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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...

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I Get Going Early

I have been a lifelong early riser. It has never really been a problem. I recently discovered that I do some of my most creative work well before the break of dawn. The little hand is on the 4 most mornings when I discover that I have slept enough. An author of a...

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Day of Gratitude 9-21 Every Year

I participated in a celebration of life and beating the odds with Paul Tillotson. When faced with information that caps your life expectancy, you have two options, give in, or fight. It provided new meaning to the word deadline. Two years past the ominous date is...

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Great Teamwork and Partnerships Are Sacred

My brothers & I grew up with our dad at his remodeling company called Levco Builders. By the time I was old enough, dad had several carpenters working for him. I was a willing participant in the team dynamic. Working with our hands I could see the fruits of our...

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Gaining Perspective From Afar

I was recently fortunate enough to be able to travel to Iceland. A beautiful Scandinavian country at 66Degrees north, that is 22 degrees North of Idaho and 7 time zones away from us too. Why Iceland you ask, well it's a long story for another day. The homes are...

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What Remodeling Means to Me

Tis the season for reflection and expressing gratitude. I recently saw a synopsis of what remodeling is all about: Service to Others, Value Creation, Attitude, and Goodwill. It was followed with a pointed question. What are you putting out there?  Whoa! The question...

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Garage Addition for Woodworking Shop

Garage Addition for Woodworking Shop

Garage workshop remodel The Challenge Text goes here The Idea Text goes here The Solution Text goes here The Details Text goes here

Aged home interior makeover

Aged home interior makeover

Aged home interior makeoverThe Challenge This home was built in 1955 it had good bones. The kitchen had been remodeled by a previous owner and half of the garage had been converted into a den/laundry room. The clients wanted to open up the kitchen, add another...

Whole House Remodel

Whole House Remodel

Whole House RemodelThe Challenge Our client bought the 1014 SF original 1979 ranch-style home next to her son. Her goal was to update and modernize the home to how we live today.The Idea To completely remodel and update the home with a new floorplan.The Solution Levco...

Wake Boat- RV Bay Addition

Wake Boat- RV Bay Addition

Wake Boat- RV Bay AdditionThe Challenge The Owner had a 3 car garage but the 3rd car bay was too small for his new wake boat. There was room to make it larger.The Idea Expand the garage to the setback to add 10′ and make it taller and much deeper. Sacrificing a window...