Happy Wife, Happy Life

Happy Wife, Happy Life

What wise person came up with this amazingly simple saying? Scientifically proven or not, I can tell you that anecdotally it is a real phenomenon. To that end, what can be done to make wives happier? Sure, there are chocolate and flowers, but they are not a daily...
There’s A Fork In The Road

There’s A Fork In The Road

At Levco, we are planners. We hate to jump in without knowing what the heck we are doing for a client. To date, the Design-Build model has worked extremely well for us. However, a recent situation caused me to pause and sort out a sticky situation. The story went like...
Remodeling Agreement With Attitude

Remodeling Agreement With Attitude

Contracts, or agreements as I like to call them, should be like a good pair of shoes. They should fit. Most general contractors start off with a buddy’s contract or something that came off the internet. Not that this is a bad approach, but they are often filled...
My Client’s Bill of Rights

My Client’s Bill of Rights

Years ago, I had a cool interaction with Ron Spomer, who’s a repeat client, outdoor enthusiast and prolific writer. I had a 5 page document with lots of notes that outlined how we work at Levco. I asked Ron if he could condense it, as well as several other ideas...
How to Enjoy The Remodeling Roller Coaster

How to Enjoy The Remodeling Roller Coaster

I gave a presentation with a panel of former clients on hand to answer questions several years ago at a remodeling show. I created a PowerPoint to share my thoughts about the process of remodeling, but it was the panel of experts that made the big impression. Later,...