August 22, 2017 | Newsletter

swarovski glass staircase The 38th & 39th  floor two-story Penthouse at Turnberry is a one-of-a-kind three tiered jewel box.  Each of the three floors has undergone a complete demolition and complete renovation.  A semi-spiral, brushed stainless steel, Swarovski glass tread staircase joins the 37th and 38th floors.  This self-supporting magical stairway, emerges through the 8” […]

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How Builders Help Ensure Health and Comfort

July 6, 2017 | Uncategorized

Building Success 101 Q: What is SEER? A: SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio, or the cooling energy output of an air conditioner divided by the electrical energy it burns. The higher the number, the more efficient the equipment. For example, a new 15 SEER unit uses 33 percent less energy than an older […]

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PICTURE PERFECT

June 14, 2017 | Newsletter

picture perfect builders across our great nation! Bart spent a week in Austin, Texas at the end of April with this amazing group of custom home builders from all across the states.  He enjoyed a powerful week of learning from this group which will only serve to make Merlin Contracting even better. We send out […]

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The Super Kitchen

April 4, 2017 | Newsletter

Building Success 101 Q: What is contemporary design?   A: A contemporary kitchen is characterized by cabinets with simple lines (that is, without ornate moldings) and by metallic hardware finishes. This design style also puts high value on natural light and views to the outside, which means lots of window area. Explanations for this style’s […]

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Estimating Time

March 7, 2017 | Newsletter

Building Success 101 Q: Can I buy my own fixtures? A: In most cases, Steve and Bart feel it is not in our homeowners’ best interest for a number of reasons.  When plumbing fixtures are purchased by our plumbers there are many advantages:  (1) Our plumbers receive and forward discounted pricing as a consequence of […]

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Even in Vegas Building is Not a Game of Poker

February 7, 2017 | Newsletter

Building Success 101 Q: Who ensures a quality job?   A: Merlin Contracting built our reputation on the quality of our homes.  So for Merlin, the answer is everyone in our company is responsible for and ensures the quality of each job.  Merlin marries a Project Manager to each job even before the plans are […]

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Helping You Breathe Easier

January 10, 2017 | Newsletter

Building Success 101 Q: Where do radiant floors make sense? A: A radiant floor heats a room by circulating hot water through flexible tubing embedded in a concrete slab or subfloor. It’s often used as supplemental heat in a finished basement or in a bath with a tile floor. While some people prefer the gentle […]

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