Hiring a contractor to work on your home is one of life’s necessary evils and is pretty much unavoidable. My heart has a permanent ache for everyone from Albany to Zambia, that has to make that dreaded call for home project. After almost 20 years in the building and remodeling business I have learned 1 thing and 1 thing only. Keep your eyes open! No matter who comes through … [Read more...] about You’re a fool if you hire this contractor!
In my business of custom home building and design build remodeling, everything has been done. From the granite counter tops and stainless steel to the shabby chic reclaimed pallet coffee table in the Soho loft with exposed brick, it’s all been done, over and over again. For the last 40 years we have watched the process unfold. Starting with The PBS “This Old House” TV show … [Read more...] about Nothing New Under The Sun
“Empty lake, empty streets, the sun goes down alone. I'm driving by your house, though I know, you're not home”Don Henley- "Boys of Summer" This is what comes to mind when I think back to last week. Driving into work and back each day. The highways, streets and stores are empty. The machine is shutting down. Not unlike my $2000 lawnmower in my garage that died last year … [Read more...] about Classified Listing: Country for sale, not running, 90% off OBO. Must pick up. Cash only.
I remember Zig Ziglar saying that an airplane breaks down faster when it stays grounded opposed to being in constant service. I was reminded of this fact again, while following recent stories surrounding the problems with the Boeing 737 and how even when the issues are fixed, all the planes will have a whole new set of problems from being on the ground for too long. I mentioned … [Read more...] about 2 Roads Diverged….Behind The Gym
When I chose to leave professional baseball behind 18 years ago and start my 2nd life as a carpenter and contractor, I really had no idea what I was getting myself into, let alone any real idea of HOW to run my business. My only background in construction watching This old house and a handful of sod and sprinkler installation jobs I had as a teenager in, Glendale CA. Now, … [Read more...] about Kinda Like The Pete Rose of Contracting…