Kitchen Renovations for Holidays at Home

The holiday season is upon us again! We’re all thinking about the logistics of hosting events like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and family gatherings this Winter. You want your kitchen to be able to fit the whole family, be a great place to cook an amazing meal, and provide a space to entertain. There are many features that can be included; and many important things to think about when remodeling and … [Read more...]

How Do I Maintain my Tankless Hot Water Heater?

If you’re looking for a great way to help conserve energy and save water, a tankless hot water heater might be a good addition to your home. Tankless water heaters can be 20 to 30 percent more efficient than most other hot water heaters. If you have made the decision to add a tankless hot water heater, you may be wondering how to maintain it. Some basic maintenance for your tankless water heater … [Read more...]

How To Winterize Your Generator

By: Nicole Patri  We might not be ready to admit it, but Winter is just around the corner. With snowstorms on the horizon, it’s important to protect your home and start winterizing it. One of the most important things to add to your list of best practices for winter is to protect your generator. This will help keep you safe, warm, and with the lights on during the winter if there is a … [Read more...]

Almar Client Testimonials

By: Nicole Patri Client satisfaction is the reason we do what we do. Bringing our homeowner's spaces to life, remodeling so they can live their best lives, and helping them make their house a home is always our goal. We're so happy about the relationships we make and are appreciative of them. Trusting your home with the right remodeling professional is important to any homeowner looking to … [Read more...]

Welcoming a New NARI CEO!

By: Nicole Patri The National Association for the Remodeling Industry is a great resource we use to connect us with homeowners. More importantly, it's a great resource that helps you connect with professional remodelers in their area. Resources like NARI help you have a positive remodeling experience, with a qualified remodeler. Almar Building & Remodeling is a NARI member... we pledge … [Read more...]

Team Member Spotlight: Nolan Blakeley

By: Nicole Patri Nolan Blakeley is one of our Project Managers and a great member of our Production team. Nolan is a master of finding ways to streamline your project in a timely and efficient manner. He will be there for you throughout the remodeling process (and take some killer notes for BuilderTrend). BuilderTrend is the Project Management platform that we use to track and update … [Read more...]

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...]