Deck Safety Tips for the 4th of July

By: Nicole Patri 4th of July is a holiday filled with family, friends, and barbeque as we celebrate our country's Independence and finish the day with fireworks. On Independence Day, a lot of us spend time outdoors on our decks with our loved ones. Protecting your home and your family is of top priority on this holiday. We've included some great deck safety tips to practice on the days leading … [Read more...]

Working with Calcimine Ceilings

By: Nicole Patri In New England, a lot of our older homes have calcimine ceilings. Calcimine was a chalk-type finish that was used as a cost efficient, fast method for finishing paster- especially on ceilings. A lot of our homeowners run into one common issue with their ceilings that were once finished with calcimine. When we asked former Almar Owner, Terry Quinn, about his experience … [Read more...]

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...]

Home Offices… We Need One NOW!!

By: Allison Guido & Nicole Patri There are more reasons than ever for homeowners to add a home office. More and more of you are now working from home- and some of you are even working from home indefinitely. Summer is coming and kids are about to be home from school. When you are trying to get work done, we know that finding and having a space for you to call your office might be a … [Read more...]

Virtual Reality Kitchen Experience at CCL

By: Nicole Patri Cape Cod Lumber is one of our greatest trade partners, we often send our homeowners to CCL HomeScapes to design their kitchens with the wonderful design staff at CCL. "CCL HomeScapes offers a complete kitchen design service encompassing a broad spectrum of styles and design ideas. Our designers know the importance of listening to and getting to know you and your … [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...]

Azek Full Circle PVC Recycling and Almar Building & Remodeling

By: Nicole Patri and Allison Guido Today we’re celebrating Earth Day here at Almar Building & Remodeling! We've been working with Azek’s Recycling Program and want to share with you all how we make use of the program to create more environmentally friendly renovations. So many homeowners love Azek Composite decking. Our team builds and renovates many decks a year using this popular … [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...]