Archive for October, 2009

Sass Welcomes Jeff To Our Team

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

We are proud to announce the appointment of Jeff  as Production Manager for Sass Construction, Inc.  Jeff will oversee all of the design, remodeling, and home service operations for Sass.

Jeff has more than 30 years of professional construction experience in the Twin Cities.  His broad range of experience includes all aspects of residential construction including estimating, drafting construction plans for both new construction and remodeling, project management, scheduling, accounting, purchasing, sales, safety compliance and quality control for homes up to $1,000,000.

“We are excited about the depth of experience and keen sense of project management that Jeff brings to us,”  said Mark Sass.  “We feel his reputation for developing and maintaining positive relationships with customers, subcontractors, vendors, building inspectors, and employees will be a great asset to our organization.  His business philosophy mirrors the Sass philosophy of integrity and quality craftsmanship with particular emphasis on customer communication and satisfaction,” he added.  Jeff will work closely with Mark to evaluate and maintain your whole home environment.

Project ReEnergize for Home Remodeling

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

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WHAT: 

Project ReEnergize is a Homeowner Rebate program for  qualifying, energy -efficient improvements to existing homes.  The rebate is on a first-come, first-served basis and is only available through qualified contractors as           mandatory, measurable energy improvements are necessary in order to receive rebates.  The Project ReEnergize rebate may  be used in conjunction with other rebates and tax incentives.�

WHO:    Project ReEnergize is funded by the U.S. 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Sass Construction, Inc.  is a  qualified Minnesota licensed contractor that has received the  required training for the Project ReEnergize program.

WHAT:    Launched October 1, 2009. Project ReEnerguze offers homeowners rebates up to $4000.00 depending on the scope of  the project.  NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT and take advantage  of the Project ReEnergize rebate to protect your most valuable personal investment:  your home.  NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT  before the rebate money is depleted.

 

WHERE:  In your home!  The basic requirements for the program are:

  • The home must be owner-occupied, single-family detached  (no shared walls), duplex, triplex, or fourplex
  • No income limitations
  • 3,000 square-foot maximum
  • Home constructed prior to 2000
  • New contracts signed after October 1, 2009
  • One rebate check per household
  • Only available through licensed, and Project ReEngergize  qualified contractors

WHY:                                                                                                                                             Indoor air quality, proper ventilation, and preventing mold and  mildew are essential steps in maintaining the health and safety of   your family and your home environment.

Call Sass  Construction at 952-474-4568,  so that we may personally review the scope  of your home project and provide you with the right information on what energy-efficient upgrades will qualify for the Project ReEnergize rebate.

 

Fall Maintenance Tips

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

     As the leaves change color and the warmth of summer fades away to crisp, cool days, we need to examine our fall home project “To Do” list to make sure our homes are ready and healthy to weather the winter.  Because we live in a climate with such extremes, ongoing maintenance of our homes becomes even more critical. 

     First, walk around the exterior of your home and take a good look.  Check the chimney and fireplace to determine if it needs cleaning or servicing.  Check your gutters and downspouts to make sure they are properly connected and clean them if necessary. Clean your exterior vent screens and dampers to ensure healthy air flow into your home.  Make sure that both bird seed and firewood are stored away from your home.  Drain your garden hoses, close your outside hose connection, and put your hoses in storage.  If you have an irrigation system, blow it out.  Take the time to winterize your landscaping…you’ll be happy in the spring!  Does the driveway need to be repaired or sealcoated?

     Monitoring the air flow and humidity in your home is a way to keep your home and your family healthy and should be on the checklist for all four seasons.  At this time of year, it is important to clean the exterior vent screens and dampers, check humidity levels throughtout the house, check the attic for signs of moisture and insulation levels, and check air intakes, exhaust and meters to make sure they are free of debris.

     Do you feel like you need assistance with these projects?  The Sass Home Maintenance Division would be happy to help…just give us a call at 952-474-4568.