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...]

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...]

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...]

What Almar is Looking Forward to in the New Year

By: Nicole Patri Almar is looking to have another great year and we're so excited to share some amazing improvements with you all. In 2021 and so far in 2022, we've seen supply chain delays and price increases. These increases and delays do not look like they're improving. The good news is, we've put in place better systems to inform you about these delays and increases. We're aware of what … [Read more...]