Water Intrusion and Your Pacific NW Home - Part 1
The Northwest’s climate is cause for home and commercial building owners to pay particular attention to signs that water penetration has begun.  In this first installment of a two-part series, we begin with the following 3 key signs that trouble is at hand:

Charter is in the news: At Northwest firms with ESOPs, employees act like they own the place
Charter is in the news: Peter Saladino was recently featured in the Seattle Times discussing the new employee stock ownership program at Charter Construction! Check out the article here.

My Pipes Burst!! Who Shall I Call First?
Last month we wrote about, “What You Can Do to Prevent Frozen Pipes.” If you did not get a chance to read that article, click here to do so. In addition to cold-weather issues, plumbing failures can occur from a variety of issues, including manufacturing defects, plumbing components that reach the end of their useful life and develop leaks, or something as simple as a nail or screw that penetrates a pipe hidden behind the surface of the wall.

Frozen Pipes: Make the Call When the Flood Starts
In our last Blog we checked in with our own Charter team member, Bob Nelson, who provided eight tips on preventing pipes from freezing.

Yikes! What You Can Do to Prevent Frozen Pipes

8 Tips from Charter’s Bob Nelson 

Winter has arrived, and that means we are all starting to pull out our winter clothes and bundling up to try to keep warm. At the same time, it is important to remember that the pipes on your house need protection from the cold as well (particularly if the mercury drops down into the 20’s Fahrenheit). To get everyone started on the winter preparation process, we checked in with our own Charter team member, Bob Nelson, who provided the following eight tips on preventing pipes from freezing

Welcome to the Charter Construction Newsletter & Blog
Dear Clients, Business Partners and Friends,  

Before the holidays are upon us, I want to share some exciting news.  

First, things just got better for everyone who works with and for Charter Construction: We have become an employee-owned company.