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Building a Dream: Footings

I had to chuckle this week when I was asked when my house was going to start being built. I replied that, “It has...

New Series: Building a Dream

It’s probably unlikely that Dr. Jim and Nora Ohrt looked across the road from their current home and heard the heavens whisper...

Building a Dream: We Built Our Dream

We are excited to bring you a closing post in the "Building a Dream" series following Dr. Jim and Nora Ohrt as they built...

Building a Dream: More Decisions…

As the decision making process of new constructions continues to weigh on our shoulders, I am learning to rely on the experts when I’m...

Building a Dream: Basement Framed and more…

The building site was bustling with activity this week. At week start, our house had a fresh basement slab and a garage floor that...

Building a Dream: Decision Making, Exterior Selection, Walls

The home building process can teach a person a lot about how they make decisions and how particular their preferences. For example, my mother-in-law...

Building a Dream: New Sights on the Horizon

Fall has officially arrived and the framing of the basement of our future home is complete. Much to Shepleigh’s dismay, her basement playmate, “Toady”...

Building a Dream: Breaking Ground

We have officially broken ground on our new home. Our kids were as excited about the digging as we are. We had...