What could delay the start of my project?

One of the hardest things to do for any general contractor is scheduling the project.  When we first review our projects with our clients, we have the “dream” that the project will go smooth and easy, but in remodeling that is rarely the case.   While we try to schedule and organize all our projects, sometimes there are out of the contractor’s control when trying to schedule a … [Read more...]

Why Do I Need A Plot Plan?

When you receive a project scope from Almar you will see a line that says, “Owner to provide Almar with Certified Plot Plan to submit with Building Permit Application” and often get asked as why this is on there.   Even if it might not be obviously needed for your particular project having the plan may help with laying out a plan of entry, dumpster or stock location, and even let us … [Read more...]

What’s Next?

What happens after your initial virtual meeting? Framing in progress Our team is excited at how well our virtual project meetings have been going. We have met with a lot of people online and are working hard to develop some scope of work for their Remodeling Projects. From kitchens and Bathrooms, additions, and exterior projects like decks and siding we have been able to help clients start … [Read more...]

What 5 Questions Should I Ask A Contractor?

Bathroom Remodel, Milton Ma We talk to a lot of homeowners who tell us “I wish I’d known what to ask”. So as we start of the new year, and people are thinking about what projects to tackle at home I thought now was a great time to revisit some important initial questions to ask before you consider doing business with them. Here they are: 1. Are you licensed? How many other people on your … [Read more...]

Top 10 Steps to Prepare for a Remodel

The planning and researching phases of a project are the most critical steps in the remodeling process. The more knowledgeable and prepared you can be, the better. The team at Almar is always happy to help with questions and guide you throughout the process. Here are some things you should do while preparing for your remodel: Kitchen Remodel, Whitman Ma Research your project. Taking time … [Read more...]

Introducing Build Clean

Build Clean Dust Control Remodeling can be an invasive and uncomfortable process to go through, but the finished product is always worth the aggravation. We find that dust is a major pain for any remodeling project and no matter how much you plastic and “dust protect” the reality is that 100% of dust cannot be contained. In an effort to provide an even more comfortable experience Almar is now … [Read more...]

Celebrating 60 Years

HAPPY NEW YEAR – Thank you to all the wonderful clients and trade partners who we were lucky enough to work with last year. We are looking forward to another great year of building our relationship with you all. How quickly another year has come a close and what a year it has been. We’ve had chances to celebrate together and tried to take a break and spend time with family and friends over … [Read more...]

Hanover Second Story Project Spot Light

You love your town, you love the schools, the neighborhood, the street, but not necessarily your actual house. It wasn’t too bad when it was just the two of you, but your family has grown, and is growing up. So, what do you do? Renovate or Sell and move? This is a decision many of our clients’ face. We often work with potential clients on renovation budget ranges and then they need some time to … [Read more...]

Project Spotlight: Hanover Dormer Project

With a second baby on its way this client in Hanover called the Almar team in to help reconfigure his existing Cape style home. The goal was to transform a long single bedroom on the second floor into two separate bedrooms, so that mom & dad could be on the same sleeping level as big sister and the new baby. Because both existing bedrooms had slanted ceilings, we designed a dormer addition … [Read more...]

Hanover: Questions to Ask a Contractor Before You Consider Doing Business

Earlier this week a friend reached out to me to ask my opinion on quote she got from a contractor for her kitchen renovation. She lives here in Massachusetts but not in Almar’s territory. She was concerned that the price seemed awfully high. But after looking at the scope of work involved I told her it was right in line with the budget range we would have given her. And encouraged her to check out … [Read more...]