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Happy Thanksgiving! Merry Christmas! NOW is the time to remodel!

Yes it’s nearly summer and yes you correctly read the holiday greetings above. In our world, supplies are taking three times as long to deliver as they would under normal circumstances. If you are considering a project with a completion time for the holidays, there is no better time than NOW to get started.   I

A simple home assessment can provide valuable solutions to deter burglaries

The past two weeks have been full of break-ins and crime; more than I have seen in 25-plus years living in Hinsdale. Burglaries and car theft have been growing in affluent neighborhoods like Hinsdale across the country. Thanks to Hinsdale’s finest there have been arrests too. There is no better time than now to assess

Small touches can make a big difference in your home!

    Small touches can make a big difference in your home! One of many examples of small touches that we will bring to you on this page are pop-out electrical outlets. These outlets are out of view until needed and lay flush against the countertop or wall. Simply push on the outlet and it

Verifying Insurance Coverage for Contractors Working on your Home is Critical says Clairmont Ltd.

Generally during warmer months we all have various companies work on our homes.  From weekly mowing to window washing, roofing, siding, landscaping, etc. yet Insurance is a topic that candidly never gets discussed. We are more concerned with defining the work, finding a contractor, and getting them to start work. Insurance doesn’t take a backseat; it doesn’t take

A timely blog post, given the weather

Last week 18” of snow. This week six inches of rain. Ugh! As the old sayings goes; if you don’t like the weather in Chicago wait a few minutes and it will change. In roughly seven days, we have had 24” of precipitation. To add insult to injury, all the snow melted in roughly 48

Clairmont Offers Tips for Ice Dams in Winter

Now that the Chicago area’s record of nine continuous days of snow is done for most of this week, a new challenge looms in the form of ice dams.  Most roofs have 6” to 18” of snow on them and gutters are likely full of snow and/or ice.  Because the gutters are hanging in mid-air,

Clairmont Ltd. Offers Tips to Avoid Clothes Dryer Fires Common during Cold Weather Months

It’s COLD in the Chicago Area!  This has all of us reaching for extra sweaters, thicker pants, blankets and more to keep warm. These heavier items keep us warmer, but also create more lint in our dryers, which can lead to dryer fires. That’s why it’s so important to care about your dryer vent maintenance

Patrick Franz Named President of State Home Builders Association

Franz has been a HBAI member since 1994 and completed a four year process to become HBAI’s 2018 president. Patrick Franz was sworn in as president of the Home Builders Association of Illinois (HBAI) Friday night by two-term HBAI president, colleague, and close friend P. William Basic. Franz has been a HBAI member since 1994

Facing Flood Clean-up? Clairmont Ltd. Cautions Residents to Hire a Reputable Contractor

With excessive rains causing many area households to flood, there are a few key tips to keep in mind when looking for help with the clean up efforts and repair. Pat Franz of Clairmont Ltd., a 23-year old remodeling and renovation firm based in Hinsdale offers hints that can save valuable time: If you have