Allison named as President of the SSWBN

Allison Q Guido, CS The Almar Team is pleased to announce that our General Manager, Allison Q Guido has been named the 2019 President of the South Shore Women’s Business Network. Founded over 27 years ago by six women whose needs were not being met by existing organizations, today’s SSWBN is a thriving network that strives to empower and support members seeking business and business … [Read more...]

Hanover Second Story Project Spot Light

You love your town, you love the schools, the neighborhood, the street, but not necessarily your actual house. It wasn’t too bad when it was just the two of you, but your family has grown, and is growing up. So, what do you do? Renovate or Sell and move? This is a decision many of our clients’ face. We often work with potential clients on renovation budget ranges and then they need some time to … [Read more...]

6 Reasons You Should Choose Azek for Your New Deck

Whether you’re considering a brand-new deck or remodeling your old beloved one, it’s important to know what your options for materials are. While many decks are built with pressure treated wood, there’s substantial benefits to using composite polymer decking. Azek can deliver the real-wood look without all the headache that traditional pressure treated wood can bring. Here at Almar Building and … [Read more...]

Hanover: Combating “Buy Now” Pressures

I was recently tagged in a Facebook post to see if I could give some advice to a woman to posted the following: “Have any of you used XXXXX exteriors for windows/doors? I went to the xxx fair and they had a booth (we just bought a new house and need to replace the front bay window) got a call after signing up for the free replacement windows and was asked to come out to do a free quote... well … [Read more...]

Hingham: Why the details matter!!!

Did you know that 1 out 5 contractors are out of business in 5 years? Do you know why that is? Many carpenters are great at building things but not at budgeting and creating scopes of work. So, I’m always surprised when we find someone has decided to trust their house and tens of thousands of dollars to someone who does bother or can’t lay out the details. It’s always nice when someone comes … [Read more...]

Hanson: Wireless Thermostats

by: Craig H Guido, CS “Smart homes” utilizing more technology and apps on our smart phones are quickly becoming reality in many homes.  What used to cost people thousands of dollars to automate their home can now be done for just a few hundred dollars. Like me, one of the first places homeowner start to look at automation is a smart thermostat.   Over the past few years the … [Read more...]

Hanover: How to Choose a Deck Contractor.

Recovering an existing deck or building a new deck can either be a smooth process or be wrought with problems. If you know the right questions to ask your choice can be simple and make for a pleasant experience. A well designed and built deck can be a great addition to your home and really increase the functional space you have. One of the biggest challenges that we see when talking to … [Read more...]

Typical Duration of a roofing project

By Jamie Madden Your home is one of the most important things in your life. Maintenance and remodeling can keep it running well and fit your lifestyle for a long time to come. But lots of homeowners are unsure about the Remodeling process - what to do, who to trust and what to ask. Planning a renovation no matter how small takes time, and once you have decided you are ready to move you want … [Read more...]

Whitman: Mark Celebrates 25 years with Almar

In Remodeling the survival rate is tough. 40% of contractors will fail the first year; 70% by the fifth year, and only 6% survive to reach their 10th anniversary. So to be able to mark an occasion where a single employee reaches a major milestone with a small business is important. This month Almar Building and Remodeling is proud to announce and celebrate Mark Caruso’s 25th Anniversary with … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Creating an Amazing Finished Basement Space in 2015

An unfinished basement is much like a diamond in the rough – unexplored splendor awaiting your discovery. When looking for space to put an exercise room, entertainment center playroom or office you should consider go undergrounding! If your home has an unfinished basement, remodeling might be a great way to transform this commonly under-used space. When Almar starts working with a client who is … [Read more...]