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Winterizing Your Home

on Sunday, 29 September 2013. Posted in Blog

How to Winterize Your Home

Winter is on its way, and it is starting to become noticeably cooler at night. Before we know it, the snow will begin to fall and our fireplaces will be lit. For many of us, winter brings delicious meals, holiday celebrations, and family gatherings. Don’t compromise your winter fun with an unexpected home maintenance disaster. Prepare by winterizing your home to keep the water and cold out. We’ve prepared a to-do guide to help you winter proof your home.

Back to School Start Dates 2013-2014

on Wednesday, 07 August 2013. Posted in Blog

Medford, OR and Klamath Falls, OR Back to School

If you’re anything like us, you’re getting ready to wind down your summer activities and get ready for the 2013-2014 school year. Schools throughout the Klamath Falls and Medford, Oregon, regions start on September 3rd, but the offices open in August. We hope you had a fabulous summer. Now get back-to-school!

Medford and Klamath Falls Schools Start September 3, 2013

 When Do Klamath Falls Schools Start

State License Board Arrests 79 Unlicensed Contractors

on Monday, 22 July 2013. Posted in Blog

Tips for Hirings a Licensed Contractor

General ContractorSeventy-nine people were arrested in California in July for contracting without a license. The California Contractors State License Board conducted 13 undercover operations, leading to the arrest of 79 suspects, which included a convicted felon, a registered sex offender, and two suspects carrying drugs and drug paraphernalia. Rick Lopes, chief of public affairs for the license board, noted that some of the people they arrested “would never pass the criminal background check to get a license.” The goal of the operations, according to Lopes, was to get “a snapshot of the issue and let audiences know there's a real risk."

After reading this story in the Sacramento Bee, we thought about how close this issue hits to home. As much as we love Oregon, we realize that we’re not immune to the malpractices of unlicensed contractors. So, before you hire a general contractor, make sure do a little research. Licensed contractors are not only properly trained, but also undergo State background checks to ensure they have a criminal and drug free history. Remember: A contractor comes in to your home and has direct access to your family, so your confidence in their work ethic, trustworthiness, and skill level should be at the forefront of your hiring process.

Tips for Hiring a Qualified General Contractor in Southern Oregon

Do I need to hire a contractor for rental improvements?

on Friday, 12 July 2013. Posted in Blog

Do I need a general contractor?The answer to this question can vary depending on many factors. Hiring a handyman can be a cost effective solution if you need minor repairs done quickly, like changing window screens, cleaning the gutters, caulking around the tub, or fixing a running toilet. If you’re planning to make substantial improvements that require skilled labor, you may consider the benefits of hiring a general contractor.

 

Handyman VS Contractor: What’s the Difference?

A handyman is like a jack-of-all-trades. Depending on the individual’s skill level, a handyman can complete a number of repairs quickly, usually at an hourly rate plus materials. A handyman is generally used for small jobs that require some, but not specialized, skills. For example, a handyman would be a good choice to repair a leaky faucet or plumbing, because the work will only require basic knowledge of external plumbing. You may also consider using a handyman for touch-up painting (make sure he knows what paint color and sheen!), repairing minor damage to the home’s exterior or decks, installing or replacing light fixtures, hanging blinds, or other small repairs that can be completed without any special training or permits. A good rule of thumb to follow: if you feel like it’s something you could do yourself (like replacing a broken board on the deck), then a handyman is a good option.

A contractor is a specialized construction professional with a license, insurance, and a diverse construction crew with specific skill sets. Some jobs that require a contractor are obvious, like an addition to your existing structure or an overhaul on the home’s electric wiring, but others may not be so obvious. Say, for example, you had a long term tenant that never let you know about leaks, broken electric plugs, or other mechanical failures. You walk into your rental and find that the tenant has destroyed the carpeting, paint, decks, and other fixtures on your property. Is this a job for a handyman? In this situation, it sounds like you’ll need general contractor. A general contractor will ensure each job is completed to code by a qualified professional. The flooring will be installed properly, electrical repairs will be made to code, improvements will have all necessary permits, and painting/patching will look professional.

4th of July BBQ for Your Construction Crew

on Wednesday, 03 July 2013. Posted in Blog

The Fourth of July is only days away! Have you planned your Fourth of July BBQ yet? We’ve curated a list of fun recipes to help spark some inspiring Fourth of July party ideas.

Fourth of July Hot Dog Bar

Summer is the perfect time of year to reward your employees with a special BBQ. This is especially true for an industry like ours where our crew is outside in the heat for most of the day. A Fourth of July BBQ is a fun way to tell your employees how much you appreciate all of their hard work. You can quickly throw together this simple (and delicious) Patriotic Hot Dog Bar for your team any day of the week. From spicy Mexican flavors to traditional chili dogs, a hot dog bar is a great way to please a wide variety of appetites. Simply set out the condiments and let your guests be as creative (or plain) as they want. You may want to print a “suggested recipes” guide to help them mix and match the ingredients. Before you start up the grill, check out this practical advice from Fox News about how to build the perfect hot dog. The Hot Dog Bar we’ve created was inspired by the recipes linked below.

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