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WALLA WALLA VALLEY

CONTRACTOR

GUIDE

2010 Featuring a directory of Walla Walla Valley Contractors and Building Service Companies

A supplement to the

Sunday, February 22, 2010


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Choosing a General Contractor

ELSOM ROOFING Inc.

One of the decisions a homeowner will have to make when thinking about large renovations to a home is who will be their general contractor. A general contractor will coordinate with subcontractors and make sure the job gets done on time and within budget. There’s no magic answer regarding how to choose a general contractor. However, many construction professionals recommend getting a referral from someone you trust. Perhaps there is a family member or friend that used a general contractor with a very good track record. Another place to turn is to an architect you may be using on the project. He or she will have worked with individuals in the past and may be able to recommend a trusted general contractor.

Your Roofing & Gutter Specialist Since 1988

Increase the Beauty and Value of Your Home!

• Composition Roofs • New Construction • Seamless Gutters • Shakes • Re-Roofing • Flat & Low Pitch Homes • Tile • Mobile Homes • Roof Restoration & Cleaning

Computer Designed Kitchens & Baths Residential • Commercial

Installation Available

www.elsomroofing.com P.O. Box 527 College Place, WA

509-525-0922 615 S. College Ave. College Place, WA

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FREE ESTIMATES

RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL FREE ESTIMATES

525-9477

Toll-Free: 1-888-725-ROOF (7663) WA CONTR. LIC. #ELSOMRI992JS • OR REG. #113333


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Cabinetry & Countertops

A.G.G. Lawn Sprinklers

Residential • Commercial New Construction • Remodel

Self Drain Sprinkler Systems

Decorator Retaining Walls

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Sod Removal & Installation Custom Trenching

For FREE estimates call

Art Gonzalez

529-7575 or 301-8560 35 years in business GGLAWGL923C9

“Striving for Excellence” 22 Years Experience

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For All Your Landscaping Design and Care Needs

Dan Eveland Cabinets 509-529-0500 400 W. Whitman Drive • College Place cabbman@charter.net WA# DANEVC*991JE WA# DANEVC*991JE • OR# 0113322

Elgin Appliance Center “Your Local Home Appliance Dealer”

Home Appliances Retail & Contractor Sales

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No Sales Tax

Sonny Eggers 541-938-4204 • 509-520-2638

85342 Highway 11, Milton-Freewater

9 am to 5:30 pm, Monday – Friday • 9 am to 3 pm, Saturday

MAYTAG • CROSLEY • AMANA • SPEED QUEEN • SHARP Nails Fasteners Tool Repair Accessories

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Quality Tools at a Fair Price

(541) 938-4200

No Sales Tax

Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 5:30 pm • Saturday, 9 am - 1 pm

85342 Hwy 11, Milton-Freewater, Oregon


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Gesa

home loans Your hometown lender.

Mortgages and Home Equity Loans Low Rates, High Expectations Trustworthy, Friendly Staff Options for Your Needs and Budget

New Home Purchase

Take advantage of the buyer’s market and contact one of our home loan professionals to guide you through the process.

Refinancing

Take the opportunity to save money, reduce stress and refinance at a lower, budget-friendly rate.

Home Equity Loans

Add value to your home with a remodel or expansion. Pay off your mortgage or consolidate credit card debt.

It’s where you belong. 509.522.2010 • 888.946.4372 gesahomeloans.com

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All rates, terms and fees subject to change. Contact Gesa for full program details.


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NORCO DRYWALL

Quality Plus!

BLINDS ARE US! (Unbeatable Prices)

Jody Norton MOBILE DECORATOR SHOWROOM

21 Years of Experience

Right to your home!

WA #NORCODL952JG • OR #166970

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541-558-3601

Hunter-Douglas, Levolor Kirsh, Comfortex, Graber

Everything For The Window Toppers Too! • Unbeatable Prices

Ask for John

509-522-1927or 509-520-5551 (Cell)

Visit us on the web at www.blindsareus.com

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Top Quality • Free Estimates Name Brands

