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The Remodel Cowboy & Git Along Little Doggie.

June 29, 2010 – 12:29 pm | One Comment

I was a construction cowboy I joined construction in the late 60′s, I was a high school dropout, I had hair down past my shoulders and was more or less disenfranchised with the establishment. Jobs were hard to come by and my lack of experience and political leanings ensured a difficult situation as far as [...]

HUD’s section 203(k) program – Webinar

June 28, 2010 – 6:37 pm |
HUD’s section 203(k) program – Webinar

203K Webinar. Learn the ins and out of this Home purchasing and remodeling loan program. Presented by: Paul Lesieur, President of Silvertree Construction, Rory Swan, of Servicez Unlimited, Link To This Page1. Click inside the codebox2. Right-Click then Copy3. Paste the HTML code into your webpage codebox<a href="">HUD’s section 203(k) program – Webinar</a> [...]


June 26, 2010 – 7:38 pm |

From Wikipedia What is a carpenter? A carpenter (builder) is a skilled craftsperson who performs carpentry, see also Joiner. Carpenters work with wood to construct, install and maintain buildings, furniture, and other objects. The work may involve manual labor and work outdoors. Carpentry skill is gained through experience and study. Outside of unions, there are [...]

Milo and me.

June 25, 2010 – 7:49 am | 4 Comments

Who’s the boss? By The Paul for Shane and in memory of Roscoe. It was to be a perfect day, easy clean up, lunch with a friend and a punch list you could do in your sleep followed by the final payment for a window job that went well. Wait a minute, this is remodeling, [...]

The boy in the builder.

June 24, 2010 – 8:33 pm | 3 Comments

Away above it all! By Kevin Crites Owner of Crites Contracting of LA My boyhood Taj Mahal was set in an apple tree. It was the summer of 1963. We had five acres, and the apple tree was in the perfect location on the property. It had a solid trunk and four strong branches that [...]

Green needs a new name!

June 14, 2010 – 3:14 pm | 7 Comments

I’m not Green! Today I talked to a client about using remodel funds to enhance the home by installing more insulation and sealing cracks and ultimately make it more efficient and comfortable, you know let’s talk Greener and sustainable. They are getting tile from Turkey instead. That’s a tile that is quarried by people who [...]