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November 15, 2017
How to Prep your Home for the Holidays!

It's that time of year again, the holidays are quickly approaching. Thanksgiving is already next week! The holidays are fun and exciting, but the food prep, traveling, gift exchanges, etc can make it a little busy and chaotic. So many things to do!! 

While everyone's "to do" lists are likely quite long already, it is important to remember to prep your home for the holidays; especially if you are hosting! Of course there's decorating and planning tablescapes, but here are some other tasks to get your home ready for the holidays.

Living/All Areas

  • Replace burned out light bulbs in every room
  • Tighten any loose cabinets, drawers & handles
  • Check all handrails to make sure they are secure.
  • Schedule a professional carpet cleaning if the carpets are looking dirty
  • Clean windows so your guests can see your decorations or beautifully falling snow
  • A fresh coat of paint can really spruce up any room in the house

Entry/Outside

  • Check that your snow blower works
  • Clear driveway and walkways of snow and ice - don't want anyone to slip and fall
  • Make sure your outdoor house lights are functioning properly and they are turned on when it's dark
  • Check the caulking and weather stripping around windows & doors -- no one likes a cold draft

Kitchen

  • Go through and clear out your fridge, so there is room for all the delicious food
  • Clean the microwave - it's bound to get used by a guest
  • Make sure the garbage disposal is working
  • Clearly define your recycling and garbage containers to make it easy for your guests
  • Have leftover containers available or invite your guests to bring their own

Bathrooms

  • Make sure the toilets are operating properly
  • Check that your bath fans are working -- ventilation is an important part of keeping your bathroom clean & mildew free
  • Make sure you have enough guest bath and/or hand towels
  • Always wise to have extra toilet paper in site and maybe a plunger; just in case :)

We hope you found our guide on prepping your home for the holidays helpful. If you have any questions, feel free contact us.

October 24, 2017
Career In Construction!

Did you know, October is Career In Construction month? We may be biased, but we think it is the best industry to work in! A career in construction is exciting, rewarding and challenging. Within the construction industry, there are many roles and career paths you can take.

Construction Positions:

  • Carpenter
  • Construction Superintendent
  • Estimator
  • Project Manager
  • And More!

Other construction trades including mechanical, electrical, engineering, and architectural are also great construction career options. There are construction jobs suited for all different interests and skill sets...something for everyone.

career in construction means:

  • High Job Placement 
  • Great Salary & Growth Opportunities
  • Less College Debt (Compared to 4 Year College Degrees)

Here's what a few of our team members have to say about their career in construction.

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Roger Kirchner - Carpenter

Growing up on a farm got me interested in the construction industry. We'd tear down every building on the farm and then rebuild it with my dad. Now, I like starting with something not so great and making it look beautiful. It is nice to see what you've accomplished at the end of the day. 

 

Matt Cecko - Estimator/PM

What I like most about my career in construction is the variety of projects we do. Each project is different and unique, so I learn something new each day. 

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Tony Knier - Lead Carpenter

I loved LEGOS as a child. Building in construction is very similar to building with LEGOS. You have certain types and shapes of building pieces that can "go together" in a variety of different ways, depending on what the instructions (or plans) call for. Each build is different, but the essential "building blocks" for them remain the same, allowing for infinite creativity. 

 

Hope Schroeder - Carpenter

I went into the construction industry because I wanted to follow in my dad's footsteps! He worked as a carpenter for 34 years and continues to do so in his retirement.

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Dale Gruber - Owner/Everything

When I first started out, I worked as a carpenter and after about 10 years in the industry, I started my own business. I went into carpentry because I always liked working with my hands and building things. For many years, I wore the hat of carpenter, estimator, project manager and accountant. Now as a general contractor estimator/project manager, I enjoy seeing a project being built and how happy the customers are when completed...it is a great feeling. 

September 6, 2017
Types of Proposals

At Home Check Plus, we have a few types of proposal options. The reason being, we do a wide variety of different projects of all sizes and complexity. Continue reading to learn more about each proposal type.