Custom Built Homes

Shivell construction 509-520-8881 www.shivellcustomhomes.com

Philip Shivell Walla Walla

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Custom Framing

General Contractor LIC# SHIVEC*991BH


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Names and Numbers Home Builders Association................................................. 877-842-8453 Walla Walla Area Division.................................................... 509-735-2745 Appliances Elgin Appliance Center....................................... 541-938-4204/520-2638 General Contractors Barber Construction................................................................... 529-9395 Brown’s Construction................................................................ 529-9464 Fazzari Construction.................................................................. 525-3601 Kralman Steel Structures.................................................... 541-938-7390 J & J Construction/ Thermographers.........................................................................386-2196 Wallace Construction.......................................................... 541-938-6010 Opp & Seibold Construction........................................................ 525-1373 Pro General Contractors.............................................................522-0107 S&K Mountain Construction...................................................... 525-0739 Jeff Moeller Construction........................................................... 526-3332 Myrick Construction................................................................... 382-1520 Nye Construction M-F......................................................... 541-938-3932 RBI Construction................................................301-9162/509-956-6133 Renovation Specialists................................................................ 525-1490 RTL Construction........................................................................520-1734 Shivel Construction.................................................................... 520-8881 Silver Star Construction..............................................................337-5020 Rogalla Construction LLC...........................................................301-0915 Cabinets By Design Cabinets.................................................................... 525-0922 Dan Eveland Cabinets................................................................ 529-0500 Jerry’s Custom Cabinets..................................................... 541-938-3221 Concrete Double T Ltd.............................................................................. 529-4898 Koncrete Industries Inc...............................................................525-9143 Demolition and Salvage Cat’s-Paw Demolition & Salvage, LLC....................520-0376 or 525-5855 Drywall Norco Drywall............................................................................ 558-3601 Excavation AM Rock Products..................................................................... 529-6400 Mike Johnson Excavating............................................................522-2595 Electrical Current Electric Solutions...........................................................526-0161 Walla Walla Electric................................................................... 525-8672 Hardwood Floors Meeks Hardwood Floors..................................................... 541-938-4830 Heating & Air Contractors College Place Heating and Air.................................................... 525-8073 Irrigation AGG Lawn Sprinklers..................................................................529-7575 Morning Dew Sprinklers.......................................................541-938-5749 Sprinkler Guy...................................................................... 509-778-2085


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Names and Numbers Landscaping Smith Brothers Landscaping...................................................... 529-4584 Lawns Plus................................................................................ 529-5200 Painting Pro General Contractors.............................................................522-0107 Plumbing Mike Harvey’s Plumbing.............................................................525-1039 Roofing Elsom Roofing........................................................................... 525-9477 Pro General Contractors.............................................................522-0107 Red Roofing.................................................................................301-1517 Siding & Insulation ABC Seamless................................................................... 800-468-6444 Pro General Contractors.............................................................522-0107 Smith Insulation..........................................................................529-7506 Support Services/Suppliers Artistic Treework................................................................509-943-4604 Ben’s Custom Gutters, LLC.........................................................301-4557 Blinds Are Us.............................................................................. 522-1927 Conner’s Mr. Carpet LLC.............................................................522-0176 WW AUCC Call Before You Dig............................................................800-424-5555 Design Services..........................................................................526-8012 Gary’s Paint & Decorating Center................................................525-1553 Gesa Credit Union.................................................. 529-4060 or 522-2010 Harold’s Power Vac.................................................................... 525-2088 Millers Cleaning......................................................................... 386-0665 Milne Tool........................................................................... 541-938-4200 Modern Floors--Carpet...............................................................529-7484 Overhead Door............................................................................ 529-1703 Robin Blackwell Construction............................................. 541-938-0478 Valley Floors............................................................................... 522-2131 Walla Walla Builders Supply........................................................522-4767 Walla Walla Lock & Safe.............................................................522-4232 Windows Walla Walla.......................................................... 509-629-1638 Yale Glass Co. Inc....................................................................... 529-7515 Walla Walla Valley residents should be aware of the need for building permits. While contractors will be helpful, homeowners are equally responsible for making sure they adhere to local building codes and inspections. For answers to permitting questions, call these offices. City of Walla Walla........................................... 527-4386 Walla Walla County........................................... 524-2610 College Place.................................................... 525-0510 Milton-Freewater.......................................541-938-5531 Dayton............................................................. 382-2361


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Cat’s-Paw Demolition & Salvage Custom Creations

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We want you to be 100% happy that the floor we’ve created together is as beautiful as the one in your dreams. If not, we will replace it for free. That’s what we call The Beautiful Guarantee™ *See warranty guide for complete details.

in Reclaimed Wood

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All materials are salvaged locally.

“Local and Sustainable”

AlAn Jones lic # cAtsppd923M1

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520-0376 525-5855

CARPET ONE

527 East Main, Walla Walla • 509-529-7484

“Let’s taLk shop” Exceeding Expectations With Every Building!

Specializing in Steel & pole BuildingS COMMERCIAL • AGRICULTURAL • RESIDENTIAL Serving the Walla Walla Valley Since 1974 unmatched quaLity & service WA#JAckWc*1980Q OR# 101116

509.386.0936

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Terry Brown Owner

Line Locating Video drain camera Scour Jet Line drain cLeaning Sewer Line derooting

CUSTOM HOMES

New Construction • Remodel Service • Repairs • Parts in-Store FixtureS & diSpLayS

New Construction Additions

509-520-4025 Licensed & Bonded • WA LIC#BROWNC*992QM

1024 S. 2nd • Walla Walla

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Pole Buildings

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Remodels

525-1039 WA Lic. MIKEHPS101JJ • OR Lic. 59352

52151 Fruitvale Rd., Milton-Freewater, OR • (541) 938-7390 www.kralmansteel.com “we show we care”

Kralman Steel Structures ...and Butler buildings have been true to quality and competitive prices for over thirty years. That means you’re dealing with a creditable source who can give you the straight facts. Kralman Steel and Butler can help you plan and design your next steel building or post/pole building and see that it’s built right. Give Norm or Jeff a call today to discuss your next shop, storage, or commercial building and experience their one-on-one personalized service. “We show we care.” State Contractor Registration for WA:KRALMI*219M6 and OR:33276

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Top Home Repair Blunders to Avoid Home improvement projects seem to drum up images of shyster contractors or bumbling do-it-yourselfers. However, home repairs don’t have to turn into an unorganized mess. By avoiding some common mistakes and taking commonsense precautions, you can end up with renovations that wow.

