Labor Shortage Challenges Contractors

2015 was a busy year in the Construction industry, according to an October 2015 Wall Street Journal Article: “U.S. residential conconstruction spending in August climbed above $36 billion, the highest monthly total since October 2007, according to government data. Yet there were 676,500 fewer workers in residential construction nationwide to handle the work this time around.” Here on the South … [Read more...]

Team Building 2015

It isn’t very often a small business can look at their team and honestly say that they have a remarkable group of people working for them, right now is one of these times. I want to say that we have always had great people working with us but for many years, Terry, Craig, Mark and I have been working to build an exceptional team. Not just our carpenters but with our subcontractors and suppliers as … [Read more...]

Hanson: What I Learned from the Blizzard of 2015

As I sit here one week after the Blizzard for 2015, watching more snow fall and looking at the forecast for the next few days. I’m praying that the flickering lights don’t go out completely, I’m now regretting a few things. Do you remember the tale of the Cobbler’s Children? The cobbler would work all day making and fixing shoes for other people. So by the end of the day he was too tired to … [Read more...]

Norwell: 5 Tips for Managing your Renovation during the Holidays.

By: Allison & Craig Guido, CS (Almar Building & Remodeling Hanover Ma)   Right after Thanksgiving we always start to feel that stress from our clients. The realization that the holidays are fast approaching and the desire to be done with the project as quick as humanly possible. And as much as they want us done, we also want to be done so we can make them happy and start a … [Read more...]

Featured Project: Hanover Basement with Bar

A past client that we had done a master bedroom closet remodel for a few years ago called us to come and look at remodeling their basement.   Their children were getting older and having more friends over to watch movies and play video games, so they wanted a place to allow them to go when they have friends over, but they also wanted the space to be designed to help them host holiday or large … [Read more...]

Norwell: Fed up with your old kitchen?

We all know that your kitchen is the heart of your home, memories are made there, people gather there, papers are piles, toys are stored and stress is constantly caused. At some point we all hit the point where we are fed up and want to change something in our kitchens. It could be something as small as the paint color or a whole remodel to start from scratch. There are key trends impacting … [Read more...]

Scituate: What qualities do professional remodelers provide to a home renovation?

Once again May was named national Home improvement month. The National Association of Home Builders says “Whether it’s tips for why, when and how to choose a professional remodeler or promoting your remodelers council’s directory of remodelers, May is the time to celebrate the remodeling industry.” And our team here at Almar Building & Remodeling have been talking to many homeowners who are … [Read more...]

Milton Ma: Check Your Deck

Protect your family and friends By: Allison Q Guido, CS May is Deck Safety Month® A NADRA DECK SAFETY PROGRAM a Consumer Checklist Decks and porches can be a great place to spend time with friends and family, but in some cases it can be the place where the fun day comes to a  screeching halt. According to the NADRA* website, “The number of deck failures and resulting injuries has been … [Read more...]

Should I Remodel My Basement?

By: Craig H. Guido, CS (Almar Building & Remodeling Co. Hanover Ma)  Almost everyone wishes they could have just a little more living space in their homes, and often ask themselves asks themselves at some point “Should I remodel my basement?”  You could add an addition or another level to your home, but those can be very costly options.   Sometimes the best and most cost effect choice is to … [Read more...]

10 Aging in Place Health and Safety Tips

Like nearly 43.4[1] million other Americans. We traveled home for Thanksgiving. And like most adult children who don’t see mom and dad all the time it’s always a shock to see that they are getting older. We find that around the holidays is when most adult children realize that mom and dad could use some help around the house, whether it’s just regular maintenance that they need a hand with or … [Read more...]