Remodeling

Holm Auto Good News: Salina Tech students eager to learn, while remodeling Ashby House shelter – News – Salina Journal

Pumped with zeal and strapped into a loaded carpenter’s belt, Jordan Castaneda greeted Salina Technical College classmates for some on-the-job learning.

“I’m ready to get this party going,” said the 18-year-old Salinan on Wednesday, aching for some construction work after spending weeks mostly in a classroom.

The budding builders were “chomping at the bit. They’ve been in the classroom since the start of the semester (Aug. 20),” said Kevin Watters, Salina Tech construction technology instructor.

His crew that ranges in size from eight to 11, was eager to join in the remodel of an Ashby House shelter at 158 S. Eighth.

“I love getting hands on, in the action. The days go faster. It feels like forever in the classroom,” said Castaneda, a 2020 Salina Central High School graduate, who credits his uncle, Mario Martinez, owner of a Salina construction business, for introducing him to the trade, and gifting him the passion to build.

Several departments at the technical college have joined in repurposing the 100-plus-year-old, two-story home that was moved to the Ashby House complex during the summer of 2019.

Salina-based Blue Beacon International’s hotels division, Lighthouse Properties, donated the house, moving expenses and some of the concrete costs, to Ashby House.

The old home had to go to create more room for the new downtown Salina hotel, Homewood Suites by Hilton.

Attached to a basement foundation, the house is undergoing a $400,000 transformation into a 30-bed primary shelter, said Andy Houltberg, Ashby House executive director.

The nonprofit organization that runs a shelter for women and families, and a number of other programs — Sober Living Program, Free Store open to the community, Transitional Housing, Toy Store and Career Closet — has raised about half of the money and services necessary to complete the work, Houltberg said, through grants

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Stapleton Public Schools board proposes bond issue for addition, remodeling at school | Education

The movement toward the project began in earnest last year, Hora said.

“We looked at the school and the board wanted to narrow it down to what they felt was really needed,” Hora said, “and to do it fiscally responsibly.”

A brochure identifies what the project would address: safety/security, non-code-compliant restrooms, substandard locker rooms, a non-private student health and services area, a congested commons area and aging parts of the building that are no longer adequate.

Gaffney said security to monitor who enters the building is inadequate.

“The camera system doesn’t take a very wide view and there may be more than one person wanting to check in,” Gaffney said. “In visiting with other superintendents, that’s a real safety issue.”

Another issue is the music room, which lacks adequate storage, Hora said. A new music room would be part of the addition on the east side of the building and would offer adequate storage space for music equipment, she said.

The current office space and music room would be opened up to create a larger commons area, and the concession stand would occupy part of that area as well.

“Then there are the locker rooms,” Hora said. “The junior high locker rooms are in the 1914 building in the basement. They’ve done a good job of trying to fix them up, but they are just inadequate.”

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Technology trends remodeling the motor insurance sector in India

The business ecosystem is changing with the rapid emergence of new-age technology such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT).

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The Indian insurance sector is experiencing a technological shift. Technology in the insurance sector is transforming the ecosystem not just in scale but also in fundamental aspects. The digital-first business model is the result of companies using data and technology more than ever, testing new business models and revenue streams fueled by new technology. Advanced insurance technology is now already an integral part of the industry, for both insurer and insured.

Today’s consumers have more complex needs and are more knowledgeable and aware of their choices than ever before. They want personalized offerings and tailored communications which leads to insurers digitizing their services and optimizing all interactions.

The business ecosystem is changing with the rapid emergence of new-age technology such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT), and the incumbents of the market are strategizing to enable their businesses to transform digitally. The implementation of any emerging technology is a top-down exercise for the industry, from evaluating the acceptance of new-age technology to shifts in customer behavior, the insurance company has to run the show and usher in the digital transformation.

The insurance industry in India has adapted to numerous developments, amendments and trends such as:

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Consumers are always looking for personalized experiences, especially when purchasing something as important as insurance. AI offers insurers the ability to create these unique experiences, meeting the high-speed demands of modern consumers.

With AI, insurers can improve claims turnaround cycles and fundamentally change the underwriting process. AI also helps insurers to access data faster and cutting out the human element that leads to more accurate reporting in shorter periods of time.

Machine Learning

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Freedom Contracting Reveals Most Important Motives for Remodeling – Press Release

Freedom Contracting Reveals Most Important Motives for Remodeling

In a recent public service announcement, Freedom Contracting listed the reasons why people would decide to remodel their homes.

Akron, OH – Freedom Contracting, a remodeling company in Akron, disclosed the most important motivations that homeowners cite when starting remodeling projects in their homes. 

By far the most important reason that homeowners had for remodeling their homes was that their families had changed over time.  Their home fit their families years ago.  But now their families have fundamentally changed and the house no longer fits.

Many homeowners state that they love where their house is located. They love their neighbors and the neighborhood. They love the community they have created along the way. They don’t want to sell their house and move to one that fits better. 

But maybe their older child has gone away to college and they have two teenagers left in the house now, and they need to make some changes. The first thing they need is to remodel the basement so that the teens have a place to entertain friends. They realize they need an Akron contractor to help them make these remodeling changes. 

Besides changes with children, homeowners frequently become caregivers for elderly family members. This usually makes it necessary to do some big remodeling.

Akron homeowners may need to build on an addition to accommodate their elderly relative. More often they need a bathroom that is handicapped accessible. Having a handicapped bathroom in Akron is very important to the safety and well-being of their loved ones. 

The second most important reason homeowners mentioned for remodeling was a need to update.  Over time, appliances and fixtures and plumbing and decorating ideas become outdated.  Homeowners feel the need for more modern designs and better efficiencies in their kitchens and bathrooms.   

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Girls with Power Tools remodeling company gives homes, communities a facelift

Ruth Haller was on her hands and knees, crawling as she pulled the heavy-duty construction material up from the floor of the home she is remodeling in Barrio Logan.

“As you can see, it’s not glamorous,” she said of the work.

The teacher-turned-renovator now runs a home-remodeling company called Girls with Power Tools with her friend, Pamela Macias.

The pair have been working on the South 26th Street home for more than a month. They plan to finish next week and place the 1930s Craftsman up for sale.

The work is not all for profit.

The Girls with Power Tools proprietors plan to use 10 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the home to purchase laptop computers for students in the neighborhood or in other parts of San Diego. They are also considering purchasing wireless internet cards for needy families.

Haller will dedicate another 10 percent to Guitars in the Classroom, a Mission Valley nonprofit that trains educators on using music to enhance education.

Haller said it feels wonderful to give back to the community where she started her teaching career, and where she feels at home. She spent nearly nine years at Emerson-Bandini Elementary, which is less than two miles from the house on South 26th Street. Later she transferred to Webster Elementary.

“I love coming back to the neighborhood I started in … being here … it just feels good to go down the street every day and see everything that I love about being Mexican,” Haller said.

Macias and Haller started their home-renovation company earlier this year, after flipping four other properties independently.

Macias was a Realtor and eviction agent before she began helping clients with distressed properties by renovating the homes.

With the pandemic in full swing, and a temporary ban on evictions, there

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