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Energy Saving Tips for Summer

Summer is coming and with it comes higher electric costs. While you cant make the summer months cooler, you can lower the costs during the hottest months. Here are some tips for saving money on your summer electric bill. Ventilate On cool nights, open the windows and let the cool air in. Close up in the morning to keep the cool air…

Summer Watering Tips Bernalillo County Summer Water Restrictions

n Bernalillo County the heat of the desert and the spring winds can cause a simple task like watering your lawn to quickly become an exercise in water waste.  Here are some summer watering tips to help save water and money. On windy, hot days nearly half of your water can be lost to evaporation and wind drift.  Under these circumstances it…

2011 Parade of Homes Featured Builder Article

Read the SuCasa Magazine Article regarding our being featured as the 2011 Fall Parade of Homes Featured Builder here in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  We have two Homes that are in the Fall Parade of Homes, one of which is the Featured Home! We are honored to have been awarded this position for the Fall Parade of Homes and it is a testament…

2011 Spring Parade of Homes Entry

This is the home that we entered in the 2011 Spring Parade of Homes, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We met this client during the 2009 Fall Parade of Homes and worked with them through the conceptualization, design and construction phases of the project.  By doing this, we were able to eliminate any potential issues that might arise during the course of construction,…

Exposed Aggregate Driveway

An Exposed Aggregate, also known as “pea gravel” is not that different from a standard concrete driveway in its inception. The layout of the driveway is still done the same as with a standard driveway, the forming of the driveway is still done the same and the preparation of the soil is still done the same. The first difference comes when we…

Masterful Master Shower

This shower is just way too neat not to do a blog post about it! It is a radiused shower in which we began with a 4 depression in the foundation when we originally poured the concrete.  As you can see in the video, this allowed us to create a smooth transition from the bathroom floor to the floor of the shower…

Custom Driveway Lay-Out

Rarely do we have the opportunity to do a straight and level driveway that simply runs from the street to the garage.  I suppose that really the only thing that I can attribute this to is that as a Custom Builder, my clients do not generally have flat, square lots.  I must admit though, part of the joy of building comes from…

Considerations in the Cost of a Bathroom Remodel

A lot of people want to know why it can become expensive to remodel a bathroom.  This article will explain some of these reasons and the attached video will show you a portion of what can contribute to the cost of a bathroom remodel. To simply replace a sink, install a new vanity in place of an old one, replace a toilet,…

What is a Certified Graduate Builder (CGB)?

Your home is one of the most significant investments you will ever make and when you are ready to begin designing it and begin thinking about building it, you want to choose the right Builder to work with.  You will want to feel comfortable that your home will be built within budget and on time.  One of the most difficult things for…

What is a Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) Roof

Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) Single-Ply Roofing Membranes are one of the fastest growing in popularity roofing products available and are rapidly gaining wide-spread acceptance due to their many performance and installation advantages. High Performance and Energy Efficient Construction Techniques demand heat-reflective roofing systems that contribute to lower household energy consumption. TPO Roofing systems provide this required reflectivity and energy efficiency, as well as…

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