The Importance of Home Maintenance During Covid-19

The Importance of Home Maintenance During Covid-19

2020 in America. As you know, we’re living in unprecedented times that are wildly and certainly unpredictable. The unforeseen COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected the lives of everyone here in the United States and around the world, while forcibly changing the way our society functions—at least for the time being. Due to the urgency of the situation we’ve been thrust into, we’ve had no choice but to adapt. 

One main adaptation means spending more time at home than ever before. 

Working From Home in 2020

So many of us are working from home and we are dependent on everyday utilities, such as electricity, water, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi. In normal life, having your AC unit break or a water leak is a hassle in itself. Now, if one of these things were to happen, it will be more of a disaster than ever. Many companies are working with a lean staff/reduced workforce, meaning less availability and working shorter hours. 

Electric, plumbing and internet are all absolute necessities and it’s imperative that these moving parts are functioning at 100%. While you and your family continue to stay home, it is essential that home maintenance is a top priority, 

Aging in Place – Helping Your Family Stay Safe

Another issue that people are struggling with is close family members who may not be able to take care of these maintenance tasks,  due to age. We all know that retirement & assisted living facilities are a dangerous place for our family members at this time. We have always been advocates for Aging In Place.

By helping seniors stay in their homes longer falls directly within our mission of enhancing the quality of life in the home and providing environmentally friendly solutions. We would like to help them stay safe in their homes. Keeping the home healthy can prevent larger problems from arising in the future. 

Stearns Home-Care is Here to Help

We’ve all got a long list of worries and to-do lists to keep us preoccupied during the coronavirus pandemic. The immense responsibility of caring for every aspect of your home shouldn’t be all on you.

Hiring professionals to take care of your home can go a long way to help reduce your stress and ease your mind while keeping your home in check.  We would like to introduce Stearns Home-Care, a subsidiary of Stearns Design Build, now offers an annual subscription service that provides regular home maintenance.

It includes a multitude of things such as cleaning gutters, maintaining fixtures and appliances, changing light bulbs and batteries, and checking and repairing weather stripping. A full spectrum of service is provided over six visits annually.

Our COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Our client’s safety is extremely important to us which is why we are taking the following precautions when conducting our home visits. 

Invest in home repair to ease your stress

Your home is your refuge, especially in times of social crisis. With our homes now becoming multifunctional places, we need to make sure that everything is in order for everyone.

If you’re not investing in the maintenance of your home or following a house maintenance schedule, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise when things start to go wrong, break or shut down and the daily to-do’s of the whole family are impacted. 

Invest in maintaining your home today so that you can have peace of mind for tomorrow. Give us a call or fill out a contact form and we can set up a free home consultation. 

COVID-19 & Aging In Place

COVID-19 & Aging In Place

We are just beginning to see the negative effect of COVID-19 in nursing homes all around the country. For now and for the foreseeable future, things don’t look too good for older folks; they are dying from COVID-19 at significantly higher rates than younger individuals. Furthermore, when living in a retirement community or nursing home, the risk is even greater.

We have always been advocates for Aging In Place. By helping seniors stay in their homes longer falls directly within our mission of enhancing the quality of life in the home and providing environmentally friendly solutions.

As home remodelers, we have noticed over the years that many people move from their family homes into assisted living because they can no longer maintain the home. To this end, we decided to start Stearns Home Care, a subsidiary of Stearns Design Build. Stearns Home Care is an annual subscription service that provides regular home maintenance, while concurrently allowing seniors to stay in their homes.

We want to help you and your loved ones stay safe. So, in these uncertain times, we are expanding beyond our subscription service to include any home maintenance tasks and aging in place modifications, such as ramps and grab bar installation.

The Importance of Home Maintenance

The Importance of Home Maintenance

We are excited to announce a new division of Stearns Design Build, Stearns Home-Care.

As remodelers, on a daily basis, we see the impact of a lack of maintenance. Often homeowners just don’t know how to do the maintenance. Other times they are busy professionals that don’t have time. The most troubling is when we see elderly people who just cannot keep up with it and have to leave their homes for assisted living sooner than they otherwise would.  We see the unnecessary expense and inconvenience that comes from poor maintenance.

Offering a Home-Care program for routine maintenance was a natural fit for us, as it highlights three of our four core values. Maintaining a home preserves its Quality. This is something we do as an act of Caring for our clients. We are committed to building and maintaining Relationships. We love getting to know our clients and their homes.  Our fourth core value is Honesty, which is transparent in everything that we do.

We know that your family home is your sanctuary and it’s a privilege and an honor to help take care of it.  

Maximizing Curb Appeal

Maximizing Curb Appeal

A lovely home with simple lines that are hidden by a single color of paint. This home’s existing beauty has been hidden by the improper use of color.

A significant change in paint was applied to accentuate the different elements of the exterior of the home. Such as the windows, trim, and doors. A new roof and repairs to the siding and trim complete the renovation and breathes new life into the home.

Additionally, the ample back screened in porch was given a makeover by replacing old wood framing with sleek aluminum posts for the new screen. This provided the porch with a better view and connection to the large back yard.

6 Reason to Consider Us for Your Next Remodeling Project

6 Reason to Consider Us for Your Next Remodeling Project

Because your home is your family’s sanctuary, finding the right remodeler is almost as important as finding the right family doctor. We might be the right company to provide care for your home. Here are five key reasons why our clients have chosen us.


1. Project Management

  • Clean projects with a focus on dust control.
  • Strict adherence to project schedules
  • All participants well-coordinated for a project that flows smoothly
  • Use of Gantt charts and collaborative software.

2. Reputation

  • Aggie owned
  • 25 years in business
  • Viewable third-party reviews sent to all our clients.
  • Customer service award winner
  • Big Fifty (national award given to topflight remodelers from the United States and Canada)
  • Guild Master awards for customer service
  • Newman Ten winner

3. Construction Knowledge

  • Quality of Craftsmanship
  • Deep knowledge of Building Science
  • Deep knowledge of green building and energy efficiency?
  • Highly skilled in project management

4. Design

  • We have a unique articulation of design focused on creating spaces that create health and happiness. This is the transitions theory of design.
  • Remodeling design that respects the character of the existing home.
  • Remodeling design to the specific lifestyle and character of our clients.

5. Communication

  • A spelled-out pattern of detailed communication.
  • Weekly updates in design and daily updates during construction.
  • Clearly written scopes of work and specifications
  • Clear process for changes along the way

6. Value

  • We understand that remodeling value is a unique equation for every client. We seek to understand the variables that are most important to our clients for their remodeling projects.
  • We are a good choice for those who include elements of quality, durability and efficiency in their equation for remodeling value.