Home Improvement Inspiration That Won’t Strip Your Sanity

Transform your life house by doing maintenance or by changing the way it appears to be. You can do a lot of things yourself at a very low cost and with only a few skills. Reading these pointers provides you with know-how to get started. After reading these guidelines, you will have an improved understanding of what must be done to take on your own home improvement projects.

Residence improvement is often a daunting task. This is due to time and the amounts of money required. Nevertheless , it doesn’t have to be so bad. In case you have several projects in your house, divide them up into several smaller DIY projects. By way of example you may want to update the complete living room. Begin simple, by simply changing the carpet, and before you know it, your living room will be like new.

The best way to make your home look new again is to punch on the new coat of paint on the exterior of your home. In the event that you choose a lighter color, your house will glow like a new pearl and will be the envy of every person on your neighborhood prevent.

A simple way to make the worn our furniture and scuffed up floors look like new is to incorporate new lighting fixtures. Right now there are many types of signals that create a relaxing aura of light. When you might believe the adding light to the room emphasizes the pollutants, but guests will only spot the bright and cheery glow of the house.

When it comes to home improvement, be certain to get quotes from at the very least three different contractors. This kind of is important because prices can vary greatly especially for cracks in concrete, as may the caliber of work. Obtain a good feeling for your contractor by resting down with him or her and discussing your complete plan.

If you are buying functional home improvement project, try “building up. ” Walls make a lot of wasted space. Add matching bookcases in your living room or build a window chair where your family can sit and read. Basic projects such as can make every space at home usable and valuable to your family.

When employing contractors to perform any operate your home, always keep accurate and thorough records. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that the contractor has you covered on this factor. Keep a file of all bills and contracts associated with your project. This will turn out to be very helpful if you find yourself in a discord with your contractor.

Pondering ahead of time always boosts the achievements of home improvement projects. Inability to plan ahead of time can be catastrophic due to poor and impulsive decision-making. Planning will help your project reach an effective conclusion.

House improvement will in order to make your house look better as well as add value to your home. With a little time, patience and the right equipment, you can remake your individual space into the home you have always dreamed of. Make do it yourself a hobby and save your money while having fun.

New Laramie High School is ready for students

Haselden proudly watched as Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead spoke Aug. 11 to a crowd of hundreds at the ribbon-cutting of the new Laramie High School, two years in the making.

“Education is foundational to the future of our state and our country,” said Gov. Mead, who thanked the legislature, school board, Wyoming School Facilities Department, architects, engineers, contractor, and workers. “Take a minute to recognize that whatever their job was, all of the workers, the men and women who built this with their hands and expertise — the engineers, the architects, the contractors — we need to give them a round of applause for this beautiful facility.”

The 300,000 SF Laramie High School sits on approximately 43 acres and is truly a state-of-the-art facility. With a multitude of classrooms — including 12 science labs, three music rooms, two art labs, and seven production labs (comprising auto shop, wood shop, welding, culinary arts, and flex labs) — there are myriad, specialized learning spaces and open areas for students and faculty to gather in small and large groups.

Other amenities on the Laramie High School grounds include a phenomenal stadium with synthetic turf, a full practice field with synthetic turf, tennis courts, two full gymnasiums, a three-tiered auditorium with reclaimed snow-fence wall accents, an Olympic-sized pool with concrete dive platforms, and a large commons area with 30-foot ceilings and amazing views. Security is also a priority in the new school, which has multiple panic buttons throughout and several safe zones within each pod.

“This was a fantastic project, and we’re honored to be a part of it,” Haselden Vice President Derek Oliver said. “We had such a great team from the design team to the subcontractors. It was a seamless project.”

Incredibly, the $87.15 million project was completed in just 24 months. Gov. Mead summed up the effort in his closing statement: “This project truly represents the best of what we can do when a community comes together, when the state comes together, when community leaders, educators, teachers, students come together and say, ‘This is what we want, let’s build it, it’s a dream for the future.'”

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Haselden Superintendent Helps Build School in Africa

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This summer one of our Team Haselden members took a break from working on the University of Wyoming High Bay Research Facility to work on a much different type of school. Superintendent Dan Krueger spent two weeks volunteering with Engineers Without Borders through the University of Wyoming to help build a dormitory and playground at Hope School in Mbita, Kenya, Africa.

Hope School provides education for approximately 500 children, grades 1-5, many of them orphans. Because so many of these kids don’t have families, the dormitory is even more important, providing a stable home for them year-round.

