3 Reasons We Love Providing Free Energy Assessments

All of our projects at Stearns Design Build start with a free energy assessment.   We start with a large fan (pictured below) to depressurize the house. This allows us to identify where there are air leaks as air from the outside rushes in to replace the air that we...

Nine Ways to Save Money on a Kitchen Remodel

 Unfortunately, kitchens are expensive. Everything is either high end finish, appliances, or fixtures. Regardless of the scale of your project, whether you are just looking to make some minor changes or rip everything out, there are strategies for saving money.Have a...

Stearns Design Build Opens Custom Cabinet Shop

 College Station, TX, Stearns Design Build, a local residential remodeling company, has announced that they are now offering furniture grade cabinets to the general public. For some time, Stearns Design Build has built high-quality custom cabinets for their remodeling...

Why We Have a Mission Haiku Not a Mission Statement

Human PotentialCreating RelationshipBuilding Sacred SpaceI have never been a fan of business mission statements.  They seem trite.  This is not to say that a company’s mission is not important. It is. But the perfunctory encapsulation of a formulaic statement seems...

Reimagining the Bath

24 years ago, when I was starting out, the conventional wisdom for those remodeling a bathroom was that one had to have both a shower and bathtub in every full bathroom.  This was a shame because the thought of many seeking a bathroom remodel was to forego the awkward...

Equation for Value in Remodeling

Do you want value?  Of course, you do. But what does that mean?  Value is not a fixed point. It is an equation. And that equation is different for everyone.  An often-used example in discussions of value is the fine Italian shoes that cost five times more than a...

Business Blog

Most people are not interested in the business of creating happy homes, so we have separated these posts in their own section. This is stuff that, though often dry, we are passionate about.  It is also a way for potential clients to peek behind the curtains and see a...

Holidays Home Assessment

Goodness, are the holidays a busy time? Decorating, shopping, entertaining: for most, this is not a time to think about remodeling. But maybe it should be.  Chances are that this might be a time when your house is under maximum stress.  These are the times that many...

FREE BUSINESS COACHING

 Are you an aspiring, or even established, entrepreneur?  It can be exciting, exhilarating, terrifying and often you feel like you are all alone.  But you don’t have to. There are lots of outlets that can provide great information and let you feel less all alone.Most...