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

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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It’s the Little Things that Separate Us

It’s the Little Things that Separate Us

I am regularly saying, "like pizzas, all remodeling companies are not alike." As we enter the new decade, I have been thinking about this more seriously. What makes Levco special? I am confident that remodeling is not a commodity, but how do you put a finger on it? I...

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What Should A Remodeling Project Cost?

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 few things first. Before...

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Excavation And Remodeling Well

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 made more sense....

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Professional Remodeling & Demolition

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 long...

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