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...]

How utilizing the online project portal will improve your project.

Our team is pleased to be able to offer homeowners access to our cloud based system thru BuilderTrend. Why have we chosen to use this system? We find it gives you a better remodeling experience Having a system like BuilderTrend allows our team to deliver the digital experience you expect. When you work with Almar you will enjoy:   Visibility into the status of your project through an … [Read more...]

How do I prepare for my kitchen remodel?

Once you have done the research and made the commitment on who will be a good fit to guide you through your kitchen remodel. Now comes preparing for having everyone into your home. Making improvements is an exciting event, but soon you will probably feel like you cannot wait to have the project done and the crews gone. Here are some ways you can prepare for your upcoming kitchen … [Read more...]

How do payments work?

Living room Remodel Most people assume that when they work with a contractor, they will need to make payment by the 1/3, 1/3 and 1/3 method.  And many companies use this method. Unless we are doing a small project Almar does not use this method.Instead we use a Progress Payment Schedule (or Milestone Payments). At first the idea of seeing something out of “the norm” (or what they think they … [Read more...]

Almar & COVID-19 (4.10.2020)

4.10.2020 The Governor currently has the date set as May 4th when businesses can start to reopen. We'll see if that date actually happens. Once we can resume working we will be working with all of our teams and vendors to reestablish revised schedules. … [Read more...]

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How do I Build a Renovation Budget?

Kitchen Remodel, Hanover Remodeling can be a large undertaking. There are a lot of decisions and money that goes into your project. Our team can guide you thru the planning process. Once you have an idea of the type of project you are ready to start you need to consider how much can and want to invest in your budget.   In remodeling, prices can vary greatly on a … [Read more...]

Getting to know Craig Guido

Craig H Guido I joined the Almar team in 2004 as a Carpenter and have held several different positions in the company since that time to get a well-rounded view of Remodeling and Sales. In 2002 I moved to Massachusetts from West Virginia where I was born and raised, having studied Communications and Theatrical Lighting Design at West Virginia Wesleyan College. I worked for several years in … [Read more...]

Top 10 Steps to Prepare for a Remodel

The planning and researching phases of a project are the most critical steps in the remodeling process. The more knowledgeable and prepared you can be, the better. The team at Almar is always happy to help with questions and guide you throughout the process. Here are some things you should do while preparing for your remodel: Kitchen Remodel, Whitman Ma Research your project. Taking time … [Read more...]