Deck Lighting Options

By: Nicole Patri With summer just around the corner, our deck projects have been in full swing. Who doesn't want to spend the warm summer days on their decks? A great way to transform your deck into a functional area for both night and day is to install lighting. From creating ambiance to having a greater sense of security, lighting your deck brings your space to life. There are many … [Read more...]

Should Stay in my Home During a Remodel?

By: Nicole Patri Remodeling can be an emotional process, especially when deciding if you should stay in your home or live away while construction is taking place. In most cases, staying or leaving is a personal choice. However, some remodels will almost certainly have you looking for temporary housing. You should be sure to consider all the ups and downs that come with living on site while … [Read more...]

Understanding the Remodeling Roller Coaster

By: Nicole Patri Remodeling is exciting and nothing beats the feeling of a finished project. The remodeling process is also an emotional roller coaster. Our team hopes by detailing some of the feelings associated with parts of the process, you will feel more comfortable with the emotions that come up. Emotions can range from inconvenient to downright stressful depending on your … [Read more...]

All About Mark

By: Nicole Patri Mark is a pillar of Almar Building and Remodeling, he's been with us since the early 1990s and celebrated his 30th Anniversary with us on May 1st, 2021. A Licensed Construction Supervisor, he diligently works to make sure that every job is done right. With a real eye for detail, when asked what part of remodeling he likes the most Mark told us, "the finished work." Mark is … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Making Project Selections

By: Nicole Patri There are lots of things to think about when planning your remodeling project, but the fun part is making your selections! Colors, materials, tiles, flooring, the list goes on and one. This process should be exciting and help you see your vision starting to come to life. Our team wants to help make this as stress free as possible. That is why we have amazing vendors to help you … [Read more...]

COVID UPDATES

January 2021 - From the NewsletterAt the end of 2020 we received more updates from vendors and manufactures about price increased and delays in material availability. We are working hard with our suppliers and vendors to reduce any delays that we can. But there is only so much any of them can do as COVID, costs, and other factors are coming into play.Certainteed has updated us that they are only … [Read more...]

Q&A with C&A

Craig & Allison have had such a great time working with the Almar team. We would love for you to get to know them a little more. Allison Quinn Guido is a Licensed Construction Supervisor who has been with the Almar Team full time since 2002. Being a female owner of a remodeling company does have some challenges, but Allison enjoys working with the team and helping create a better remodeling … [Read more...]

What could delay the start of my project?

One of the hardest things to do for any general contractor is scheduling the project.  When we first review our projects with our clients, we have the “dream” that the project will go smooth and easy, but in remodeling that is rarely the case.   While we try to schedule and organize all our projects, sometimes there are out of the contractor’s control when trying to schedule a … [Read more...]

Why Do I Need A Plot Plan?

When you receive a project scope from Almar you will see a line that says, “Owner to provide Almar with Certified Plot Plan to submit with Building Permit Application” and often get asked as why this is on there.   Even if it might not be obviously needed for your particular project having the plan may help with laying out a plan of entry, dumpster or stock location, and even let us … [Read more...]

Preparing for Your Deck Project

Having your contractor at your house working on making improvements is an exciting event, but often people soon cannot wait to have the project done and the crews gone. Spending some time to get things in order before the project starts will help you make things run smoother on your end. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your upcoming project deck project.   Personal Items. If you … [Read more...]