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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Boise Weather

“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: 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


Client Concern Leads to Permanent Improvement in Process

I believe strongly that we are always just an idea away form an improvement. This played out recently when a client asked for something that we had never done. What happened was less important than the outcome. The bar has been raised, and we...

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What Do You Need a Building Permit For In Boise?

This is the $64,000 question. It is asked in so many ways and so unlikely to get an accurate answer that I had to find out for myself. Everyone thinks I know this stuff anyway, so I might as well. If the answer were...

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International Day of Gratitude 9-21-2018

This Friday September 21st is the worldwide day of gratitude a day that was brought to light by Paul Tillotson, a man who celebrated it with gusto while he was alive. In part to keep his memory alive, I want to share this amazing...

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Sharpening My Remodeling Tools

To keep up is a challenge no matter what part of the industry you represents. This was the common theme of the most recent visit with vendors supporting the Remodeling Week of Excellence in New Orleans I recently attended. I discovered a tool to...

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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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