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Gerard Construction has experience in every component of the home building process and financing is no exception to that. In fact, our team is uniquely poised to walk alongside our customers through the process of researching and securing financing for their new custom build home. Michael Patranella spent over 24 years in banking in the Brazos Valley before founding Gerard Construction. Those years of experience help the team at Gerard to understand the three facets of financing, the constru...
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When we talk about building, we aren’t only referring to building homes. We also mean building a community. Gerard Construction is steadfast in helping people create homes in the Brazos Valley. While we love remodels and renovations, especially in giving old homes new life, building homes from the ground up and the relationship that creates between a homeowner and our team, is something we are passionate about.
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Building, fixing, repairing, and renovating is part of who we are at Gerard Construction. We love the excitement of a new project whether it’s helping a new client find land before starting on the perfect architectural drawings or gutting an existing home for an expansion of much needed space. We also love to hear about our friends and community rolling their sleeves up and getting involved in a few do-it-yourself projects. After all, who knows if you or your child that is helping you might not...
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Silver linings can be found anywhere, even in circumstances like our current ones. Seeing more families spending time, together, outdoors is one of the byproducts of our stay at home orders that put a smile on our faces. We build homes for families with the hope that good memories will take place within and outside of the foundation we lay and the walls we raise. With the increase in time outdoors, many homeowners are looking to find a spot or two for improvement. As long as you are improving th...
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Throughout Texas, it seems we have a fair amount of storms and weather systems that can impact our homes. This is particularly true in the spring, however. Whether rain, hail, or heavy wind, there are a number of ways to protect your family and your home during these times.
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Spring in Texas has a number of reasons for spending time outside. The evenings feel a little longer with the time change, the temperature tends to linger in a comfortable range, and friends and family are ready to come over for crawfish, grilling, or a full barbecue. To make the most of this outdoor time, your patio, porch, and lawn may need a little bit of an overhaul and Gerard Construction can help provide the touch ups you need.
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When you encounter someone building a home, after the usual questions along the lines of “How is it going?” many turn to whom the contractor or company building the home may be. There is always consideration between custom building and working to make your home entirely yours versus using the assistance of a Prebuilt home and plan. There are advantages and disadvantages to both which should be weighed carefully.
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There are multiple exciting choices to make in regards to building a home or doing a large scale renovation on an existing home. In fact, many of the families who build claim they never knew how many choices they would have to make. Our team is equipped and prepared to help our clients look at every detail in the building process. In some renovations and in every new build, one of the first decisions cannot really be labeled as a detail because it is much more than that. Deciding on the overall ...
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It can be easy to get trapped in do-it-yourself renovations and remodels. One minute you are innocently watching a show on HGTV or a video in your media feed. Soon, you begin thinking to yourself, “I could do that.” Before you know it, your bathroom sink is in pieces around you and holes are punched out in your sheetrock as your DIY trance comes to a screeching halt with the reality check that you have no idea what you are doing. While a DIY can be enjoyable and has benefits, there are several...
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It is largely agreed that homes should be personal and unique to the people who live within them, but all too often, prospective homeowners are forced into settling for a home that could work. Settling for function or “good enough” is not necessary and can be avoided completely with designing a home that fits you. There are numerous advantages to designing and building a home with your unique needs and tastes in mind.
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