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...]

Braintree: Jake’s Journey

Almar is excited to have been asked to join Jake's Journey. Jake is an amazing young man that was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) in March 2007.  Jake’s Journey was established to help raise money to offset expenses associated with Jake's condition now, and in the next few years. Our Team will be working with Jake’s family to help give him an accessible bathroom, and other much … [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...]

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...]

Scituate: What is a 203K Loan?

We've been talking to a few clients about utilizing the 203K loan option to finance their upcoming remodeling projects. And people seem to have a lot of questions about how the process works. So I thought today was a good time to go over some commonly asked questions that Almar gets from the contractors end.[1] Over the years a lot of clients have used refinancing as an option to help pay for … [Read more...]

5 Tips to keep your kids safe during a home renovation

By: Allison Q Guido (Almar Building & Remodeling Co. Hanover Ma) A home improvement project can be fun and exciting for parents but also dangerous for your little ones if you aren’t careful. Just like when your baby started moving and you “baby proofed” when you start a renovation you also need to “kid proof” the work area to keep them safe. When there is something new and exciting … [Read more...]

Hanover: Basement Remodeling – Limited Time Free TV

Almar Building and Remodeling (Hanover Ma) is pleased to collaborate with OCO architecture::design on many projects. For a limited Time you can get a FREE TV with your Basement Remodeling Project. Contact us for more details.   ***** Related Articles Creating the Perfect Study Conditions for Your Student 5 Critical Tips for Finishing Your Basement Dream Home Alliance Planning a … [Read more...]