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Intelligent universal design fades into the background and makes everyone happier

Today’s biggest demographic trend poses a challenge and also presents an opportunity. That’s because more and more working-age people are asking for a home with space to accommodate senior parents with age-related mobility or…

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Can I Hire My Own Painter?

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Or buy my own carpet… Builders get these questions a lot. Here’s why a Yes answer is seldom in the homeowners’ best interest.

It’s not unusual for new-home clients to ask their builder to use a trade contractor with whom the clients (but not the builder) have an established relationship, or to let them buy their own plumbing fixtures or other items. Most builders…

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Harwick Homes Named by REMODELING Magazine to its 2018 REMODELING 550 List of America’s Biggest Remodelers

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Harwick Homes ranks 58th on the 2018 REMODELING 550 list of the nation’s biggest full-service remodelers, Harwick Homes announced today.

The REMODELING 550 brings together the nation’s 550 biggest full-service remodelers, replacement contractor / home improvement firms, insurance restoration firms, and franchisors. Because the full-service and replacement firms operate so differently, the REMODELING 550 lists and ranks them separately.

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Harwick Homes Adds Kathryn Simpson

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Harwick Homes has added Kathryn Simpson as an assistant project manager today announced president Mark Smith.

Ms. Simpson and her family relocated from Portland, Oregon to Naples bringing more than 25 years experience in the construction industry. At Harwick, Ms. Simpson manages remodeling projects for the luxury custom homebuilder, maintaining standards and monitoring scope with project quality. She is a second-generation construction industry veteran who began her career working in her father’s construction company before moving onto larger construction companies where she became a superintendent and general contractor for private homes.

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Making Sense of Allowances

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Allowances–that is, budgeting general costs for items before the specific items are chosen–are a fact of life on many projects. Some homeowners have trouble making decisions before work begins, most commonly for appliances, cabinets, floor coverings, and plumbing and electrical fixtures. In those cases, the builder can allocate a dollar amount to each…

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