How to live at home with your new roommate, the remodeler

Warning: Your new roommate is going to wake up early, be a bit loud and, if you’re not careful, could make quite a dust storm. 

Are you ready for your home to become a construction zone during your remodeling project? If not, here are some points to review with your contractor – timeline, schedule, logistics and dust control – before you give up your peace and quiet for quite a while.

Timeline:Ask about timing for major milestones in the project, so you can measure the contractor’s progress. You could update this with regular, informal check-ins.

Schedule: When will the contractor arrive, and leave? What considerations – such as piano lessons, a party or a vacation – do you need to discuss that might affect the contractor’s schedule?

Logistics:Think about everything from where the contractor can park to how careful he/she has to be about the placement of tools (because of small children and pets). 

Dust control:This is the No. 1 threat to livability for homeowners. That’s why you need to insist on a “clean” contractor that will talk to you about his/her dust control plan right away, well before you begin your project. These contractors will use the latest technology, such as the BuildClean Dust Control System, to virtually eliminate worksite dust. 

As a homeowner, you know you’ll need to adjust your life during a major remodeling project. Look for a contractor who address your concerns and ensure your family’s livability during the project.

 

February To-Do List

Get a head start on your spring cleaning and help refresh your home!

Top 10 List

Includes the article, Top 10 list for a new home build or remodel, written by Adam Zengel 

Aging in Space

Check out one of our bathroom remodels where we created a bathroom that is handicap accessible. 

Best of Houzz 2018

We are so honored to recieve this Houzz award for the 4th year in a row!

Start Planning Your Summer Nights Now

Check out one of our recent projects, where we installed a covered patio that is perfect for entertaining and spending summer nights. 

We Won!

We finally won an exterior door from Marvin at the NAHB IBS 2018. 

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Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas

Christmas is almost here and its a great time to look back and reflect on the year. We have truly enjoyed working with all of our clients to help them make their remodeling dreams a reality. CoConstruct plays a large part in helping us complete our projects and makes our lives a bit easier, which is just one of the reason why we love it. However, it makes us glad to know that we are working with a company that cares so much about doing some good for the world. 

Check out the message below to see how they are skipping Christmas cards and giving back. 

Hi Connie,
It’s that time of year when I sincerely thank you for your business by what I don’t do for you.

No bland corporate greeting card that you “file” in the trash.

No preservative-laden baked good that you abandon on the breakroom table.

But don’t get me wrong.

Since I don’t get to see most of our clients face-to-face, it’s hard to show you true appreciation that doesn’t come off as some cheesy, half-hearted ploy written by the marketing intern.

That’s why, years ago, I added up how much I spent on cards and gifts to clients and realized that we could take that money and do something much bigger.

Something more lasting. Something that would literally change lives.

And I hoped our clients would see that as a heartfelt “thank you.”

How did we do it?
By redirecting our “greeting card money” to charities that make a difference.

The stats show that bringing clean, drinkable water to people without it makes a mind-blowing difference in slashing infant mortality, boosting literacy, and even preventing rape.

So, starting in 2012, we teamed up with charity: water. Their system makes it easy for you to see our donation hard at work, plus allows you to contribute alongside us.

Since then, we’ve funded wells for villages in Ethiopia and filtration systems for families in Cambodia. You can see some of the pictures here. Over the years, we’ve donated and raised nearly $70,000 to these and similar causes.

That’s how we want to say thank you — by changing some lives around the world on your behalf.

This year, we’re doing it again. We’ve already put in $5,000 to get things started, and I’ll explain in a moment how we’ll match to make your donations go even further, with the goal of getting to at least $15,000 by year’s end to bring fresh water to one, if not two, villages.

And as we look ahead to some big plans in 2018 to help you end the chaos in your days and create rewarding building experiences for you and your clients, I want to pause, reflect on 2017, and say thank you for letting our team serve yours this year.

It’s always a pleasure.

I wish you nothing but the merriest Christmas and Happy New Year.

Sincerely,

Donny Wyatt
Founder and CEO, CoConstruct

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