Where Are The Property Boundaries ?

Where Are The Property Boundaries ?

As a remodeling contractor, I get into all sorts of projects many of which require us to know and work off of the property boundaries. Pins in my town are typically a 2′ length of rebar that was pounded into the ground and often a plastic cap is installed on...
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...
Technology Is A Big Player In My Business

Technology Is A Big Player In My Business

Seventeen years ago I recall running my business out of my garage with a laptop and some very basic programs, like Outlook, Word, and Excel. As the lemonade stand grew into a formidable company things had to change to keep up with the times. Turn the clock ahead...
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...
My RV Won’t Fit in My Garage

My RV Won’t Fit in My Garage

Garages have always held a special spot in my heart. From my Grandpa, Ben’s garage under his house in the Sunset District of San Francisco to my Dad’s company garage full of large woodworking tools. There just never seems to be enough room to store things...