1. Accepting the lowest bid. Smart homeowners shop around for everything --including work done on their home. But accepting the lowest bid right off the bat to save money may cost you more in the long run. A low bid certainly may be a great deal. But generally it could be a sign of an inexperienced contractor, or one who plans to use subpar materials or skimp on the job. Contractors will have similar prices. Shop based on experience and recommendations, not price alone.

2. Choosing friends and family. There certainly are skilled professionals that also may be a close friend or family member. But mixing business and pleasure could be a recipe for trouble, especially when workmanship and an exchange of money are involved.

“We had a friend replace our home’s furnace,” says Beth in Pennsylvania. “While we got a great price, we found out later on when there was a glitch in the system that certain things weren’t done up to code. We had to spend more money to have it repaired, and the friendship has since suffered.”

Some relatives are adamant about doing repairs -- but they may not be skilled or know the correct laws governing remodeling. Stick with a third party contractor with whom you’ll feel comfortable talking if you feel repairs need to be done a certain way.

3. Thinking you can handle it. Many do-it-yourselfers (generally in an attempt to save money) believe they can learn every DIY task from a book or magazine. There are some jobs, however, that should be left to the professionals, including major plumbing work or electrical repairs. There’s no need to risk a fire, injury or death by doing inexperienced electrical modifications.

4. Letting maintenance slide. Many homeowners think once the repair is made that they’re all set --failing to keep up with routine maintenance. But complications can arise by not maintaining a new appliance or keeping up with an improvement.


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“Our homeowner’s association required proof that the dryer venting for our clothes dryer was replaced on an annual basis,” offers Bill in California. “I’d simply go out and buy a new box of the venting material and submit the receipt as ‘proof’ so I could save the money on a professional installation. But one day the lint trapped in the venting, which Ihadn’t bothered to change, caught on fire. It not only damaged the venting, it damaged the entire dryer --resulting in the purchase of a new dryer. Luckily no one was hurt. I’ve since learned my lesson.”

5. Following every trend. Anyone who has a harvest gold or avocado green appliance collecting dust in the garage or basement knows how interior style choices come and go. Instead of jumping on every trend (granite countertops and stainless steel refrigerator, for example), think about what will work for your home and be timeless. Otherwise you may end up having to update every few years.

6. Asking questions later. Make a list of every question you can think of and ask it before the work gets started. This way you’re left with few surprises and can do changes without costing yourself time and money. Don’t wait for the finished product before you start to question the hows and whys.

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7. Expecting things to be perfect. If you go into a project with the idea that there will be no mishaps, even minor ones, you may end up stressed out when one arises. Everyone makes mistakes --even professionals. If you think something is not being done correctly, speak up or get a second opinion.

MIKE JOHNSON EXCAVATION Residential & Commercial

√ Sewer and Water Mains √ Foundations √ Top Soil Delivered √ Demolition

509-522-2595 WA LIC#MIKEJJE868CJ


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With Exceptional Quality 509-529-4898

WA Cont. #DOUBLETC044JS • OR Const. #0113389

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Do You Need Plans For A Construction Project? Home or business design services include:

• Measuring and producing drawings of your existing spaces. • Drawing floor plans and elevations for building permits. • Preparing exterior drawings for historical review process. • Working with your contractor and interior designer.

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• Providing site plans showing parking, walks and landscape areas.

509-526-8012 designservices@charter.net

Professionals Caring For Your Home Experienced Courteous Crew Steel (Limited Lifetime) Composite/Architectural Continuous Gutters Leaf Protection That Really Works Owner Operated Prompt Installation Timely Job Completion Quality Products Competitive Prices Superior Service

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Commercial • Residential

Getting It Right The First Time

(509)301-4557 WA#BENSCCG957JM OR#CCB184370

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Haiti Relief

50.00 off roofing (2000sf minimum) and 15.00 off gutters(120 lf minimum) with matching funds from Ben’s to be donated in your name, with receipt, to Haiti relief.


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Planning Essential to Home Projects

A change of seasons can inspire any homeowner to embark on a home renovation project. Proper planning will make the job much easier. No matter who will be doing the work -- a contractor or a do-it-yourselfer -- proper planning is an important part of any home-improvement project. Contractors should be notified exactly as to what the homeowner wants accomplished. Homeowners need to meet with professionals, explain the work and get realistic estimates. Do-it-yourselfers also should plan ahead to ensure they have set aside enough time for the project, have the right equipment and materials and understand the work. Having the proper equipment means getting the tools specifically designed for the task, but also having tools that are in good condition. It is a nice idea to check that tools are in working order before beginning a project. All handles should be fixed firmly into the tool’s working end, and jaw teeth, cutters and blades should be sharp. Throw away any damaged tools. If, when planning a project, do-it-yourselfers discover they don’t have a tool they need, they can rent, buy or borrow it. Renting or borrowing allows them to see if they like a particular model or brand, making the decision easier when they finally decide to buy the tool. For those who want to buy the tool, many home improvement professionals recommend going to a knowledgeable local dealer. After getting the proper equipment, homeowners should follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using each tool. Tools should be kept clean, dry and away from excessive heat. With proper planning and the right tools and materials, homeowners can be well on their way to a successful project and a more beautiful home.

