Getting to know Craig Guido

Craig H Guido I joined the Almar team in 2004 as a Carpenter and have held several different positions in the company since that time to get a well-rounded view of Remodeling and Sales. In 2002 I moved to Massachusetts from West Virginia where I was born and raised, having studied Communications and Theatrical Lighting Design at West Virginia Wesleyan College. I worked for several years in … [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...]

Pembroke: Renovations as part of an Insurance Repair

Over the last few years we have been working with more and more homeowners who are doing renovations as part of an insurance repair. For people who have had damage to their home it can be an overwhelming experience. Trying to get your insurance company and contractor on the same page as you while living in a house that needs repairs can be stressful.  You should recognize that managing … [Read more...]

How to determine your Remodeling Budget

How to determine what your budget should be for a remodeling project is always a tricky subject. I’m always curious how as to how people come up with there initial budget when they call us to talk about their remodeling project. Sometimes people’s numbers are realistic and sometimes people are so far off the mark I couldn’t buy the materials for what they think the whole project should cost. So … [Read more...]

Hanover: Farmer’s Almanac: Planning for Winter

So have you seen everyone starting to repost the Farmer’s Almanac reports on facebook lately? Apparently “The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts it will be super cold with a slew of snow for much of the country, even in places that don't usually see too much of it,” Now I know it’s been in the Ninety’s here in the Boston Area recently. Believe me I know. Our amazing crews have been out working … [Read more...]

Progress Payment Schedules

Many years ago thru an educational training for contractors we were introduced to the system of using a Progress Payment Schedule (or Milestone Payments) instead of the more commonly know 1/3, 1/3 and 1/3 method. So for almost the last 30 years on 90% of our projects that is how Almar has built our payment schedules. At first the idea of seeing something out of “the norm” (or what they think … [Read more...]

Massachusetts: Made in the USA Day

I was recently looking thru a woman’s magazine and saw in the calendar list that July 2, 2014 is officially National Made in the USA Day. And I thought "how great that is?!?!" As the nation struggles to continue to move forward from the recession that we should take a day to stop and think about companies and products that can promote more jobs at home. So I started looking at some products … [Read more...]