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Once or twice a year, we like to reach out to say hello and THANK YOU to all of you that have trusted us in and with your home in 2022. We also want to thank all of our suppliers and partners. We couldn’t do this without you!

On Oct 7, 2022, Manning Remodeling + Construction, Inc. launched our new, totally redesigned, web site. Whether you’re a new or returning visitor, see what’s new at www.ManningRandC.com. Special thanks to the entire team at Billow Marketing!

Effective Sep 1, 2022, our new general office email address is Office@ManningRandC.com. For the best results and the quickest response, please use this address for any/all new inquiries, current projects or general business matters. We look forward to hearing from you!

On April 6, 2022, Manning Remodeling + Construction, Inc. became a member of the Dallas Builders Association. The Dallas Builders Association, chartered in 1944, is a trade association representing all segments of the residential building industry in the Dallas Metropolitan area. Its mission is to enhance its members ability to provide safe, affordable, quality housing to the citizens of the local communities.

The Good Contractors List is the only organization that backs each of their members/contractors with a $10,000 guarantee – to ensure the quality of the final product and we the contractor delivers as promised. As this certificate states, we’ve completed 5 years of exemplary service as a member of the Good Contractor List. Kudos to the entire MRC Team and all of our partners!

The week of Feb 15, 2021 was one we won’t soon forget. First and foremost, this winter storm has disrupted many lives in our area. Some people will likely spend the rest of the year repairing their water damaged homes. If you happened to be home when a water line, plumbing connection, or fire sprinkler system broke, you might be able to stay in your home while you deal with this damage. However, many people are living in apartments, extended stay hotels, or with other family members because their home is such a wreck! As a result, we (along with most quality contractors) have been overwhelmed by the spike in demand for certain services. While we’re always looking for good people and always growing, we will NOT rush out, grab a bunch of strangers or folks that are here from out of state, and head your way. This is what “storm chasers” do. We’ve never brought strangers into your home – and we’re not about to start now. Our reputation means too much to us. Instead, we promise to prioritize calls as they are received and continue working long days and weeks to help as many people as we possibly can. Of course existing clients and referrals always get a little extra love! I think this is the best long-term approach. We are not going to deviate from our long time vision and mission for this storm. Instead, we remain focused on our long-term reputation, earning loyal clients, and their referrals! While things seem a little chaotic right now, rest assure we have not changed. Thanks for your understanding and patience. Hope to see you soon!

Well, you already know how crazy 2020 has been, so let’s just say the year has not gone exactly per our 2020 forecast and objectives! While we’re all spending more time at home, most people feel one of two ways about remodeling and construction…”We’re home anyway so this is a good time to do these things,” or “This is not the time to have visitors in our home.” Even then, this stance can change quickly with the daily news, economic reports, your own company performance, school plans/schedules, etc.. So business has been up and down this year. On the bright side, I think the MRC Team has grown a little closer as we fight through this together, and we’ve had a minute here and there to work on some internal processes and even ourselves. Also, Jennifer, who came on board in February, is now up to speed and making a difference in our office operations. Another silver lining, we usually need up to ~eight weeks to plan and start new projects – but right now, this lead time is down to ~four weeks for most projects. Small projects even less than that. Rest assured, when you do have us in your home, we wear masks during face-to-face meetings and interactions, and we still look for ways to isolate the project area from the rest of your home. In some cases, we even have separate access to the project through a garage or side/back door. So whether you prefer to see us now or wait it all out, just know we’re here, we’re strong, we’re open and we’re doing all we can to keep everyone safe. I hope you and your families are doing the same!  

Yes, WE’RE OPEN! In accordance with the official guidelines of Collin and Dallas county, MRC is open for business. Safety has always been one of our top priorities, but since the coronavirus really hit the fan in March of 2020, we’ve all had to re-prioritize many of our business goals and objectives for a minute. We too have updated some of our policies and procedures to address environmental safety. If you prefer to meet from a distance, we’re happy to meet via video conference. When we’re in your home, we follow some basic rules – which are in accordance with city, county and state guidelines for public health: 1. DON’T TOUCH anyone or anything you don’t have to touch. 2. DON’T SHARE anything you don’t have to share (i.e. pens, phones, electronics, hand tools, etc.) 3. CLEAN THINGS we have to share (i.e. switches, buttons, knobs, handles, railings, equipment, etc.) 4. CLEAN HANDS, often! 5. Respect and maintain the PERSONAL SPACE of others. In some cases, with a renewed focus on environmental safety and public health, now can be a good time to start that project you’ve been thinking about – as we have had other projects postponed and rescheduled. So spring looks like it might be lighter than usual – but we expect to be double booked this summer! Be safe!

MRC has trusted Dana and Billow Marketing with all of our marketing and branding since 2012. You’ve been a full time member of the MRC Team for ~8 years! We wouldn’t be where we are today without your work and support. Thanks Dana!

Still wondering about oil-based versus water-based products like primers, paints and varnishes for your remodel or renovation? This is a common question. Here’s a simple answer…or as simple as I can make it. Oil based paints have been around about as long as paint has been around. Historically, they have good one coat coverage and boasts a smooth, hard and durable finish. Some homeowners and painters still fight for oil based paints today. However, the main issue is these products are slowly being phased out as safety, air quality and environmental regulations become more strict. These products have high levels of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), they are flammable, can have toxic fumes and odors and require strong solvents for clean up. In fact, some oil base products are already banned in some US states! In the 1940’s, Sherwin Williams introduced the first latex, water-based house paint. These paints also have their pros and cons. However, the main thing is they are environmentally friendly. These products have a low or zero VOC, are non-flammable, non-toxic and require only soap and water for clean up. Additionally, the industry continues to research and further develop water-based paints to provide the best qualities of both the oil and water-based products – and the gap continues to narrow. Working with our local Sherwin Williams representatives, MRC has sampled, tested and studied many different water-based products over the past couple of years. In 2018, MRC narrowed and standardized all of our primers and paints to just a hand full of high-end, water-based, Sherwin Williams products. Besides the advantages just discussed, this has also reduced variability in our painting process. This helps us to achieve the same, repeatable, high quality results with every project.

Once or twice a year, we like to reach out to say hello and THANK YOU to all of you that have trusted us in and with your home in 2022. We also want to thank all of our suppliers and partners. We couldn’t do this without you!

On Oct 7, 2022, Manning Remodeling + Construction, Inc. launched our new, totally redesigned, web site. Whether you’re a new or returning visitor, see what’s new at www.ManningRandC.com. Special thanks to the entire team at Billow Marketing!

Effective Sep 1, 2022, our new general office email address is Office@ManningRandC.com. For the best results and the quickest response, please use this address for any/all new inquiries, current projects or general business matters. We look forward to hearing from you!