Triple Bathroom Remodel

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This month’s Featured Client came to us through last year’s Madison Area Home Builders Association Home Products Show. Duane and Denise Nolden had heard of our company through a friend we did some work for. So when they saw our booth at the trade show they were eager to talk to us about a few bathroom remodel projects. Stacey, one of our Remodeling Consultants, met with them at their home to discuss their projects in depth.… Continue Reading

Tis the Season for Window Condensation

Understanding Condensation on Your Windows

Condensation on your windows is usually not the windows fault.

Condensation on your windows is usually not the windows fault.

Ever wonder why condensation forms on your windows—and what you can do to prevent it? Windows serve as visible areas for moisture to condense, warning you that there is too much moisture inside your home.

What is Condensation?
Condensation is the result of high humidity that produces a “fog” once it hits a colder surface.… Continue Reading

Basement Remodel on Lake Wisconsin

 

Basement Remodel AFTER | new wet bar area overlooking the family room.  Prior to the remodel, this space was mostly used for storage.
Basement Remodel AFTER | new wet bar area overlooking the family room. Prior to the remodel, this space was mostly used for storage.

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.… Continue Reading

What are the best replacement windows?

Scott Frey and our Window Division Manager, Mark Frey getting a tour and in-depth view at how our Sherwood Windows are made.
Scott Frey and our Window Division Manager, Mark Frey getting a tour and in-depth view at how our Sherwood Windows are made.

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.… Continue Reading

The Frey Construction Snake Rescue

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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. … Continue Reading

Remodel Renovation on Water Street

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Water St, Prairie du Sac in 1906-12 (The building we recently remodeled in the middle building on the left, which is the current home of Making Waves Hair Salon.)
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Making Waves BEFORE
Making Waves AFTER
Making Waves AFTER

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.… Continue Reading

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?Continue Reading

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.… Continue Reading

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.… Continue Reading

Check Your Insurance before the Next Hailstone Hits!

Did the recent hailstorms in and around Dane county take you by surprise? Statistically, we were due for hail last month, when March was supposed to “come in like a lion.” Even if it had, your average Wisconsin March rarely “goes out like a lamb.” And our Aprils are no walk on the beach either.

Frey Construction - Hail DamageApril is one of four peak months in our area for hail damage (the others being March, May, and June).… Continue Reading