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B.L. Ward & Associates, LLC
A full service construction management and development company, which also serves as a general contractor.
1148 Pulaski Hwy, Suite 223, Bear, Delaware 19701

Basement Waterproofing
Wet basement solutions
563 Walther Rd, Newark, Delaware 19702

DBF General Contracting
One source for all your general contracting needs. No job too big or small.
719 N Spruce St, Wilmington, Delaware 19805

DeMaio Contractors Alliance LLC
One Company, One Solution
817 N. Lincoln St, Wilmington, DE 19805

Dewson Construction Co.
Discover the Dewson Difference
7 S. Lincoln St, Wilmington, Delaware 19805

Dimple Construction Inc.
Full service general contracting firm providing quality planning, design and construction services. We are licensed, bonded and insured.
3310 Wrangle Hill Rd, Suite 112, Bear, Delaware 19701

EBS Construction
We stand for exceptional construction services. The only corners we cut are mitered.
403 Mayfield Lane, Townsend, DE 19734

Endeavor Consulting and Construction
General Contracting and residential home repair and remodeling
153 New Granville Rd, Wilmington, Delaware 19808

First State Inc
New World Style with Old World Craftmanship
289 Airport Rd, New Castle, Delaware 19720

Foraker Construction
123 Rolling Rd, Newark, Delaware 19713

The Handyman Service
Give us your "to do list"
310 Wyoming Ave, Wilmington, DE 19809

Handyworks Inc.
Delaware new home builders
2121 Bear Corbitt Rd, Bear, Delaware 19701

Integrity Remodeling by Design
We offer a fabulous alternative to moving. You don’t need to uproot and relocate. Integrity By Design can give your home a fresh new look while maintaining all your favorite aspects currently in your home.
100 Greenhill Avenue, Suite E, Wilmington, DE 19805

J. Rocco Construction, LLC
Whether you're adding something new, renovating something old or looking to begin an entirely new project, we are the Delaware construction company for you.
223 Red Tailed Hawk Ln, Middletown, DE 19709

Matusky Construction
New Castle County's best general contractor and home remodeling. Licensed, references available.
609 Banyan Rd, Newark, Delaware 19713

Mazzola Construction
Iron Hill, Newark, Delaware 19702

New Castle County Flooring and Remodeling
For all your contracting needs interior or exterior.
2923 Ogletown Rd, Newark, Delaware 19713

P. J. Fitzpatrick, Inc.
Windows, Siding, Roofing and Doors
21 Industrial Blvd, New Castle, Delaware 19720

Sheridan Construction
Home Improvements & Custom Carpentry
PO Box 5342, Wilmington, Delaware 19808

T. S. Saienni
Glass Repair, Windows, Doors, Roofing, General Contracting and Home Improvements
3431 Old Capitol Trail, Wilmington, Delaware 19808

Tri-State Remodeling
Delaware Home Remodeling Contractor
112 Jestan Blvd, New Castle, DE 19720

Update Your Space
Call Update Your Space for professional home repair, remodeling, maintenance and general improvements of the highest quality.
P.O. Box 7202, Newark, Delaware 19714

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Kent County

1st State Contracting
1st State Contracting is a one-stop shop for all your home remodeling needs.
24 Marsh Creek Lane, Dover, DE 19904

The Amish Tradesmen LLC
Good, Hard, Honest Work at a Fair Price. Pole Buildings, Custom Framing, Masonry
8071 Greenwood Rd, Greenwood, DE 19950

Dover Handyman
Handyman and home improvements serving Dover and all Delaware.
1153 Woodstock Court, Dover, DE 19904

Two Guys Construction
14 Iris Ct, Dover, DE 19904


Sussex County

Bunting Construction
RR 1, Box 140, Selbyville, DE 19975

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Universal Design for Easy Living
P.O. Box 475, 103 Main St, Ellendale, DE 19941

The Local Gentry
Offering customized vinyl window replacements, seamless aluminum gutters, vinyl siding and asphalt shingle roofing.
914 Whiteleysburg Rd, Harrington, DE 19952

