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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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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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Storm damage? Insurance claims? How do you navigate the process?

There has been no shortage of fallen trees lately and it is certainly keeping the insurance adjusters busy and homeowners stressed out. We work with our clients regularly on insurance claims and it can be a daunting process for the homeowners, most of which have never dealt with such a process before. So how do…
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A Summer Kitchen Remodel Means Eating Out Less

One of the most frequently asked questions when we meet with folks considering a Kitchen Remodel is “What do we do without a Kitchen?” It’s a great question and one could respond in many ways. My first instinct is to just eat out for every meal but with two kids under the age of three,…
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