LIC # JEFFMC1973MN

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509-526-3332


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Gary’s

FAZZARI

Paint & Decorating

Construction, Inc.

Quality Custom Homes

“Creative Solutions For Your Decorating Needs” Visit Our Large Designer Showroom

New Remodeling Additions Commercial

Pittsburgh Paints Rez Stains, Finishes & Lacquers Spray Equipment Painting & Drywalling Tools Decorators on Staff Professional Color Matching Wallpaper & Accessories

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Personal attention from start to finish.

QuALiTY SALES & iNSTALLATiON

Owned and Operated Since 1949

CusToM window CoVerinGs

Carpet • Vinyl • Hardwoods • Marble Ceramic Tile • Laminates • Granite

WA St. Reg. #FAZZAC1062CG

draperies • Mini Blinds • duettes Verticals • Kirsch Hardware

509-301-5935 509-525-3601 edfaz@charter.net

wa LiC # GaryspC034Mn • CCB# 127816

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Flat Roofs Tile • Metal Composition • Shake

open Mon-fri 7:30 - 5:30 & saT 8:00 - 4:00

Miller’s Cleaning “Quality you can trust”

New Construction Residential & Commercial Repairs • Siding Free Estimates Emergency Services

Check “Cleaning” Off of Your “To-Do” List!

10% Discount with this Ad

Our Professional team arrives at your home or business bringing supplies needed to make your every room sparkle & shine! We clean just the way you want each and every time!

509-301-1517 509-522-7062 WA Cont#REDCO930Q9

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RENTAL EQuiPMENT renT By Hour • day • weeK

Licensed and Bonded millamab@yahoo.com


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Is Your Contractor a Member?

Walla Walla Area Division Members of the Home Builders Association

The Home Builders Association provides the structure for these diverse companies to work together to provide quality homes and commercial buildings for Walla Walla and southeast Washington. Quality construction in attractive, affordable communities is important because we are your neighbors. We work, play and serve in your communities. Home Builders Association members are dedicated to preserving the integrity and lifestyle of southeast Washington through high professional standards and sound business practices.

Michael Leistiko Construction ......... (509) 525-2550 Mike Harvey’s Plumbing Services Inc ..................... ............................................................. (509) 525-1039 Modern Floors Carpet One ............... (509) 529-7484 Modern Masonry & Repairs ............. (509) 529-7471 Moreno & Nelson Construction Corp ....................... ............................................................. (509) 526-5249 Narum Concrete Const Inc ............... (509) 525-5877 Norco Drywall LLC ............................ (509) 529-2212 Northwestern Homes Inc ................. (509) 522-1480 Opp & Seibold Gen Const Inc .......... (509) 525-1373 Overhead Door Co of Walla Walla .... (509) 529-1703 Pioneer Title Company of Walla Walla ..................... ............................................................. (509) 525-4300 ProBuild Walla Walla ........................ (509) 525-4000 R A D Construction Inc ..................... (509) 525-5569 RDL Enterprises Inc .......................... (509) 529-5480 Rhoades Construction ...................... (509) 529-4814 Rock Hill Concrete LLC..................... (509) 382-4615 Rogalla Construction ........................ (509) 527-1120 S & B Masonry ................................... (509) 529-2369 S & S Electric ..................................... (509) 525-7720 Schaefer Refrigeration Inc ................ (509) 525-2076 Tektoniks Corporation....................... (509) 529-8424 Tera Sprys-Bank of America Home Loans ............... ............................................................. (509) 526-4616 Thad Sirmon Const Inc ..................... (509) 529-3235 The Washington Cabinet Co ............ (509) 529-3713 Three V Plumbing ............................. (208) 773-3600 Total Comfort Solutions LLC ............ (509) 525-4868 Triple M Plumbing LLC..................... (509) 386-3164 USKH Inc ............................................ (509) 522-4843 Vixie Construction............................. (541) 558-3827 Walla Walla Builders Supply............. (509) 522-4767 Walla Walla Community College...... (509) 527-4557 Walla Walla Electric Inc .................... (509) 525-8672 Water Watch Irrigation ..................... (509) 529-8472 Windermere Real Estate/Walla Walla ...................... ............................................................. (509) 525-2151 Yale Glass Co Inc ............................... (509) 529-5110 Zaco Construction ............................. (509) 529-7515

Walla Walla Area Division Home Builders Association 877-842-8453 93142

It takes a variety of companies to build a home or commercial structure. Developers prepare the land; architects design the building; builders and subcontractors complete the structure; suppliers provide the materials; Realtors make the sales; and lenders provide the funds. There are also numerous other companies and trades that contribute to every new home and commercial building.

