Tag Archives: home construction

Baby, it’s cold outside.

When I headed off to the office this morning, the temperature inside the car read 16 degrees, so it seemed like a good idea to re-post a previous post about fireplaces. The first fireplace dates back to the 16th century.  A … Continue reading

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Posted in December 2011, Housing Industry, Housing Trends | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Big Tease

Spring has been trying to arrive, but we are in Maine so anything goes.  Spring in Maine means a chance of a snow storm, which is what arrived today.  We usually don’t fret too much over it because with just a … Continue reading

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Posted in Housing Trends, March 2011 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Anniversary Baby!

We are celebrating 20 years of business.  We’ve witnessed the horrific 9/11 attacks, Gulf War, the new millennium, OJ Simpson trial, 3 Presidents, 3 recessions and the birth of social media and google, facebook and twitter. Although technology and building materials are … Continue reading

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Posted in February 2011, Housing Industry, Housing Trends | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thanks Phil.

Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow yesterday.  But it’s hard to believe that we are going to have an early spring when there is a couple of feet of snow on the ground and more on the way.  Living in Maine … Continue reading

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Posted in February 2011, Housing Industry, Housing Trends | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

To build or not to build

The decision to build a new home sometimes happens by accident.  Many of our customers have come to us because they couldn’t find what they wanted in the existing home market.  The inventory of homes available just didn’t fit the … Continue reading

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Posted in December 2010, Housing Industry, Housing Trends | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Home sweet Home

Usually this time of the year, Maine has some snow on the ground, but this year that isn’t the case.  Yesterday it reached 50 degrees!  As much as we enjoy a white Christmas, we don’t miss shoveling, scraping windshields and the bad … Continue reading

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Been there, done that.

There were tough lessons to be learned with this recession both professionally and personally.  As a builder, we had to re-examine our approach to construction and decide where and how to cut costs without sacrificing our commitment to exceptional quality-built homes.  … Continue reading

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Great rooms, media rooms and the man cave.

Boy how things have changed.  With the trend towards downsizing and the desire for gathering rooms, requests for eliminating traditional living rooms, dining rooms and dens are the norm.  The rooms have become great rooms, media rooms and the man cave.  In Maine, the … Continue reading

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Posted in Housing Trends, November 2010 | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment