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Clairmont, Ltd. Salutes Senior Designer Kim Robbins

Clairmont, Ltd. Salutes Senior Designer Kim Robbins Professional Women in Building Week September 12-16 Although the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has designated this week as Professional Women in Building week, we appreciate Kim daily for the many things she does for our homeowners and for the integral success of Clairmont, Ltd. “As Senior

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

While it is still comfortable outside, consider some pre-winter preparation that could save you big money down the road. Here’s Clairmont’s Top 10:

While it is still comfortable outside, consider some pre-winter preparation that could save you big money down the road. Here’s Clairmont’s Top 10: Change furnace filter. You can buy a stack online. Change batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Have clear access to your water main. If you or your kids had to

We finally have a traditional midwestern winter…

Icicles may be telling you something very important about your home. Our recent temperatures have been well below freezing the past couple weeks. Take a walk around the outside of your home. If you see a fair number of icicles hanging from your gutters it is signaling that you do not have enough insulation in

Clairmont Ltd. Advises on Ice Dams – Strategies for Success This Winter

Finally the weather is acting like January.  Cold and snow and plenty of both.  In addition to health risks for some, the large amount of snow, wind and now an imminent thaw brings risks for buildings. The menace in this case is ice dams. These occur when it is warm enough for the snow to

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

Clairmont Ltd. Encourages Home Review During Early Spring Rains – Be sure to inspect your outside drainage

A simple walk around your property takes no time at all. In early spring when we typically receive plenty of rain, here are a few important things to assess: Gutters need another cleaning in the spring; not just in the fall. Take a walk around your home and observe how rain water drains away from

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