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

All For One and One For All! 17 Years Old

All For One and One For All! 17 Years Old

In a time when things are very dynamic in the remodeling world, it dawned on me that as the company is turning 17 years old that we are not merely a remodeling company, no we are a force of nature and a sum of our parts. Remodeling is like any other high-risk...

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NARI Remodeled Homes Tour

NARI Remodeled Homes Tour

Levco participated in the 2022 NARI Remodeled Homes Tour of Boise with 2 homes in a virtual way rather than open homes to the visitation. Our Levco Projects A Second Story addition using Bonus Room Trusses with a whole house remodel A whole house remodeling project...

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Blue Tarp Thinking

Blue Tarp Thinking

Living in Boise there is a close connection with Boise State University. The Blue Turf football stadium is carpeted with a genuine simulated grass playing field AKA the Smurf Turf. They frequently air an advertisement for Blue Turf Thinking which eschews the merits of...

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Whole House Remodel

Whole House Remodel

The Challenge: Our client bought the 1014 SF original 1979 ranch-style home next to her son. Her goal was to update and modernize the home to how we live today. The Idea: To completely remodel and update the home with a new floorplan. The Solution: Levco and the...

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Second Story Addition

Second Story Addition

The Challenge: Our client, who is an Architect, wanted to add square footage to her home. Her lot was constrained and could not go sideways or down. The Idea: To use bonus room trusses to create a second story with dormers. The Solution: Levco created the space with...

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Levco Turns 17

Levco Turns 17

Levco turned 17 on Cinco De Mayo in a small ceremony we celebrated another annual milestone. Reflecting I realized that I have accomplished so many things, I am truly blessed to be part of a great company of dedicated and talented people that gathered in this way to...

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Shower Valve Nightmare Averted

Shower Valve Nightmare Averted

A client asked for a 3 position valve that allowed lots of versatility between shower valves. There were two heads and a hand wand. They were very specific and so were we when we ordered the rough-in valve and the trim kit to match. The valve arrived and was installed...

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