Dear Doug, We’re going to have our house painted this year.  It’s an antique house built in the early 1900’s.  Over the years we’ve had a hard time getting a paint job to last very long.  We’re considering the permanent coatings you hear about on the radio all the time.  Will that be a good investment?  What is the best time of year to have the work done? Dan, Wellesley Hi Dan, Well, antique ho...

I hope everybody had a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend.  I’m very thankful that the Masters Touch team could take a few days off to enjoy some time with their families and remember all of the service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice so that we may enjoy the great freedoms we have.

Doug

Schedule update:  We are now projecting September as the earliest possible start for any new kitchen or large renovation project, so if you are hoping to have your work done before the holidays, it’s very important to get your deposit in as soon as possible. We do still have some places in the schedule for June, July, and August for roofing, painting, deck and porch projects; window replacements, ...

Planning fall 2012 or even spring 2013 renovation projects?  It’s not too early to get your deposit in and get on the schedule. Business is on the upswing.  We already have two sizeable construction projects booked for spring 2013, and this fall is looking to be a very busy time. It’s always a good idea to plan well in advance for construction projects to allow plenty of time for design and permi...

Finally, some rain!  And three days of it.  As they say . . . when it rains it pours! While we all welcome the much needed deluge, it’s still a bummer driving to work on a dark, cold, rainy Monday morning.  That said, it’s exciting to see our entire team hard at work on so many projects, regardless of the weather.  Days like today are planning days, catch up days, and job stocking days for many of...

What am I going to be doing when I’m 70? Who knows, but I bet it will be fun! Today I bought a new mountain bike (new to me, anyway, it’s a 1999 Cannondale, full suspension, if you are keeping score.)  I’ve had the same mountain bike since 1997, purchased at Fat Dog Bike Shop in Westwood.  That bike and me have been to the end of earth and back – well, at least around the block several times.  It...

2012 is the year the world ends, right?  Or was that last year? Well, regardless, we’re planning on a great year at Masters Touch.  In 2011 we added lots of impressive talent to our team, and that bodes well for 2012.  We already have a large back log of work for winter and spring, so if you are planning any projects it would be wise to call us now.  Our design and production staff are ready to se...

Brand New Specials From Masters Touch! 1.  “Room Re-Deux” Special:  Make just one call for new carpet, paint, and blinds in three bedrooms for the low price of only $4,990.  Price includes furniture moving, removal and disposal of old carpet and padding, installation of new padding and carpet, installation of up to six energy efficient honeycomb style room darkening blinds, and painting of ceiling...
sustainability

On Sunday my son Kellen came to work with me. We spent the day stripping and waxing all the beautiful old wood floors here at Masters Touch.  History does repeat itself.  There were many days when I was young and I did this at my Dad’s work.  We had a great day working together, and he was really excited to be joining me on the job. The floors look terrific and our Showroom has never looked bette...