Aaron Marvin was honored with with a national award, the Council Award for Demonstrating Remodeling Excellence (CADREs), for Outstanding Council Chair from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers in 2016.
One of the hardest decisions you will have to make for your new home or remodel are paint finishes. You look at them each day, so it’s important to know which options are best when it comes to your paint.
Published on October 26th, 2016 | 06:18pm | by shop-act | Additions, blog, Custom Homes, Remodels
We often hear the term, “the house has good bones”, but what is meant by that statement and how do you know if your house meets those standards?
Published on June 27th, 2016 | 06:18pm | by shop-act | blog, Custom Homes, Remodels
If your house had a handshake, the doors would represent its greeting. Whether it’s a high-five, hand crusher, or normal shake your doors reflect your style.
Published on March 25th, 2016 | 06:18pm | by shop-act | blog, Custom Homes, Remodels
Our job at ACT Builders is to create your dream home, and we’re good at our job. We are experts at taking care of every detail to ensure your new residence is all you hoped for. So while we do our part, what can you do to lessen the stress of the upcoming move to your new home? Is there even such thing as a stress-less move? Not likely, unless you’re a hermit crab. It’s pretty much guaranteed that either moving out from your home while it is being remodeled or moving into a new home will cause a touch… Read the Full Post »
Published on July 30th, 2015 | 06:18pm | by shop-act | Additions, blog, Custom Homes, Remodels
The home of your dreams could be floating around as pictures in your mind’s eye. You see images of how you like to live and relax, raise your children, entertain your friends, pamper your family and guests, and where you would like to age with dignity. These bits and fragments of ideas can come together in reality with our help. At ACT Builders, we know how to bring your dream homes into the real world right here in Portland and Vancouver. Our first step is pulling your ideas into a housing wish list. Whether you do this with hard copy photos… Read the Full Post »
Published on May 28th, 2015 | 06:18pm | by shop-act | blog, Custom Homes
Eco Friendly Building Materials Can Make All the Difference If you’re trying to be eco-friendly while building your dream home, you might think there’s no way you can compensate for the carbon emissions and resources that you use. However, if you stick to using green companies and you choose your building materials carefully, you could stand to create a truly environmentally friendly home. Make sure you consider eco friendly building materials including: 1. Bamboo Bamboo is an incredibly eco-friendly building material that can be used for a variety of building jobs. Whether you choose to go the whole hog and… Read the Full Post »
Published on March 7th, 2013 | 06:18pm | by Aaron Marvin | blog
If you are designing a new sustainable building or home and have the opportunity to select your windows from the cutting edge options available today, these general guidelines will help you make logical decisions. There is a true science behind low-e coatings that bares the necessity of mentioning that no two low-e coatings are created equal. However, this is not to say that some products are universally better than others, but that selecting the right window depends on the climate it is being installed in and orientation to the sun. In order to receive maximum energy efficiency, each window on a building… Read the Full Post »
Published on February 14th, 2013 | 06:18pm | by Aaron Marvin | blog
There is no reason for people to go thumbing through page after page in a magazine or book to try and find that perfect look for their home. In the modern age of technology there is an app for that. Sites like Houzz and Pinterest llow for people to look up pictures and ideas for what they wish to accomplish around their home. If you have never been on these sites I need to warn you that there is the potential for you to become addicted to these sites. Often times we come into projects with the home owner either… Read the Full Post »
Published on July 10th, 2012 | 06:18pm | by Aaron Marvin | blog
As we are heading into the summer time it is important to begin planning for the improvements that you are planning for your home. No matter how big or small your home improvement budget is you will be able to stretch it further will appropriate planning. We all have the desire to create a wonderful and comfortable space for us to live and entertain in. 1) Choose the space you wish to update or repair: It is unrealistic to think that we will be able to do all of the improvements that we wish to do on our homes all… Read the Full Post »