Working with RENORUN

By: Nicole Patri There are constantly new advancements in the remodeling industry. Here at Almar Building & Remodeling, we want to stay on the cutting edge of efficiency for our renovations. This year we have partnered with RENORUN to help streamline our supply chain. RENORUN offers mobile shopping and delivery services of all the supplies needed for our contractors on our worksites. … [Read more...]

Is HGTV Reality? A Contractors Opinion…

By: Allison Guido & Nicole Patri We hear all the time from our homeowners; “I saw this great tile on HGTV!” or “Well, on HGTV they get it done SO much faster.” HGTV’s viewership has grown more quickly than most other cable TV channels since it first aired in 1994 and now has almost as many viewers as ESPN. As a General Contractor, is it great for business that homeowners have become … [Read more...]

Mark Caruso & Allison Guido’s Work Anniversaries with Almar Building & Remodeling

By: Nicole Patri We're celebrating Allison's 20th Anniversary with Almar Building & Remodeling. Allison officially joined the Almar team in 2002, but she's been a part of Almar for much longer. Growing up, her dad, Former Almar President, Terrance Quinn, would take her and her sister around neighborhoods on the South Shore. They could find Allison in the field working and learning about … [Read more...]

Cape Cod Lumber BuildOn Expo 2022

By: Nicole Patri Craig & Allison Guido were presenters at the CCL BuildOn Expo 2022, they talked all about managing and expanding a multigenerational family business. The BuildOn Expo is a "trade show style event where the industry's top manufacturers showed the latest & greatest products on the market and hosted how-to and best practice clinics to help save time on the job." Some of … [Read more...]

Selection Allowances: What They Are & Why We Use Them

By: Nicole Patri What is a 'selection'? This refers to the choices we need you to make like cabinetry, plumbing fixtures, tiles, etc. These are all outlined in your signed contract. It is important that these choices are made as early in the project as possible to avoid any delays. For example, if your tile of choice is 4 weeks out, we need to order it as soon as possible. Selections are … [Read more...]

Celebrating Women In Construction

By: Nicole Patri We're celebrating Women In Construction all month long as part of Women's History Month. According to the National Association of Women in Construction, women make up about 10% of the industry’s workforce. Almar Building & Remodeling Inc is uniquely situated in this statistic because Almar is owned by Allison Guido. Allison is the General Manager & Owner and is … [Read more...]

What Should I Expect Once I Sign my Remodeling Contract?

By: Allison Guido There are a lot of highs and lows in remodeling. Sometimes, uncertainty can lead to some of the lows. We often talk about the remodeling emotional roller coaster which can help you predict how you may feel during certain parts of the remodeling process. Homeowners want to know what happens once they sign their contracts and what to expect. I'll dive into this more in this … [Read more...]

Hanover Home Show 2022

By: Nicole Patri This past weekend we set up our booth at the Hanover Home Show. We were happy to meet so many of you and can't wait to start talking to you about your future projects. Answering your questions and connecting with you is why we love participating in the Home Show. Setting up our booth is usually a big undertaking for our team- but we enjoy working together to make it happen. … [Read more...]

Planning Your Remodel in the New Year

By: Nicole Patri Set a Budget ( & Contingency) Your first step to planning a remodel is to come up with a rough estimate of how much you can spend on your remodel. To understand industry trends and to see if your budget is realistic, we recommend getting estimates from a few different contractors. Check out this blog where we explain how to pick a general contractor. When … [Read more...]

Sound Proofing Your Remodel

By: Craig Guido From time to time, we get homeowners asking us to put more insulation in the walls or do something additional to help soundproof a room. There are many ways that we can soundproof a space depending on what you are trying to achieve. If you're looking to just help deaden the sound in a particular room (make the noise less intense), standard fiberglass insulation in the … [Read more...]