October 1, 2017

As a general contractor, I get asked lots of home improvement questions, but, one of the most common is about preparing the home for the winter season. In this blog, I have compiled a list of easy-to-complete tasks to prepare the home for winter.

1. Check the Furnace (Cost: $ 10, 45 minutes)

I'll start with the furnace since this appliance will be used the most often and it is the most costly to replace. 

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August 25, 2017

There's always a learning curve, whether studying to be a doctor, training to become an Olympic athlete, or simply becoming a great general contractor. And, Rick Vargas, the Owner of DDT Home Transformations, took a path not unlike many successful entrepreneurs before him, where round-the-clock dedication, sacrifice, and good, old fashioned perseverance paved the road to eventually leading a highly succes...

July 30, 2017

Building a deck starts with selecting a material. In this installment of Pros & Cons of decking material, we will cover the benefits and drawbacks of western red cedar. 

Cedar Wood Decking 

What is Western Red Cedar? The lumber comes from the forests on the coast of the Pacific Northwest. It is a lightweight, naturally outside-tolerant wood that is red-to-pink in color. Its scientific name is Thuja pl...

July 10, 2017

Finding the right contractor to build a deck is the most important decision of the entire process, especially when incorporating complex design elements such as bending deck boards, shaping rail systems to fit curves, and installing deck boards at various angles. The end result is a beautiful low-maintenance deck, but ensuring the final product lives up to expectations starts with selecting the right pers...

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