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These Three Characteristics are a Great Foundation

Castro Valley Building Contractors at Jobsite

Being a general contractor in the Bay Area can be a deeply rewarding, enriching experience, but this path obviously isn’t right for everyone. Are you considering a career in this field? If so, the facts below will help you decide whether you might want to pursue this profession seriously. Read the rest of this entry »

These 4 Tips Will Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Bay Area Energy Efficient HVAC System

Here are some tips to reduce your home HVAC system’s energy use and overall cost. Read the rest of this entry »

Building Contractor Advises Attention to These Home Maintenance Problems

Castro Valley General Contractor Shares TipsFailing to properly maintain your home leads to unnecessary costs as well as unplanned calls to your Bay Area building contractor. Below are seven home maintenance tasks you should never ignore, assuming you want to keep your budget from bloating and your home clean, sturdy and beautiful.

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Home Remodeling Projects Don’t Always Require Big General Construction Budgets


Something just isn’t right about your Bay Area kitchen, bathroom or rec room. Maybe you inherited a gauche built-in unit from a previous owner that you want to eliminate, or maybe you just want to convert the space, so it’s brighter and easier to use.

Not everyone has the time or budget to completely overhaul home spaces. Luckily, you don’t have to go “all in” with your kitchen remodeling project if you find small changes that will make a big impact on your enjoyment of your space. A “mini makeover” can make a major difference. Read the rest of this entry »

Avoid Compromising Your HVAC Efficiency & Indoor Air Quality as You Remodel

Contractor Performing HVAC Cleaning and Maintenance

Remodeling and/or adding onto your home may not affect your HVAC system directly, but you still need to think about this equipment as you plan the project. Below are some tips to protect your heating and air conditioning equipment from damage and get the most out of your new space.

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Bay Area HVAC Service Helps Improve Indoor Air Quality


The quality of the air in your home can impact your health and your enjoyment of the space. In many cases, air quality is directly related to the home’s ventilation, which is the way that the air in your home moves and circulates within the house and to the exterior.

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Preventative Commercial Property Maintenance Saves Money and Time

Preventative Commercial Property Maintenance

As a Bay Area property manager, you know you need to engage in preventative commercial property maintenance to avoid tenant complaints and code violations and also to make your own experience as an owner less heartburn-inducing. To that end, let’s explore some smart but surprisingly disregarded principles for maintaining Bay Area buildings. Read the rest of this entry »

Bay Area Air Conditioning Doesn’t Have to Drag Down Aesthetics

Bay Area Air Conditioning

As busy Bay Area general contractors who are constantly solving diverse problems for local homeowners, we hear a lot of fascinating questions from clients. Many homeowners, for instance, want to know how they can hide their heating and cooling units, or at least make them less conspicuous. Read on for a quick, simple answer.

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Get Off My Lawn: Home Features That Waste Water

property maintenance for saving water and energy Commercial property maintenance requires more than the usual domestic tune ups. Today, owners expect property managers to take a proactive stance and find ways to conserve energy and water. Consider these ways to conserve water and improve your commercial property: Read the rest of this entry »

“Create, Don’t Compromise,” says Bay Area General Contractor

Bay Area General Construction Kitchen Remodel

You’re about to engage in a Bay Area kitchen remodeling project. To make this project a big success, you need to think about movement and flow within the space. What does that mean, from a practical perspective? It means that even if you have your heart set on a specific design feature, you may need to adjust your expectations to accommodate reality. Rather than compromising on your goals, however, consider these curious ways to create your dream kitchen when remodeling: Read the rest of this entry »