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    Scholarships for Trade Careers

    If you follow us on social media, you’ve probably noticed a lot of posts lately regarding the benefits of working in the skilled building trades.  These include:  a schooling cycle that is less expensive and shorter than a 4-year degree, great pay, better job security than almost any other career, wide availability of jobs, and the personal satisfaction of working with your hands.

    We’re noticing that as the current skilled workforce reaches retirement age, there are very few young people waiting in the wings to take their place.  This is puzzling to us, because who wouldn’t want to make sawdust for a living?

    To generate interest and support in this great career path, we’ve decided to put our money where our mouths are.  Announcing the Allrounder Remodeling Scholarship program.  This scholarship is available through the IGH BEST Foundation.  It will be awarded to a Simley senior who plans to attend a vocational, technical or community college or apprenticeship program with the intention of learning a skilled trade related to home building or remodeling.  The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated strong academic achievement and displayed good character and citizenship.

    Information packets and applications will be available at Simley in early February.  Applications are due in early March.  We look forward to meeting the winner in May when the scholarship winners are announced!

    Inver Grove Heights Contractors who return profits to the community

    Allrounder Remodeling Inc. provides scholarship money to Simley graduates who wish to pursue a career in the skilled trades

    Allrounder Remodeling Inc. provides residential home design and remodeling services in the southeast Twin Cities metro area, including the cities of Apple Valley, Rosemount, Eagan, Mendota Heights, Sunfish Lake, West St. Paul, South St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights, Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Woodbury, Oakdale, and Maplewood.

    For more information, please call 651-497-7715 or 651-497-7714; or visit http://www.AllrounderRemodeling.com

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    A Contractor is Like….

    A contractor is like…..

    A wedding planner!

    When you hire a wedding planner, do you hire them to perform the ceremony, make the food, tend the bar, play the music, arrange the flowers, print the invitations, hem the dresses, etc?  Of course not!  Most people can’t do a great job at a few of these things, let alone all of these things.  Instead, you are hiring the wedding planner to find the perfect florist, the perfect seamstress, and the perfect band.

    All Round

    WARNING: This film contains terrible acting! The Allrounder Remodeling movie review board does not recommend this film!

    A contractor is like….

    A travel agent!

    You don’t expect your travel agent to pack your bags, drive you to the airport, fly the plane, and take you on various adventures.  Instead, you are hiring the travel agent to line up the very best arrangements for your trip and schedule everything perfectly, so all you need to do is relax and let the fun happen!

     

    Custom countertops in the Twin Cities

    Somehow, I don’t think that a travel agent really sits at his desk with shades on…

    Likewise, a contractor works in much the same way.  Your project may involve design work, planning, foundation work, framing, roofing, siding, sheetrock, plumbing, electrical, painting, carpet, tile, cabinets, countertops….the list goes on.  While many people have some level of skill at many of these tasks, how many can they truly perform at a high level?

    Trying to perform every single aspect of your project by ourselves results in a few negative things happening.  First, the job takes forever!  A skilled tradesperson who performs the same job repeatedly can get the job done much faster than somebody who only does it on occasion.

    Second, the quality of the job may not be up to par.  As mentioned earlier, most people can only do so many things well.  The more often you do a task, the more refined your technique becomes, which results in a better job.

    In addition, many projects involve many different things happening at the same time.  Do you want your project manager to focus on making sure that your job is planned and executed perfectly? Or do you want them measuring the next stud, running to the truck for a roll of wire, and running to the store for more supplies while also trying to plan the next step?  Wearing too many “hats” causes us to lose track of what we are doing and what needs to be done next.  Trust me, this used to be me!!

    For a wedding/vacation/remodeling project that runs smoothly, finishes on time, and looks beautiful, it makes sense to hire a professional.  Here’s a picture of our favorites!

    Residential remodeling

    Project Managers Ruth & Eric Bader of Allrounder Remodeling Inc.

     

    Allrounder Remodeling Inc. provides residential home design and remodeling services in the southeast Twin Cities metro area, including the cities of Apple Valley, Rosemount, Eagan, Mendota Heights, Sunfish Lake, West St. Paul, South St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights, Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Woodbury, Oakdale, and Maplewood.

    For more information, please call 651-497-7715 or 651-497-7714; or visit http://www.AllrounderRemodeling.com

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    February Home Maintenance Checklist

    Here is your home maintenance checklist for February!  Keep your Twin Cities home in top shape by performing these simple tasks this month.

    • After snowfalls, Regularly check for roof ice dams and icicles and take steps to eliminate them
    • Donate unneeded items and give your home a deep cleaning
    • Inspect washing machine supply hoses; replace with braided stainless hoses if necessary
    • Inspect and operate all water shutoff valves.  Replace if they are not functioning properly.
    • Clean and seal tile grout
    • Clean and seal granite or other porous countertops
    • Inspect HVAC filters, replace if necessary
    • Inspect fire extinguishers, replace if necessary
    • Clean your kitchen food disposer
    • Clean your range hood filters

    Do you have a suggestion for other tips or maintenance items that should be included here?  Please feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

    Allrounder Remodeling Inc. provides residential home design and remodeling services in the southeast Twin Cities metro area, including the cities of Apple Valley, Rosemount, Eagan, Mendota Heights, Sunfish Lake, West St. Paul, South St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights, Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Woodbury, Oakdale, and Maplewood.

    For more information, please call 651-497-7715 or 651-497-7714; or visit http://www.AllrounderRemodeling.com

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    A fresh new look for 2017

    Since its family beginning in 2007, Allrounder Remodeling, Inc. has been a leading residential remodeling contractor in the Twin Cities. Over the course of the past decade, our business has grown and evolved, thanks to our partnerships with some of the most skilled designers and craftsmen in the area.

    To more accurately represent our growth and values, we have chosen a new logo. Our updated logo reflects our start-to-finish process, as we help to bring you “full circle” from your dream to the finished project, as well as a tribute to the stability of succeeding for 10 years in a very competitive industry.

    While our look may have changed, rest assured that we will remain true to the ideals and business practices that shaped Allrounder Remodeling Inc. and which have sustained us through the past decade.

    Thanks to the talented David Tschida with Tschida Designs for his great work on our new logo.  Please give his website a look at https://www.facebook.com/TschidaDesigns/

    Inver Grove Heights home remodeling

    Allrounder Remodeling Inc, providing custom home renovations in the southeast Twin Cities metro area since 2007

     

    Allrounder Remodeling Inc. provides residential home design and remodeling services in the southeast Twin Cities metro area, including the cities of Apple Valley, Rosemount, Eagan, Mendota Heights, Sunfish Lake, West St. Paul, South St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights, Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Woodbury, Oakdale, and Maplewood.

    For more information, please call 651-497-7715 or 651-497-7714; or visit http://www.AllrounderRemodeling.com

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