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Leaving something behind to reach future goals

Leaving something behind to reach future goals is something I’ve told myself to do many times. Change. Usually heels dug in, kicking and screaming and yelling, “It’s going to work! I just have to work harder”. Saying it like the … Continue reading

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Oh those stubborn sump lines

I went to an appointment recently on a sump pump drain line that continues to break at the fittings even after gluing. So was the callers problem. After seeing the offending pipes, it was very clear what was happening. OK … Continue reading

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The scary building stuff when you help a friend

I was recently asked by a friend to help sort out an electrical short in a piece of property he owns. I am not divulging their name or location…. Suffice it to say, it required a bit of trouble shooting. … Continue reading

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What To Think About For Spring Remodeling

January and February are great times for me to think about my business. Closing out  books, planning for the new year and updating my website, centervillebuildanddesign.com. These are all the things that consume me in these months. I am still … Continue reading

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Green Remodeling is a Hot Trend now, but don’t forget the basics!

The hot trend today is “Green” or “Sustainable” building. This can include a wide variety of things like tight building envelopes to low emission finishes and cabinets (which incidentley should go hand in hand) to higher efficient heating and cooling … Continue reading

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It’s fall, what remodeling projects are you thinking must get done?

As I zipped through the Labor Day weekend, I was thinking of all the stuff that will need to be done this fall. I looked around my yard. Oy! One less project though: I don’t have to clean up those … Continue reading

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It’s late…

Summer has long hours of sunlight and infinite hours of time to work, which I’m currently doing a lot of. I have not had much time to update lately so bear with me, “I’ll be back!” (T2). If there is … Continue reading

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Leaks are the demise of your home. Fixing them early is key.

But unfortunately you don’t find leaks until it shows up in your living room walls or ceiling. I recently got a call to look at some rotted exterior trim on the front of a garage. I met with the homeowner … Continue reading

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As the remodeling and home repairs heat up, so do my work hours

And so does the weather. Heat is good. I can take my road bike out (bicycle) and pound pedals, sweat, lose weight pump up my heart. Daylight lasts until 9:30pm and there seems to be and endless amount of work … Continue reading

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The Kohler Tub Before and After

In my last post, I was so excited about posting the video of the Kohler® tub setting, I forgot to talk about the before and after. The set up was critical as one can imagine, especially for the tub filler. … Continue reading

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