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. 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 war of art by Steven Pressfield

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


Help Me, I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!

As I celebrate my last shift as a paramedic, now 4 years ago. I recall responding to a significant number of emergency cases where people have fallen. Some lived, some did not; others lived with disabilities. Most, in retrospect, would have been preventable with...

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Drafting a Project Is an Essential Step

There is no way to succeed in remodeling without the ability to draw what the proposed project will look like. That is the bare minimum in residential remodeling. I once was told that I could get a building permit on a napkin, and by...

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New Basement Development Strategies

Levco has promoted our basement expertise to the point that we are now receiving an abundance of interest in basement additions. When adding to your home, there are only three ways to go up, down, or sideways. If you have ruled out up and...

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Remodeling Forecast for 2019 Projection

A recent publication from  Harvard University is showing a rosy forecast for remodeling in the first half of 2019. The report from the JCHS (Joint center for Housing Studies) This should translate for strong demand and a strengthening of the already robust home improvement...

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Pick the Cheapest Contractor; What Could Go Wrong?

A friend and potential client used another contractor because we were more expensive than she could afford at the time. We designed her project, and then parted as friends. Now that the project is nearing the finish, here is what her experience was. The...

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