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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Blue Ribbon wins the 2013 ‘Guildmaste​r With Distinctio​n’ Award

The annual Guildmaster Awards, presented by GuildQuality, celebrate service excellence in the building, remodeling, contracting, and real estate professions. Each year, GuildQuality gives special recognition to the companies that demonstrate an ability to deliver a consistently superior customer experience. Over the past few months, GuildQuality has reviewed more than 300 applicants for the 2013 Guildmaster […]

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

We get the job done!

Recently, we were tasked to complete a bathroom renovation in time for our client to have weekend guests.  Following is the email and photo we received from a very satisfied customer: John,   Just wanted you to know how much we appreciated Derrick and all the associated crews who met the deadline on our bathroom […]

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

What to Expect… When Remodeling

If you are planning a remodeling project soon, the following expectations will help you plan for a smooth running project. The following advice was taken from an article by Seattle remodeler, Anne Higuera. To read the full article click here: Dust and Noise. There’s no way to avoid it, but there are ways to contain […]

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Friday, February 1, 2013

2011 Tax Credits Return

From a recent article published in the News & Observer* on January 26, and thanks to the American Taxpayer Relief Act, homeowners are again able to claim tax credits on certain home improvements such as insulation, energy–smart windows and highly efficient furnaces. Additionally, these credits are retroactive; meaning improvements made in both 2012 and 2013 […]

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Top 10 Design Trends for 2013

Looking to make a major remodeling change this year? Or, maybe just a small ‘sprucing up’ project – then you’ll want to check out the latest and greatest ideas as recently reported by an award-winning remodeling firm.  And, don’t forget to call the Raleigh, NC based Blue Ribbon Residential Construction for projects both small and […]

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Raleigh Ranks Among Bloomberg’s 50 Best Places to Live

If you are looking for some place awesome to live, Raleigh, North Carolina is a great choice, according to Bloomberg. Whether it’s the 5 colleges and universities, including UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke and NC State, or the wide variety of bars, restaurants and things to do, there is a reason for everyone to love Raleigh. Raleigh […]

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Before and After New Front Porch

Although the home looks great as is, the homeowner wanted to make a beautiful statement and have it ready for their Christmas Decorations.  Stay tuned to see the progress and final photos.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Announcing….”Not So Big Remodeling”…Now in Paperback

I’m pleased to announce that Not So Big Remodeling has just been released in paperback, featuring a new introduction that’s tailored to the post-recession economy. Although this book has sold well in hardcover, I’ve been convinced for some time that once the economy starts to turn around, there will be a much bigger audience for […]

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Home building activity now vs. a year ago

Each month a report is issued to members of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh / Wake County.  This month’s report covered activity in June 2012 as well as a January through June comparison 2011 vs 2012.  Very nice progress on the home construction and renovation front.  Did you know that if all permits pulled […]

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

“Changing a workplace’s culture requires the right measurements……”

“Culture” is an overused workplace buzzword which can mean many different things. If company culture is some combination of “how we work, how we treat each other, how we serve customers, and what it is like to work here,” there is a powerful way to move all of these factors in an excellent direction: the […]

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