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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“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: Traction  Gino Wickman

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

The five-second rule revisited “5-4-3-2-1” Mel Robins

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


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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The Magic of Meeting a New Prospect

At Levco, we have been blessed with plenty of great remodeling leads. That means that we are frequently asked to come consult on new potential projects. If I can fit 4-5 new prospects in per week as a maximum, I can do well. Given...

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Yes, But I Got A Great Deal

Time after time, we are asked to take care of and fix problems that were caused by a person that “got a great deal. There is no contractor licensing in Idaho. You might think that tile guys are licensed, but they are not. How...

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The Emotional Toll of a Remodeling Project

In the grand scheme of things remodeling is a huge challenge for everyone involved, from conception to designing the space to selecting materials and hearing how much it is going to cost. That is before we start swinging the hammer. Some clients have summed...

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