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Project In-Depth: The Restoration of a Beautiful Custom Home

Project In-Depth: The Restoration of a Beautiful Custom Home

Here at OHI Construction, we take the utmost care with the reconstruction and/or remodeling of every home we work on. This month we’d like to share a particularly interesting project we completed recently, which shows how we handle projects that require an extra amount of attention to detail. The job originated from an emergency call to OHI in the middle of the night. A garage and part of a home were on fire in a rural area of town, resulting in extensive fire and smoke damage throughout the house and a total loss to the garage. As firefighters worked to extinguish the flames, OHI’s emergency services team arrived on the […]

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A Gorgeous Custom Home in the Heart of Wine Country

A Gorgeous Custom Home in the Heart of Wine Country

Here at OHI we don’t just do restorations and remodels; we also specialize in building custom homes from the foundation up. As a general contractor, we work with the very best people in the housing industry to help make people’s dreams come true. One of our favorite projects we’ve worked on has been the incredible custom home we worked on in the heart of wine country just outside of Portland, Oregon. The home is 3500 square feet of architectural beauty built in a French-Mediterrean style with just about every possible amenity you could imagine. The home has a dog wash station, an art studio, a detached RV garage, a “man […]

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Contractor Spotlight: Why We Use Bailey & Sons Roofing

Contractor Spotlight: Why We Use Bailey & Sons Roofing

OHI Construction is general contractor and that means we sub out a lot of the work that comes our way to trusted and highly recommended subcontractors in the area. We see this as a huge benefit for the homeowners we work with. These are companies that we fully trust—ones that pay the utmost attention to customer satisfaction. As a general contractor, we get to be picky about the people we work with, which is why we are doing this series of blog posts called Contractor Spotlight. In each post, we’ll take a look at one of these companies and gleam a little knowledge and background from their expertise. The first […]

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What is Code Upgrade Insurance and Do You Need It?

What is Code Upgrade Insurance and Do You Need It?

If you’ve ever gone through your home insurance documents before, you probably know the feeling of getting to a certain paragraph and having no idea what various terms means. Code Upgrade insurance is one of those that often has homeowners puzzled, but in actuality, it’s not anything terribly complex. Each year, housing codes are constantly being updated to make houses safer and more efficient. These housing codes touch every part of the house, whether that’s electrical, plumbing, or even how thick the insulation in your house needs to be. That’s why it can be really important to have code upgrade insurance. When disaster strikes at your home—whether that’s a fire, […]

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Insurance Coverage: Your Teenager’s First Night Out With the Car

Insurance Coverage: Your Teenager’s First Night Out With the Car

Accidents happen. As silly as some of them can be, they happen to the best of us. google down . The good news is that many of these incidents that can happen around the house are actually covered by your homeowner’s insurance. Below is the first in our series of “Did you know that you insurance covers…” videos. It tells the story of a teenager named Jimmy and is first night out with the family car. Disaster unfolds, but don’t worry: your insurance has you covered. OHI Construction works with insurance companies in the area to make sure your home gets back to normal in no time. To learn more […]

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Disaster Upgrade: Turning a Tragedy into a Blessing

Disaster Upgrade: Turning a Tragedy into a Blessing

Whether it’s a flood or a fire, accidents do happen. It’s always a tragedy when they happen and disasters can often strike at the most unexpected of times. Calling something a “disaster upgrade” might sound a little strange, but in reality, it’s a fantastic way to turn a tragic event into a big blessing for your family. What we call something a “disaster upgrade” when someone chooses to upgrade a part of their home that gets ruined by an accident or natural disaster. Whether it’s surfaces, floors, or even something like plumbing, there is no smarter time to consider a remodel than when your house is already under construction. Disaster Upgrade: […]

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How To Keep Your Family Safe From Lead Poisoning

How To Keep Your Family Safe From Lead Poisoning

Since 1978, lead-based paint has been banned from usage in homes due to the very serious threat of lead poisoning. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, “Lead is a highly toxic metal that may cause a range of health problems, especially in young children. When lead is absorbed into the body, it can cause damage to the brain and other vital organs, like the kidneys, nerves and blood.” Fortunately, water-based lead-free alternatives are now commonplace. However, because so many houses were built before 1978 that are still lived in today, we haven’t yet completely overcome the safety concerns related to lead-based paint. What You Can Do […]

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Epic Construction Failures: 10 Reasons To Hire OHI Construction

Epic Construction Failures: 10 Reasons To Hire OHI Construction

In some occupations, messing up can be fixed with a simple eraser or phone call. When you mess up in restoration or remodeling though, the consequences aren’t so easily handled. That’s why you should always hire a contractor who has the skills and expertise to do it right the first time. There are so many examples of jobs gone wrong that we decided to list them here for you – 10 construction fails and 10 reasons to give OHI a call first: 1. We’ll make sure the water gets in the sink. 2. Because we care about the people you care about. 3. Balconies are for people, not just birds […]

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Spring Cleaning: Three Apps That Help With Home Maintenance

Spring Cleaning: Three Apps That Help With Home Maintenance

Spring cleaning is officially upon us! If that thought fills you with dread, we just may have a solution for you. After all, we all know that keeping up with maintenance around your house can be really difficult, especially in addition to family and work life. But now, with the convenience and innovation of smartphone apps, remembering when to take care of certain home maintenance tasks just got a lot easier. Here are three apps that will make spring cleaning both easy and fun! Home Maintenance (iOS) Have you ever wished you had a personal assistant to help keep up with your home maintenance chores? Now you have it: Home […]

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Home Remodeling Projects That Deliver The Best Return On Investment

Home Remodeling Projects That Deliver The Best Return On Investment

Which home remodeling projects are the most valuable for a homeowner looking to sell? It is one of the most common questions we get from our clients here at OHI Construction. It is also one of the most important issues to tackle for homeowners who want to maximize their return on investment in such an unstable market. So when you look to dress up your home for the dance, here are some places to start: For the best return on investment, start with your kitchen This one is no secret. Everyone knows that when a potential buyer enters a house, they’ll head straight for the kitchen. Sure, they might take […]

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