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But construction in this part of the world is nothing like we’re accustomed to; the masonry and concrete structure was built without the benefit of simple items we take for granted like tape measures (Dan used sticks to measure) and concrete finishing tools. africa - building

None of this deterred Dan, who has applied to work on another project, this one in Guatemala. But he also hopes to be part of the additional dormitory and kitchen project that Hope School plans to build next year. “It’s a life-changing experience,” said Dan. “You see it in the movies and on TV, but you can’t really imagine what it’s like until you’re there.”

To learn more about Engineers Without Borders, click here.

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Earn CSU-Global Credits Through Haselden University!

Haselden-CSU Global Triangle graphicHaselden Construction has gone Global – CSU-Global! Get your Bachelor’s Degree through the CSU-Global & Haselden University partnership. Haselden team members can now earn up to 7 elective credits for courses taken through Haselden University, and apply them to their pursuit of a degree through CSU-Global. To find out which Haselden University classes are eligible and to learn more about the program, take a look at the Haselden University/CSU-Global Flyer.

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3rd Annual Haselden Shoot benefits Homes for Our Troops

Last month, Haselden Construction held our third annual clay shoot, raising nearly $80,000 for Homes for Our Troops, an organization providing mortgage-free, specially adapted housing for veterans disabled in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Haselden_3rd_Annual_ShootThis year’s proceeds will go towards building a home in Golden, Colo., for Marine Lance Corporal Sean Carroll, who was wounded in Iraq (please read more about LCpl Carroll below).

Haselden was honored to have Timothy McHale, Homes for Our Troops President and CEO, attend the shoot again this year. “Haselden Construction is truly an outstanding patriotic company that deeply cares for America’s veterans and their families,” McHale said. “Their kind and generous gifts to Homes for Our Troops are making significant impacts on the lives of many Colorado veterans as we continue to build specially adapted homes for our most severely injured veterans.”

In the three years Haselden has hosted the event, we have raised a total of almost $200,000. This year’s event, held at the Kiowa Creek Sporting Club, hosted more than 230 people from 48 different companies — about a 20 percent increase from last year. Major sponsors included:

  • Drake Williams (Platinum)
  • Encore Electric (Gold)
  • MTech (Silver)
  • US Engineering (Lunch)
  • United Rentals (Breakfast)
  • Martin Marietta (Large Prize & General Raffle)
  • KL&A (Large Prize)
  • Brundage Bone (Large Prize)
  • Scott Contracting (Shells)
  • Falcon Plumbing & Heating (Shells)
  • Blueline Rentals (General Raffle)
  • Tower Electric (General Raffle)
  • Proforma ScoutPromotions (Volunteer T-Shirts)

CarrollTwo weeks after graduating high school, LCpl Carroll headed to basic training in San Diego. He deployed to Iraq with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines as an Infantryman in February 2004. A month later, LCpl Carroll was on a patrol in Ramadi when he was injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast. The explosion resulted in the loss of his right leg, the amputation of his left thumb and index finger along with burns over 60 percent of his body.

When LCpl Carroll was transferred to Landstuhl, Germany he was given a 10-15 percent chance of survival. He remained in a coma as he was transported to Walter Reed, where he woke up a month later. After six months of surgeries, LCpl Carroll started physical therapy as an outpatient. You can read even more about him here.

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UW High Bay Research Facility features ‘Strong Wall’

Our work on the University of Wyoming High Bay Research Facility continues — and with a feature underscoring the advanced technology and research that will be housed there when the building opens later this year.

UW_HIGHBAYThe facility — a shared resource among the university’s School of Energy Resources, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Department of Geology and Geophysics — will contain about 90,000 square feet of traditional and high-bay research laboratories, offices and meeting areas. “High bay space” is large, open, vertical and specially designed to accommodate the development and installation of large equipment, and to conduct research using large pieces of equipment and materials.

One special feature in the new UW High Bay Research Facility is called a Strong (Reaction) Wall. It is part of a complete structural testing system that UW will use to test strengths of various structural material — such as concrete, rebar and I-beams — with a hydraulic ram. The Strong Wall is a 15’x3’x22’ wall with #8 and #9 rebar 6 inch on center.

Look for the UW High Bay Research Facility at north 19th Street near the UW Centennial Complex. The building — Haselden’s seventh project with the University of Wyoming — is scheduled to open in August.

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University of Colorado Hospital

The doors closed at the University of Colorado Hospital located at 9th and Colorado Boulevard in Denver, leaving a 42-year legacy behind while beginning a new one at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. Built in two phases, the state-of-the-art replacement hospital included a total of 684,000 square feet with 277,000 square feet renovated.