4 Seasons Color Inc ........................... (509) 525-2500 4-Point Const & Development .......... (509) 529-7717 A & I Drywall Inc............................... (541) 938-3522 Abenroth Builders ............................. (509) 529-2613 Alan Ashmore Construction Inc ...... (509) 520-6069 American Energy Inc dba Western American Energy Inc .......................................... (509) 382-3104 Arriola Plastering .............................. (509) 529-2034 Banner Bank WW .............................. (509) 526-8706 Barber Construction .......................... (509) 529-9395 Bechtel’s Woodworking .................... (509) 525-1517 Ben’s Custom Gutters ....................... (509) 301-4557 Blue Mt Action Council ..................... (509) 529-4980 Blue Mt Telecommunication Serv Inc....................... ............................................................. (541) 938-7090 Botimer & Associates Building & Development ..... ............................................................. (509) 525-2597 Braden Nelson Const Inc .................. (509) 529-2933 Burgin Mechanical Inc ...................... (509) 529-0284 Buttice Construction Inc................... (509) 525-0992 Chase Electric .................................... (509) 529-5071 Chris Johnson Plumbing .................. (509) 520-5022 Colfield Contracting Inc ................... (509) 529-2378 College Place Heating & Air ............ (509) 525-8073 Conner’s Mr Carpet LLC .................. (509) 522-0176 Cost Less Carpet WW ...................... (509) 522-0755 Decorative Concrete Systems .......... (541) 938-5776 Diamond Cut Landscape .................. (509) 529-2175 Digger D Excavating LLC ................. (509) 529-4474 Double T Construction Ltd ............... (509) 529-4898 Doyle Electric Inc .............................. (509) 529-2500 Eagle General Const ......................... (509) 522-0378 Elsom Roofing Inc ............................. (509) 525-9477 Gary Aichele Plumbing Inc .............. (509) 525-0557 Gary’s Paint & Decorating Inc ......... (509) 525-1553 Gillespie Roofing Inc ......................... (509) 525-8527 Grassi Refrigeration Inc.................... (509) 529-9700 Inspired Enterprises Inc ................... (509) 301-8346 Jeff Moeller Const ............................. (509) 526-3332 Jeff Winter’s Const LLC.................... (509) 525-7633 Jim’s Glass ......................................... (509) 529-1290 Johnny’s Refrigeration Inc ............... (509) 527-0660 Ken Adams Plumbing Inc ................. (509) 529-7389 Ketelsen Construction Co ................. (509) 525-6038 Koncrete Industries Inc..................... (509) 525-9143 Lofthouse Construction .................... (509) 522-2439 M Stacey Construction Co ................ (509) 526-4182 Maddocks Const Co .......................... (509) 525-5228 Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center ......... ............................................................. (509) 525-2200


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Cabinet Maker • Woodworker

Custom

Walla Walla’s Only Locally Owned & Operated Ready-Mix Concrete Company

Cabinets

• Premix Concrete • Decorative Rock

Kitchens

• Septic Tank

Bathrooms

• Pea Gravel & Drain Rock • Sealers

Entertainment Centers

• Sand & Gravel

Specialty Projects

• Stepping Stones

Finish Shop

• Concrete Tools

• Bagged Cement • Masonry Supplies

1494 N. Columbia (Hwy 11) Milton-Freewater WA #JerryCC930k4 • OR #175990

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541-938-3221

509-525-9143 www.koncreteindustries.com

PO BOX 911 / 502 N 13th, Walla Walla

Full Service Construction Company From Design to Finish Commercial Residential Medical Elevators www.skmountain.com

509-525-0739

822 W. Main St., Suite C, Wallla Walla 93174 sl

WA #SKMOUKM920C6 • OR#180926

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Roof Replacement Questions and Answers

(MS) -- Replacing a roof is a major investment for any homeowner. When considering such a significant home improvement project, it makes sense that you will have questions.

A roof should be carefully selected to complement a home’s design and geographic weather conditions. It should also provide long-term comfort and safety for those who live in the home. Some of the most frequent questions Gentry receives from homeowners nationwide include the following: Q: What are the pros and cons of different roofing materials?

A: Three-tab asphalt shingles are relatively easy to install, inexpensive and look good on ordinary homes. However, they can be a poor environmental choice because they go to a landfill after 20 years, they perform only moderately well, and they don’t add any special design appeal to a home.

Real wood shingles or shakes look good on some styles of homes and are moderately priced, however they have little or no resistance to fire or impact unless specially treated. They also attract insects, have relatively poor longterm performance and are generally considered a poor use of our natural resources.

Real slate shingles also provide a good look on some styles of homes and can be considered very long-lasting when installed properly. However, they are very expensive and extremely heavy. During installation you can have a significant amount of waste from cracking and breaking of slate tiles.

Metal roofs are perfect for some very specific home designs. They have a unique look to them, are lightweight and snow can easily slide off of them. Watch out when it rains or hails though ... these roofs are noisy on the inside of the home during storms.

