9-11. A Remembrance

By Rob Myers / September 11, 2015 / 0 Comments

It’s almost cliche now- where were you on 9/11? But, every year since, today that’s what I think about. Where were we? I, and my crew, were installing the finishes on a new home in Pepper Pike. The work we were doing that day was high craftsmanship- marble floor installation and trim carpentry. I bring […]

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The Art of Building

By Rob Myers / August 13, 2015 / 0 Comments

Yes, Art. Capital A. Sure, there’s a lot of homes that aren’t that artistic. And more than a few that are downright homely. But, when designed and built by people that care, homes can have a true artistic quality about them. On the drawing board, under construction, or finished, these homes just seem to hit […]

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Trusting your Team

By Rob Myers / August 6, 2015 / 0 Comments

We’re building a swimming pool. No, not for me, but for a customer. If there is ever a specialized trade, pool construction would be it. They use their own vocabulary, have issues I don’t know that much about, use parts I don’t know the name of, and have a perspective on their work that wraps […]

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Poured Wall Initiative

By Rob Myers / July 22, 2015 / 0 Comments

We have done it. We have built our first poured wall foundation. For years I held out, opting instead for the laborious masonry foundation walls. The slower, more methodical and time tested technique of laying block by hand was my preferred method of foundation construction. All around¬† me, though, most builders have made the switch […]

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It Looked Easy

By Rob Myers / May 27, 2015 / 0 Comments

There’s a common perception of the residential construction¬† world that there isn’t any real skill or knowledge required, that, really, if a typical homeowner had a little time, they could pretty much take care of everything they need construction-wise. And, I suppose, for some, that might be true. Coordinating different sub-trades- that’s a few calls. […]

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