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:

The Art of Profitability- Adrian Slywotkzy

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

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Wake Boat- RV Bay Addition

Wake Boat- RV Bay Addition

The Challenge: The Owner had a 3 car garage but the 3rd car bay was too small for his new wake boat. There was room to make it larger. The Idea: Expand the garage to the setback to add 10' and make it taller and much deeper. Sacrificing a window in the master bath was...

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Large RV Garage From Scratch

Large RV Garage From Scratch

The Challenge: The Owner had drawings of a large RV garage to be added to a 2 car garage where a shed was. The new project was woven into an existing garage roofline to make it appear that it had always been there The Idea: Eliminate the shed and concrete driveway and...

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2 Car Garage with Large Carport

2 Car Garage with Large Carport

The Challenge: The Owner had a small 1 car garage with a carport that she was parking under and an RV that she wanted to park undercover to protect it from the weather. The Idea: Deconstruct the existing garage and build a new 2-Car garage and a vaulted area to park...

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I’m Remodeling My Master Bathroom This Year

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 remodeled once. The idea of a private...

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28mm-210mm for 15 Years

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 at this point? I am providing a living for 9 families now...

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Great Teamwork and Partnerships Are Sacred

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 could see the fruits of our...

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Levco Turns 15 Years Old

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 5-5-05. It was a Thursday...

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Food, Clothing, and Shelter

Food, Clothing, and Shelter

Food, Clothing, and Shelter are humanity's three most basic needs. Levco is all about improving shelter primarily of homes in the North End of Boise. Levco has been a staple of this special area for the past 15 years. As a compassionate person, I belong to Rotary, a...

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