John Kain founded Sun Boss Corporation in 1947, and is the oldest specialty construction company in Southern California. Sun Boss provides solar protective products for your home and designs and builds the most innovative and creative home additions available in the industry. Through the years Sun Boss has become a full service remodeling company based around products that bring the outdoors indoors.
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Sun Boss Corporation is the oldest patio construction company in Southern California. John Kain founded the company and started the company based on building a better product to provide solar protection to the exterior of local homes here in Southern California. Over the past six decades, Sun Boss has been developing solar protective products that ultimately provide a great deal of shade, protection and unique outdoor and indoor living areas.
Products that often qualify for federal tax credits by making your home a more efficient and comfortable place to live.
From the most basic solar powered attic ventilation system, to the most extravagant third story home addition built to bring in the sunset views, yet allow year round comfortable living. Sun Boss has worked vigorously to make your home the most efficient and comfortable home it can be.
Sun Boss provides full service contracting from original design, planning, engineering to final completion of your home addition. We have a full staff of professionals to assist in all aspects of planning your dream project. Our staff is educated and experienced in all phases, including; designing your project, planning, financing, engineering, all the way through permitting and on to final construction. Sun Boss will provide you the most attractive, functional room in your home. We create the feeling of living outdoors... indoors all FOUR SEASONS! Sun Boss boasts over 75,000 satisfied customers since 1947. We pride ourselves in helping you add a beautiful living space that not only increases property value, but will return your investment time and time again.
Sun Boss Corporation has been owned and operated by the Kain family since 1947. Since John Kain founded the company, the Kains' put every effort into seeing that
Sun Boss offers the highest quality products in the industry. Since David Kain took control of the day to day operations at Sun Boss the Kains have managed to stay true to their original goals.
The goal to service our clients needs at the highest levels is made possible by the Sun Boss family of employees that assures your satisfaction. Our Production Manager is Donn Stanley. Donn oversees all phases of your project, from start to finish. He started out installing these products in the 1970s. He has 30 years experience installing, laying out jobs, and fabricating the materials that go into our projects. The last six years he has managed not only the local jobs but also our installation crews. Every one of our installers are professionally trained to specifically install our products. We emphasize this because of the number of one-man operations that do everything from plumbing to remodeling,seemingly not specializing in anything. We specialize in full service sunroom and construction remodeling, and that is all we do.
Sun Boss offers all phases, from original design/concept to drafting, engineering services through permits and on to final turn key construction projects.
It is important to remember when selecting a contractor to handle your project, that you want someone that will do what they say, when they say it, and at the agreed upon price. You want to be sure the contractor of choice has a flawless record with the Contractors State License Board (www.cslb.ca.gov). You also want to be sure you are dealing with a contractor that specializes in patio construction and or remodeling. Sun Boss Corporation holds a B-1 license as well as a C-61 license. Our State License number is 310674. The B-1 portion covers the general construction side of our business, sunroom additions, and second story decks. The C-61 portion covers the specialty side of our company such as patio rooms and covers. Sun Boss Corporation is affiliated with the Better Business Bureau (bbb.com), as well as the League of California Homeowners (www.homeowners.org). We participate in these consumer protection agencies to provide our clients peace of mind that their project will be completed as agreed upon, on time and on budget. These agencies are in the business of critiquing and evaluating the management of local businesses, please review their sites to understand the screening we have gone through for you, to give you the comfort of hiring us to be your contractor of choice. From the most basic installation of a solar powered attic ventilation system (typical install 2 hours) to a complete rebuild of your second and third floor, Sun Boss has you totally covered and protected with all the proper certifications and insurances. Your peace of mind is our JOB!
Whatever you call them, sunrooms are spaces in demand! Big Demand as Sun Boss Corporation enters its 61st year in Business.
They're popular additions that come with a variety of names: sunrooms, solariums, and conservatories, and some of them are actual room additions.
Ask different folks and you'll get different answers as to what to call them, but the fact remains that these sun-drenched spaces are increasing in popularity as life becomes more casual and our population gets older.
"Our consumer studies show that a lot more people would like to have a sunroom," says Gopal Ahluwalia, vice-president for research at the National Association of Home Builders, a Washington D.C. based trade group.
And while they don't often show up on new construction, "what is happening is that a lot of people are adding it," Ahluwalia says. The reason they haven't shown up on new homes is the cost of installing a room that is all glass that functions like the rest of the house is very costly. Especially when a builder compares that cost to 2"x 6"s, stucco and sheetrock.
Sun Boss Corporation has been adding these beautiful additions locally since 1947. Sun Boss just received the coveted "Sun Room" of the year award for a local conservatory.
