Orlando Construction: Heavy Duty Tips for a Heavy Duty Job

Have you ever hired an Orlando contractor/construction company that told you they could do a job they really couldn’t  A good portion of our clients have been down that road before and told us it cost them more money in the end gambling with inexperienced contractors. One sure fire way of identifying the competency of a contractor/construction company is their history. Do some research and talk to the contractors past clients to get feedback. A successful contractor shouldn’t be afraid of giving you references for past projects. This will give you the peace of mind you need to commission them for your project.

Kon-Struck Builders, Inc. believes in streamlining all points of contact (architectural, engineering, and construction) for a successful project. We simplify the procurement of services and materials, which save you time and money in the long run.

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Apopka General Contractor: A rule of thumb to live by

Konstruck Builders Inc offers a wide range of services to meet your needs. As a certified apopka general contractor we work hand and hand with homeowners, realtors, and banks. We are licensed and insured in the state of Florida. Please contact our office for a free estimate. Listed are just some of the services we have to offer.

CLIENT SATISFACTION is our top priority.  Konstruck Builders Inc strives for excellent client satisfaction by providing unparalleled project performance on time and on budget.  As a rule of thumb Konstruck Builders Inc provides value to its customers by implementing a partnership approach on every project, no matter the size of the project . We are flexible in meeting clients’ needs and will provide the added value our customers are looking for by paying attention to detail and getting the job done right the first time.

OUR MISSION is to provide our customers with the highest level of service. Excellent quality, timeliness, and cost efficiency drive our bottom line. Give us a call today for your free consultation: 407-481-9399

 

Apopka Residential and Commercial construction company: Factors in choosing the right one

Residential and Commercial construction company: Factors in choosing the right General Contractor

Konstruck Builders, Inc is located in Apopka, Florida and we would like to offer a few good tips on selecting a good General Contractor.  One tip I can give you is try to select contractors you may need on an urgent basis before you need them.  Why?  Because if you have an emergency repair and need to find someone quickly (who is also good and fair) you don’t have time to go through a lengthy selection process.  And the WORST thing you can ever do is picking someone from the Yellow Pages without interviewing them first.  I’m not talking about getting a bid for work you don’t need, but try to at least get the names before you need them of some well recommended emergency contractors, like a plumbing or heating contractor.

To get references from family, friends, or a Realtor you trust is one of the best ways to select a contractor. Don’t just use the “Yellow pages” and hire someone.

Getting Names of Possible Contractors:

  • You have had good personal prior experience working with contractor [BEST]
  • Reliable referral from direct experience of family or friends [GOOD]
  • You know of the contractor’s reputation but have no direct experience [OK]
  • You found them from a trade association or general advertising [FAIR]

State Contractor Licensing- Konstruck Builders, Inc License #CGC 058942

    (they must provide the number if licensed):

  • Licensed; has never had a complaint filed or had disciplinary action taken [BEST]
  • Licensed; has no prior complaints filed for at least 3 or more years [FAIR]
  • Licensed; current complaints or actions against them within the past 3 years [REJECT]
  • Contractor has no license [REJECT]

Insurance (ask to see their certificates): Konstruck Builders, Inc is licensed as set forth by the State of Florida

  • Workman’s Compensation and General Liability [BEST]
  • General Liability only (bodily injury and property damage) [GOOD]
  • Contractor has no insurance [REJECT]

Business Longevity:

  • In business more than 10 years with the same name [BEST]
  • In business 5 or more years with the same name [GOOD]
  • In business 1 to 5 years with the same name [OK]
  • New business under 1 year [FAIR]

Stability and Permanence: Konstruck Builders, Inc is located at 711 West Amelia Street, Orlando Florida 32801

  • Has a physical business office and address [BEST]

Konstruck Builders, Inc has performed Clearwater construction projects, commercial and residential restoration projects, curb and concrete work in Apopka, Florida, Clearwater, Florida, Tampa, Florida, South Florida , Winter Park floirda and a host of other cities

Kon- Struck Builders and Tenant Build-Out Projects

Enhancing the space you have to work with

 Kon-Struck Builders, Inc. has the experience Central Florida Clients need to ensure you’re occupying your new space as quickly as possible so your business can start operating and producing revenue.  At Kon-Struck Builders, Inc. we have a lengthy resume of tenant build-out projects.  We understand the relationship between the building management and our client. We act as the liaison between our client and the building management team to ensure our client is getting what they need.   Read more

Construction and Renovation: The Kon-Struck Builders, Inc. Way

Kon-Struck Builders Inc. is a Construction and Renovation business licensed and insured in the State of Florida. We serve many of the surrounding cities  in Central and South Florida area such as ApopkaWinter Park, Lake Mary, Sanford, Tampa, Clearwater, Miami , Davie and many other cities.  Our general contracting services include residential and commercial building projects, interior and exterior renovations,  commercial construction, commercial and residential Remodeling, Commercial and residential restorationwater damagecurb and concrete work, and other home improvement projects.  We have been licensed and insured serving the public since 1996. We specialize in multifamily and condominium renovations and custom home building. Whether your next project is residential or commercial We have strong partnerships with clients and vendors nationwide. Whether you’re looking at renovating a residential home or building a new commercial building we have the experience, knowledge, and staff to successfully execute your project. For a no-obligation, free estimate call today.

