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:

Unfuck yourself  Gary John Bishop

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


 

I’m Remodeling My Master Bathroom This Year

At Levco we do lots of master bathroom remodels for our clients. We seem to have one in progress and several in design at all times. If you have a Master bathroom, that means your home was built after 1960 or has already been...

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28mm-210mm for 15 Years

As the owner of a dynamic remodeling company that is turning 15 years old, I am figuring out some really cool things. The first 15 are the dues you pay to get to the next level. How did I get so fortunate to be...

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Great Teamwork and Partnerships Are Sacred

My brothers & I grew up with our dad at his remodeling company called Levco Builders. By the time I was old enough, dad had several carpenters working for him. I was a willing participant in the team dynamic. Working with our hands I...

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How Much Help Do I Get / Need Selecting Finish Materials?

At Levco we pride ourselves on offering advice in a loving way. When it comes to design decisions or finish material selections we, understand that in some cases everything is already selected. In cases where nothing is pre-selected, our interior designer helps make sure...

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Levco Turns 15 Years Old

Dateline Boise Idaho 5-5-2020 Levco turned 15 years old in a COVID shrouded small private ceremony. As a good friend said, “most overnight successes take 20 years”. I remember I waited until the 5th to be sure it was a date I could remember...

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