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General Contractors | Industry Knowledge

What Is a Time and Materials Contract and Is It Right for Me?

By: Kevin Ahern
March 25th, 2020

Most construction contracts are known as fixed-price contracts, which means the contractor and the property owner have agreed on a fixed price for the work. The price only changes when change orders are signed by both parties. Although fixed-price contracts are the most common type of construction contracts, these agreements aren't appropriate for every type of construction job. The alternative is a time and materials contract. 

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Residential | Industry Knowledge

How to Increase Property Value Before Selling a Home

By: Liz Shemaria
March 18th, 2020

When you are getting your home ready to sell, there is a fine balance between making improvements to show it in its best light for potential buyers, and watching your budget to be sure you will get an optimal return on your investment. 

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Bathroom Remodeling | Commercial | Industry Knowledge

Commercial Bathroom Trends for 2020

By: Kevin Ahern
February 24th, 2020

Commercial bathrooms don’t change often. Most commercial property owners only remodel their bathrooms every few decades to keep up with the latest technologies and modern conveniences.

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General Contractors | Industry Knowledge

The Top Qualities To Look For In Construction Companies

By: Kevin Ahern
February 3rd, 2020

As a home or commercial property owner, you have probably gone through your fair share of construction or remodeling projects. Whether they are commercial or residential projects, you probably have a good sense of the characteristics and qualities you want out of the company you are hiring for the job.

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Commercial | General Contractors | Industry Knowledge

Common Commercial Contractor Fees You Should Understand

By: Kevin Ahern
December 23rd, 2019

Remodeling can be costly. From labor to materials, a typical commercial remodel can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Although the end results are worthwhile, some commercial property owners stumble on the price tag. Knowing of commercial contractor fees, those on a tight budget may even try to save money by hiring their own workers to do portions of the job, which can have unintended consequences.

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Residential | Industry Knowledge

The Top 15 Biggest Home Decorating Mistakes

By: Kevin Ahern
October 6th, 2015

Home decorating is a challenge for many homeowners. Unless you’re a trained professional interior decorator, it’s difficult to know what works and what doesn’t. We’re posting this list to prevent you from making some of the biggest home decorating mistakes.

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Industry Knowledge

Connecticut Office Remodeling Projects Your Employees Will Love

By: Kevin Ahern
September 17th, 2015

Attracting the best talent to your business can be a challenge. In some competitive markets, it's not enough to simply offer the highest salaries. Many business owners turn to nontraditional perks like new facilities to attract new employees. If you're one such business owner, the following upgrades can help you attract new talent to your business and help you keep the talent you already have.

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Residential | Industry Knowledge

10 Inspirational Home Remodeling Websites

By: Kevin Ahern
August 18th, 2015

Do you spend half the day dreaming about taking on your next home remodeling project? Are you looking for sources of inspiration? Then these home remodeling websites are for you!

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Commercial | Residential | Residential Remodeling | Industry Knowledge

Remodeling vs. Renovation: The Difference In Under 200 Words

By: Kevin Ahern
August 29th, 2014

When you are considering business or home remodeling in Connecticut, you may find yourself confused on what you really need: a remodel or a renovation. In the construction industry these terms are often used interchangeably, but there are a few major differences you need to keep in mind when you start planning your project. Let us explain here in under 200 words!

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Residential | Residential Remodeling | Industry Knowledge

Why You Shouldn't "Do-It-Yourself" (DIY)

By: Kevin Ahern
June 25th, 2014

Now more than ever, homeowners have access to seemingly unlimited knowledge, including a range of online tutorials that show a relatively untrained audience how to do everything from change a faucet to conduct a bathroom remodel. Some of these DIY home remodeling projects, like repainting a room, changing a fixture or re-grouting a shower, can be fun and empowering. Yet not all home improvement activities are best conducted by homeowners. Major home remodeling projects should be completed by a professional contractor.

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