Team Member Spotlight: Nolan Blakeley

By: Nicole Patri Nolan Blakeley is one of our Project Managers and a great member of our Production team. Nolan is a master of finding ways to streamline your project in a timely and efficient manner. He will be there for you throughout the remodeling process (and take some killer notes for BuilderTrend). BuilderTrend is the Project Management platform that we use to track and update … [Read more...]

Puopolo Electric and Almar Building & Remodeling

By: Nicole Patri Our Trade Partner relationships are a huge part of our remodeling process. We are grateful for their work and for their partnership. We work with the best of the best on the South Shore to make sure that your remodels are finished with the highest quality work possible. Whether that be heating, painting, plumbing, or in this case, electric... we team up with tradesmen that … [Read more...]

Working with Calcimine Ceilings

By: Nicole Patri In New England, a lot of our older homes have calcimine ceilings. Calcimine was a chalk-type finish that was used as a cost efficient, fast method for finishing paster- especially on ceilings. A lot of our homeowners run into one common issue with their ceilings that were once finished with calcimine. When we asked former Almar Owner, Terry Quinn, about his experience … [Read more...]

Is HGTV Reality? A Contractors Opinion…

By: Allison Guido & Nicole Patri We hear all the time from our homeowners; “I saw this great tile on HGTV!” or “Well, on HGTV they get it done SO much faster.” HGTV’s viewership has grown more quickly than most other cable TV channels since it first aired in 1994 and now has almost as many viewers as ESPN. As a General Contractor, is it great for business that homeowners have become … [Read more...]

Home Offices… We Need One NOW!!

By: Allison Guido & Nicole Patri There are more reasons than ever for homeowners to add a home office. More and more of you are now working from home- and some of you are even working from home indefinitely. Summer is coming and kids are about to be home from school. When you are trying to get work done, we know that finding and having a space for you to call your office might be a … [Read more...]

Mark Caruso & Allison Guido’s Work Anniversaries with Almar Building & Remodeling

By: Nicole Patri We're celebrating Allison's 20th Anniversary with Almar Building & Remodeling. 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 could find Allison in the field working and learning about … [Read more...]

Cape Cod Lumber BuildOn Expo 2022

By: Nicole Patri Craig & Allison Guido were presenters at the CCL BuildOn Expo 2022, they talked all about managing and expanding a multigenerational family business. The BuildOn Expo is a "trade show style event where the industry's top manufacturers showed the latest & greatest products on the market and hosted how-to and best practice clinics to help save time on the job." Some of … [Read more...]

Azek Full Circle PVC Recycling and Almar Building & Remodeling

By: Nicole Patri and Allison Guido Today we’re celebrating Earth Day here at Almar Building & Remodeling! We've been working with Azek’s Recycling Program and want to share with you all how we make use of the program to create more environmentally friendly renovations. So many homeowners love Azek Composite decking. Our team builds and renovates many decks a year using this popular … [Read more...]

Selection Allowances: What They Are & Why We Use Them

By: Nicole Patri What is a 'selection'? This refers to the choices we need you to make like cabinetry, plumbing fixtures, tiles, etc. These are all outlined in your signed contract. It is important that these choices are made as early in the project as possible to avoid any delays. For example, if your tile of choice is 4 weeks out, we need to order it as soon as possible. Selections are … [Read more...]

Celebrating Women In Construction

By: Nicole Patri We're celebrating Women In Construction all month long as part of Women's History Month. According to the National Association of Women in Construction, women make up about 10% of the industry’s workforce. Almar Building & Remodeling Inc is uniquely situated in this statistic because Almar is owned by Allison Guido. Allison is the General Manager & Owner and is … [Read more...]