Builder’s Notes

Safe Services During the Quarantine

Safe Services During the Quarantine

During the shutdown we have been receiving calls and website inquiries from people wanting to discuss their house projects. We understand that these projects have likely become top of mind while being stuck at home and in fielding these inquiries, I realized that it might be helpful if you knew what services we are offering that can still be done during the shutdown that keep you safe and our staff safe while still planning for some of your spring and summer projects.

Ecoseal Application for Lifelong Eco-Impact

Ecoseal Application for Lifelong Eco-Impact

Air sealing & controlled ventilation are probably the biggest performance improvements one can make in a building, and they affect all kinds of things; energy use, comfort, occupant health, and durability of the structure. It’s not often that making one improvement in construction can affect so many things so dramatically, but air sealing is one of them. For a fairly low upfront cost, air sealing will save our clients a great deal on energy costs for decades to come (helping the environment at the same time), as well as making their homes much more comfortable, healthy, and durable

A New Service Rooted in the Preservation of Trees

A New Service Rooted in the Preservation of Trees

One constant on almost every one of our job sites is the presence of existing trees and a desire to preserve them through the construction process, to the greatest extent possible. This is an area that has been a constant challenge for us (and I imagine for many builders). Given the unique ability that trees have to help fight climate change, we believe that anything that supports the health of trees on our construction sites is an imperative. 

On this note, I am really excited to announce a new collaboration with Jerad Oren from Bluestone Tree Service, and Seth Inman, a certified Arborist with Trees PLE. We will now be working with them throughout the construction process to provide comprehensive tree protection services.

Old Becomes New: A Family’s Memories Preserved

Old Becomes New: A Family’s Memories Preserved

We had an opportunity to do a really special project recently when we were asked to decommission a built-in greenhouse for a previous client because it was dilapidated and becoming unstable and potentially dangerous. We have done several renovations in this home over the last two years and it has become quite special to us. It was built by our client’s father in the 1970s, largely out of reclaimed and recycled materials that he had salvaged from his own construction jobs at the time. He passed away a few years ago and his daughter and her husband and kids now own the home.

The Best Place to Work

The Best Place to Work

Last week we found out that we made #6 on the Best Place to Work list for Bloomington. This is an anonymous survey taken by the LWB team and sent in to be scored for placement. While there are lots of factors that play into the results, I wanted to step outside of the data and share a little more about our special company and team.