Patient for a Day

Before beginning work at the hospital, the Haselden team spent time observing the daily work routines of doctors, nurses, and staff at the hospital. For weeks, this team watched medical procedures and other tasks to gain first-hand knowledge of day-to-day operations. This effort enabled the team to incorporate the needs of the staff and patients in the planning process.

A healthcare model for the future

At almost one million square feet and 300 inpatient beds, Haselden Construction built the hospital that is part of the Anschutz Centers for Advanced Medicine. This steel fram structure with masonry skin rises twelve stories and includes a basement. Operating rooms and additional support areas for imaging, surgery and intensive care were designed and constructed for both patient needs and staff efficiency.

An award-winning healthcare model, the Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion is designed with the most technologically advanced elements. The hospital offers many patient upgrades including bedside admission and discharge. All private rooms have patient controlled features, such as bedside lighting controls, wireless Web access, teleconferencing, and spacious seating areas. Outdoor gardens, water features and concrete artwork create a healing ambiance for patients and visitors. The building has sustainable features equivalent to a LEED certified building.

Associated General Contractors ACE Award for Construction Excellence – Project of the Year

Colorado Construction Hard Hat Award – Outstanding Mechanical / Electrical Project and Outstanding Private Project

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Haselden opens office in Glenwood Springs

Haselden Construction is pleased to announce the opening of a full-service office in Glenwood Springs, Colo.

Haselden Chief Executive Officer Byron Haselden officially opens the company’s newest office in Glenwood Springs, Colo.

Haselden Chief Executive Officer Byron Haselden officially opens the company’s newest office in Glenwood Springs, Colo.

Our company has worked in the Roaring Fork Valley for two decades, completing many projects in Glenwood Springs; at Valley View Hospital; and at the new Eastbank PK-8 school, which recently broke ground. Our new office at 2520 S. Grand Avenue reflects Haselden Construction’s strong commitment to delivering a superior level of service to our mountain-based clients.

“Having a prestigious company like Haselden in the Glenwood Springs market is great,” Ian Exelbert, chairman of the Glenwood Springs Chamber of Commerce, said during a festive grand opening we hosted June 1. We’re honored the ceremony was attended by so many well-wishing Haselden team members, clients and community leaders.

“It’s an honor to have a permanent presence here,” Haselden President and Chief Executive Officer Byron Haselden said. “Our company’s purpose is to fulfill our customers’ needs completely, and having an office here in Glenwood Springs ensures that we can provide superior services as well as a home base for all of our team members who live and work in the mountains and surrounding communities.”

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Haselden, CSU celebrate new science building

Just before classes let out for the summer, Haselden Construction held a celebration commemorating the progress of construction of Colorado State University’s new biology building – the first new science lab built for the biology department in many years.

Haselden-CSU-Biology-Beam-Signing-640x300-1Students and faculty members grabbed a green or gold pen and signed the steel beam later secured atop the structure. The beam will remain fully visible in the building’s eastern stairway. After signing the beam, students and faculty members joined the construction crew for a BBQ lunch on the new building’s ground floor.

“It’s exciting to pioneer the first design-build project on the campus,” Haselden Project Manager Brent Haselden said. “Both Colorado State University and design-build architect partner Hord Coplan Macht have been great to work with and the project couldn’t be going better.”

With more than 1,400 students, biology is the largest major on campus. Slated for LEED® Gold, the $67 million, 151,650-square-foot life sciences research and teaching building is a bond-funded project supported by the Student Facilities Fee. The new building will provide the department with new teaching labs, research labs, administrative/office space and a lecture room that can accommodate more than 100 people.

The building is scheduled to open in Fall 2017.

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Haselden jams along with The Moderators

Haselden Construction is A Great Builder in large part because of its commitment to community and culture of giving.

The Denver Post recently shed a little more light on our company’s philanthropy with an interesting business profile that includes mention of The Moderators, a band whose founding members include Haselden’s Chairman Ed Haselden.

Ed plays guitar in the band, which came together around 2008 at a gathering of the Young Presidents Organization. The band’s members are chief executive officers, board presidents and company founders.

The band’s goals are having fun and raising money for charity. The Moderators have played Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheater and smaller venues throughout the state. A May 6 show at the Ogden Theater in Denver raised nearly a half-million dollars for cancer research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. In eight years, the band has raised about $4.5 million for charity. Members like Ed don’t charge charities a penny to perform. Instead, they just invite their friends out for a good time and encourage everyone to donate money.


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