August 16th Contractors’ Cookout From White’s


One of the best things about being in the building supplies business is getting to know the fine people and small businesses in the market across Upstate New York! We try to do everything that we can to be a big part of this community, and it’s always a pleasure and privilege to help bring these people together— even if … Read More

Prepare For Spring and Summer


Springtime! When the seasons change, the weather can have a pretty big impact on your home and property. The winter turning into spring is, for many of us, one of the most exciting changes of the year and brings nothing but joy. However, along with that joy the warming air and melting snow could bring about overrun gutters, leaky roofs, … Read More

Save Money and Materials

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Recycling wasted materials from your job site can save you money when you’re moving from one location to the next. For a lot of contractors and people taking on multiple DIY projects a year, recycling and upcycling wood and other materials can make a huge difference on the impact a job has on the wallet. Even if you aren’t the … Read More

Be prepared for the cold.

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When the weather changes and the wind is a sharp chill against your face early in the morning, there is only one thing that could mean—winter is on the horizon. We talk about it when it’s coming. We talk about it when it’s here. We complain about it all year long. The cold weather, the heavy slush, and the snow … Read More

You’re already on your way to a great remodel

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You might already have the things you need to get your DIY project off the ground and running. You might not think yourself a master craftsman with the skills and know-how to pull off that bathroom remodel, or addition to your back porch. But hold on; don’t hang up the tool belt just yet. You might have something that can … Read More

Go Green. Save Money!

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There are a ton of benefits to going green when you are working on a remodel project on your home. Everything from a lower electricity bill to a better-looking final product, to saving money now and in the future! There’s a pretty good chance that last bit of benefits caught your eye. Yeah, you can save a ton of money … Read More

Winter Home Improvement

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Winter Home Improvement

Ugh. Winter is the worst. It’s cold, gas and electric bills go up, and you’re stuck inside when you’re not outside skiing or building an igloo. And the worst of all is you have to wait until the spring to get anything done in terms of home improvement. Hold your horses there, partner. There’s a ton you can do to … Read More

Get the Best Remodel For Less!

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We all love sitting down on a cold winter night with a cup of hot cocoa, picking up the remote control, and turning on one of the endless home improvement and remodeling shows. For many of us, it’s a guilty pleasure where you can just watch a home transform into something amazing and not really pay attention to the overall … Read More

DIY Toolbox Checklist

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Perfect DIY Toolbox

If you’re not completely overhauling a room, sometimes it’s just easier to do it yourself. You’ve got a hammer and some nails. You’re all set, right? Not Quite. It doesn’t have to cost a king’s ransom to fix up your mudroom or remodel your living room. But, there are some things that you are going to want in order to be … Read More

5 Cost Estimating Mistakes

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In a perfect world a contractor gauges profitability before they ever start a project by knowing exactly the time, money, and hours that they will be putting into it and the amount of return on investment that they need to justify those metrics. Obviously, estimates usually aren’t perfect and this can lead to frustration for a lot of people down … Read More