Tag Archives: winter

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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Mainely Speaking

American’s Health Rankings, produced by the United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association and the Partnership for Prevention, has ranked Maine # 8 in the country as the healthiest state.  The rankings took into account a number of elements that … Continue reading

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Posted in December 2011, Housing Trends | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

That’s Maine for ya

On a recent trip to New York, between the St. Lawrence River and the foothills of the Adirondacks, I was relieved that we were not spending the entire time on a busy highway.  We were able to enjoy Maine’s Lakes Region, … Continue reading

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Posted in Housing Trends, November 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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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

Marketing to the Millennials

National Association of Builders just wrapped up its annual International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando this past weekend.  Housing professionals from across the country and abroad attended the housing industry’s largest annual trade show and exhibition that featured the most cutting-edge designs, … Continue reading

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

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

Somehow Maine, at least the southern part, has managed to avoid any snowfall this winter until recently.  Over a foot of snow was dumped on us the other day.  Snow plows, snow blowers, snow mobiles and snow boards are out … 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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Uninvited guest

You can’t avoid him. He pays us a visit every year whether we like it or not. To some he’s more than welcome, to others he is an uninvited guest. He is Old Man Winter. In Maine we know all … Continue reading

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Thank you Mother Nature

Being a Maine builder means that we depend greatly on what the weather is going to bring. We were very fortunate to have had the best summer in years. We are often asked if we can build in the winter … Continue reading

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