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Tips for Designing a Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

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An outdoor kitchen doesn’t need to be huge, but if carefully designed you can have an efficient fun space for the grillmeister to work while still being part of the party. Here are a few tips to get started: Location. … Continue reading

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Outdoor Kitchens – Bring It Outside!

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Most of us can relate to the pleasure of entertaining friends and family outdoors. Somehow it just feels more relaxed and fun.  And who doesn’t enjoy a beautiful summer evening outdoors, not to mention the smoky aroma of meat or … Continue reading

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Technology in the Home Building Process

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The proliferation of smart phones and tablets has impacted all of our lives in many ways. One of the most exciting in the residential construction arena is the way projects, information, and communications can be managed via web based project … Continue reading

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It’s A Package Deal; What to Expect When Hiring a Builder

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Have you ever called your child in for lunch only to have half the neighborhood show up? That is a bit like what happens when you hire a custom home builder. You are going to meet many new people along … Continue reading

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Three Keys to Planning

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An interesting way to look at any new construction project is the idea that there are three main factors involved. They are PRICE, SIZE, and FINISHES. When planning a new home or remodel only two of these can be fixed. … Continue reading

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How Involved Do You Want to Be?

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Many of our clients tend to be very involved in the planning and construction process, and thoroughly enjoy the process. Others choose to be much less involved. Here is a description of two ends of the spectrum:   • The … Continue reading

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Asking for References

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When selecting a builder, one of the most helpful things you can do is to ask for references. A reputable builder will be glad to provide you with a list of clients that they have worked with before. Some things … Continue reading

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How Much per Square Foot?

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A common question that a builder gets asked is “how much per square foot does it cost to build?”. While it is completely understandable for someone to ask this question, it is not simply answered, and should be used with … Continue reading

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What Makes a Custom Home…Custom?

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What is custom? When it comes to custom home building, there are almost as many shades of custom as there are builders. What it means to you as a home owner will depend on your specific needs, budget, interest, and … Continue reading

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Bruce Blok

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Bruce and his brother John are the third generation owners of Blok Builders Inc. which specializes in custom home building and remodeling. Doing everything from kitchen and bath remodels, additions, and custom cabinets to high end custom designed homes, their … Continue reading

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Bruce Blok

About Bruce Blok

Bruce is co-owner of Blok Builders Inc., a family owned business focused on providing the ultimate project experience through personal involvement, communication, and dedication to quality and value.