How To Hire A General Contractor- Kon-Struck Builders, Inc.

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How to Select a Good Contractor 

Kon-Struck Builders, Inc. takes pride in being a top notch Construction Company in Central Florida.  We service the Apopka, Lake Mary, Winter Garden, Orlando, Tampa and South florida areas just to name a few.

The advice we are offering might seem daunting but it’s really pretty straightforward. A good tip I can give you is try to select contractors you may need on an urgent basis before you need them. Why? Because if you have an emergency repair and need to find someone quickly (who is also good and fair) you don’t have time to go through a lengthy selection process. And the WORST thing you can ever do is picking someone from the Yellow Pages without interviewing them first. I’m not talking about getting a bid for work you don’t need, but try to at least get the names before you need them of some well recommended emergency contractors, like a plumbing or heating contractor. Read more

Exterior Home Painting Tips: The Kon-Struck Way

Kon-Struck Builders, Inc wants to know have you been thinking about repainting your home’s exterior? Here are seven tips that will make your work easier, safer, and more likely to produce pride-inspiring results.  This is a do-it yourself tip however if you are in need of a General Contractor to assist you, please click or call today.

1) Evaluate doing it yourself
Painting is one of those jobs that requires only a moderate level of skill and a few basic tools. By doing the work yourself, you can usually save more than half the cost of the job. But should you do the work yourself? That depends on a number of factors, including your experience, fitness, available time, and the difficulty of working on your home’s exterior walls.

2) Buy quality paint
Choosing high-quality paint is critical to achieving a long-lasting paint job and can also make the work far easier. Not only will quality paint weather the years durably, but it is also easier to maintain, and it covers the walls more quickly and easily. Just think about the effort and expense of painting your house—this should make it clear that you don’t want to have to do the job again in four or five years.  Read more

Save On Your Electric

At Kon-Struck Builders, Inc. we believe in helping our clients make the most of their dollars as well as educating them on being more eco friendly.  As a General Contractor I am always running into this question….”What can we do to help lower our electric bill in our dream home?”.  Its never to late to adopt new behaviors and although winter has come and gone  it’s still as good a time as any to hunt down new ways to save on your electric bill. Here are a few ideas and products to get you started.

Time It If you’re like most people, you leave the gadgets in your house plugged in while you’re away at work or sleeping at night. But as long as those cell phone chargers, laptops and kitchen appliances stay plugged in, they’ll be silently sucking up energy. Obviously, there are some things that can’t come unplugged (the fridge, for instance), but others like your microwave, big-screen TV and your printer don’t need to be on 24/7. You can buy a timer to shut off certain devices at specified times when you know you won’t be needing them. The Brinks Indoor Digital 7 Day, 6 Event Timer ($18.77) comes with a removable setting screen, so you can change the timing without unplugging everything.

Use the Sun In this energy-efficient age, people are turning to a cleverer yet simple way to keep appliances and gadgets running: solar power. Now, you don’t have to go all out and install a full-fledged solar-powered roof to juice your house. Just use new solar battery chargers that can power and charge reusable batteries or your smaller electronic devices. Lowe’s sells the Sunforce 5-Watt Solar Battery Trickle Charger (two-pack for $153.30), which will power 12-volt batteries used in cars, boats and deer feeders. Or use a solar-powered desk lamp like HomeSelects eLight ($79.97). This contemporary lamp is sold at Home Depot and comes with a removable battery charger that can also fire up cell phones.

Change It Up This year, incandescent lightbulbs are going to be phased out of the market. A change from ye olde tungsten bulbs to the newfangled compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) began in 2007 as part of the Energy Independence and Security Act. When compared to the warm light emitted by an incandescent bulb, CFLs shine brighter and remind us more of the tint of bland offices and cubicles. At first, people were resistant to the weird-looking, swirly CFLs. But after word spread about their ability to cut energy costs, folks signed up for the new lightbulbs in droves. Incandescent bulbs will soon be as antique as the Edison-style lightbulbs with carbon filaments that are so trendy in hip restaurants and bars. Get a pack of four 14-watt EcoSmart Soft White CFL Light Bulbs ($6.97) at Home Depot.  

