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ML Jenkins Named General Manager

ML JenkinsMark Woodruff, President and CEO of Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry and Richard Reed Co-Owner recently named M.L. Jenkins General Manager for the company, which sells and installs building supplies on Delmarva. The company has been in business for more than 25 years with a showroom and warehouse in Lewes, across from Nassau Valley Vineyards, between route 9 and route 1.

M.L. Jenkins a native of Milton graduated from Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes back in 1979. M.L. stayed in the local area working for various companies in the building supply industry. Prior to Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry M.L.s experience ranges from building houses as a self-employed contractor, a ten-year career with Nanticoke Homes overseeing their Purchasing Department, and Kitchen and Cabinetry Design at Lowes in Lewes. This year, M.L. celebrates fifteenth years at Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry.

Understanding Condensation in Your Home

Have you ever looked at your window and noticed condensation? Were you alarmed this was a problem with your windows? Then you might be happy to hear windows do not cause condensation.

Under certain conditions, condensation can occur both inside and outside your home but windows do not cause condensation. The source of Condensation, or “sweating,” on windows and mirrors inside a home is caused by humidity, or invisible water vapor, present in virtually all air.

When this water vapor comes in contact with a surface, which is at a temperature below what is called the “dew point,” the vapor turns to visible droplets of liquid or condenses on the cooler surface. This often happens to bathroom mirrors and walls after someone has taken a hot shower.

Condensation can also occur on windows during the winter if the inside humidity level is high enough. When it comes to condensation outside your home, it is simply a fact of nature. Exposed to certain conditions, like a clear night sky, still air, or high relative humidity, the exterior surface of the glass can radiate heat away from your home and into the night air, allowing the glass temperature to fall below the dew point of the ambient air—creating condensation.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace Donations

Did you know over 200 homeless children live in the Cape Henlopen School District?

Did you also know many of these children lack the essential supplies to live a healthy life? Things that most of us take for granted, such as food, a bed, even a pillow or pillowcase to lay our head on at night.

Try and imagine this scenario, every night you go to sleep you lay down on the cold floor or maybe an old couch or in a bed with multiple siblings, with no pillow to rest your head or blanket to keep you warm. That is the reality many of the homeless children in our school district live each and every day.

Did you know you can help change this?

5 Things to Consider Before Remodeling or Building a Kitchen

With the holidays right around the corner what better gift to give you and your family than a kitchen remodel? Americans are increasingly spending more and more time in their kitchens. We cook, eat, entertain, lounge, and even watch TV in our kitchens.

Technology has allowed us to utilize this area of our homes like never before. It is the place where we as families and friends congregate for meals and celebrations. The kitchen has become the focal point of American homes.

A kitchen remodel or design can be one of the biggest and best investments you make in your home. That being said, it can also be one of the most frightening projects to undertake. There are many things to consider during the process.

Do not panic; the experts at Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry have over 50 years of combined experience to help guide you through the process every step of the way. Keep reading to learn what our experts consider the 5 key things to reflect on before remodeling or building a new kitchen.

Building Coastal Homes for Durability and Beauty

After Renovation

This beautiful custom coastal home built on the Assawoman Bay in Ocean City Maryland was constructed by Beachwood Incorporated with building supplies from Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry. Beachwood is dedicated to using expert craftsmen and quality products. They construct superior homes — homes which meet their customers’ needs and budgets; homes built on-time and supported by outstanding service; and homes which express pride. Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry has been supplying building materials to Beachwood Incorporated for nearly 25 years. During this time our two companies have mastered the art of building coastal homes.

Steady Adoption of Sustainable Business Practice

Green Business Bureau

Lewes, DE – By committing to going green, Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry is focused on future growth that will make the building materials supplier and distributor more competitive in the Green Business Bureau Memberresidential and commercial housing and building materials marketplace. The company strongly believes sustainability takes into account how we might live in harmony with the natural world around us, protecting it from damage and destruction. Having been an environmentally conscious company since they opened their doors in 1991, Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry has taken major steps towards increasing commitment to being green and recently joined the Green Business Bureau (GBB), which is a national membership organization that uses an online assessment to certify green businesses. 

With the aid of a grant from the Rural Energy for America Program that covered 25% of the cost, Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry commissioned The CNC Solar Company to install a 143 kW DC system on the southern facing upper roof of their warehouse. The 550 panels system has taken the company nearly off the grid and provides nearly 95% of the electricity it takes to operate their offices and warehouse.

Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry Goes Solar

A small business in a small town makes big news with solar energy. Atlantic Millwork and Cabinetry is a family owned small business in Lewes specializing in windows, doors, cabinetry, decking, millwork products and more. Recently, they hosted Senator Tom Carper (D) from Delaware and Kathy Beisner, the acting director for USDA Rural development in MD/DE for a tour of their facility and their new solar energy system.

Mark Woodruff, Senator Tom Carper of Delaware, Richard Reed

Mark Woodruff, President of Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry, Senator Tom Carper of Delaware, Richard Reed, Co – Owner of Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry

With the aid of a grant from Rural Energy for America Program that covered 25% of the cost, Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry commissioned The CNC

Solar Company in Rehoboth Beach to install a 143 kW DC system on the southern facing upper roof of their warehouse.

Our mission at USDA Rural Development is to help increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life in Rural America,” said Beisner. “One way we do that is through the Rural Energy for America Program that has helped roughly 55 rural small businesses and farmers in Delaware improve their bottom line by installing renewable energy systems and energy efficient equipment. Through Federal loan guarantees and grants the program helps cut carbon emissions, creates jobs and saves families hundreds of dollars on their utility bills each year.”

Small businesses across the United States are using USDA financing in innovative ways as a means to creating more sustainable communities and the enhancement of economic competitiveness.

Bethany Beach Dunes Renovation, Heather Lane

Bethany Beach Renovation - After

Bethany Beach Renovation

This oceanfront project in Bethany Dunes, Bethany Beach Delaware is considered a Bethany Beach renovation even though it’s a new house. DNREC moved their beach preservation line west after the existing house was built. If demolished the existing house would be relocated approximately 30 feet west of the existing house. Shifting the house west would have severely diminished the ocean front view and eliminated this house’s unique view to the south.

Are your windows and doors prepared for hurricane season?

Is your home prepared for hurricane season? Peak hurricane season is from late August to late November. Currently, the National Hurricane Center is projecting Matthew, the first Category 5 Atlantic hurricane since 2007, could take a path toward the Delmarva Peninsula. These storms are unpredictable and residents of Sussex County, especially coastal residents, should be on heightened awareness.

Big Storms = Big Damage

In 2016 (as of July), there were eight weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States. These events included two flooding events and six severe storm events. Overall, these events resulted in the deaths of 30 people and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted.

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