A Chip Off The Old Block

A Chip Off The Old Block

As my dad Ed turned 98 years old in September, I reflected upon his life and the industry he loves from the day I was born. The Inspiration To Be A Remodeler Dad’s teenage years were lost to world war 2 and basic survival skills. My immediate family survived the...
Cracking the Remodeling Nut, Estimating

Cracking the Remodeling Nut, Estimating

As a remodeling business owner, I had to wear all the hats as I started out. Turns out estimating is not a strong suit and there is no right way to do it. I had been fearful for years that I was not charging enough or in some cases charging too much. Both directions...
Can You Get “It” Done Any Faster?

Can You Get “It” Done Any Faster?

My staff is used to getting dogged about how fast, (or not) things are getting done, that anxious impatience is a normal reaction to the excitement of upgraded living spaces, it is also the sign that a schedule is, or is not being followed. As a contractor, I am...
The Gears are Grinding Again

The Gears are Grinding Again

Remember learning how to drive a stick shift? I recall teaching the kids too, it just takes some time to learn. That poor Toyota Corolla, at least 3 brothers, and some of their kids learned on her. It is with that grinding sound ringing in my ears and no forward...
I See Your Signs All Over Our Neighborhood

I See Your Signs All Over Our Neighborhood

There is a huge appetite for remodeling right now. Odds are if you are interested you know. The driving force is that we are spending more time at home, but how do you choose the right remodeling firm. One way is to recognize who your neighbors are using to remodel...