Remodeling magazine, a trade publication for (you guessed it) the remodeling industry, just released its 2017 Cost vs. Value issue.  The primary purpose for the annual cost versus value study is to provide consumers and industry professionals with information regarding a range of remodeling and construction projects and their respective costs by national average.

Comparing...

When is the Best Time to Build a Deck?

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In Minnesota, summer is the season for deck building. Sunny days and warm weather are perfect for living and working outside, but there is much...

I just returned home from a business trip to Denver. Normally when I travel for work I'm attending a trade show or education series focused on deck construction and deck building materials. This trip was no different, except for one key component. While I'm typically an attendee to these shows, this week I was one of the "trade professionals." And while I was there primarily in the capacity of an...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Today is a birthday of sorts, at least, it is for deck builders here in Minnesota.  Today marks the unofficial start to the 2015 deck building season and the primary festivities are being held at the Minneapolis Convention Center.  Over the next five days, the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show will host tens of thousands of consumers as they navigate the exhibit hall in search of home...

When I started 4 Quarters Design & Build back in 2003 I had no idea what I was getting myself into.  At least, that’s my version of it in hindsight.  I’m sure I had it all figured out back then.  One thing I certainly paid no attention to is the concept of constant change.  It is a requirement of business in this world.  Without continual change, adaptation, evolution, and growth, you die.  Sometimes...