Synthetic roofing tiles provide a high-performance option for homeowners. The tiles come in a variety of styles, including slate and shake, are lightweight and have long-term durability. These tiles are moderately priced and a good environmental choice. While the look complements many home styles, synthetic roofing tiles are moderately priced, so they’re affordable for everyone. Q: What are the life spans of different roofing materials?

A: Generally, real wood will wear out the fastest, followed by three-tab asphalt shingles. You can maybe get 15-20 years out of each of these. Some metal roofs can last up to 50 years, depending on their warranty. Synthetic roofing tiles last up to 50 years and require minimal maintenance attention. Real slate also lasts many years on a home ... some slate can last up to 100 years!

Q: Why would I consider synthetic roofing materials over traditional asphalt products?

A: Aesthetics and durability. Typical asphalt shingles look ordinary. Consider this: when you look at many homes, especially those with steep roofs, almost half of what you see is the roof. When selecting a roof, think about curb appeal and resale value. Synthetic tiles make an ordinary home look extraordinary. Additionally, they give you peace-of-mind because these roofing tiles will perform exceptionally well against fire, impact, wind and


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We Clean All Heating & Air-Conditioning Systems Ductwork • Furnaces • Chimneys Top Quality Service ... Every Time!

• Heat Pumps • Electric • Gas • Oil • Wood

Harold’s

When doing any type of excavation, you need to call: 73103 kb

Power-Vac., Inc. 16365

(509)529-2088 520 Russet Rd. • Walla Walla www.haroldspowervac.com Serving Walla Walla Area since 1968

LOCATION:

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1-800-424-5555 two business days before you dig

Opp & Seibold General Construction, Inc.

Sherwood Athletic Cen

Design Development Rendering

Whitman College’s $15,000,000 Sherwood Athletic Center Aerial View from South Addition and Renovation Completed September, 2009 121 Stewart Street, Suite 200 Seattle, Washington 98101

Telephone 206 443 8606 Facsimile 206 443 1218

1220 W. Poplar St • Walla Walla, WA • (509)525-1373 • www.oppseibold.com WA Contr. #OPPSEI*216NH • OR Lic. #35442


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Full Service GlaSS Shop • Residential • Commercial

Quality you can build on!

• Vinyl Windows

• Ready Mix Concrete • Concrete Accessories • Sand and Gravel • Drain Rock

Yale Glass Co. “Since 1978”

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

904 N. 4th, Walla Walla

509-529-5110 WA#YALEGCI998MB

OR#037643

WA Lic #AMERIRP996CH

• Exterior Doors

(509) 529-6400 Tim Jasper (509) 727-6562 2090 Robertson Drive Richland, WA 99354

83428 REH

• Tub/Shower Enclosures

An American Owned Company

Specializing in Remodeling

Renovation Specialists LLC RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION AND ROOFING FIRE AND WATER DAMAGE REPAIRS

509-525-1490 WA LIC #RENOVSL911M4

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Home Renovations to Benefit All Physical Abilities Few people want to think about becoming physically incapacitated by an injury or illness. However, these things can happen, even to the healthiest of people. Retrofitting a home to be accessible to all ages and abilities is something one might want to consider when embarking on home renovations. A physical disability brought on by age, illness or an injury can likely require some changes being made at home to facilitate movement and comfort by the disabled individual. Many projects can easily be done by a do-it-yourselfer or hired out to a contractor as a short-term assignment. Also, many of these renovations are affordable and can be started immediately.

Modifications made around the home can make it easier for a disabled individual to get around.

Entryway

Bathroom

• A well-lit entryway is a must in all situations, and provides safety upon entering the home. If you don’t want to have an outdoor light on at all times, a motionactivated light can help.

•R  ound the edges on all countertops and corners to minimize impact injuries. Also, consider changing the countertops to a higher contrast color from the cabinets for easier visual recognition.

• Repair any cracks in pavers or missing portions of the entryway to remove trip hazards. If your entryway is difficult to maneuver from the street or driveway, consider a different layout to make the trip to the front door easier. • A self-installed ramp of sturdy wood placed over an existing staircase with non-skid treads can fit the bill for a wheelchair ramp. For something more aesthetically appealing and permanent, meet with a contractor to discuss options. Look for an individual with Certified Aging in Place Specialization (CAPS) to ensure the modifications are done safely and up to code.

• Install a walk-in tub or shower that is outfitted with dual showerheads, one at regular height and one that will service a person in a seated position. Make sure the shower valves have anti-scald options. • Consider changing one vanity set-up to a lower height so that a wheelchair can roll underneath. Bedroom • Make sure someone in a walker, wheelchair or with balance issues is moved to a first-floor bedroom. If the home is not equipped as


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such, renovate a living space to serve as a bedroom for this individual. • Be sure there is ample room next to the bed for a walker or wheelchair. Change the flooring of this room to wood, tile or linoleum so that tripping or obstruction of a wheelchair is reduced. • Wire the room with phone, cable and possibly an intercom so that the disabled individual can easily be in contact with others. Kitchen • Make the effort to widen traffic areas to facilitate passage by a wheelchair, scooter or walker. • Change floors to cork or bamboo, which may be softer should a slip or fall occur.

