustworthy design specialists.

Learn more about the 2021 Rising Stars of The Home Industry contest.

What’s New In Your Georgia Community?

Several stories, events, and happenings are occurring in Atlanta’s local communities such as Buckhead, Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, and more throughout the month of May. Check out the latest articles featuring our dynamic neighborhoods and their upcoming occassions, such as live events and festivals returning after a year of pandemic closure and streaming!

Chief Executive Officer of Construction Resources, LLC., Mitch Hires, discusses the repercussions that COVID-19 has had on the home industry and his prediction for 2021. What are the current trends within the industry? How does the global pandemic affect the business of this year? What are the tailwinds and headwinds for CR in the upcoming months?

Learn all about it in the article below.

CR Overstock Gallery: Atlanta’s Only Luxury Remnant Display and More

Construction Resources opened its new Overstock Gallery on Tuesday, February 16th. This new facility is fully equipped with luxury remnants (material leftover from prior fabrication projects), that are perfect for your small renovation projects such as a bathroom vanity, laundry sink, and more. Not only will exclusive luxury remnant slab pieces be available, but this new overstock gallery will also provide customers with first-come-first-serve scratch and dent appliances, boxed lighting and more to help you shop for your next design project while staying on budget!

The CR Overstock Gallery is located off of 185 Laredo Drive in Decatur, GA, near Avondale Heights and Scottdale. This new facility will make shopping for your design project even easier by providing customers with an unmatched line of products at a discounted rate. You won’t be able to beat these deals!

Featuring overstock quartz countertops from some of your favorite brands, such as Cambria, Caesarstone, Silestone, etc., the CR Overstock Gallery will be your new go-to destination for discounted home design products in Atlanta!

Save BIG With These Exclusive Deals

At our CR Overstock Gallery, you can find:

Luxury Remnants / Partial Slabs

Bring a cohesive look and feel to your space with luxury stone remnants! These partial slabs are the perfect addition for your small at-home projects such as a bathroom vanity, laundry room, pantry, furnishings, and more. Now, thanks to CR’s new Overstock Gallery, you can shop high-end materials at an affordable price. You no longer need to pay for a full slab when renovating a smaller space; simply stop by the one-and-only CR Overstock facility in Atlanta to view all of the high-end countertop slabs we have available!

The countertop offerings provided at our new facility will feature leftover inventory of quartz slabs from leading manufacturers in the industry such as Cambria, Silestone, and Caesarstone. You can now shop the hottest stone offerings from the best manufacturers in the business at a discounted rate. With an affordable price range on high-end stone pieces, you can now purchase your favorite luxury countertops for your next design project. Be sure to stop by this one-of-a-kind showroom for an unmatched shopping experience!

Scratch and Dent Appliances

Don’t let the term “scratch and dent” fool you. These appliances are perfectly new and remain in great working condition. They are ideal for homeowners who are looking to buy new kitchen appliances at a discounted price. The reason behind the name is because these freshly new appliances, removed right off the assembly line, are found with a few minor scratches on the exterior of the packaging. They continue to function as normal, so be sure to check them out in person!


Boxed Lighting

New lighting is a fun and simple way to add pizzazz into your space. The boxed lighting at CR Overstock Gallery will offer a plethora of light fixtures from large chandeliers, modern farmhouse pendants, outdoor landscape lighting, and more. Customers will be able to shop a ton of great deals with these offerings! Get inspired with our lighting gallery to find a style that you love.

Don’t Miss Out!

Stop by our new Overstock facility in Atlanta to check out the best deals in town.

Interested in knowing more about Construction Resources? Contact us today for any design or home questions you may have. You can also read our blog for insightful and inspirational content!


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196 Rio Circle
Decatur, GA 30030

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