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Commercial | Residential

Top 5 Questions to Ask Your New Haven Renovation Contractor

By: Kevin Ahern
June 28th, 2016

Hiring a general contractor for your remodel can be stressful. Knowing what questions to ask during the hiring process can help you weed out poor contractors and enable you to find the right person for the position. The following 5 questions are some of the most informative and useful inquiries you can make during the selection stage.

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How Tight is Your New Haven County Commercial Building Envelope?

By: Kevin Ahern
June 23rd, 2016

The tightness of your commercial building envelope in New Haven county can make a difference of hundreds on your utility bills. In the winter during harsh New England snow storms, your commercial building can lose a lot of heat through windows, doors and the very walls of your building. Through the hot and humid summers, your building will heat up with the intensity of light from the sun. Knowing how to prevent this transfer of heat at the hottest and coldest times of year can is important for saving money and reducing your business's carbon footprint.

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Home Remodeling Toolkit

Home Remodeling Toolkit

See how you can get the best return on investment from your next home remodel by knowing exactly what to expect and how to prepare.

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How to Find Out if Your New Haven County Business is ICC/ADA Compliant

By: Kevin Ahern
June 16th, 2016

Accessibility is an important feature in all commercial buildings. Providing appropriate parking spaces, accessible toilets, wide walkways and other accommodations for disabled people can help ensure equal opportunity for everyone. To make this task easier, accessibility is standardized through law. Knowing the details of the law can help ensure that your building remains open and accessible for everyone in need.

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5 Ways to Achieve an Energy Efficient Building Envelope

By: Kevin Ahern
June 7th, 2016

Your commercial building's envelope is critical for maintaining energy efficiency. The tighter the envelope, the less energy is lost during the heating and cooling season. Having a tight envelope can help keep your building comfortable for employees, clients and customers. While newer buildings are all constructed with an energy-efficient envelope, older buildings require upgrades to conform to modern energy efficiency standards. If you are an owner of a commercial building, the following tips will help you improve your commercial building's energy efficiency.

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4 Tips to Remodeling your Connecticut Restaurant

By: Kevin Ahern
May 5th, 2016

Planning a Connecticut restaurant remodel isn't easy. Knowing what to remodel first and how to identify areas of need can help ensure the success of the project. The following 4 tips will help you get your renovation project off the ground.

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Commercial | Residential

The Value of a Strong Contractor and Architect Relationship

By: Kevin Ahern
March 22nd, 2016

If you're planning to hire an architect and a contractor for an upcoming building project or remodel, it's important to seek out professionals who understand the value of teamwork and good communication. As a property owner, you may not be aware of the ways in which architects and builders work together on construction projects. Before you can understand the value of a strong relationship between the architect and contractor, you must first understand the role of these two professionals in a building and construction project.

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Commercial

Creative Office Remodeling and Design Concepts

By: Kevin Ahern
March 17th, 2016

Your upcoming office remodel is an excellent opportunity for you to create an interesting and functional office space where your employees can grow professionally. In this post, we'll discuss some of the best ideas and most creative ways that you can make your office attractive to employees and clients.

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Commercial Remodeling Plans That Your Company Can Grow Into

By: Kevin Ahern
March 10th, 2016

Remodels don't happen very often. When your company makes the decision to remodel your commercial property, it's important to make your remodel last for a long time. In this post, we'll discuss the ways that your upcoming commercial remodel can meet your company's needs.

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15 Ways to Improve Energy Efficiency In Your Office

By: Kevin Ahern
February 29th, 2016

Improving the energy efficiency at your office can save your company money and also reduce your business's carbon footprint. The following 15 tips will help you improve the energy efficiency in your commercial building.

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Cost Guide for a Connecticut Office Fit-Up

By: Kevin Ahern
February 9th, 2016

Planning for an office fit-up can be difficult for many companies. Establishing a budget is one of the first steps in beginning the project, but without any idea of what to expect, making a realistic budget is almost impossible. In this post, we'll explore some of the costs of an office fit-up in Connecticut, and discuss ways that costs associated with your office fit-up can be controlled.

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