 

1. Time & Material or T & M 

Time & Material proposals are as the name suggests...we provide our hourly rates and your project invoice will include the time and material required to complete the project. This is a very efficient process. There is less office time involved being we don't develop a complete scope of work and receive material or subcontractor pricing. With over 30 years in the remodeling industry and our highly skilled carpenters, we have the knowledge to tackle any project. T & M proposals are often used for smaller projects (i.e.: replacing doors) or projects with some unknowns (i.e.: potential rotted wood). T & M proposals also work well for large scale projects, where having an exact project cost might not be essential. 

 

2. Hard Bid 

The hard and thorough bid is our most common proposal type. It is very detailed and outlines exactly what is all included. We likely will include allowances (i.e.: cabinetry, countertop, flooring), which means we've factored in a certain amount for that aspect of the project. Depending on the selections chosen during that phase of the project, that amount could end up being more, less or right on the money. If your project should come in under our bid price, we always provide a credit on your invoice. Hard bid proposals are popular for kitchens, bathrooms, porches and window replacement projects.

 

3. Budget 

Our budget proposal isn't quite as formal as the above two, however it is worth noting. We often provide a budget when you're in the planning phase of a project, maybe not 100% sure if you want to do it or would like to know how much to save. We've completed many remodeling projects over the years, so while we won't know the exact details, we can provide a range for your particular project. So when we ask for your budget, our intention isn't to get the most money out of you. We simply know what most projects will cost and we want to make sure we both are on the same page. Or with your budget number, we can share with you what is feasible with your budget amount and how to get the most bang for your buck.


During our initial phone conversation with you, we learn more about your project and help determine the best proposal option for you. Regardless of the type of proposal we use for your project, we believe in being honest and fair with our clients. We guarantee we'll provide you with the best value and quality workmanship.

July 14, 2017
Tape Measure Fun Facts!

The tape measure is easily the most used and important tool in our tool box. Dale always says, "Measure twice, cut once." In honor of National Tape Measure Day, here are some interesting history and fun facts about the tape measure.

  • Alvin J. Fellows of New Haven, Connecticut received the patent for a spring-click tape measure in 1868.
  • The invention originated in Sheffield, England by James Chesterman around 1829.
  • Chesterman was in the business of making "flat wire" for crinoline hoop skirts that were in fashion back then.  He developed a heat treated process that made the flat wire stronger.  When that fashion trend faded, he was left with a surplus of metal tape.
  • Chesterman then decided to put graduated marks on very long steel tapes, so he could market them to surveyors -- hoping they'd find his product's lightweight, more accurate and easy to coil & uncoil design appealing.
  • Chesterman's tapes sold in the United States for $17, which is about $300 in today's money.
  • Fellows' main contribution was the method of attaching the spring clip, which locks the tape and doesn't retract until you release the clip.
  • The steel tape measure didn't become popular until the 1940s.  Before that, the carpenter's folding wooden ruler was the most commonly used collapsible measuring device in the United States.
  • In 1876, Justus Roe & Sons began manufacturing steel tape measures in the United States.
  • Some tape measures have an additional black diamond mark every 19.2 inches, which is used for floor trusses and a special mark every 16 inches, which is the standard interval for studs in housing.
  • With the advancement in technology, tape measures are now available in digital form and some styles use lasers and ultrasonic technology to measure. 
January 31, 2017
HCP Wins Best of Houzz 2017!

All of us at Home Check Plus are so honored to receive "Best of Customer Service" on Houzz

We truly value our clients and strive to provide them with the best service and workmanship in the home remodeling industry. Building client relationships where they trust us, are happy with their remodeling experience and choose us again for their next project is very important to us. Home Check Plus is celebrating our 20th year in business this year - we'd like to say THANK YOU to our wonderful clients for the many years of success and we look forward to another 20 years of servicing your home remodeling needs.  

The Best of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews. A "Best of Houzz 2017" badge will appear on our profile as a sign of our commitment to excellence.

Check out our Houzz profile, here.

If you've had a positive experience working with Home Check Plus, we'd love for you to write a review for us. Click here.

Not familiar with Houzz? Well, it is the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The website has tons of photos, so it is great for getting design ideas for all types of home projects. Let's say you want to remodel your kitchen -- you can create a "Kitchen Remodel" ideabook and save photos of kitchen design elements you like. Then share your idea book with Home Check Plus! 