Laying, RestoRing & Finishing FLooRs since 1912

Meeks Hardwood Floors Specializing in Swedish Finish

• Lower the height of prep areas and cabinets for easy access. • Be sure the table is at the correct height to accommodate a rollunder wheelchair. Living Spaces • Remove excess clutter and change the flooring for easy maneuverability around the room. • Mounting the television on a wall. This enables you to remove a bulky entertainment center or television console for even more space. • Create smooth transitions between rooms by removing the saddle of molding or decorative flooring accents to prevent trips and snags.

Silver Star

roofing & ConStruCtion

Your Residential Re-Roof Specialist New Construction Mobile Homes Restore • Repair • Clean Composition, Tile, Shake, Metal, Copper Roofs Gutters & Downspouts Fast & Free On-Site Estimates

541.938.4830

Licensed & Bonded •SILVESC911BB

Ted Green - Owner

509-301-9688

www.meekshardwoodfloors.com WA Cont# MEEKSHF039QQ • OR Cont# CBC128742

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• Fertilizer for Green Healthy Lawns

The World’s Largest

Seamless

• Crab Grass Control • Pesticide Application for Bug Control

Siding Company

• Complete Dandelion & Broadleaf Weed Control • Core Aeration • Roundup Application Locally-Owned & Operated Since 1987

Call Today For Your FREE In-Home Evaluation

FREE ESTIMATES

509-529-5200

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• Seamless Siding • Metal Soffit & Fascia • Seamless Gutters & Downspouts • Replacement Windows

(509) 546-0775 • (800) 468-6444 3305 N. Commercial Ave., Pasco www.abcseamlessofwashington.com

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LIC#ABCsesh924jA

Morning Dew ConstruCtion, LLC

Hardwood Floors

• Installed • Sanded • Refinished • Residential & Commercial • Remodeling • Backhoe • Concrete • Sprinklers/Landscaping • 30 Years Experience

541-938-5749 or 509-520-7806 WA CCB#MORNINDC944MC

LLC

509-522-2131 Walla Walla, WA

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Gene Jacobson

Valley Floors WA Reg. No. VALLEFLO12CE • OR Reg. No. 134743


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$1,500 Tax Credit for Homeowners

(MS) -- Homeowners looking to upgrade their windows and take advantage of the government’s energy tax credit have until the end of 2010 to qualify for up to $1,500 in federal tax credit.

“Now is the time to save green -- both in your wallet, with lower long-term energy bills, and with the federal tax credit,” says Christopher Burk, product manager for Simonton Windows. “With energy-efficient vinyl windows you can start saving on energy bills the day your new windows are installed. Then you get additional savings at the end of the year from the government.”

According to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, homeowners can gain a tax credit of up to 30 percent of the cost of qualifying energy efficient upgrades to a maximum of $1,500 per household until the end of 2010.

To make life easier for homeowners, Simonton Windows offers a variety of competitively-priced Energy Tax Credit (ETC) glass packages that are guaranteed to qualify for the tax credit and are built to provide optimal thermal performance.

“It’s easy to match up the qualifying windows with your home’s personal style and design,” says Burk. “Simply visit www.simonton.com/taxcredit to learn more about windows that can add comfort and beauty to your home while giving you a substantial tax credit at the end of this year.”

Myrick Construction

Increase Airflow & Cash Flow

LLC

Residential & Commercial

Save up to 59% on heating and cooling costs with Trane XLi systems

Expect more from your independent Trane dealer.

CoLLege PLaCe HeaTing and air CondiTioning

970 NE Rose St.

509-525-8073 www.cpheat.com

Windows • Siding Stairs • Decks Roofs • Concrete “From dirt to finish”

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WA #CLLEPH005DC • OR #14293

• Residential & Commercial • Ask about our current promotions • Since 1949

Custom Design & Remodel New & Old

24 hour call back Merle 509-386-1520 Dayton, WA #myriccl922lr

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ConsTRuCTion & Design LLC Excellent Service & Quality Materials for the Contractor

“Building Your Dreams”

CommerCial • residential • remodel • Painting

Lynn Hargreaves

Ted Uren 509.520.1738

Office/Fax 509.522.1700 PO Box 84, College Place WA 99324 WA lic # RTLCOCD968J9

607 W. Tietan Street Open Monday thru Friday 7am-5pm

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509.520.1734

522-4767 “Locally Owned and Operated”

Save money and energy with a thermographic home efficiency inspection.

Local residents can now receive the benefits of thermographic home inspections that can reveal energy loss and problems areas with the snap of a picture. Now is a great time to take advantage of this cost effective and energy saving technology.

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Smith Brothers Lawn Care & Landscaping

General Contractor * Custom Homes * Remodels

WA#RBICOL*934LF

Ryan Block Industries and Construction RYAN

509.301.9162

Block-Ferraro

“Quality Service From the Ground Up”

Excavation

93150

509-529-4585

- Foundations - Demolition -Side Sewers - Hauling - Top Soil Delivered - Stump Removal

509.956.6133 LEVI

WindoWs

The Sprinkler Guy

Walla Walla

Window & Door Solutions You’ll love our quality and service!

