Claudia Clay looks to make things easier for Rio Rancho-area homebuilders to launch any projects they have, given the headaches caused by supply-chain woes.
That’s why she will launch the Dream Home Design Center, which will help supply building materials and help clients visualize what a remodeled room can look like. Clay, who’s the CEO of Dream Home Design Center, said the goal’s to open the new building by the end of this summer.
“This is an ambitious project,” she said. “We want to make sure that we’re here to support our other builders and our peers, and their efforts to continue to build and grow our wonderful community.”
Clay, who resides in Rio Rancho, said the new building’s interior will be more than 7,000 square feet, and the 30,000 square-foot exterior space will feature a granite yard and supply loading dock.
Clay said DHDC will be able to source materials on a larger scale, working with over 75 manufacturers, procuring things like cabinets, counter tops, lighting, tile, granite and fireplaces.
She said the new building, under construction at 504 Frontage Road, right next to Form-Cove Enterprises, will feature a 3-D theater-style room where commercial and residential clients can preview what their kitchen and bathroom remodels will look like. She also said the building will feature a working kitchen that can serve as a meeting ground for community members to host events.
“We’re excited to have seminars and have that kind of outreach with our community,” she said.
She also said DHDC would be able to help put together remodel plans that can accommodate an individual with special needs.
“We certainly can help them in that respect,” she said.
Clay said DHDC would also be able to send one of its designers to a home to do measurements and finalize a remodeling plan with the necessary materials.
She also said she hopes providing materials and partnering with contractors can help stimulate Rio Rancho’s economy.
“We’re determined to bring materials home and contribute to the growth and the economic development here at home,” she said.
Clay said at least 15 new employees will help with operations at the new building.
As construction at the new center continues, Clay said people who need to coordinate upcoming projects can do so at her company’s temporary site, at 1005 21st St.
For more information, call (505) 850-2706.