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February 25, 2014

Help available for spring projects

TAHLEQUAH — With spring approaching, many property owners are looking around their homes and yards for opportunities to make improvements or repairs to enhance the value of their investments.

Numerous area businesses have staff well-versed in DIY projects and can provide materials, services or consultation for home improvement projects, including Tahlequah Lumber,  Lake Region Electric Cooperative, Patton and Associates Construction Company, Jerry’s Excavation Inc., Hulbert Heat and Air LLC, Moore Brothers Floor Covering, Ted’s Building Supply, Hearth and Pool Service LLC, Cape’s Custom Welding and Fabrication, Graham’s Plumbing and Zenith Construction.

A change in flooring is often a go-to choice among those looking to spruce things up.

“We install carpet, wood floors, ceramic tiles, and the big items now are the vinyl tile planks,” said Sarah Haney, co-owner of Moore Brothers Floor Covering. “We do flooring for home and residential, as well as commercial customers.”

Julie Ballard, of Moore Brothers, said after-hours appointments can be arranged.

“We go out of our way to help the customers when they make decisions,” she said. “We want them to know about all their options. Sometimes, we may show them something they didn’t even know existed. We also want to be there for the customer after the sale, and we want them to come back.”

Austin Patton, owner of Patton and Associates Construction Company, said his business offers earth-moving, concrete and asphalt installment and repair, and utility and drainage work.

“Often, our residential customers have us clear land, or pave, inspect or repair driveways,” Patton said. “We can also seal-coat asphalt driveways.”

Patton said the longevity of his company - opened by his family in 1975 - is due to the quality of work provided for its customers.

“We take a lot of pride in our work,” he said. “I think it shines through, our customers see it, and if they need anything in the future, they come to us because their we went above and beyond in meeting their expectations. Four of our five department managers have been with us for at least 20 years. We retain a lot of our employees, and good employees translate into good work.”

Free estimates are available, and Patton said customers are welcome to drop by the company office at 23687 S. 475 Road to meet employees and see the equipment.

When looking for materials, a popular choice for home improvement is Tahlequah Lumber.

“We can do deliveries of all our materials, and even deliver some of our larger rental equipment,” said Bill Kissinger, store manager. “We have plenty of equipment which can be rented, including tillers for lawn and garden work.”

Tahlequah Lumber offers flooring, paint, cabinets, countertops, hardware, appliances and many other materials.

“We know that spring means a lot of people are looking to spruce up their houses,” Kissinger said. “We have just about anything people will need to do work inside or outside. If we don’t have something in stock, we are always happy to put in special orders for our customers.”

Learn more

To get tips and hints for spring home improvement projects, see the special supplement on pages 6A-8A of today’s Daily Press.


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