Basement Remodel on Lake Wisconsin

  Aaron and Maria Andres have a very lovely home on Lake Wisconsin – one that they’ve carefully remodeled quite a bit over the years. With three growing kids, the place was feeling cramped, and the Andres wanted more room to spread out. They decided it was time to remodel the basement, where there was plenty of unused space. When they thought about this project, they had one friend in mind to help them. Having recently finished her own basement, Jenn Breunig has a space that is very much what the Andres envisioned for themselves. And Jenn is our Remodeling…

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What are the best replacement windows?

Windows.  Windows.  Windows! What are the best replacement windows? Just ask anyone who is selling windows. You’ll hear over and over from them what is the best… their windows. What about warranties? Manufacturers that are confident about their products spell it out in the warranty. Check out the “big names” in windows. Their warranties stink! Most guarantee only 10 years on the window and 20 years on the glass. Seriously?! No one should have to replace windows after 10 years. Instead, we should be able to count on great energy efficiency from a tough window that will serve us for 20-30 years….

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The Frey Construction Snake Rescue

At Frey Construction, we strive to go above and beyond for our Clients.  Sometimes, we can’t help ourselves and go WAY above and beyond.  And recently, four of our team members did just that.  Let’s call it, “The Great Snake Rescue of 2014.” Our Production Manager Jay Breunig, Siding Division Manager JJ Prine, and Window Division Manager Mark Frey, along with one of our Sales Consultants, Katie Cook were all at a Clients home in Middleton, WI doing a walk through for an upcoming siding, window and gutter project.  While walking around the home discussing the details of the project,…

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Remodel Renovation on Water Street

We’ve recently been working just outside our backdoor! There is perhaps nothing more rewarding than working for repeat Clients, and that satisfaction is multiplied when the Clients are right in our home town. In this case, we’re talking about Making Waves Hair Salon, at 585 Water Street in Prairie du Sac. This remodel renovation project was additionally and particularly special for us because it entailed work on a truly historical site. Just steps away is the Sauk Prairie Historical Society, which provided two important photographs of the building, one from 1906-12 and the second from 1960-65, when 585 was home…

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Smart Growth Isn’t Just for Urban Planners: Bring It inside Your Home!

All across the nation, urban and suburban planners are touting ways to control sprawl and make smarter use of limited space. Right here in Dane County, for example, in the city of Fitchburg, a new development called Uptown is employing all sorts of smart-growth tactics that allow growth without sprawl. Maybe it’s time to bring the trend inside. What would it be like if you tried smart growth within your home? Maximize your home’s square footage by thinking like an urban planner. The idea of maximizing a home’s existing square footage is, of course, not a novel idea. But homeowners…

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Meet Max, Our Man of Steel

Roofing is a messy job, no two ways about it. Because of the amount of debris it creates, cleanup is half the battle. Shingle shrapnel makes for heavy loads. Far worse, nails can find their way into landscaping and grass. Hello, landmines. Hello, tetanus. Hello, lawn mower that spits out metal projectiles. We take cleanup very seriously—so seriously that we even hired a guy whose sole purpose is to catch roofing debris before it ever hits the ground. Meet Max: Max has actually been with us for quite some time now. Sometimes we joke that he’s our best employee, since…

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