Joe’s Blog

This Blog is dedicated to the notion that remodeling is a fun, life long learning process.

Remodeling is my passion, If you are interested in remodeling your home, or just happen to stumble upon my site, please refer me to anyone in need of remodeling. You’ll be pleased that you did. The original content contained here is proof that when you are passionate about something it is easy to find stuff to talk about.

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Behind the scenes at Levco

We are remodeling like mad making homes work better for families.

There is an enormous appetite for remodeling in Boise at the moment. This fills me with joy.

We just invested in some amazing technology and are reinventing how we use our Design Process.

Books I am reading now:

Builder Mark Kerson

Thinking fast and slow Daniel Kahneman

 

Inspirational Quotes

“Architecture is inhabited sculpture”. -Constantin Brancusi, sculptor (19 Feb 1876-1957)

“Surround yourself with people you love and have fun. The rest is gravy”. Paul Tillotson (1965 -2016)

“I love the smell of sawdust in the morning”. Me, renaissance man (8-28-58) –  Still going strong!       

“Quality construction does not cost- it pays”   as seen on a bumper sticker

“Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.”   Anne Lamott

“Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.” Albert Einstein

Solving Problems is What We Do

Solving Problems is What We Do

As a remodeling contractor, I am at my best in the role of problem-solver. This means that if you cannot solve them in a timely fashion, your cup overflows in a bad way. I am fortunate enough to have a great team around me that supports the goals of the company and...

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Day of Gratitude 9-21 Every Year

Day of Gratitude 9-21 Every Year

I participated in a celebration of life and beating the odds with Paul Tillotson. When faced with information that caps your life expectancy, you have two options, give in, or fight. It provided new meaning to the word deadline. Two years past the ominous date is...

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Residential Remodeling Unmasked

Residential Remodeling Unmasked

The Boise School District is offering a Residential Remodeling Class again as part of their adult education program next week. I encourage those interested in learning more about the industry are welcome to attend. I will provide a presentation to get the juices...

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Levco Turned 16 Years Old

Levco Turned 16 Years Old

Another year has come and gone. on 5-5-21 Levco turned Sweet 16. What this means in terms of experience, we have other 30ish projects under our collective belts, "Success comes from good judgment. Good judgment comes from experience, Experience comes from bad...

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Do You Have RV Garage Envy

Do You Have RV Garage Envy

There are a lot of folks out there with garage envy. I am proud to say I am not one of them. I built the garage of my dreams. It has lots of special features that I have incorporated. One man's garage mahal is just a starting point for the next guy. I use my shop to...

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Classy Garage Modification

Classy Garage Modification

The Challenge: The Owner had a 2 door garage with a central post in between doors that was obstructive. He had to move his car out to allow the golf cart in and out. The Idea: Use a large header to replace the two previous ones and get a large insulated garage door to...

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The Gears are Grinding Again

The Gears are Grinding Again

Remember learning how to drive a stick shift? I recall teaching the kids too, it just takes some time to learn. That poor Toyota Corolla, at least 3 brothers, and some of their kids learned on her. It is with that grinding sound ringing in my ears and no forward...

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I See Your Signs All Over Our Neighborhood

I See Your Signs All Over Our Neighborhood

There is a huge appetite for remodeling right now. Odds are if you are interested you know. The driving force is that we are spending more time at home, but how do you choose the right remodeling firm. One way is to recognize who your neighbors are using to remodel...

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