Category: Communication

Press: Seattle Times HomeWork Article

The Remodelers Council of the MBA has an ongoing relationship with the Seattle Times where RC members answer the questions sent in by Seattle Times readers or questions frequently heard by the remodeler him/herself from clients.  The weekly column that shows up in the Sunday issue is called HomeWork. Last week, Lakeville Homes’ article on

Starting a Remodel on Radio

I was recently invited to join Ben Brashen on his daytime radio show, Brashenomics.  (You never know who you’ll meet at these networking events.)   The show covers a wide range of topics.  The one I participated in focused on home maintenance and real estate. We aired last Monday, and although clearly I’m not a radio

Seattle Permits Numbers Among Nation’s Highest

Here at Lakeville, we’ve been feeling it.  It’s been building slowly over the past 6 months, and suddenly there’s a surge in activity and interest in construction, be it home improvement projects or even the inventory of new homes.  While I’m one to trust my instincts, it’s nice to have some data to back it

Buzzing Around

We have a new van, and it has new signage.  Looks nice, doesn’t she? Inside, she’s outfitted with all sorts of tools and supplies that help our team get your project completed in an efficient manner.  And obviously, she carries a pretty good load up top too.  You know, for all those hard-to-reach places. So

A Two-Week Kitchen?

In the shadow of unrealistic home improvement shows like Extreme Home Make Over, I’m always concerned about setting unreasonable expectations. However, I think this project shows that with good planning (and a straightforward program) things CAN move along at a quick clip.  With a young child at home, this remodel was going to be a

Best of 425 Magazine

Our area and demographic is serviced by the relatively new publication, 425 Magazine.  Annually, they hold a “Best of” contest for their readers and area residents to chime in on the who, what and where in their communities.  When you are filling out your ballot (found here), please remember that Lakeville Homes fits for both

NAHB Remodeler of the Month

2012 is shaping up to be a great year for Lakeville Homes as far as recognition goes. We were just notified that we’ve been recognized by the National Association of Home Builders (like, THE authority of home building) that Lakeville Homes was selected as their April 2012 Remodeler of the Month.  Yep, out of the

Hiring A Remodeler 101

The Master Builders Association publishes a consumer piece called HomeMatters before each Seattle Home Show.  In this past issue I authored an article for them on how to hire a remodeling contractor.  Really, it’s a handful of the questions we at Lakeville Homes hear most frequently, and generally it applies to every one of our

Press: Qualified Remodeler March 2012

We, at Lakeville Homes are keeping good company these days. Qualified Remodeler, a national industry publication, did an article this month on Women in Remodeling.  Of the entire nation, they interviewed 8 women in the industry.  And of those 8 women, 3 of them come from the Seattle area.  I am honored to be recognized