First Impressions

October 18, 2017 | Newsletter

Building Success 101 Q: What if you have a deadline? A: Some homeowners come to the initial meeting wanting the job done by a certain date. They may want it finished in time to host a big event like a wedding or family reunion, or they may not want to pay construction loan interest any […]

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#VEGAS STRONG!!

October 11, 2017 | Newsletter

Vegas strong!! We are OK and safe.  Every one of the Merlin team and our family members are safe and physically unharmed.  Erica and her husband Chad were given VIP tickets.  They haven’t missed this concert since it started BUT this year they, for an unknown  reason, stayed home.  We are so glad they did. […]

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The Multi-Generational Home

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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How Much Will It Cost?

December 6, 2016 | Newsletter

THIS HOLIDAY SEASON GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS MADE OUR COMPANY SUCCESSFUL!!! WE ARE BLESSED WITH WONDERFUL HOMEOWNERS, MERLIN’S DEDICATED AND TALENTED TEAM ALONG WITH TRADE PARTNERS SECOND TO NONE! During this holiday season, our thoughts gratefully turn to our many homeowner friends who have given us the opportunity […]

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Why Home Tech Is a Wise Investment

November 8, 2016 | Newsletter

seattle, wa An amazing group of builders from across the nation attended the semi-annual fall Builder 20 meeting high above Seattle Washington last month.  Thank you to Owen Roberts and the entire Roberts Group for a great meeting and showing us two incredible custom homes in beautiful Seattle neighborhoods.  We’re looking forward to the spring meeting in Austin Texas […]

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Maintaining Your New Home

November 7, 2016 | Newsletter

merlin featured in luxe magazine We received a call from Luxe Interiors + Design – MediaJet – Interior Design regarding a feature in The Luxury of Home – Annual Private Airport Edition back in May and we’re honored to share the article with you. Please take a moment and review our article to learn more about Merlin […]

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The Importance of Structure

July 7, 2016 | Newsletter

Having trouble reading this email? View it on your browser. Building Success 101 Q: How much energy will a high-efficiency HVAC system save? A: That depends on the home’s energy detailing. These details include properly sealing the ductwork, eliminating gaps around insulation batts, and plugging air leaks, especially in attics and basements. This level of […]

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