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Wedding Band Reunion

One of our sub-trade partners, a HVAC contractor located a ring in a crawl space of the the home while looking for a place to reroute some duct work. He immediately handed it to our Project Manager Shane, who in turn, presented it to the Home Owner. It turns out it was his long lost...

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Contractor Licensing For Idaho

It may come to pass after all. In an effort to elevate the profession of Remodeling I am taking an active roll in asking my fellow contractors to join the movement to implement contractor licensing for the State of Idaho. Not able to qualify in an adjoining state? No problem move to Idaho, it’s the...

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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 day with those who may not know about it. What is...

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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 do paint matching on the job site and a new European...

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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 economy we have been struggling to support. Thanks to everyone who...

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Whole House Fan Installed

I just had a Tamarack Whole House Fan installed in my home and it is amazing. I awoke at 6am with a stuffy house and the AC on. Inside temp 73 outside temp 59. I turned on the fan and within a few minutes the house is cooling down and the AC is off. The...

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Playing Politics with the Idaho Building Codes

I was recently drawn into a political debate over the Idaho building codes. Turns out that we are a libertarian state. That means the conservative side, which is very strong, has decided that we should be known as the “leave me alone state.” One senator up north even wants to do away with building codes...

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Remodeled Home tour 2018

We are about to unveil the work we have been doing over the past year. Come join us and a cadre of other professional remodelers as we showoff what we have been up to. Go to NARI of Idaho for details. Post Script We had over 220 visits to our home over the two day...

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Skills USA comes to Boise

Although it did not make the news, it was newsworthy from my perspective. There were high school kids from all over the state of Idaho competing for a shot to go to nationals. This is our best and brightest working like dogs using their brains and brawn to construct a plan that was sprung on...

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217 is a Magic Number

It has been said recently that there is a pent up desire for remodeling. I can now say that the rumor is true. We had a total of 217 leads or requests for me to visit and discuss a remodeling project for the year in 2016. Today August 11th, 2017, we reached that number on...

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