May 4, 2016
Why Choose a Design-Build Remodeling Contractor

One of the aspects I enjoy most about my job is seeing a project go from concept to completion. The process is incredibly satisfying. The great thing about being a design-build contractor, is we get to experience this on a regular basis; both with residential and Dale Gruber Construction's commercial projects. We also get to work closely with our clients and guide them throughout the various construction phases.


What is Design-Build?

Being a design-build remodeling contractor simply means we can both design and build your remodel project. The design aspect can include a variety of different elements of project, such as:

  • Drawing plans
  • Creating layout
  • Determining architectural style
  • Selecting products & finishes
  • Developing solutions
  • Suggesting design elements

Benefits of working with a Design-Build Remodeler

One point of contact and one contract. Working with us means you're working with just one company from start to finish. 

Efficient. Our design-build projects are completed efficiently and in a shorter time frame. The process is streamlined and well thought out to keep the project progressing.

Smooth process. When one entity is responsible for any and all construction and design elements, it prevents conflicting recommendations from contractor and architect. We create a team for the project and work collaboratively; making it a smooth experience for the homeowner. 

Best value. As a design-build remodeler we deliver the best value by evaluating budget solutions early in the design process. As ideas are brought to the table, they can be analyzed and determine what is right for the job.

Communication. Communication is incredibly important for projects to be successful. A design-build contractor facilitates open communication and makes sure all team members stay on the same page. We also make it a priority to keep the homeowner informed from the initial visit to the completion.

Cost savings. Essentially all the points stated above lead to cost savings. Design-build projects are delivered faster, more cost-effective and with fewer change orders that lead to unforeseen costs and schedule delays. We focus on making sure our projects are completed on time and on (or under) budget. 

We'd love to help design and build your next home project! Give us a call at 320-529-4800 or click here to send an email.

-Dale

July 15, 2015
Dale Gruber's Construction Career Story

We sat down with Dale Gruber, the owner of Home Check Plus and Dale Gruber Construction and asked him a few questions about his career in construction.

Why did you want to go into carpentry/construction?

I always liked making things with my hands. I made many toys, barns, and other items growing up as a kid. I helped my grandpa tear down homes and saved the wood to use on the farm buildings. I enjoyed building and repairing many buildings on the farm growing up, so I thought this is what I would like to do.

What's the 1st thing you remember building?

As a kid, maybe fourth grade, I built a model size barn 3’-0’,4’-0” x 3’-0” high It was complete with the horseshoe style hay barn, stanchions for the cows and all the other items that went into a barn back in the 60’s. The barn had a rope and pulley system to haul miniature hay bales into the barn by hooking a toy tractor onto the rope and pulling them up. This was modeled after the real system in barns back then. In high school I made a magazine rack and many other pieces of furniture in wood shop.

What's do you enjoy most about working in the industry? Being the President/Owner of HCP & DGC?

I really enjoy coming up with a design solution for the customer. Whether it is a remodeling job or a new project, I like seeing a project progress to completion. It is also nice to see my employees proud of what they have accomplished. As an owner, it is great helping employees grow in their knowledge year after year and like what they do.

Editor's note: I thought he would say getting to work with his daughter :)

What skills or qualities are important to have in this line of work?

I believe patience, honesty and having the ability to visualize ideas for customers are very valuable. I think it is also important to like working both indoors & outdoors, enjoy figuring things out mathematically & visually and have the desire to continue learn new ways of doing things.

If you could give some advice to someone considering a career in construction, what would it be?

My advice would be to take as many design drafting, shop, communication and math/accounting classes as you can in high school. It’s all relevant to construction whether you want to work for someone in construction or own your own business.

For those who are considering a job change or are wondering what to do after high school, consider going to a tech college like SCTCC for the Carpentry program or the Construction Technology program; depending on what type of construction field you would like to be in.  There is a wealth of knowledge available in these programs for the construction industry. They also give you an edge over someone that has not gone through the program.

