History of Exciting Home Exteriors
Founded by Robert Bury & Britt Jud
Robert and Britt started installing siding in 1988 & 1989 respectively. They have installed siding and/or windows on a countless number of homes (and various other structures) throughout Washington, Oregon and even Louisiana.
Becoming frustrated at how a number of siding companies & contractors were taking advantage of homeowners with high prices and menial craftsmanship, Robert and Britt decided to make a difference. That’s when they started B&J; Construction (B&J; stood for Bury & Jud) in October 1995 offering beauty, affordability, performance and craftsmanship. Then when looking to expand their business in 1999 after over 3 years in business they discovered that there was over 20 B&J; Constructions in Washington alone. That’s when the vision for Exciting Home Exteriors came into mind.
In an effort to educate more people about siding and how much it should cost, Siding4u.com was launched in early 2001. This site’s growth & exposure skyrocketed – never experiencing anything less than a 200% growth from 2001 to 2004. Siding4u.com quickly became one of the most visited siding website’s in the nation.
It became obvious that with the national exposure to 100’s of 1,000’s of searching Homeowners & Professionals looking for honest information and resources a jump must be made if our vision of improving the Siding & Window industry was to move forward. So, in September 2004 Exciting Home Exteriors stopped local contracting efforts and went completely internet based.
“I am very excited about devoting 100% of my time to helping Homeowners & Professionals nationwide. Helping people I will never meet has always encouraged me to expand and develop Siding4u.com. With all of the thank-you emails, encouraging comments and even doubting thomas’ you can count on me to continue to improve this industry for Homeowners and Professionals alike.” – Robert Bury
Siding4u.com Up To Today
Robert Bury, Founder and CEO
A few things have changed over the years, Britt left the company to pursue other passions but Robert is still going strong. In his words, “It has been a lot of hard work over these many years and often times there was little support for educating homeowners about siding. But I couldn’t deny the burning flame I had inside of me to help people… even when times got really hard I just kept hearing an inner voice say, ‘just a little longer’, ‘keep going’, ‘you are on path’, ‘this is what you are supposed to be doing right now’. So I never gave up. There were almost 4 solid years where I worked A LOT of hours, often 12 to 16 hour days, 6 to 7 days a week. All the while I barely made enough money to get by BUT somehow, someway there was always just enough – so I pressed on.”
Today Robert has found ways to continue to pursue his passion of educating homeowners about siding and make a living at the same time and that’s a really good thing (in our opinion). One doesn’t have to look very far to see the tens of thousands of homeowner’s this website has helped. The amount of money saved by Siding4u.com’s visitors is easily in the millions of dollars at this point. Robert’s dream of improving the siding and window industry for homeowners and professionals alike is definitely coming true.