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A Little Summer Reading: A Glimpse at Tova’s Bedside Table

Last week we took some time to peruse the pile of books on Steve’s bedside table.  Now it’s my turn! First and foremost, yes, it’s true: we’re married, we own and operate a remodeling business together, but when the lights go down…we each have a pile of building books to read and discuss until the […]

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A Little Summer Reading: A Glimpse at Steve’s Bedside Table

Did you ever wonder what remodeling contractors read when they’re home relaxing? No???? Well, that’s ok, we won’t hold it against you, but Tova and I realized that we actually have pretty interesting piles of books on our bedside tables and thought we’d give you a little glimpse into the inner world of Steve and […]

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Don’t Ignore Your Tankless Water Heater: Yearly Maintenance Reminder

Aaaaahhhh the tankless water heater. Conjuring images of hot, steamy showers and luxurious baths…even after all the kids have bathed. Tankless water heaters promise an endless supply of hot water. Plus, there’s the energy savings that comes along with a system that isn’t required to keep a huge tank of water hot, and the water […]

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Just Add the Bubbles!

At a recent EMNARI meeting, sponsored  by DesignerBath , Tova relaxed in a hand carved sandstone bath tub. If you would like one made for you it can be yours for the bargain price of $22,000. (delivery is extra!) Tova commented that a nice glass of Chardonnay would have been an excellent addition.

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Lead & Learn

Asher and Alex spent a weekend in Waitsfield VT at Yestermorrow Design/Build School with 30 of their peers.  Yestermorrow and NESEA’s Bottom Lines sponsored a lead carpenter training which focused on the triple bottom line approach ( people/planet/profit) to leading and running a successful project.  Leadership skills and communications were taught and reviewed.  Both Asher and Alex were […]

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Snowmageddon ’15

I’d like to raise a few points to the discussion of ice dams and snow removal; 1) Poor insulation in walls and in attics is a major cause of ice dams.  While ice dams will occur just from solar melting, heat from your attic and exterior walls is a major cause of the ice melting […]

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Review steveworks on Houzz

Houzz.com has become a major player in client/contractor searches and we’d like to expand our reach there. Since 95% of our business comes from referrals it seems logical to get our clients to review us on Houzz as well. Would you be willing to submit a brief review? As an added incentive–and to thank you […]

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Thanks!

Measuring twice and cutting once has put quite a strain on our tape measures this year. I’m very happy to report that we followed up a great 2013 with an even better 2014. Our projects included a few baths, a couple of kitchens, an attic conversion, and what felt like a square mile of decks. […]

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Vocational Education

I was recently invited to join the Advisory Committee for the Newton North High School Carpentry Technology program and of course accepted. It’s is time to stop complaining about the lack of good young talent in the trades and try to do something about it. Newton HS has a wonderful vocational education department. The Carpentry […]

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Collaborate!

Much of the magic that makes a job run smoothly from the start of the estimate through the final walkthrough is not magic at all, but careful planning and collaboration between all the players. We work hard  to make our projects with you a successful collaborative and efficient process. This You Tube video by the […]

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