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Institutional Clients: Does Design-Build Work for Them?

Despite the fact that most of my adult life has been spent working in the residential remodeling world, I seem to keep finding myself working with institutional clients and their boards. This was never the case when I was a sole proprietor but I have now come to realize why; these clients simply require more…
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Home Maintenance Checklist

Reduce the Need for Costly Renovations with Annual Spring Maintenance Over the past two decades, we have visited thousands of homes across southeastern Pennsylvania. During that time we have witnessed homes in every stage of disrepair. One tip we share with homeowners for keeping renovation costs to a minimum is to keep up with regular…
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Design-Bid-Build? Only If You Have Time To Spare….

It has taken me 15 plus years in the remodeling field to come to the following conclusion: Design-Bid-Build is nuts! What is Design-Bid-Build, you may ask? It is an approach to a remodeling project that involves a number of parties, many of which you will be unaware of until late in the process. Sound strange?…
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Avoiding a Renovation Nightmare

The New York Times recently published an article all about renovation nightmares and problems with contractors. It unfortunately painted a negative image on the remodeling process and focused mainly on legal and financial reparations after a project was completed. There is so much more that could have been written stating facts of how to ensure…
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Harth Gets Healthy!

Harth University was back in session recently taking place in our Production Center. What was the topic? “Harth Gets Healthy!” We were privileged to have two guest speakers come and educate the staff of Harth Builders. Teri Wassel, Public Health Nutritionist of the Montgomery County Office of Public Health, ran the hour session with the…
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