April 17, 2015
Tool Time - Architect's Scale
  • An architect scale, a tool we use regularly, is a specialized ruler designed to aid in the drafting and measuring of architectural drawings. 
  • Traditional architect scales are prism shaped.
  • An architect scale has numbers that run incrementally both from left to right and right to left. A whole number or fraction to the left or right of the number line indicates the scale those numbers represent. .
  • Architect scales use fractions and have the following dimensional relationships:

3/32" = 1'- 0"          3/16" = 1'- 0"

1/8" = 1'- 0"          1/4" = 1'- 0"

3/4" = 1'- 0"          3/8" = 1'- 0"

1/2" = 1'- 0"          1" = 1'- 0"

1 1/2" = 1'- 0"          3" = 1'- 0"

 The scale also includes a standard ruler.

  • A set of plans may include a variety of different scales. The selected scale is normally found in the title block in the lower right corner of the drawing. 
  • Most commonly used scales for floor plans are the 1/8 and 1/4. The 3/8 and 3/4 are often used for detailed sections. 
  • Scales were traditionally made of wood (pictured: Dale's scale purchased in 1972), but today they are usually made of plastic or aluminum. 
  • An engineer scale is shaped similar, but it is used for civil drawings. Instead of fractions, an engineer scale uses decimals and is designed only to be read from left to right. 
October 28, 2014
Hammer Time!

One might think a hammer is a hammer, right? Actually, there are different hammers for different applications. The wide variety of hammer designs lets you find one that's right for your project. Here are three of the most common types of hammers:

Finish Hammer

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- Short handle, less than 16 inches long
- Curved claw for easy nail removal
- For finish nails


Curved or Straight Claw Hammer

Hammers_8.JPG - Usually around 16 oz 
- For driving and removing nails
- Performing general carpentry
- Curved claw provides leverage when removing nails
- Straight clasw designed for ripping out boards


Framing Hammer

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- For driving and removing large nails
- Performing heavy carpentry work
- Added weight and longer handle give added power to the hammer.


The handle of a hammer can be wood, steel or fiberglass. The benefit of steel or fiberglass is that they are stronger and have better balance. The cost of hammers can vary significantly. Generally speaking, the price reflects the quality of how the hammer is made and how it will perform. If you plan to use the hammer a lot, I recommend investing in a good quality hammer. 

The other day, we had a friendly little hammering competition between Home Check Plus and Dale Gruber Construction. CLICK HERE to watch the video and see who won! 

-Dale

April 28, 2014
Tool Time - Level

A level is one of the many tools we use on a regular basis. Since it is such an important tool for our trade we thought we'd do a little research on the level. Did you know...?

  • A spirit level or bubble level is an instrument designed to indicate whether a surface is horizontal (level) or vertical (plumb).
  • Melchisedech Thevenot invented the spirit level sometime around February 1661. 
  • Early spirit levels had two banana-shaped curved glass vials at each viewing point and were complicated to use.
  • In the 1920s Henry Ziemann, the founder of Empire Level Mfg, Corp., invented the modern level with a single vial. 
  • These vials have a slightly curved glass tube which is incompletely filled with a liquid, usually a colored spirit or alcohol, leaving a bubble in the tube.
  • Alcohol instead of water is usually used because alcohol has low viscosity and surface tension, which allows the bubble to move and settle.
  • A colorant such as fluorescein, typically yellow or green, may be added to increase the visibility of the bubble. 
  • A traditional carpenter's spirit level is usually made of wood, aluminum or composite material with a small window in the middle where the spirit level is mounted. Two markings designate where the bubble should be if the surface is level. 
  • There are a variety of other types of spirit levels including: surveyor's leveling instrument, torpedo level and electronic level.

source:wikipedia

February 20, 2014
New Home Construction!

While our day to day business consists mainly of home remodeling and handyman projects, we usually build about one custom home each year. It is a nice change of pace and enjoyable to see something truly built from the ground up. We're in the process of building a new home in St. Cloud -- check out these construction photos and watch the video of the concrete footings being poured. 

Excavation...

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Thawing the ground with heat lines...

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Pouring concrete foundation...

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Insulating concrete footings...

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WATCH this video of the concrete footings being poured!

