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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Boise Weather

“If you don’t like the weather in Boise, Just wait 15 minutes”


Behind the scenes at Levco

We are remodeling like mad. Many of the projects we have developed with our clients are being accomplished at the moment. It is rewarding and gratifying to have this much going on. Because we are extremely busy, we are expanding our teams to get the work done in stride. Welcome new team members and a huge thank you to everyone who is helping us get an amazing amount of work done well.

There is an enormous appetite for remodeling in Boise at the moment. This fills me with joy. May we be the meal that satisfies as many as we can serve well.

Book I am reading now: The Monk who sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma


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

“My greatest skill was being teachable” – Michael Jordan

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


 

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...

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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...

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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...

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Damn it Jim, I’m A Remodeling Contractor, Not A Clairvoyant

There is a story about a remodeling contractor, who once said, “You can tell me what you think your remodeling project will cost, and I will laugh, or I can tell you what it will really cost, and you can cry.” The Agony of...

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Whole House Fan Season In Boise

Boise is the perfect place for Whole House Fans. It has all the climactic conditions to use them for about 3 months of the year. Like the swallows returning to Capistrano, I get calls annually that sound something like this. My second story it...

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