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Home Construction & Design


Building one's dream home starts with a plan, design, and budget.  Finding the right home builder to pull off the project is who another matter.  It's important to get multiple quotes from different home builders near you before signing anything.  Talk with local governments over zoning and other programs including possible rebates.  Always be sure to have the proper permits and insurance before starting any work.

Many folks work with planned developments so they are limited in certain styles or floorplan configurations, but custom home builders are able to produce home's from scratch with unique designs and elements that are envisioned by a professional architect.  An experienced home builder will be able to provide many details about the project and keep you informed throughout the process.

Hiring a Contractor
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Apprentice training
Hiring a Contractor
The skilled trades face an uncertain future and a ticking clock.
Overhead view of a plumber fixing a kitchen sink (Photo by Jacobs Stock Photography Ltd/DigitalVision via Getty Images)
Common Plumbing ProblemsPlumbersHiring a Contractor
Hiring a licensed plumber with experience and insurance is well worth the added peace of mind
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Common Plumbing ProblemsPlumbersHiring a Contractor
Hire a licensed plumber to avoid poor workmanship, fraud, and even potential health concerns
kitchen remodel by quality home improvement contractor
RemodelHiring a Contractor
All home improvements, whether big or small, can be exciting and even intimidating.