 

January 28, 2014
Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report

Remodeling Magazine's annual Cost vs. Value report is now out! A few projects with the highest return on your investment are:

1. Window Replacement (wood)

Andersen Wood Window

2. Deck Addition (wood)

Deck - After - Treated Wood

3. Minor Kitchen Remodel

 Kitchen Remodel

4. Basement Remodel

Entertainment Area

Click here for the complete Cost vs. Value report.

January 17, 2014
Construction Project Manager/Estimator Job Opening

We are currently looking for a full-time experience project manager/estimator.  We offer excellent benefits and competitive salaries. 

Responsibilities

  • Review project plans/specifications and prepare bid proposals.
  • Represent the company well by establishing good relationships with employees, homeowners, subcontractors and vendors.
  • Create project schedule and ensure that construction activities are progressing according to schedule.
  • Manage site work logistics effectively and efficiently.
  • Communicate effectively with other construction team members

Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Trade school diploma or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years experience in estimating & project coordination of residential and light commercial building and remodeling projects
  • 1-2 years experience in drawing with DATA CAD or equivalent
  • Must be fluent in Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and make effective decisions.
  • Strong leadership, problem solving and teamwork skills
  • Positive attitude and professional customer service skills
  • Must have a vehicle, valid MN driver's license
 

How to Apply 

Send your resume to rachel@homecheckplus.com, mail it to: 120 Osseo Avenue North, St. Cloud, MN 56303 or visit our office and fill out an application.

 

November 19, 2013
Dale Gruber Construction celebrates 30 years!

Dale Gruber Construction is celebrating 30 years! Wow! I started my own business in the fall of 1983 with a pick-up truck full of tools and a dream to build a business based on integrity, value and customer service. With hard work, long hours and determination, I made that dream into reality. Looking back on the last 30 years, I'm very proud of the company I've built and I'm looking forward to another 30+ years of "building today for a better tomorrow."

I must thank our many loyal customers; associations such as the CMBA, ABC & the Chamber and companies like Mathew Hall Lumber who gave us leads in the early years. I'd also like to thank our current employees – Steve, the office manager/controller, who's been with us for more than 20 years, Matt, who's been the estimator/project manager for Home Check Plus (our residential remodeling division) for 8 years, Rachel (my daughter), who has advanced our presence with her unbelievable marketing skills for the past 5 years, the field guys Tony, Roger & Doug, who have been with us for many years and Paul, Travis & Bear who joined the team more recently. Last but not least, the rest of my family – my oldest daughter, Medora, who is a teacher, my youngest daughter, Meghan, who has her own architectural design business and my wife, Dianne, who has been there for me through all these years.

So with all the support mentioned above, the Dale Gruber Construction team is excited to continue serving our customers for many more years to come with the same integrity, value and customer service.

Thanks everyone for the past 30 years. It has been great!!

-Dale

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August 27, 2013
Did You Know...? - Blueprints
  • A blueprint is a reproduction of a technical drawing, documenting an architecture or an engineering design, using a contact print process on light sensitive sheets.
  • Invented in the 19th century, the blueprint process allowed rapid and accurate reproduction of documents used in the construction industry.
  • The introduction of the blueprint process eliminated the expense of hand-tracing original drawings; a blueprint was one-tenth of the cost.
  • Also called cyanotype, a blueprint is characterized by light colored lines on a blue background, a negative of the original.
  • Various materials have been used for blueprints including: paper, linen, imitation vellum and polyester film.
  • In the early 1940s, traditional blueprints were largely replaced by diazo prints, also known as whiteprints -- these have blue lines on a white background.
  • The blueprint process is still used for special artistic & photographic effects, on paper and fabrics.
  • In the construction industry today, large-format xerographic photocopiers are mostly used and usually just called "prints" or "drawings."
August 20, 2013
CMBA Tour of Homes!

Mark your calendars, folks -- the CMBA Tour of Homes is just around the corner and this year Home Check Plus will be showcasing a custom-built home! The design includes large open spaces, tall ceilings with tray & vaulted areas, and expansive window walls with great views of the river area. The home has beautiful custom cabinetry, granite & Cambria quartz countertops, and hardwood & tile floors. A built-in fireplace with Cambria hearth is an amazing focal point of the living area & a must see! Exterior features include worry-free stucco and cultured stone, vaulted wood beam entry, 3-stall garage and a beautiful landscaped yard with stamped concrete patio overlooking the Sauk River. Here's some photos of the home, but make sure to stop by September 13-15, 20-22, 2013 to see the beautiful features in person!

