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The Higher Price of Electrical For Your Home

A special kind of circuit breaker is now required for most circuits in your home.  Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) have been required for circuits in bedrooms under the National Electrical Code since 2002, but are now required on most other … Continue reading

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KBIS & IBS — Design & Construction Week

For the first time, two of the biggest national design and construction conferences met at the same time in the same place.  The result was Design & Construction Week 2014–an event at the Las Vegas Convention Center that drew tens … Continue reading

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Seattle Remodeling Expo

We are making our second appearance at the Seattle Remodeling Expo this weekend at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle.  A couple of thoughts after being at our booth for two days and a few tips if you … Continue reading

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Lumber Prices Up and Down and Up Again

If Seattle had an official bird, it might be the crane.  Well more than a dozen of them dot the downtown area with long arms and flashing lights above.  West Seattle alone is about to have its third crane go … Continue reading

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Water, Water Everywhere

It’s like clockwork:  The weather changes to cool and wet and a flood of calls ensues.  Furnaces are on the fritz, drains are clogged and the drip drip drip of a mystery leak threatens to push an otherwise calm and … Continue reading

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Why You Need A Design Professional (and some plans)

There are three things homeowners tend to care the most about when remodeling: cost, schedule and quality.  This trifecta of construction bliss is hard to achieve, however, without careful planning and specifically, plans.  In remodeling, this means a dimensioned drawing … Continue reading

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Busy, Busy, Busy! :)

Our phone is ringing off the hook. It’s a sign that locally, at least, the economic recovery is in full swing.   More phone calls and larger projects mean better job security for everyone in residential construction.  But booming business … Continue reading

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Ventana Construction wins REX and Chamber of Commerce Awards

Business awards are wonderful to receive.  They are affirmations from business peers that the work you do is exceptional and makes a difference.  They also let our clients know that our company stands out not just for the work we … Continue reading

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Why We Shop AND Buy Local

It is hard to not be tempted by the Internet.  Many web-based vendors offer competitive pricing, free shipping and even fail to collect sales tax that is due for your state.  There are dozens of vendors to choose from, and … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Walls?

When we open up a wall during a remodeling project on a home more than 50 years old we never really know what we will find.  It’s one of the most vexing and intriguing aspects of remodeling. Sometimes we find … Continue reading

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