Manchester, May 13, 2009: Greg Rehm, CGR, CGP, CAPS, of Liberty Hill Construction, Inc in Bedford, NH received the prestigious GOLD Award at the Home Builders and Remodelers Association Cornerstone Awards. There were over 200 members in attendance to witness Rehm be honored for his master craftsmanship in the design of this unique project.
Rehm states “This warm and cozy modified mission-style theater located on the 3rd floor of this stately home in Bedford, New Hampshire was a childhood dream of owners”. Liberty Hill Construction designed and built this space to meet the needs of the client delivering a simple, functional and elegant theater for entertainment. The challenge on this project was to provide the client’s desired atmosphere while retrofitting a complicated HVAC solution, managing ambient light from two skylights in the space, accommodating full theater sounds with no disruption to the adjacent bedrooms, and completing the project within 10 weeks from its conception.
Epson Pro Cinema 1080(Projector), SMX acoustically transparent screen, Integra DPC-9.8 (Preamp, /Processor), Integra DTA-9.4 (7 Channel Amp), Panasonic BMP-BD10 (Blu-ray player), Motorola DCH-3214 (Hi- Def Cable/DVR), Furman Elite15i (Power conditioner w/rack lights), 3 PSB CHS80 (Front L+C+R speakers), 2 PSB CW383 (In-wall speakers, surround), 2 PSB CW180 (In-ceiling speakers back Surround), 2 CHS212 (Sub woofers), Nevo Q50 (RF remote control), 8 BASS Industries European Black Leather (row 1: 4 seats, row 2: 2+2 motorized in connected loveseat configuration), Middle Atlantic SRSR-4 (Slide out rack with Custom RSH shelves and vents), Microwave, Refrigerator, Granite bar and counter tops, wall sconces, step lights, Cherry cabinets, Cherry lift-up coffee table in front row.
Warm and cozy modified mission style Bedford, NH Theater is located in the 3rd floor of this stately home. This theater was designed to host many types of events. The Home Owners, Wayne and Teri Williams opened the theater with a fund raising reception for a non-profit local health organization serving the community. Many Red Sox and Patriot parties and movie nights in this self contained space. The staircase winds it’s way up to the cozy landing overlooking the great room just outside the entrance to the theater. The goal was to design a theater that was simple but elegant with rich dark cherry millwork and cabinets to match and of course an awesome experience. The cherry cabinets and shallow gentlemen’s standing bar, behind the 2nd row, are topped with granite tops and back splashes. Walls are trimmed out with Classic Dark Cherry with in-laid panels made from acoustic material and stretch woven fabrics. All but the two back surround speakers are hidden in the wall, meeting the Home Owner’s request for the experience not the technology. The boyhood dream of having a movie theater in His home was finally a reality.
The experience was accomplished with an SMX acoustically transparent screen and the center speaker located behind to place the dialog where you would expect without sacrificing image quality. The PSB speakers are hidden in the walls behind acoustic wall panels. This theater gave the two Wow’s they where looking for. The first Wow as you walk in and see the Rich comfortable interior and the second for when the show begins…. Picture first and then the clean, tight, dynamic sound experience that you can listen to all day long without growing tired. And we can’t forget the icy cold beverages and yummy snacks. The rich European leather seats built by Bass Industries where the ones he immediately chose after just one seating.
The plush carpeting is great for the three grandchildren to sit around the lift up cherry table in front of the 1st row. There have been many a performance held by the rising stars as they entertain family and friends with their singing and dancing abilities.
This theater was designed and built with the ability to easily upgrade to the latest technology without having to disrupt the room. The front stage was built in sections so as to remove easily to replace the HVAC systems and access to side walls and wire chases thru removable acoustic insert panels in the custom cherry woodwork. All electronics are housed in a Pull Out Swiveling Middle Atlantic rack with custom laser cut faceplates for all the equipment. An activity based color touch screen remote control with “Watch Movie”, “Watch HD TV” and a “Goodnight” button to make the control of the system simple and easy for all. This theater brings lots of smiles to the happy moviegoers. The best part is that they get to have real butter on their popcorn.
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About Liberty Hill Construction
Established in 1998 by Greg Rehm, General Contractor and Owner, Liberty Hill Construction LLC serves primarily the Bedford, NH area, as a contracting company specializing in client relations. With strong communication skills and various designations throughout the industry, he has built a contracting business that focuses on its customers. Liberty Hill Construction has completed over a hundred projects ranging from master suite additions, finished basements, great rooms, kitchen and bath remodels and additions, freestanding carriage houses and garages, sunrooms and decks.
The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 205,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. Known as “the voice of the housing industry,” NAHB is affiliated with more than 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB’s builder members will construct about 80 percent of the almost 1.6 million new housing units projected for 2002, making housing one of the largest and most powerful engines of economic growth in the country.
About the Remodelers™ Council
The NAHB Remodelers™ Council is the department of the National Association of Home Builders that represents and serves the interests of its 10,000 remodeler members as well as other NAHB members involved in the remodeling industry. Through a federation of 150 local Remodelers Councils nationwide, and the national office, the Council provides information, education and certification to improve the business and construction expertise of its members and to enhance the professional image of the industry. “Remodeler” is the trademarked identifier of NAHB members active in the remodeling industry.
For more information on the For More information:
Liberty Hill Construction, 58 Liberty Hill Road, Bedford, NH 03110 Phone: 603.472.4414 www.libertyhillconstruction.com.
Remodelers™ Council and the CAPS program, Sean Downey, 800-368-5242 ext. 8451.
NAHB, 1201 15th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20005 (800) 368-5242 www.nahb.com.