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...]

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...]