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A Home Within A Home

When a homeowner looking to update their three-season porch hired Architectural Building Arts, they had no idea how amazing the transformation would be. The client had recently downsized and was working on making this house their new home. When they contacted the Architectural Building Arts team, they had already renovated their kitchen and were looking … Continue reading

History Can Repeat Itself

What does a home that used to house a family of two parents and nine boys look like 90 years later? This 1920 historic home was strategically placed on two acres of exquisite land in Santa Barbara, with stunning views in all directions. By 2010, the house had seen better days. Water damage, sunken floors … Continue reading

Coaching Excellence Delivers Project Success

When Ken Connor first saw the home in 2008 it was the Milwaukee Breast Cancer home. The three-story house was sold to the current owners shortly thereafter. A beautiful 1918 historic home overlooking Lake Michigan, this house had great bones. Connor Remodeling and the homeowners have had a long-standing relationship and worked on many remodeling … Continue reading

Why Are Industry Awards Important?

Think about when you are looking to hire someone to do a service. What’s the first thing you research? Having a seal of approval from a recognized association validates your findings and automatically builds the trust and credibility of that company. A prospective client’s first impression is everlasting. Take the time to research awards within … Continue reading

How to Outsmart the Labor Shortage: HomeAdvisor shares how one of its members turned a creative staffing idea into a million-dollar business model you can use for your own company

By Megan Alderton, HomeAdvisor Is your business struggling to find and keep the talent needed to service a growing customer base? If so, you’re not alone. And you may be looking at an opportunity to develop your business differently — and more profitably — than you’d ever imagined. Just take a cue from the HomeAdvisor … Continue reading

Update on OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule

This blog post is an excerpt from NARI on the Hill  The Construction Industry Safety Coalition (“CISC” or “the coalition”) has been vigorously challenging OSHA’s respirable crystalline silica rule in court and oral argument is set for Tuesday, September 26th.  The below list of judges were chosen for oral argument and because of their previous … Continue reading

EPA Lead Rules for Disaster Recovery

Lead Paint Requirements Waived for Certain Renovations by EPA An extremely active hurricane season this year has created widespread property damage impacting many states including Texas, Louisiana and Florida. Since the work is considered an emergency renovation, defined as one that results from a sudden, unexpected event, certain certification and lead-safe work practices are waived. But … Continue reading

HVAC Study Shows Homeowners Rank Comfort, Energy Efficiency Over Price (Better IAQ also rates higher than installation cost)

By: Scott Intagliata, Marketing Director, Unico, Inc. When it comes to heating and air conditioning, your customers are less concerned with price than you might think. NARI platinum partner Unico, maker of The Unico System small-duct central heating and air conditioning, recently surveyed homeowners regarding their thoughts about their current HVAC systems and what they … Continue reading