Parker Enterprises, Ltd.
Lifestyle Design Center
22277 Lewes-Georgetown Hwy, Georgetown, DE 19947

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Delaware General Contractors
Rt 12, Box 430, Millsboro, Delaware 19966

Real Living Homes
Building homes you can really live in, incorporating the concepts of Universal Design and Green building.
P.O. Box 475, 103 Main St, Ellendale, DE 19941


Contractors Advice from the Experts

Choosing the Right Contractor

Remodel to Make Home More User-friendly

Choosing the Right Contractor

The lowest priced contractor is not always the best way to choose. If you receive 3 estimates, and 2 are close and 1 is considerably lower, ask yourself why. Is this person leaving something out? Does he carry the proper insurance? Is he going to do exactly what you want done or is he going to take short cuts with inferior materials or practices? Price is important but, value and quality are what you should be considering.

Don't be afraid to ask for references and be sure to call those people. Ask if the contractor showed up when he was supposed to, and how was his ability to overcome any problems that arose. Did he keep the job site clean? A few questions now can save a lot of headaches down the road.

About the Author: Paul Arpie of Paul Arpie Construction
Kitchen, bath and home remodeling - email: info [at]

Remodel to Make Home More User-friendly!

When you are ready to tackle a remodeling project, stop and think about your future and the future of your house. Are you planning to stay in this house for as long as possible? Is this house going to be a primary residence as you get older? If so, the perfect time to make some modifications that will make your house more user-friendly is when you are already planning a remodeling project.

Kitchen and Bath remodeling always seems to top the list of major projects. It just so happens that they are also primary targets for modifications which incorporate the concepts of Universal Design.

Universal Design means true accessibility. It accommodates all people, including those of different ability, height and age. Incorporating Universal Design features in your home can give you a competitive edge on resale because of the increasing demand for accessible living by today’s homebuyers.

So how do you get the updated Kitchen or Bath you want today that will also meet your needs 5 or 10 years from now? With Universal Design features you can get the look you want and the accessibility you may need tomorrow. Let’s look at some specific examples.

Bathrooms - The newest look in high end master bathrooms includes a large open shower separate from a soaking or spa bathtub. Universal Design modifications to that concept would simply make the shower barrier free with no threshold and place all controls a little lower. The tub and shower might be placed next to each other with a bench as a transition between them. The walls throughout the bathroom would be reinforced. That will allow you to easily install grab bars anywhere in the room if and when necessary. The floor can still be a stylish ceramic tile, but the surface would be a matte finish for safety. If the budget allows, radiant heating installed in the floor would add comfort.

Kitchens today are the center of activity with lots of room for family and friends, casual dining and storage and home office/computer centers. You can find the latest in appliances with Universal Design features. Look for appliances with controls located in the front or on the side. Replace your standard range with a cooktop and wall-mounted oven. Install all appliances at more convenient heights. Elevate the dishwasher about 8” off the floor so that you don’t have to bend down to load dishes. Instead of installing the microwave high above the stove, why not place it just below counter level.
Make one section of countertop or island table height so that someone can be seated in a chair or a wheelchair while preparing food. Select a sink base with doors that retract or can be removed. Major cabinet manufacturers like Kraft Maid offer cabinets with special features that make them more usable for all of us.

If you were to walk into a Universal Design home today, your first impression might be that “it doesn’t look any different”. You would be impressed with the design and wonder why all homes weren’t built with the terrific features you would see. So, when you are planning to remodel, take advantage of the latest technology and design knowledge. It’s the perfect time to make your home ready for the future. Some options may cost a little more but the return on your remodeling investment will be even greater than the already high return on such remodeling projects.

About the Author: Kathy Sperl-Bell is President of Gotcha Covered, a Full Service Remodeling Company specializing in Universal Design. When you're planning a remodeling project, call Gotcha Covered! We'll help you plan your project to accommodate your needs for both today and tomorrow. Visit our web site at, Email
info [at] or call 302-424-1890 for more information.

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