In the near future we will be offering granite pavers, floor tiles, and split face tiles in a variety of colors and shapes for very good prices. We're talking like $7 per square foot for the material (plus install if you like). This is all recycled material, so when you buy, you're keeping this from the landfill! Really this is a win win for everyone and a responsible application of a high end product for affordable prices! Stay tunes and look for granite in the Re-Store.
UPDATE: 1890 Remodel
Just a quick update on the 1890 house, I have managed to get the screen door mounted despite the weather and the front door is also in. I have the kitchen apart and the old plaster removed from one wall so that I can update some electrical and insulate. There will be a new kitchen window installed and new wiring as well. I do have a few more pics to upload and I will get those on soon. There has been alot of work done in the last two weeks, keep checking back for more updates. Don't forget, if you have a project that you need help on, call me or shoot me an email. Also, you can schedule a time from the "contact" page.
Re-Store up and running
If you havent' stopped by lately, the Re-store is up and running. I have several items there and I would like to move them. I can also foresee construction materials coming, so check back often to see what's avaiable.
Items for the RE-Store
I had a job this morning and I did get some items for the RE Store. I will get pics and descriptions and ty to have things up by tonight. Payments should be able to be made with Paypal or when an item is picked up. Keep your eyes open and check back often to see what's available and what has been taken.
Wayne County Chamber of Commerce
As most of have probably seen, PS LLC is a member of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is a good resource for small businesses and dollar for dollar there isn't any better advertising. Networking is the name of the game and there are plenty of opportunities within the Chamber. There are network nights, grand openings, committies, and other functions to get out there and promote yourself. Don't forget to pickup some Chamber gift certificates and use them to get services from Property Serv, a "Do It All" company.
Property Serv has many services, but the one I want to focus on right now is our welding/fabrication service. Our welders do have formal training in SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, oxyfuel, layout,blueprint reading; and on their way to being AWS Certified! Not only that, but we have hydraulic experience. Do you see where this is going? We can make your truck a dump truck, we can custom build a dump trailer, we can add a grapple to your truck or trailer, or we can build it all from scratch. If you need something repaired or added, we can do that. Need a modified vehicle for the field, we can do that. We are only limited by your imagination. It doesn't cost a thing to give us a call and talk about your ideas. Why buy chinese made when we can do it right here. Support your LOCAL economy and BUY LOCAL.
Right the First Time
Hiring the right contractor
Hiring the right contractor can be a scary thing. You are letting someone into your home, letting them into your life for a short time. Letting someone into your home is a very big responsibility, one that you should not take lightly. Being aware of a few simple things and taking the time to do your homework will protect your home and family from the damage and heartache that hiring an unreliable contractor can cause.
The first and most important thing to remember is to get references. If someone else has hired the contractor you are considering, and has had a good experience, then you can rest a little easier knowing your experience will probably go well also. The more references you check, and the more people that have had a good experience, the more likely you are hiring someone who is dependable, and can be relied upon to do what they say they are going to do. Listen carefully to how the reference feels about the job that was done, and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Next you need to consider your contractors experience. Has he ever done the work you are asking him to do? Make sure you ask these question when you check references also. Has your contractor had any formal education in what he is saying he can do? Not all good contractors have had formal education, some have learned through apprenticeship and experience, and have become very well trained. Ask them how many times they have done a job like you are asking of them.
Another thing to consider is licenses and certifications. There are laws and regulations that state that certain jobs require a license or certification by the contractor doing the job. Some electrical work and plumbing must be done by a licensed contractor, and projects that possibly contain lead hazards must be done by a Certified Lead Renovator. Foregoing these licenses and certifications can lead to serious safety hazards and violations, and very large fines.
Hiring a contractor takes a little time and effort, it’s not just about finding the one who is the least expensive. Your home is a large investment, both financially and emotionally. It’s worth following these few simple steps to make sure the contractor you hire can be trusted to help protect it.
Well the new year is here, a time to start anew. If you are dealing with the same old problems, like drafts or cold spots or high heating bills, it's not to late to add some insulation or other weatherization products to remedy those issues. We haven't seen the coldest part of the season yet and the price of utilites doesn't seem to drop until May. So if you're concerned about the environment or your wallet, give us a call for a Free estimate and recommendations. A warmer, well insulated house definately saves the homeowner money, but also reduces the amount of fuel burned by the utility companies and is therefor better for the environment. Also, protect those pipes! Heat tape or pipe wrap is a good investment and a cheap alternative to replacing busted pipes. Feburary, which isn't that far off, is notorious for extreme cold and frozen/busted pipes. Set up an appointment today!
Remember if you are going to add insulation to your walls and your house was built prior to 1978, consult with a Certified Lead Renovator.
Craig Jones, owner of Property Serv LLC. My goal is to better educate the homeowner and to make Richmond a better place to live.