Posts Tagged ‘Home repairs’

Minimizing Home Repair Costs

September 28, 2009

You can minimize contractor costs significantly by carefully reviewing and negotiating your contractor’s initial bid for your home remodel or repair. Having received bids ranging from as little as $50,000 to as high as $144,000 for my home restoration, I know first-hand how liberally contractors can pad their proposals.





Insurance and Home Repair Help for Tropical Storm Fay/Gustav Victims

August 24, 2008

I am actively involved in travels to assist tropical storm and hurricane victims. If you know of any community groups that would benefit from insurance claim and/or home repair advice, please post a comment here or write me directly at

Greetings from Harvard to Hardhat

August 17, 2008

Greetings from the author of From Harvard to Hardhat: How I Hired, Managed and Survived my Contractor. As a former flood victim, I lost my home and had to rebuild it from the ground up (literally)! My MBA may be from Harvard, but my contractor’s license is from the prestigious School of Hard Knocks. If you have a question about hiring a contractor, managing the construction process, surviving the experience or haggling with the insurance company, I will do my best to help. Just send a comment. New to blogging? Check out this excellent video at: