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Levco Cares COVID-19

LEVCO IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.  Anne Lamott Update 3-26-2020 The latest update from Governor Little in regard to our emergency status is that all Idahoans are to Shelter in place. There was a follow up document issued...

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Perspective from the Other Side of the Fence

Remodelers don’t get what it is like to have their home remodeled by others. We can only imagine what it would be like, then be empathetic and usually be on the defense. Levco is dedicated to making the experience better all the time. It is hard for a client to measure what great remodeling is...

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It’s the Little Things that Separate Us

I am regularly saying, “like pizzas, all remodeling companies are not alike.” As we enter the new decade, I have been thinking about this more seriously. What makes Levco special? I am confident that remodeling is not a commodity, but how do you put a finger on it? I was challenged by a mentor to...

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I Want a Second Kitchen in My Home

I recently went to visit a prospect who was interested in having their (new to them) home modified by adding a kitchen to the basement for Grandma. To educate him, I said that what he wanted to create was called an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) and that permitting would be necessary. I said that he...

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Recirculation Is Alive at Levco

We are here to serve the community in ways that are amazing. We have dreams of creating a system that changes the course of materials being taken to the landfill. By diverting materials away from the landfill, we will be preserving our landfill for years to come. At Levco, we participate in this process and...

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Draining the Pool; Flooding Revisited

Levco has a reputation for fixing things that have to do with water. We have been asked on multiple occasions to fix water in crawl spaces and subterranean living spaces. Rarely does anyone go down into their crawl space to see what is going on. That is why, when your home is put on the...

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Remodeling Is About Solving Problems

In residential remodeling, as in life, we often set out to accomplish a task and discover that our plan needs altering. We have to adapt in order to keep going in the right direction. This pattern repeats itself. Getting stuck is not an option. I share my philosophy loud and proud. There is always a...

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What Should A Remodeling Project Cost?

What a remodeling project should cost is a great question. “Hell If I Know” is usually the answer. Remodeling is not a commodity especially in older homes that I typically work on. For me, I take this responsibility seriously and need to do a few things first. Before I share my OPI I must first...

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Excavation And Remodeling Well

Many of our recent projects, and most of our larger projects call for some sort of excavation. So much so, that we bought our own brand new excavation equipment. Between trying to coordinate others, and rental fees, we found that owning our own just made more sense. This is one more thing that sets Levco...

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Professional Remodeling & Demolition

There are so many steps to accomplish before we demolish anything. To the unseasoned contractor it is very easy to start things off incorrectly that will have a ripple affect down the line. In our process, hazard testing and line location have already happened long before the hammers start to swing. On larger projects, Pre-Demolition...

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