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Communication: Key to project success

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The end of another year in the construction business; the beginning to a new one. Every year presents its challenges and opportunities to learn and expand expertise. But fundamentals remain constant. No matter the size of the project, communication is a critical component to the success or failure of a...
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Mark Up? What tha….?

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There are a great many articles authored by reputable sources which are written to inform and advise homeowners contemplating home improvement projects. Most articles list sound points to consider to help guide the inexperienced. I recently read an article in the Monterey County Herald Real Estate section entitled “How to save...
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Need advise on DIY projects? Ask us!

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If you are working on a remodeling or repair project of your own and need advise, feel free to contact Scheel Construction. We understand in that this economy you may want to tackle a project on your own. There are a lot of books “how to” books that can be...
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AutoCad and Kitchen Design Certification

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Tom and Jeannie Scheel have always been committed to continuing education and staying at the forefront within the construction industry so that we may better serve our residential and commercial clientele. That is why Tom is studying AutoCad and Jeannie is studying to become a Certified Kitchen Design Specialist. Together,...
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Construction of Olympic and Paralympic Village London 2012

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In the spirit of the 2012 Olympics, I thought I would blog about the enormous task of constructing what amounts to an entire city in a seven year period. London reportedly spent around 17 billion dollars in its preparation to host the 2012 Olympic Games. forconstructionpros.com listed some interesting facts...
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City Housing and Redevelopment Departments

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Did you know that every city and county has a department that provides grants and low interest loans to homeowners in need of improvements to their house? It is income qualified and you have to have some equity in your home. The main things the city wants is to see is...
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Hiring a General Contractor

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When you are contemplating a construction project, the most important aspect is choosing the right contractor. This can be a very daunting task when there are hundreds of contractors vying for your business. The following section was taken verbatim from the California Contractors State License Board web site: Make sure...
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Green Building in Monterey County, Ca.

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In the July 2nd issue of Time magazine there is a great article by Tim Newcomb about a 50,000 sq. ft. office building in Seattle, Washington under construction which aspires to function completely off the grid. This got me thinking about the confusion surrounding the concept of green building, Leadership...
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Beware of Unlicensed Contractors

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Alot of people use unlicensed contractors to save money on their remodeling, additions and other home improvement projects. But they are taking a huge risk if something goes wrong. Do you know that if an unlicensed contractor is hurt on your property, you will be the one paying for their injuries?...
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Welcome

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Welcome to Scheel Construction’s Blog a thousand mile journey begins with one step. No matter the size of the project you are contemplating, the scope can be daunting. Scheel Construction has the expert staff to guide your dream from inspiration to completion. We are a design & build general contractor and...
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