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Kitchen Custom Built Home - Living Room
Bathroom Bathroom

June 13, 2013
Tool Time - The Carpenter Pencil

The carpenter pencil - an important tool for remodeling contractors. While we use a carpenter pencil every day, it rarely gets the lime light. Sure, it may not be as thrilling as using power tools, but the carpenter pencil does make our life easier and deserves to be showcased! So, here we go...

  • A carpenter pencil is a pencil that has a hexagonal shape with flat sides and no eraser. 
  • The flat sides keep it from rolling away, even when placed on an inclined surface.
  • The earliest known example of a carpenter pencil similar to those used today was found in a German house in the 17th century.
  • Carpenter pencils have harder and therefore stronger graphite, so they are suitable for writing on most surfaces, including concrete & stone.
  • The non round core allows for thick or thin lines to be drawn, just by rotating the pencil.
  • Carpenter pencils are also easier to grip because they have a larger surface area.
  • Due to their shape, they are typically sharpened with a knife -- either a chisel end (for fine lines) or a flatter end (for textured material surfaces).
  • Want to learn how to sharpen a carpenter pencil? Click here to watch our video of Dale Gruber explaining how.
April 16, 2013
Helpful Guide to Selecting a Professional Remodeler

When planning to remodel your home, you want nothing less than a professional job. Who wouldn’t want the best quality in terms of workmanship and materials when it comes to improving your most prized and most valuable asset? However, when it comes to selecting a remodeler, too many times people forget the time-proven adage that “you get what you pay for.”

The dilemma that confronts many homeowners is the desire for a top-notch job at the lowest possible price. With price as the primary focus, you may be ignoring other criteria that may carry more weight in producing a successfully completed project and a smooth working relationship with the remodeler. 

It’s understandable that price is a major consideration when it comes to remodeling. As a homeowner, it is important to understand that remodeling is a service and not merely a product. This service encompasses the intangibles that make up the process of remodeling – how everything comes together and results in a satisfying experience and an acceptable finished product. The materials and products that go into it can’t define a professional job alone. 

Rather than selecting a remodeler based on where one bid falls compared to others, shift your focus to finding a professional remodeler; then go about getting a bid on your job.

Some important characteristics you should be looking for to ensure that you hire a professional remodeler are: 

Experience – Ask how long the remodeler has been in business. Longevity suggests financial stability, which is necessary for the remodeler to finish the job and still be available if problems crop up after the job is completed. Also, the more jobs the company has completed, the more expertise the remodeler will bring to your project and the hidden surprises that remodeling typically entails.

Reputation – Look to the remodelers’ former and current customers to gauge the company’s reputation. Obtain the names and phone numbers of customers you can call to get their impressions of the company’s work and customer service.

Business Credentials - A good place to start your search for a remodeler is with your local builders association and it’s affiliated local Remodelers Council. Groups like these help to keep their members informed about new products, construction techniques, business practices and industry issues. Participation demonstrates a remodeler’s commitment to professionalism and to the remodeling industry.

License and Insurance - Ask to see a copy of the remodeler’s license.  It is also important to verify that the remodeler carries workers’ compensation and liability insurance.

If your goal is a professional remodeling project, then your best bet is to hire a professional remodeler who possesses these recommended characteristics. The extra cost will pay for itself in the satisfaction you receive while the project is in progress and during the many years you will enjoy the completed project. 

Home Check Plus would be happy to be the remodeling contractor you select! Give us a call 320-529-4800 or email rachel@homecheckplus.com

January 3, 2013
Seasons of Giving!

Thanks to all of you who liked Home Check Plus on Facebook. Because of you, we donated 145 items of food to Catholic Charities Food Shelf, equaling around 200 pounds of food! Then in December, we raised $250 for The Salvation Army! Home Check Plus likes to give!

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