01.29.18
The 6 Keys to Responding to Emergency Water Leaks
Damage to your home caused by water leaks can be one of the more devastating things one experiences. Clearly, the ideal scenario is to prevent this from occurring in the first place – a topic we have discussed at some length on previous email articles.

That said, sometimes the undesirable and unexpected happens. So, when a pipe breaks or another event occurs that causes water to be released where it doesn’t belong, it is essential to know how to respond.
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12.12.17
Custom Homes - Winter's Fast Approach
Here in the Pacific Northwest winter can arrive with little notice and usher in freezing temperatures that can adversely affect our homes.  

In the interest of creating a starting point for homeowner preparation, we are providing a short checklist of key points to remember as we quickly approach the colder season.
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11.14.17
Custom Homes - “Buba’s Corner”
Our Custom Homes Division is privileged to build extraordinary projects for discriminating clients who have a specific vision for their home, as well as an exceptional eye for high quality.

This week, John Ellertson, our Custom Home Manager reflects on his team and the nature of their approach to meeting the high standards he sets – and often exceeds – when serving our customers.
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10.10.17
Can You Really Keep 344 Clients Happy? A day in the life of a Resident Liaison.
In this newsletter, we provide insights that our own Lisa Foster has gleaned from her many successful years as our Lead Resident Liaison for Charter Construction.


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08.30.17
Ten Things I’ve Learned as An Award-Winning Superintendent: Part 2
Note from Peter Saladino, President: With this last email/blog series we have provided video testimonies from both a commercial project developer and a custom homeowner served by our Charter team. Based on expert insight from Ed Coke, one of our team members who has been recognized as an award-winning superintendent, we also previously provided the first five of his ten insights. In this final installment of this series, we provide the last five insights that Ed has gleaned from his years of successful leadership.

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07.17.17
Ten Things I’ve Learned as An Award-Winning Superintendent: Part 1
With our last email/blog we began a new series based on expert insight from one of our team members who has been recognized as an award-winning superintendent. We began by providing a video interview of one of our satisfied commercial property developers who has worked with our General Superintendent, Ed Coke.  In part one of this series, we provide the first 5 of 10 insights that Ed has gleaned from his many years of successful leadership.
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05.21.17
Sasquatch Breath Coming from your Gutters? Five Keys to Protecting your Home’s Exterior Finishes.
The best way to preserve and protect the value of your home is to prevent problems before they begin. With that in mind, we have curated the top five tips from our expert team here at Charter for protecting and maintaining the exterior of your home...
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04.28.17
For some, employee ownership is best fit
The partners at Charter Construction had long agreed on a plan for when company president Peter Saladino retired. But as that time drew nearer, they began to wonder if the transition strategy that had worked when company founder Frank Firmani passed the leadership reins to Saladino was still the right one for the Seattle-headquartered company.
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04.25.17
Contractor Selection for the Savvy Owner - Part Two
In Part One of this article, we covered 6 key steps to selecting a contractor to assist you with your construction needs.  In this article, we provide you with a detailed list of questions that should be asked when interviewing that contractor. These questions, coupled with our 6 previous suggestions, will provide you with an effective strategy for selecting the right contractor for your project.
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03.30.17
Contractor Selection for the Savvy Owner - Part One
Savvy owners realize that contractor selection is a crucial decision.  Selection the right contractor will help you get the quality you want, at the right price, in the right time frame and the chance to work with people you like and respect.  In Part One of this article, we cover 6 key steps.
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