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Lead-Based Paint Abatement

Published: Monday, December 02, 2019

Back in the “good old days” of the early-mid 1900’s, there was a product being used by nearly everyone in the industrialized United States. That product was lead-based paint. Contrary to modern-day paint, lead-based paint contained enough lead that it actually led to millions of Americans being easily exposed to, and poisoned by it. Millions of children and adults experienced brain and lung conditions, some of which even proving to be fatal. In fact, over 400,000 Americans are thought to die each year from lead-based paint complications, even to this day! With new laws being   … Read »

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The Process of Building a Custom Home

Published: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

In Hillsboro Oregon, there is a ton of construction going on. With housing prices skyrocketing in the Portland Metro area, people are looking to build or live elsewhere than the city proper. As a construction company in Hillsboro, it only makes sense that we touch base on this subject and explain the process of building a home, like the many homes that are currently being constructed in our area. As a full-service contractor, we are well-versed in the many nuances of custom home building. While there are too many variables to explain in a brief article, I will summarize the step-by-step   … Read »

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Full-Service Custom Home Building Vs. Paper Contracting a Custom Home

Published: Monday, November 04, 2019

If you are reading this, it’s very likely that you are either looking at building a custom home, or it’s something you dream of for your future. When researching and delving deeper into the home construction process, you’ll quickly learn how complex and complicated it can be. A lot of people would rather pass this process on to a General Contractor, which is certainly a much more stress-free option in a lot of cases. However, it’s very important to understand the scope of work that said company will be taking on. After all, you are vetting different contractors to determine   … Read »

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6 Inexpensive and Trendy Ways to Update Your Home

Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

For many homeowners, home renovation is an expensive and arduous task. In an economy where real estate prices are constantly increasing, it’s becoming more common for people to renovate their existing homes, rather than bulding a new home or purchasing a different home. Because of these changes, it can be more beneficial for many to slowly renovate the home they already have. While there can be extensive expenses with completely remodeling a home, there are quite a few things you can do to update your home over time. Starting off small, allows you to keep your home looking nice through   … Read »

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What Should You Discuss With Your Home Improvement Expert During the Construction Process?

Published: Friday, September 20, 2019

The 21st century is the age of technology, and because of this, we have been privileged with the freedom to heed our desires and wishes. “My dream home is going to be a place where I can express myself and live in an environment with everything I could want or need.” More often than not, these thoughts cross the minds of people when exploring their home-building plans. But the question is, do you know what you should discuss with your custom home builder? Why is it important? While sitting with an architect, engineer, builder, interior designer, or any home professional for   … Read »

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Why Should You Hire an Addition Builder? How Can They Help You?

Published: Thursday, July 25, 2019

Most people don’t know that hiring a room addition builder can add value to your home, while also giving you more space to live in. However, additions can involve a lot of variables, as it is a major undertaking, which is why you should hire only the best professionals for the job. It’s best to utilize an addition to increase the size of your existing space, while staying within your allocated budget. Below are a few benefits of hiring an addition contractor for your project: Planning and Designing A good addition contractor has the experience and skills to give you the best   … Read »

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Tips to Choose a Reliable Home Contractor

Published: Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Choosing a quality contractor will make all the difference between getting the job done right and facing a nightmare. For a lot of homeowners, the most challenging part of renovating the house is not the work but choosing the correct contractor. No matter what task you want to get done, from installing kitchen cabinets, retiling the floor tiles, or knocking down a wall, hiring a qualified contractor will ensure that you are getting high-level performance. Below are a few tips that you should keep in mind while choosing a home contractor: Know What You Want Start by creating a plan first   … Read »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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