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2017: Albrite Building Year in Review

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As another year comes to an end, we wanted to take a moment to wish you a Happy New Year filled with peace and prosperity! 2017 was a fantastic year at Albrite Building and we look forward to working with you in 2018. Last year was an exciting year for Albrite Building. We had a new website developed that showcases some of our general contracting and construction projects. We created a YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram page to stay in touch with our followers. We expanded our crew and moved to a new location this past spring. Our new office is located in Executive Place 1 at 777 Oakmont Lane, Suite 50 in Westmont, Illinois.   2017 Remodeling Projects Near Completion Albrite Building is in the process of finalizing a…
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Christmas Cookie Ideas from Albrite Building

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This holiday season, get in the spirit with a cookie exchange or invite a friend or two over to bake your favorite Christmas cookies. Inviting friends over for a cookie exchange is a great way to gather loved ones and mingle over your favorite holiday treats. Your guests bring their own cookie recipes and baked goods to exchange. We have a few cookie recipes below you can share with friends or family. The staff at Albrite Building wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! [one_half padding="0 20px 0 0"] Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies INGREDIENTS • 1 tube sugar cookie dough • 1/2 cup softened butter • 2 cups powdered sugar • 1 tsp. vanilla extract • 2 tbsp. heavy cream • Green food coloring • 1/2 tsp.…
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Safety Tips for Office Holiday Decorating

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It’s been shown that decorating your office during the holidays puts your employees and customers in a better mood. Office holiday decorating with lights, a Christmas tree and wreaths, can add to the holiday spirit. However, if the lights are not used properly, they can create a safety hazard or even cause a fire. Lights for Your Office Holiday Decorating Follow these safety tips for your office holiday decorating to ensure the lights and decorations are installed correctly: Your holiday lights should be approved by Underwriters Laboratory. "UL" will be marked on the tag. It signifies the lights were inspected for potential safety hazards. If you are decorating the inside of your office, look for lights that have a red UL mark. This indicates the lights are safe for indoor…
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Burr Ridge Townhome Remodeling

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Albrite Building is thrilled to share with you a recent Burr Ridge townhome remodeling project we completed last month. Townhome Remodeling This beautiful townhome remodeling project was completed in just 3 weeks. As you enter the townhome, the entire first floor was painted in a creamy beige. The foyer, hallway, laundry room and kitchen were all retiled with light beige 12” x 24” ceramic tiles to complement the walls and white molding. New LED light fixtures were added to the kitchen and foyer. The hallway, dining room, family room and two upstairs bedrooms hardwood floors were refinished with a deeper, darker color. The difference between factory prefinished oak flooring and refinished oak flooring is that the knots and veins in the wood are a bit more distinct in the sanded…
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Things To Do in DuPage County

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DuPage County has a population of nearly one million residents. The staff at Albrite Building wanted to put together a list of things to do for residents and businesses who reside in and around the county. DuPage has something for everyone from museums, theatres and an Arboretum to national laboratories, historical sites and zoo.   DuPage County Museums and Historical Sites DuPage County is home to the Naper Settlement and DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville; Cantigny Park is located in Wheaton; Elmhurst hosts the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art; Mayslake Peabody Estate and the Graue Mill and Museum both reside in Oakbrook. Naper Settlement is a family-friendly outdoor history museum featuring 12 acres of learning and interactive opportunities for all ages. Visitors are immersed in history, from pioneer times to…
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Securing your Home and Business During a Tornado

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After the recent destruction from Hurricane Irma, we would like to provide a few tips about securing your home and business during a tornado. Tornadoes can be more destructive to homes and businesses than hurricanes, with wind speeds reaching 200 to 250 miles per hour. Tips for Homeowners and Businesses During a Tornado Secure your doors. Make sure that the entry door to your house or business has a two-inch deadbolt lock and hinges with screws long enough to secure the door to the wall framing. The framing is the most critical element and it has to be anchored well. You may have a wind resistant steel door, but the frame could be the weakest point. If something heavy hits the door, it could pull away from the frame. Install…
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Fall Home Maintenance Tips

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As Fall approaches it’s time to start thinking about winterizing your home with some helpful home maintenance tips. Fall is a good time to take care of some of those home repair projects before shorter days approach. Because we live in an area with cold winters, take the time to boost energy efficiency throughout your home and prevent damage from winter storms.  Indoor Home Maintenance Tips • Check and update your fire extinguisher. • Inspect your smoke detectors - one on each floor. • Have your furnace cleaned and inspected. Change the filter. • Insulate water pipes exposed to cold temperatures. • Check air leaks and chalking around doors and windows. • Cover drafty windows with bubble wrap. • Turn ceiling fans clockwise to redistribute warm air. • Check your…
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Renovations Completed at 1660 Feehanville Drive in Mount Prospect, Illinois.

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Albrite Building of Westmont completed renovations last month for a commercial building at 1660 Feehanville Drive in Mount Prospect, Illinois. The renovations included updating the lobby with new wallpaper and painting the walls and wood panels. A darker stain was used on the wood panels for more contrast in the lobby. To showcase the bright and open decor, a new glass wall partition was added on the 2nd floor by the elevator overlooking the lobby to maximize natural light in the building.   About Mount Prospect Mount Prospect is a village in Elk Grove and Wheeling Townships in Cook County, Illinois, about 22 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. The Mount Prospect office building is located on a business park campus that provides tenants with jogging trails, 12 lakes, and picnic…
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The Many Carpenter Roles on a Construction Site

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There are many carpenter roles on a construction site for remodeling or reconstructing an office building or building a new home. These roles include everything from a General Contractor, Architect, Estimator, Electrician and Supervisor. In this blog post, we will talk about a few of the construction roles and what their job duties include. We discuss the role of a general carpenter, form carpenter and interior carpenter to a drywall, flooring and roofing installers. General Carpenter A General Carpenter works with many tools and materials. They are skilled to build residential homes, remodel office buildings, and commercial and retail remodeling. They are one of the oldest and most respected trades. Form Carpenter A Form Carpenter must have the carpentry skills used to form concrete. They also frame and align beams, scaffolding,…
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Job Post: Residential/Commercial Construction Estimator

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Bid Administration • Prepares and maintains status of plan reproduction. • Solicits and maintains communication with subcontractors and vendors. • Prepares subcontractor bid packages. • Prepares comprehensive project specific scope review sheets. • Transmits addenda and other bid information to subcontractors. • Ensures that we have the proper coverage from subcontractors on bid day. • Contacts supply houses to obtain additional subcontractor bids. • Shows creativity and resourcefulness to gain better pricing from subcontractors. • Submits 100% of bids and budgets by the bid deadline -- no exceptions. Project Knowledge • Reviews bid requirements thoroughly and asks follow-up question on every bid. • Has a thorough understanding of the scope for specific trades assigned. • Develops RFI's and clarifications and ensure adequate subcontractor coverage and shows interest. • Performs a…
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