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Ten Questions to Ask BEFORE Building a Custom Home

At some point in life, most people experience the often gut-wrenching process of buying a home. That first home is usually something modest but the excitement is still palpable because it is a rite of passage.   As life continues, families decide they can afford and desire a custom-built home, with features and amenities that are designed specifically for their lifestyle. This is when the complications really kick in!

Fast Moving Residential Fires Can Be Deadly. Is Vinyl Siding the Culprit?

In the past 50 years, the economics of home construction have changed dramatically both in Colorado and the rest of the country. When vinyl siding and synthetic insulation materials were introduced in the 1960’s as a substitute for traditional brick and wood, tract homebuilders found their costs were reduced dramatically. In recent years, it is estimated by trade associations that homes wrapped in vinyl siding and synthetic insulation are purchased by 33 percent of new home buyers.

Step into the New Must-Have for Custom Homes: The Killer Kitchen!

The “mid-century modern” image of a wife like Harriett Nelson toiling away in the kitchen while her husband, Ozzie, sits in his easy chair and scans the afternoon newspaper or doles out Socratic wisdom to sons David and Ricky is a black and white relic found only on the Retro Television Network. These days, Ozzie would most likely be enjoying the company of his lovely wife while helping prepare his favorite gourmet dish.

Another Reason to be Proud to be a Coloradan: Brick made from the State’s Incredible Soil

Talk to a resident of Colorado – whether they are new to the state or have been here for generations – and there is good possibility that the word “proud” will makes its way into the conversation in the first few minutes. There is something about the state or perhaps its people (or both) that exudes pride.

The Original “Green” Building Material: Brick

One of the hottest topics in the construction industry today is “green buildings.” This is a catch-all phrase that describes construction materials and building techniques which are environmentally friendly. These buildings require less energy to heat and cool and save their owners thousands of dollars over the life of the building. They can withstand the ravages of elements for generations and they are most likely constructed of materials that come from the earth.​

The Trump Presidency: What Does This Mean if You’re a Millennial Home Buyer?

When the preliminary tally of the Electoral College was announced at about 3 a.m. November 9, 2016, many were surprised to learn that the U.S. President-elect was businessman and real estate developer Donald J. Trump. Based on news accounts, it is safe to say most business leaders – including bankers, CEO’S and even members of the Federal Reserve – did not see this coming.

Acme Brick Company Earns Nationally Acclaimed “Partners of Choice Award” From David Weekley Homes For Fifth Consecutive Year

Aug. 1, 2016 - Acme Brick Company is one of only 14 companies nationwide that have received David Weekley Homes’ highly coveted 2015 “Partners of Choice Award” with an “A, A” ranking.  Acme achieved the “A” rating for both Quality and for Service.  This is the fifth consecutive year that Acme has been chosen a “Partner of Choice” - one of only four in this group of 14 national companies to have done so.

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