Is Now the Time to Remodel?

With many Greater Boston homeowners having seen the value of their investment rise since the dark days of 2008–2012, now may be an excellent time to put some money into home improvements The key is …

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A Dedicated Team Is the Key to Our Success

Outside of quality of work, price has traditionally been the most critical variable for homeowners evaluating general contractors. In Eastern Massachusetts today, however, availability may well have moved ahead of price.   In the March …

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What is Design/Build and why does it matter?

At Custom Contracting, we see design/build remodeling as the foundation of a successful home renovation or addition. Design/build remodeling is a project delivery system in which one entity is responsible for both design and construction. …

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The Importance of the Lead Carpenter System

In this Management Memo, we’d like to explain Custom Contracting’s “lead carpenter system” — and how it benefits our clients. The way we see it, there are two possible extremes for a remodeling project: chaos …

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Understanding Differences in Remodeling Quotes

Homeowners ask us all the time: “Why are there such differences in the numbers I get from various contractors?” It’s complicated to answer, but we’d like to give it a try. We know homeowners usually …

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Remodeling for Multigenerational Living

It’s a fact of life today: More and more seniors are moving in with their adult children. Many families are struggling to accommodate these new additions to their households. According to U.S. Census figures, the …

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Why ‘Single Source’ is the Way to Go When Remodeling

At Custom Contracting, one of the most appealing benefits we bring our customers is the comfort and convenience of one-stop shopping. That’s what we mean when we refer to “single-source responsibility.” The alternative, of course, …

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