7 Steps to Planning a Remodeling Project

By: Nicole Patri The task of taking on a remodeling project can feel daunting. Breaking up the planning process into steps is something you can do to save a lot of time and energy. Figure out what you want your remodeled space to look like.Something that we love to recommend is to have a rough idea of what the finished project will look like. Sometimes browsing Houzz or creating a Pinterest … [Read more...]

Which Countertop Edging Should I Choose?

By: Nicole Patri When choosing countertops there are so many great options. One part of choosing countertops is choosing the edging you want for the slab you pick. Edging comes in a lot of different forms and the choice is very personal. Depending on how you use your kitchen, your lifestyle, or even just your preference, you will choose the best edging for you. This seemingly small detail … [Read more...]

All About Allison

By: Nicole Patri Allison officially joined the Almar team in 2002, but she's been a part of Almar for much longer. Growing up, her dad, Former Almar President, Terrance Quinn, would take her and her sister around neighborhoods on the South Shore. They would go door to door delivering flyers and really spreading the word. You could find Allison in the field working and learning about home … [Read more...]

Hanson: Craig Guido Wins Pro Remodeler 40 Under 40 award

It's a big day here at Almar. One our of own is being recognized for all his hard work. Remodeling is such a human business, everything is custom and special because no two remodeling projects are a like. No two homes are alike, no two yards are a like, no two homeowners, pricing is constantly changing. Unlike new home building everything is subjective from estimating, to finish choices, to how … [Read more...]

Hanover: Home Maintenance Tips for January

As any homeowner knows our house need constant love and attention. There are some basic maintenance items that we should be tackling each month. Even though January maybe coming to a close but there is still time to get started on some basic home maintenance items to keep things running smoothly this winter. Here are a few suggestions: Change Furnace Filters Change your air filter to extend … [Read more...]

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...]

Hingham: Kitchen Life is all about Family Life.

In many families, the kitchen becomes the heart of the home. Families gather in the kitchen in the morning to start their day; kids play or do homework in the kitchen while parent prepares dinner; and it always seems to be the place that people gather during parties and family events. Your kitchen ends up being more than just a functional room, it becomes a public place, and many kitchens are not … [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...]

Hanover: Katie Thibodeau earns Certainteed Master Craftsman Certificate

The Almar team is pleased to congratulate our own Katie Thibodeau on earning her Certainteed Master Craftsman Certificate for: Vinyl Siding and Polymer Shakes. The Master Craftsman program offers advanced education and training for building professionals. Successful completion of this course demonstrates commitment to your profession and industry. Through CertainTeed's Product and Installation … [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...]