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...]

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...]

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...]

Celebrating Women In Construction

By: Nicole Patri We're celebrating Women In Construction all month long as part of Women's History Month. According to the National Association of Women in Construction, women make up about 10% of the industry’s workforce. Almar Building & Remodeling Inc is uniquely situated in this statistic because Almar is owned by Allison Guido. Allison is the General Manager & Owner and is … [Read more...]

Windows: Comparing Vinyl and Fiberglass Options

By: Nicole Patri When making window selections you may be wondering if you should choose vinyl or fiberglass windows. Vinyl and fiberglass are two of the most popular materials used in windows today replacing wood. Wood isn't used as often because the material doesn't last as long and requires more maintenance. Both vinyl and fiberglass offer different advantages and are up to you to … [Read more...]

Why Is There Mold on my Windowsill and What To Do About It?

By: Nicole Patri Recently, a homeowner called and asked if we could replace her windowsills without replacing her newly installed windows because there was mold growing on her sills on the outside of her windows. This outdoor mold could be caused by excess water and weathering over time. But, what if you're experiencing this on the inside of your house- is it possible to replace the sill … [Read more...]

What Should I Expect Once I Sign my Remodeling Contract?

By: Allison Guido There are a lot of highs and lows in remodeling. Sometimes, uncertainty can lead to some of the lows. We often talk about the remodeling emotional roller coaster which can help you predict how you may feel during certain parts of the remodeling process. Homeowners want to know what happens once they sign their contracts and what to expect. I'll dive into this more in this … [Read more...]

Hanover Home Show 2022

By: Nicole Patri This past weekend we set up our booth at the Hanover Home Show. We were happy to meet so many of you and can't wait to start talking to you about your future projects. Answering your questions and connecting with you is why we love participating in the Home Show. Setting up our booth is usually a big undertaking for our team- but we enjoy working together to make it happen. … [Read more...]

Planning Your Remodel in the New Year

By: Nicole Patri Set a Budget ( & Contingency) Your first step to planning a remodel is to come up with a rough estimate of how much you can spend on your remodel. To understand industry trends and to see if your budget is realistic, we recommend getting estimates from a few different contractors. Check out this blog where we explain how to pick a general contractor. When … [Read more...]

I Filled out the Request for an Estimate Now What?

By: Craig Guido We are so glad that you are checking out our website, and even more glad that you are thinking about filling out our form. This form will give us information so we can contact you about the remodel you're considering for your home. We know selecting a contractor can feel stressful and we want to help you and give you the tools necessary for a successful renovation. Your home … [Read more...]