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Building on a Budget

Published: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Building on a Budget It’s no secret that cash is king. The problem is that most people don’t have money just sitting around. For a large number of people that wish to improve or re-build their home, building on a budget is a crucial aspect of the process. During the initial planning of a construction project, the first thing anyone does is look at their budget, to see what they can afford to build. However, one of the best ways to save cash on a project almost always goes by unnoticed. A lot of people assume that they will save a ton of money by purchasing all their own materials,   … Read »

Top 3 Reasons to Join a Career in the Trades

Published: Thursday, November 15, 2018

Top 3 Reasons to Join a Career in the Trades Growing up is hard to do. For a lot of people, it means graduating from High School and attending a good College so they can earn a degree in their dream job, and ultimately become wealthy. In most scenarios, however, this ends up being far from reality. Between switching majors, college tuition fees, and simply balancing education with having a social life, large groups of students tend to leave college feeling apprehensive about their future. While this is true in a majority of cases, it seems that any talk about joining the trades after High School,   … Read »

Local Construction Company

Published: Tuesday, August 07, 2018

  Columnist Jonathan Young-Ellis has a positive experience with local construction company. SUBMITTED PHOTO: PARADISE CONSTRUCTION – Unlike past experiences with construction businesses, Jonathan Young-Ellis was left impressed with Paradise Construction. Having work done on one’s home is always a dream in progress — and a potential nightmare in the making, right? Georgina and I have been through it all. Previously, while renovating our house in New York City, we took the nightmare route, hiring and then firing four out of five contractors. The next to last was a guy whose   … Read »