You can also opt for LED lights, which use solid-state lighting technologies and can save you money in the long run. Plus, LEDs emit a warmer, prettier light than most CFLs. The Department of Energy estimates LED lighting could save consumers $265 billion and reduce electricity use by 33 percent by 2027. While LED lights have a high initial cost, they can last up to 27 years if used an average of three hours a day. The Philips 10-watt (60W) LED A19 Soft White lightbulb costs $49.97 for a single bulb but can save you $165 in energy costs.

Get a Gold (Energy) Star Appliances are big and take up a lot of room, but we don’t think about them as being energy suckers. Still, that fridge, washer and flat-screen LCD TV can seriously drain your electricity. Since 1992, the makers of these appliances have been eager to get a high Energy Star rating. Energy Star is a joint program between the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. If a product is Energy Star–certified, it uses between 20 percent and 30 percent less energy than required by federal standards. So take that old brick of a fridge still kicking around from 1975 and replace it with a top-of-the-line one like the GE Wide Side-by-Side Refrigerator in Stainless Steel($1,349.10), which has a Tier 1 Energy Star rating. This fridge, which is sold at Home Depot, might be pricey, but it’ll save you money in the long run.  

Although winter has come and gone, it’s still as good a time as any to hunt down new ways to save on your electric bill. Here are a few ideas and products to get you started.

Time It If you’re like most people, you leave the gadgets in your house plugged in while you’re away at work or sleeping at night. But as long as those cell phone chargers, laptops and kitchen appliances stay plugged in, they’ll be silently sucking up energy. Obviously, there are some things that can’t come unplugged (the fridge, for instance), but others like your microwave, big-screen TV and your printer don’t need to be on 24/7. You can buy a timer to shut off certain devices at specified times when you know you won’t be needing them. The Brinks Indoor Digital 7 Day, 6 Event Timer ($18.77) comes with a removable setting screen, so you can change the timing without unplugging everything.

Use the Sun In this energy-efficient age, people are turning to a cleverer yet simple way to keep appliances and gadgets running: solar power. Now, you don’t have to go all out and install a full-fledged solar-powered roof to juice your house. Just use new solar battery chargers that can power and charge reusable batteries or your smaller electronic devices. Lowe’s sells the Sunforce 5-Watt Solar Battery Trickle Charger (two-pack for $153.30), which will power 12-volt batteries used in cars, boats and deer feeders. Or use a solar-powered desk lamp like HomeSelects eLight ($79.97). This contemporary lamp is sold at Home Depot and comes with a removable battery charger that can also fire up cell phones.

Change It Up This year, incandescent lightbulbs are going to be phased out of the market. A change from ye olde tungsten bulbs to the newfangled compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) began in 2007 as part of the Energy Independence and Security Act. When compared to the warm light emitted by an incandescent bulb, CFLs shine brighter and remind us more of the tint of bland offices and cubicles. At first, people were resistant to the weird-looking, swirly CFLs. But after word spread about their ability to cut energy costs, folks signed up for the new lightbulbs in droves. Incandescent bulbs will soon be as antique as the Edison-style lightbulbs with carbon filaments that are so trendy in hip restaurants and bars. Get a pack of four 14-watt EcoSmart Soft White CFL Light Bulbs ($6.97) at Home Depot.  

You can also opt for LED lights, which use solid-state lighting technologies and can save you money in the long run. Plus, LEDs emit a warmer, prettier light than most CFLs. The Department of Energy estimates LED lighting could save consumers $265 billion and reduce electricity use by 33 percent by 2027. While LED lights have a high initial cost, they can last up to 27 years if used an average of three hours a day. The Philips 10-watt (60W) LED A19 Soft White lightbulb costs $49.97 for a single bulb but can save you $165 in energy costs.

Get a Gold (Energy) Star Appliances are big and take up a lot of room, but we don’t think about them as being energy suckers. Still, that fridge, washer and flat-screen LCD TV can seriously drain your electricity. Since 1992, the makers of these appliances have been eager to get a high Energy Star rating. Energy Star is a joint program between the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. If a product is Energy Star–certified, it uses between 20 percent and 30 percent less energy than required by federal standards. So take that old brick of a fridge still kicking around from 1975 and replace it with a top-of-the-line one like the GE Wide Side-by-Side Refrigerator in Stainless Steel ($1,349.10), which has a Tier 1 Energy Star rating. This fridge, which is sold at Home Depot, might be pricey, but it’ll save you money in the long run.