"A sunroom is for people who want a deck or a patio but don't want the trouble. They want the outdoors but they don't want wind and rain," says Jim Cory, senior editor of Remodeling Magazine and Replacement Contractor, a quarterly national magazine that deals with sunrooms, replacement windows, siding and other products. The problem is most sunrooms are too hot and or too cold to really enjoy as a room addition.
Companies that deal with exterior replacement products often sell sunrooms, but standard remodeling contractors, who remodel as well as build additions, can also build custom sunrooms. On the higher end of the price spectrum, there is a company that specializes in conservatories and sunrooms. These sunrooms can be custom made in fourteen different styles by Four Seasons Sunrooms, which is the largest supplier of high performance, energy saving sunroom additions. Their popularity is due in large part to their sunrooms ability to function like a conventional room addition.
For homeowner Jack York, a new solarium is the culmination of a craving for a sunroom. "I like the outdoors and I like to be outside," says York, who now works in commercial real estate after spending years cooped up in offices. The design of his former home didn't lend itself to a sunroom, so he found a new house that did. "This is my world right here," he says about the room that overlooks his lush backyard, which includes an outdoor kitchen area, several decks, gardens, a fountain and a spa. "I always wanted a sunroom."
With a ceiling fan, high-performance glass and a separate HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system, his new room doesn't need window treatments and connects directly to the house, thereby adding additional space and light. "I love it this way because it opens up the whole house," says York, who simply has a cased, double-door-width opening into his solarium. The new room opens directly into the kitchen area of his new home.
For Debra and Kent Rosenbury, the need to tastefully update their ranch home coupled with a longtime desire for a sunroom was a big catalyst to create one at the back of the house. "We wanted as much light as we could get back here," says Debra Rosenbury, a professional interior designer. During the project, she specified recessed lighting, speakers, and a ceiling fan to maximize the room's use. Now, the sunroom is the family room, and it's a great gathering space that's connected to a light filled casual breakfast area adjacent to the family's renovated kitchen.
The recent increase in sunroom construction has brought with it a lot of improvements in materials and techniques that have benefited customers. "The glass has improved tremendously," says Erik Schmitt, senior designer of the Four Seasons Sunroom Franchise in Riverside and San Diego, California, a 17-year veteran in the sunroom business. He says that the metal frames his company uses are thermally improved, meaning they are insulated so heat and cold can't transfer through the metal. It's something to ask about when you are looking at sunrooms.
"The new 'CONSERVAGLASS' used in our systems not only helps control the performance of the sunroom, it has a 'Kleen-Kote' surface that makes cleaning the sunroom a breeze", says Schmitt. And the limited nature of the construction, compared to conventional stick built rooms makes for an easier experience, too. One large benefit in dealing with Four Seasons Sunrooms by Sun Boss is the fact it is a one-stop shop. From design through permitting to finish flooring, every aspect is handled by Sun Boss Corporation. Sun Boss has over 70,000 satisfied customers locally since 1947.
As with any addition, prices vary when it comes to sunrooms, and tying into an existing structure can bring the discovery of problems that will need repair. Note, too, that the quality of workmanship will make a big difference as to the longevity of the sunroom and whether it becomes an asset or a liability to your home. According to industry experts, a good average figure for a quality sunroom is around $25,000- $40,000. A small, simple space, without its own HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) unit and other upgrades can be around $18,000- $25,000. Exceptionally designed, hand-built conservatories cost $75,000 and up, depending on the scope of the project. The one item Erik Schmitt points out, "If you dream it and you want it, Four Seasons Sunrooms can build it. We can modify any structure to accept our gorgeous sunrooms, it all simply comes down to budget."
With the popularity of sunroom additions rapidly increasing; due in large part to the ease of installation, homeowners are opting for outdoor living... indoors. When considering selling a home, or purchase of a new one, many homeowners have decided to improve instead of move. When figuring the costs of commission to sell and buy combined with the actual cost of the move, homeowners must also add in the increase in their property tax base. Most consumers when weighing all these costs have come to the conclusion that they now have a budget of approximately $100,000 to improve their existing home. Homeowners have found that moving costs money. With improving their current home every penny comes back to them in the form of their investment. In a recent interview with Donn Stanley, General Manager of Four Seasons by Sun Boss in Riverside, Stanley stated, " Homeowners are definitely looking to stay put and improve…new home prices are soaring. People like where they live but just need added space...clients realize after adding a sunroom the value of their home has SUBSTANTIALLY increased!" These rooms are typically installed in less than 30 days, however the design and permit process can vary depending on your local city or county. Having a sunroom added typically minimizes the disruption to your household and is done in half the time of conventional stick-built rooms. The choice of permitting is up to the individual homeowner; these rooms can be permitted as a room addition, solarium or patio enclosure. Either way, it increases your property value and makes for a sound investment!
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