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Friday, March 25, 2011

Fruit Heights couple locked in battle with homebuilder, city - ksl.com

Fruit Heights couple locked in battle with homebuilder, city - ksl.com

This a KSL story about a couple whose home is failing because the builder cut corners and materials to make an extra buck and the city turned its head the other way. I wonder how many other homes are having similar problems and the owners don’t know what to do.

It is a sad commentary on the building industry. There is a distinct lack of craftsmanship in homebuilding today. Too many builders are more interested in how cheaply they can build a home and still charge top dollar for them rather than building a home that will last for centuries. All too often we are called in to repair failing homes that are only a couple of years old because they were poorly built to begin with. I hope the homeowners are able to get both the city and Richmond America to do the right thing and stand behind their work.

Our driving force at Harper & Company is a passion for our craft and our commitment to quality. We stand behind all of our work and know our clients will never have to worry about their home developing problems caused by poor construction practices and materials. One of our specialties is performing historic restorations. In the older structures we work on you can see the care taken by the craftsmen of decades and centuries past. We are committed to building new homes toady that will still be beautiful and functional homes in a hundred years and stand the test of time.

If you have any questions about your home’s integrity please contact us.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Basement Finish Article

This is a neat article about how you can make your basement a more functional and welcoming part of your home. It fits with the basement addition project(s) we have and are building. Enjoy.

Out of the Darkness: Transforming a Dark Basement Into a Light, Open Living Space - Basement, Design

To better integrate this downstairs space into the home and make it more than just a basement demanded some bold spatial manipulation from architect Joe Eisner...

Friday, March 18, 2011

Excavation Begins

We started the excavation and concrete cutting for the Basement Addition. This is the long, slow part of the process but it's also the most important. We go to great lengths to make sure the foundation is strong and stable. For more pictures of the project and to see the progress as it happens look up the photo album on our Facebook Page: Harper & Company

We will aslo post updates to our Twitter account: Harpercompany

We welcome your comments and insight. Let us know what you think.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

New Basement Addition

We are starting a new basement addition project in Park City. It's a unique process to add a basement to an existing home. We have added basements to homes several times now and are becoming specialists on foundation retrofits. We'll post some photos as the project progresses and let our readers in on the details.

We have found that we enjoy working on unique projects that are out of the ordinary and require unique problem solving to help our clients achieve their goals and dreams. As we progress with the project please feel free to ask questions or post comments.

Matthew Harper