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Bold Approach: Four bathrooms prove color is still trending
FROM M Magazine
Photos by Mike Kaskel
Two baths — each with distinctly different vibes — in the same one-story, lannon stone, midcentury modern home in Wauwatosa have their own bold purpose: to keep a mature couple in their home for as long as possible while expanding facilities for guests.
Should you hire a contractor or a handyman?
FROM FOX6 NOW
Tom Mainville of NARI and Story Hill Renovations says when hiring a contractor, it’s important to do your research first.
“If they have references, check them,” Mainville recommended.
In addition, be sure to ask if they have a general contractor’s license, liability insurance and if there will be a contract that includes payment terms, materials and the length of the project.
Maximize Your Living Space
With the Wauwatosa housing market becoming more competitive each day, many Tosa area residents are turning to local Milwaukee NARI contractors to create additional living spaces, and update their homes. While many have made the Tosa area home, many residences need upgrades or additional space to account for growing families.
Sponsoring The Tosa Farmers Market
As a sponsor of the Tosa Farmers Market this year, Story Hill Renovations, working with Bliffert’s Lumber and Hardware, constructed a new storage shed. They volunteered their time and talent to provide a much needed space to the market. Go to the market and check it out!
Seven Remodeled Tosa Homes On Yearly Tour
The home at 2553 N. Swan Blvd. was completely remodeled after Nancy Lehninger and her family lived there for 28 years. Lehninger said Story Hill Renovations did work on the home next door and they were on the tour in 2016. She liked what she witnessed and hired them for her project.
Garage Renovation Reveal
FROM ASK FOR PURPLE.COM
Tom Mainville of Story Hill Renovations handled our PURPLE-to-Perfect garage renovation. Tom is a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), which is a trade organization of high-quality remodeling professionals. As a NARI member, we knew we were hiring an individual who had made a strong commitment to professionalism, and Tom did not disappoint.
Milwaukee NARI Presents New Berlin Schools with Gift of Tools for Construction Program, SkillsUSA Competition
FROM WAUKESHA PATCH
Representatives of the Milwaukee National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Foundation and the NARI Workforce Development Board presented students from the School District of New Berlin’s construction program with a gift of tools and equipment to support lab space at New Berlin Eisenhower and New Berlin West on Feb. 28.
Tom Explains the Importance of Researching Contractors
FROM FOX6 NOW
“You have to do your homework when you’re giving someone the keys to your house,” said Tom Mainville of Story Hill Renovations, LLC.
Mainville is a certified home remodeler through the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Mainville recommends doing a thorough background check.
“Checking trade associations. Are they part of Milwaukee NARI? Are they part of the Better Business Bureau?” Mainville said.
Brown Deer students build dugouts for baseball team
When the Brown Deer baseball team takes the field in the spring, the Falcons will have brand new dugouts constructed by their classmates in the school’s construction program.
Previously, the baseball team used benches from the football locker room that were positioned behind a fence. Unlike teams from other schools, they didn’t have any shelter from the rain or sun. When Dave Lucre took over as varsity baseball coach in 2015, he submitted a request to the district to replace the dugouts, repair the often-dysfunctional scoreboard and make the scoreboard more visible by relocating it from the depths of center field to the near right field foul line.
The scoreboard was fixed last year, and for the last two months, students in Brown Deer’s construction program have been working to build two new dugouts. The dugouts will even have a bench, so they won’t have to borrow one from the locker room anymore. Read More.