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Remodeling Forecast for 2019 Projection

A recent publication from  Harvard University is showing a rosy forecast for remodeling in the first half of 2019. The report from the JCHS (Joint center for Housing Studies) This should translate for strong demand and a strengthening of the already robust home improvement economy we have been struggling to support. Thanks to everyone who...

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Whole House Fan Installed

I just had a Tamarack Whole House Fan installed in my home and it is amazing. I awoke at 6am with a stuffy house and the AC on. Inside temp 73 outside temp 59. I turned on the fan and within a few minutes the house is cooling down and the AC is off. The...

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Playing Politics with the Idaho Building Codes

I was recently drawn into a political debate over the Idaho building codes. Turns out that we are a libertarian state. That means the conservative side, which is very strong, has decided that we should be known as the “leave me alone state.” One senator up north even wants to do away with building codes...

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Remodeled Home tour 2018

We are about to unveil the work we have been doing over the past year. Come join us and a cadre of other professional remodelers as we showoff what we have been up to. Go to NARI of Idaho for details. Post Script We had over 220 visits to our home over the two day...

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Skills USA comes to Boise

Although it did not make the news, it was newsworthy from my perspective. There were high school kids from all over the state of Idaho competing for a shot to go to nationals. This is our best and brightest working like dogs using their brains and brawn to construct a plan that was sprung on...

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217 is a Magic Number

It has been said recently that there is a pent up desire for remodeling. I can now say that the rumor is true. We had a total of 217 leads or requests for me to visit and discuss a remodeling project for the year in 2016. Today August 11th, 2017, we reached that number on...

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Tile Company sends Levitch to school

As the owner of a remodeling company, I feel that it is a requirement to stay up on the latest and greatest. This is why I accepted an invitation from Daltile to attend a training seminar for Schluter Systems, a product we used sporadically over the past decade. Schluter Systems is an international company that...

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Remodeled home tour afterglow

We had a great NARI remodeled home tour 2017. A huge thanks you to Lynn Stein for helping at the event, and for the Taylor family who graciously allowed us to show the amazing kitchen addition we created with them. I also want to give a shout out to Joe Prin and the Home Fix...

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Idaho power offers whole house fan rebate

Idaho Power gets it. Whole House fans work! Levco has long been a supporter of the whole house fan movement in Idaho because they help to cool the home without refrigerant. The concept is that they pressurize the attic and blow out the hot cap on your home with outside cool air that gets pulled...

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Levco turns 12 years old

In an amazing feat of stamina longevity and guts, Levco turned 12 years old on 5-5-2017. This fledgling company has defied the odds and overcome diversity and beaten the national average according to this article Construction has the worst track record in the spectrum of businesses with a survival rate of 35% in the first...

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