New Installations Repairs & Mantenance

Ask about Rebates and Double Lifetime Warranty Including Glass Breakage

Sprinkler Systems Waterfalls • Ponds Low Voltage Lighting Excavation Retaining Walls Water Control Hydroseeding • Sod

Windows, Doors & Related Products for New Construction & Replacement

Allen Berg, Owner

WA #SPRING*927KR

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getyourlawnwet.com

509-629-1638

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509-778-2085

dmallery1@charter.net WA# windoww921oq


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Building the New... Renewing the Old Specializing in residential and light commercial. Over 20 years in the Walla Walla Valley Mitchell Nye, General Contractor

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509-386-3498 2010 or 541-938-7757 WA UBR#602847847 • OR CCB#179985

WALLA WALLA

Union-Bulletin.com

UNION-BULLETIN We Bring the Valley Home to You

Call the Experts 2010

WALLA WALLA

Union-Bulletin.com

UNION-BULLETIN We Bring the Valley Home to You

Electrician Walla Walla Electric is an electrical contractor providing electricians for Walla Walla and surrounding areas within 100 miles. Recognized as a leader in the electrical industry, providing installations and repairs to homes, businesses, and farms. Our highly educated and licensed electricians draw from a history of experience to provide the best service possible. Walla Walla Electric enjoys a successful career providing installations for our community. We are the contractor who has installed the City traffic lights at intersections, new electrical work at our hospitals, nursing homes, and churches. We aid in solving electrical problems for local schools and colleges. Local industrial manufacturing and food processing plants rely on our skills to solve problems on quickly needed project installation. Walla Walla Electric also recognizes the social responsibility we have in our community by participating in fund raising projects, supporting our community non-profit groups, habitat for humanity, local school, and other programs involving children and our senior citizens. Our team consists of four support staff and thirty-two electricians. This employment provides $1,300,000 in annual payroll spent with our local businesses to keep our community strong. Walla Walla Electric appreciates the opportunity to serve you.

Since

1975

1225 W. Poplar • Walla Walla • 509-525-8672 wwelectric.com wa lic#wallawe258kk or lic#37/7/c

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Specializing in Renovation and Remodel

509-522-4232

LLC

ROGALLA CONSTRUCTION

New Mobile Locksmith Service

• Residential & Commercial Door Hardware • Rekeying • • Repairs • Master Key Systems • • House and Auto Lockouts • Lost Keys Made • Safes Opened, Serviced, Combinations Changed 93091 CL

Warren Rogalla 509.301.0915 509.527.1120 WA rogAlcl934lJ • or 17718

Walla Walla Lock & Safe

Bonded & Insured Ask about our customer service guarantee!

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Green Builders since 1996 Featured in

CUSTOM HOMES TTour oF kiTchens ADDITIONS/REMODELS TGreen & solar home Tour COMMERCIAL 3 resPonsiVe DesiGn 3 enerGY eFFiciencY 3 inDoor air QualiTY

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® ACCREDITED BUSINESS

WA BARBEC*945CA

529.9395

www.barberconstructionsite.com


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Foreclosure af fects more than just you. It af fects your whole family. A million families will face losing their homes this year. Call today for help. Because nothing is worse than doing nothing.

1-888-995-HOPE


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no job Did Winter Kill too small Your Garage Door? Custom Homes to minor Repairs... ...and EVERYtHInG in between.

We specialize in

Garage Doors!

It’s time for a new Wayne Dalton® Door from

Quality Workmanship at Affordable Prices!

gEnERal ContRaCtoRs, llc

509-522-0107 WA# PROGENCL981BB

• Sales, Service, Installation • Residential, Commercial • • Insured, Bonded •

(541) 938-0478 cell: (509) 386-4299

OR #164694 • WA #ROBINBC9550U

Smith Insulation, Inc.

Contractor Since 1946

Weatherization services Insulation • Windows • Doors

Call For A Free Estimate... You’ll Be Glad You Did!

529-7506

49 Wallula Ave • Walla Walla Lic# sMith#032B1

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Insulate

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Call for your FREE estimate.

Robin Blackwell Construction LLC


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ovErhEAd door co. of WAllA WAllA

THE RIBBON IS ALWAYS A SIGN OF A WINNER. THE RIBBON IS ALWAYS A SIGN OF A WINNER. The red ribbon means you've found everything you're looking for in a garage

door - reliable performance, innovative design and a range of styles The red ribbon means you’ve found everything you’re looking for inforadetails. garage door – Call your Overhead Door distributor reliable performance, design and a The Genuine.innovative The Original. range of styles and options to fit any home. All from the original Overhead The redthe ribbongenuine, means you've found everything you're looking for in a garageDoor. door - Overhead reliable performance, innovativedistributor design and a range offor stylesdetails. Call your Door and options to fit any home. All from the genuine, the original Overhead Door.

214-555-1212

and options to fit any home. All from the genuine, the original Overhead Door. Call your Overhead Door distributor for details.

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Overhead Door of Sasquatchajuan

The Genuine. The Original.

529-1703

2310 Eastgate214-555-1212 St., Overhead Door of Sasquatchajuan Walla Walla, WA OVERHDW941MC


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