3 Reasons to Hire a Professional Contractor for Renovations

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If you are thinking of renovating your home you may wonder why to hire a professional contractor when you could hire a handyman or do the work yourself. A professional contractor is always the right choice, and for many reasons. They are licensed and insured, and they probably have a list of references that you can check. Because that’s not … Read More

Looking Back on 2020

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The year 2020 has been quite a year for business owners worldwide. With the spread of the COVID 19 virus many businesses were challenged economically and some had to face closing their doors permanently. We at Gheen Builders are very fortunate to be deemed an essential business. This enabled us to stay active in the construction industry all year long. … Read More

Panda Express Wood Framing

Gheen BuildersCommercial / Retail, Framing

In the town of Susanville, CA just about 2 hrs East of Redding, CA there will soon be the fresh smell of chinese food lingering in the air.  A fast food chain restaurant called Panda Express will be opening soon.  Gheen Builders was awarded the wood framing of this project and we began work August 2015 and we will complete … Read More

Buffalo Wild Wings Framing Project

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Gheen Builders was awarded the framing for Buffalo Wild Wings in Chico.  In March 2015 we began framing.  With the supervision of our Superintendent Scott our crew stayed on task and completed the project May 2015.  In turn we received a nice reference from the General Contractors Superintendent and it stated: Gentlemen; I want to take the time to let you … Read More

Contractors that try and share a license – Beware

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Watch out for contractors that try and share a license.  Contractor licenses are not transferable between anyone: associates, friends – family members included. “A license tells the public that the person they’re dealing with has put in the necessary time and training to work as a licensed, professional contractor. Consumers need to check the contractors license and ask to see a picture … Read More

Custom Home with Cedar Siding Chosen for the Beautiful Mountain Setting

Gheen BuildersCedar Siding, Custom Home

Cedar lap siding was an important feature for this home we built in Burney, California. The home became part of its environment with the green roof matching neighboring foliage, and siding similar to the trunks of the mature trees. White trim and fascia created an outline to an otherwise obscure setting. This is a two-story home, including a split-level with … Read More

Replace Existing Deck

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The owner was dissatisfied with an existing redwood deck that had begun splitting and checking and began showing signs of structural fatigue. He liked the design that curved to follow concrete decking adjacent to a swimming pool and wanted the new raised deck to follow the same pattern. Rather than using wood which requires maintenance, it was decided to go … Read More

Institute of Technology: Modify Existing Commercial Building From Offices to Classrooms

Gheen BuildersCommercial / Retail, Tenant Improvements

This was a Tenant Improvement Project. Initially the owners representative called to discuss modifications and get information. After discussing the work, it became obvious we needed to involve an architect. The original building design was performed by Nichols, Melburg, and Rossetto, who were contacted and agreed to provide design modifications and get the process underway. Once completed drawings were available, … Read More

Choosing the Right Contractor – A Kitchen Remodel

Gheen BuildersKitchen Remodel

These fine folks had no problem deciding what they wanted. They were a joy to work with because it was easy to visualize the end result from their verbal desciptions. To choose the cabinets, I sent them to Heritage Woodworking, where Jim Bosselle discussed their options and let them choose from a large selection of finished door samples. For counter … Read More

Deck, Porch, Replacement and New Concrete

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Redwood or Composite? Money Saving Ideas for a Fire Pit! This was a challenging residential project due to a number of considerations. First and foremost was the owners budget. Because of spending limitations it wasn’t possible to do what seemed necessary, namely to tear everything out and start over. The deck surrounding a slightly raised, liner type swimming pool was … Read More