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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Rustic Whole House Renovation with Great Room, Man Cave, Kitchen/Dining Room

New Life!
This project "died" 3 years ago when the previous owner passed away. Hired by the new owner to breath some life into it, we had many challenges before us. Shoddy past work, bowed walls, missing components to name a few. The previously built custom cabinets were "re-purchased" and then dressed up with a hammered copper hood and reclaimed wood trims. The Great room walls had bowed out and we pulled it into alignment and added engineered collar ties with hammered steel gusset plates. An Awesome bar compliments the man cave.


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Master Bath "Switcheroo"

We "Switched up" this bathroom layout by swapping the shower and vanity locations. This allowed for a much more open floorplan while accommodating a spacious shower. By replacing the rarely used sunken tub with a more efficient and comfortable free-standing tub also freed up precious floor space. 
"I wanted to tell you great is was working with you and Chris (and the rest of your crew). Chris is super knowledgeable, quick to offer suggestions andquick to respond. He also has a good eye for detail. We love our new bathrooms. I almost don’t want to put anything in them so they stay new looking! We’re thrilled with everything we picked out. We love the cabinets, tops, tiles and fixtures!" Susan Urgo

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Hackers on the Prowl!

Contractors and Builders Beware!

Spammers are getting very personal and crafty with their phishing emails.

I received this email yesterday

I got your email contact on your website, I would like to build a new home in a couple of months time, would your company be capable of taking on this project for me? Please let me, I look forward to your prompt reply.

Best Regards
James Miller"

Thinking this was real, I responded and then recieved this email.
"Hello Dale,

Thank you for your reply, I would like to build a new family home for a change in living style. I have compiled all the details about the type of home, location, budget, number rooms and bathrooms, e.t.c on the Google Doc I have included in this email. Please review and let me know if your company can take on the project. 

I look forward to your reply.


James Miller"

Again, thinking this was real, I clicked on the link which took me to my Google Doc sign in...which I stupidly did, not noticing that this was the link at the top of the page. http://toys-story.ro/galben/css/share/2015/

Luckily, Google is on alert and when I got up this morning, had a message asking if I had signed in from a different location, which I hadn't. I immediately changed my password and so far, have not had any indication of problems. Holding my breath...

One access was from St . Charles, MD and the next...Nigeria.

Not all is what it seems, so take it from me...always look at the address bar, and never click an unknown link.

Be safe,
Dale Kramer

Thursday, August 6, 2015

That's a Wrap!

That's a Wrap!
at least for Lance's work trailer.
It showcases some of the projects we have done, and hopefully will be a real "eye-catcher"
Let us know what you think of it!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Aviary Addition

This job is for the birds...
We build this "Aviary Addition" for the owners many beautiful 
English Parakeets. In the process, they decided to add the new TREX deck, and a 2 car garage we are finishing next week. 
Complete with its own sink and easy clean vinyl floor, cleanup after their feathered friends will be a snap! ‪#‎englishparakeets‬ ‪#‎kteam‬ ‪#‎trexdeck‬‪#‎aviaryaddition‬ ‪#‎simontonwindows‬ ‪#‎designbuildaddition‬