Tag Archives: Doug Horgan

BOWA’s Doug Horgan Featured in The Journal of Light Construction

Title: Roofing Details That Work: For good results, pay careful attention to flashing Featured On: JLC: The Journal of Light Construction, March 2019 Excerpt: “These methods we teach aren’t the only way to do any of this work, but they’re the techniques we’ve developed over many years of trial and error on hundreds of jobs. These details are guided in part by code, but more importantly, we’re guided by the goal of making sure we don’t have to come back and fix something after it’s built and has to face the weather. In our Maryland and Virginia climate, we have… Read More >

Resident Building Scientist Doug Horgan to Speak at JLC Live Residential Construction Show

McLean, Va. – BOWA is pleased to announce that our Vice President of Best Practices, Doug Horgan, will be speaking at this year’s JLC Live Residential Construction Show in Providence, Rhode Island. He will cover various aspects of building science and share the best practices he’s learned throughout his career in residential construction. Roofing Master Class: Ways to Build a Roof Wrong – and How to Avoid Them March 28th, 9:30am-12:30pm Drawing on BOWA’s roofing trade standard and in-company supervisor training classes, this engaging presentation will walk through case studies of real world problems, and the solutions both as retrofits… Read More >

JLC – Dealing With Out-of-Level Kitchen Ceilings

Featured In: Journal of Light Construction, October 2018 Excerpt: “When you’re remodeling a kitchen, it’s rare to find a floor that’s actually level—stranger still if the walls are plumb and the ceiling is level as well. While it’s normal for carpenters and cabinet installers to adjust for some variations in a room, we sometimes need to work with rooms that aren’t even close to level. I recently presented a conference on this topic at JLC Live. In that session, I covered floors, ceilings, and walls that were out of level and plumb, but here I’ll focus on ceilings. Leave the… Read More >

BOWA Remodeling Expert Doug Horgan to Speak at Three Residential Construction Events this March

McLean, Va. – BOWA is pleased to announce that our Vice President of Best Practices, Doug Horgan, will be speaking at three conferences in March 2018 covering various aspects of building science. He will share the best practices he’s learned throughout his career in residential construction. Capital Area Custom Residential Architects Network March 7, 2018: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Maggiano’s Restaurant at Friendship Heights Summer Moisture: Problems and Solutions – Doug will share lessons learned over decades of evaluating, repairing, and most importantly, preventing summer-time moisture issues. Profusely illustrated with over 100 photos and presented in an open discussion… Read More >

BOWA’s Doug Horgan to Speak at RDJ 2016 Trade Show in Baltimore, MD

BOWA’s Doug Horgan, Vice President, Best Practices, has been invited to present two sessions at R|D|J 2016, the premier trade show for residential builders and remodelers. The trade show will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD on October 5-7, 2016.  Details of Doug’s sessions are as follows: Wednesday, October 5th 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM W17 – Shower Pan Troubleshooting, Repairs, and Reliable Installation Techniques Friday, October 7th  9:30 AM to 11:00 AM F06 – Protection and Dust Control Use Doug’s personal promo code SKV to receive a free expo hall admission and 20% off an… Read More >

Quality Controls Yield Peace of Mind

As a newcomer from a previous career with General Electric, I have been most impressed by BOWA’s dedication and commitment to quality. BOWA’s focus on refining a building process with quality controls reminds me of GE’s injection of Six Sigma processes throughout its organization. Like GE, BOWA is constantly evaluating results and improving processes. Its pursuit of quality never ends. That dedication is fueled by our desire to help families improve their lives at home. Every family we meet is seeking peace and enjoyment in their home. Whether from slumber parties, dinner parties, grand celebrations or a simple family meal,… Read More >

Class is In: Remodeler holds quarterly in-house training sessions

Featured in: Remodeling Excerpt: “BOWA Builders recently hosted its 50th in-house employee training session. The idea for the Virginia company’s quarterly “lunch and learn” sessions began with education for the production department but has expanded to include the design team and, in the last few years, invitations extended to select outside architects, home inspectors, and construction managers as well. Doug Horgan, vice president, best practices, works with the production vice president, the COO, and the customer service department to set the agenda based on lessons learned from company projects. He invites a guest speaker, such as a subcontractor or a… Read More >