2017 – What a Year!

2017 – What a Year!

This photo would’ve had 5 fewer faces a year ago. We’ve been blessed to find some talented folks in this competitive labor market. (BTW- We’re looking for more good people!) In addition to the new crew members, we’ve set up a new office and...
Walnut Rail Cap Done Right

Walnut Rail Cap Done Right

Clean and simple ain’t simple Clean line, contemporary finish work is hard to do well.  Stripping away ornamentation takes serious skill.  Here’s an example from our Cliff Ham (follow him on instagram to see what he’s working on today @hambuilt). ...
Fixing a Failed Waterproof Deck Part 1

Fixing a Failed Waterproof Deck Part 1

It ain’t glamorous work, but someone’s gotta do it.  We’ve been called in to fix many a bad waterproofing job over the past several years (like this one).  The latest is particularly sad as it’s a 5 year old custom home.  No one wants to build...
Permit Lead Times and Costs by Jurisdiction

Permit Lead Times and Costs by Jurisdiction

When do you need a permit? Virtually all projects require some kind of permit.  Some basic things can be handled with an Over-The-Counter permit (plumbing, mechanical, roofing, siding), while anything with structural changes will require a plan review.  Typically...
Checking in with Jay the tile guy

Checking in with Jay the tile guy

Checking in on the Garage Mahal slash Mother In Law’s apartment project we find Jay the tile guy from Syverson and Son’s Tile working on the shower and giving us a little update on grout selection, recessed shampoo niche and the toe perch for the Mother in...

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