Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence

Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence An Owners Reflection When Bob and I bought our company, 25 years ago, we experienced a seamless transition because I had been already been working in the business & running the residential side of it for the previous 6 years.  One day Patrick Contardo owned it … the next day,…

De-bunking Some Renovation Myths

  De-bunking Some Renovation Myths   After a few ‘sleepy’ years of deferring home improvement projects, you might find yourself among the folks who are ready to initiate a long delayed project.  Whatever you are considering – be it a kitchen renovation, family room addition or landscaping … don’t allow yourself to experience anything less…

What Color?

What Color?   We recently received a collection of new color samples from one of our cabinetry suppliers.  They have determined ‘grey’ to be a popular finish for some time to come and have formulated a dozen variations of finish in this shade for their line of custom cabinetry. On another front, in January, Emerald…

FROM ‘NOT SO BIG’ TO ‘RIGHT SIZE’

  FROM ‘NOT SO BIG’ TO ‘RIGHT SIZE’  The average American home size has more than doubled since the 1950s. Each decade since the post- WWII housing boom has seen a 25% increase in the size of houses.  According to the National Association of Home Builders, the average house built in 1950 was 983 sq…

TACKLE TAX TIME IN STYLE

  “Tackle Tax Time in Style” “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  – Benjamin Franklin. Please indulge me while I augment Mr. Franklin’s adage.  It is also a certainty that a well-designed home office will help ease the pain of preparing those taxes!  Even a dreaded task…