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Drainage time…

With a ridiculous amount of rain falling this time of year the phone starts to ring off the hook with a variety of water penetration issues. Gutters are overflowing, water is creeping and basements are […]

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Another unlicensed liar

Once again I recently had to work on a house where the owner had recruited an unlicensed smooth talking “contractor”. This low life was unlicensed and uninsured. He apparently lied to the owner for several […]

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Deck, fence, fence, deck, fence

We have just completed our second deck and our third fence for the summer. I love decks and fences. Deck and fence construction has all the components of a great carpentry project – design, creativity, […]

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What am I paying for?

I was chatting with a good friend of mine over the weekend. I was lamenting some of my past experiences of hiring a contractor and taking him at his word that he was skilled and […]

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Should you do it right?

Many contractors are faced with the conundrum of whether or not to do a job right or to just cover it up and move on. I have mentioned before that I used to work with […]

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Concrete Time and Tips

It is the time for all the outdoor projects that everyone has spent all winter dreaming about. Patios, porches, decks, fences, play structures and outdoor entertaining areas. Most, if not all of these projects involve […]

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How to pick the right contractor for your project

Many people ask me, how do I find a good contractor? My advice is always the same, ask your friends. In the world of contracting there are a lot of shoddy operators and smooth talkers. […]

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Summer love

Decks and Fences! Summer is almost here and it is a busy time of year with the requests for outdoor projects flooding in. Some tips to remember when considering your outdoor projects: There are codes […]

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Construction Recycling

I remember being an 8 year old roaming around a large construction site that my family was managing. The most interesting place for me on a daily basis was the dump pile. This pile of […]

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Spring projects

It is that time of year again. Web footed North-westerners start looking wistfully at their yards and contemplating the brief but beautiful summer we hope to see soon. Spring projects like patios, barbeques, decks and […]

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To permit or not to permit?

I regularly get approached to perform work on houses where the owner requests that the work not be permitted. I have heard things like, “it doesn’t matter”, or “I don’t care about permitting”, or “I […]

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Wrong materials for our climate

I was called to a spectacular residence last week. A house on a bluff overlooking the Willamette Valley and Mt Hood. The owner is a retired contractor. As I have said before, many contractor fear […]

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Team EVO – Futsal Finals

We lost the finals in spectacular fashion. We were a team that lost only one game and by just one point leading to the finals we were shocked by the playing level of the Migration […]

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Futsal Update – Lead up to the finals

The EVO Construction Futsal team won its 7th straight game last night, as a result we will appear in the Division 4 finals. Due to points we are in the final regardless of our result […]

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Camas growth

Yesterday EVO Construction picked up a couple of new clients in the Camas area of Washington. In construction the best ways to get new clients is for them to witness you work or to be […]

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Current Projects

EVO has several projects lined up over the next few months around the northwest, including: Several small construction projects in the Autumn Hills Estate in the Camas area Full house remodel in the Laurelhurst neighborhood […]

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Washington License

EVO recently registered as a general contractor in Washington State. This precipitated after we advertised on Craigslist and received overwhelming response from home owners in the greater Vancouver area.

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Winter Futsal Update

The EVO construction team is currently number one and undefeated with a 6-0 record in the Division 4 Argentine pool. Meanwhile Migration Brewing team is number one in the Division 4 Brazil pool. The number […]

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EVO Construction Futsal Team

EVO Construction sponsors a Futsal team that plays at Portland Futsal. The team first began in August of 2011. With a few mediocre seasons under its belt the EVO Futsal team recently won its league […]

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