Mission in Newport News: Create One Large Garage Door From Two Single Garage Doors

Mr. Phillips had a nice large garage. His problem was he had two normal size doors leading into his large garage. Mr. Phillips felt the size of the garage doors restricted his use of the garage. That’s when he called us and asked us to create a single opening from the two smaller openings: create one large garage door from two smaller garage doors. It was a mission we happily accepted!
How did his garage doors look when we arrived? Here are the “Before” Pictures:
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Then we got to work! Brick veneer had to be removed, a new structural header had to be added with posts and footers to carry the new load. The post that had been between the two garage doors had electrical lines running through it that had to be re-routed. The exterior light was relocated as a flood light mounted on the soffit.
Garage alteration in progress

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After the structural framing was complete we added new brick to match the existing, mounted the new insulated garage door and trimmed out the opening to match the existing trim on the house!
Finally we patched the concrete driveway where the post between the original two garage doors had existed for a crisp, clean look with a nice fit and finish!
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New Roof, Siding, Windows and Trim = Different Home at Same Address in Hampton!

Front view

Everyone loves “Before & After” pictures, but seldom are some as dramatic as the transformation that we witnessed in Hampton on Missionary Ridge.  Our clients loved their neighborhood and their home that they had raised their family in, but knew that it was long overdue for some updating.  So, rather than move to a new home in a different neighborhood and leave so many wonderful memories behind, they contracted Jim Hicks Home Improvement to replace the roof, the windows, the siding, rebuild an built-in entertainment center for a new TV, replace skylights,  replace garage doors, replace entry doors and porch columns, build a screen wall so they could enjoy their back porch without having to view the AC equipment and trashcans and remove a tired sunroom from the rear of the home.

We installed Certainteed Landmark Shingles, Mastic Quest Siding, Simonton Asure Windows, Thermatru and Pro Via doors, an Atrium Sliding patio door, Mid-America Shutters, Velux Skylight and Leaf Relief Gutter Protection system.

I just received the following email from the homeowner:

“Hey Jim,

I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the work and your workers. Justin has been here everyday and is such a great guy to work with and Greg and his brother are doing a great job am so happy with everything.”

Here are some before and after pictures (please click on each picture for full size view):

Front view before

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Success Profile for Jim Hicks in Hampton Roads Magazine

"I just want to see my smiling face on the cover of The Rolling Stone"
“I just want to see my smiling face on the cover of The Rolling Stone”  (click on image to enlarge)