‘100 Day Dream Home’ stars Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt won season 2 of HGTV’s ‘Rock the Block’ thanks in part to a motorized pergola from StruXure and Somfy.
What if you gathered some of the best interior design stars on HGTV and made them compete to see if they could turn identical model homes into the best-selling house on the block? That’s the premise behind HGTV’s design reality competition ‘Rock the Block.’ Stars from across the HGTV universe paired up to see who could add the most property value to their home on a block in Georgia.
From the beginning, ‘100 Day Dream Home’ stars and married couple Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt were facing some stiff competition. The other three homes were being renovated and designed by Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent (‘Nate and Jeremiah: Save My House’), David Bromstad (‘My Lottery Dream Home’) and Tiffany Brooks (‘$50K Three Ways’), and Alison Victoria (‘Windy City Rehab’) and Mike Holmes (‘Holmes + Holmes’). With that much talent in the game, winning was certainly no guarantee.
Brian and Mika focused their efforts on creating a home that was both fun and functional, adding a huge hidden pantry, an upstairs laundry room, and even a bowling alley in the basement. Their focus on functionality and timeless design touches made the home work for families of all sizes.
But it was the outdoor space where they really brought the wow factor. The addition of a voice-controllable motorized pergola created a memorable outdoor space that could be used rain on shine. With just the press of a button on a handheld remote or using voice control, future homeowners will be able to open the pergola louvers to let in gorgeous sunshine or close the louvers to have it made in the shade.
The pergola by StruXure Outdoor and powered by Somfy truly transformed the modest backyard into a party space where families and friends can gather, rain or shine. In fact, during judging on the outdoor space, Brian and Mika closed the pergola with a simple voice command when it started to drizzle to protect guest judges Mike Pyle and Carmine Sabatella (‘Inside Out’) from the elements.
“I don’t think compromising on the exterior is an option,” Mika said in the episode.
Even though Brian and Mika lost the outdoor challenge, the judges doing the final walkthrough of their space saw the benefits of the work they put in, particularly on the outdoor space.
“These things are amazing,” guest judge Ken Corsini of ‘Flip or Flop: Atlanta’ said about Brian and Mika’s motorized pergola in the episode. “This is covered space. This is going to give you a bump on an appraisal.”
Despite never winning an individual room challenge, Brian and Mika added so much value to their home that it was impossible for them to lose. From a garage workout room to a basement bowling alley and a voice-controlled motorized pergola, Brian and Mika really went out on a limb to make their home unique and functional for the modern family. The judges saw the value in all their hard work and their home came in at the highest appraisal, meaning they added the most value to their home and won ‘Rock the Block’ season two.
Expanding the outdoor living space made a huge difference and helped Brian and Mika nab the title of ‘Rock the Block’ winners. Motorized pergolas allow homeowners to create truly stunning outdoor living spaces where family and friends can gather and be comfortable. These pergolas can be adjusted with voice control, a handheld remote, or even with app control so you’re always in command of your pergola. You can open the louvers to let in sunshine and enjoy a nice day or close them when the sun’s rays become too strong or when it rains.
A motorized pergola allows you to take control of your outdoor space, no matter what Mother Nature has in store. It’s a great way to increase and improve outdoor living spaces so they’re gorgeous, functional, and comfortable.
“This is a game-changer right here,” Mika said on ‘Rock the Block’ about the motorized pergola they installed.
We’re excited for Brian and Mika’s ‘Rock the Block’ win and for the family who will get to enjoy their outdoor space under a motorized pergola.
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NEW YORK, August 14, 2019 – Inc. magazine today revealed that StruXure Outdoor is No. 1,397 on its annual Inc. 5000 list (which is in the top 28% of the list), the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
According to Inc.’s Editor-in-Chief, James Ledbetter, of the tens of thousands of companies that have applied to the Inc. 5000 over the years, only a fraction have made the list more than once, and a mere four percent of companies have made the list five times. “This accomplishment would not have been possible without the help and hard work of our fabulous dealer network,” says CEO Scott Selzer. “We are excited about the future, and look forward to continuing our partnerships and growth.”
Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 20) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”
The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 10 to 12, 2019, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.
StruXure Outdoor™ (formerly Arcadia) is the building industry’s premier designer and manufacturer of high-quality adjustable louvered structures. With patented products like the Pivot, the Slide, the Pivot XL, a complete gutter system, and bonus features designed with advanced technology, the company has become one of the fastest growing privately held businesses in the United States, appearing on the Inc. 5000 list for the past four years. Founded outside of Atlanta in 2011, by CEO and Chief Product Architect Scott Selzer, StruXure Outdoor™ has grown to include two major manufacturing facilities in North Georgia and Nevada, with a staff of more than 50 and a massive dealer network that spans from Canada to the Caribbean. StruXure’s motto of ‘good isn’t good enough,’ and its dedication to its core values of quality, customer service, and innovation, serve as the driving forces behind the company’s continued innovation and growth
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The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline StruXure Outdoor™ (formerly Arcadia) is the building industry’s premier designer and manufacturer of high-quality adjustable louvered structures. With patented products like the Pivot, the Slide, the Pivot XL, a complete gutter system, and bonus features designed with advanced technology, the company has become one of the fastest growing privately held businesses in the United States, appearing on the Inc. 5000 list for the past four years. Founded outside of Atlanta in 2011, by CEO and Chief Product Architect Scott Selzer, StruXure Outdoor™ has grown to include two major manufacturing facilities in North Georgia and Nevada, with a staff of more than 50 and a massive dealer network that spans from Canada to the Caribbean. StruXure’s motto of ‘good isn’t good enough,’ and its dedication to its core values of quality, customer service, and innovation, serve as the driving forces behind the company’s continued innovation and growth. applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at https://www.inc.com/inc5000.
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