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The Relentless Pursuit of Better

January 4, 2022
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Odd Fellows Contracting started in 1988 working on small projects and “odd jobs” but has developed into an award-winning Design Build remodeling contractor in the Greater Lansing area. It has taken over 30 years of growth and development to be where we are today and the journey continues. I asked the owner, Bret Oleksyn, to…

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How To Accomplish Your Remodeling Goals

November 11, 2021
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I have had the opportunity to talk to a lot of people about various remodeling projects and I have found that there is often confusion on what their options are to accomplish their goals.  Knowing your options early can save you time and get you pointed in the right direction for how to tackle your…

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2021 Design Trends

February 8, 2021
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If you are considering a kitchen or bathroom remodel this year, you may be curious to know about the current trends.  After researching multiple sources, we have compiled the most predominant trends in the upcoming year. Kitchens: For kitchen remodels, the forecast is that we will see a decrease in the gray cabinets with an…

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2020 Award Winner – Best Residential Remodeling Company!

December 11, 2020
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Two years in a row! We are very excited to announce that we were again voted as the Best Residential Remodeling Company in the Lansing area. We are very proud and grateful to be able to serve this wonderful community. It is wonderful to know that your efforts to provide great service are recognized. We…

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2020 Lansing Parade of Homes

September 8, 2020
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We are excited to be a part of the 2020 Lansing Parade of Homes. This year we will be showcasing a gorgeous rustic style family room addition and a beautiful expansive multi tiered composite Trex deck with railing. Join us for some light refreshments and to chat with us! Dates & Times: The 2020 Parade…

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How to Get the Best Experience While Interviewing Potential Contractors

August 11, 2020
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The right foot forward can help both you and the contractor establish a positive working relationship as you both move toward the perfect remodel in your home.  After being on numerous home design and remodel consultations for kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, home additions, etc, the following is a list of a few tips to help…

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Remodeling, What Am I Paying For? (Part 4)

May 20, 2020
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This is part 4 of a multi-part blog post regarding remodeling costs.  Prior to reading this post, we encourage you to read the previous posts to understand what is involved in the process of remodeling and the reasons for some of the expenses that you may not consider. Following the  Pre-Construction tasks, the remodel is…

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Remodeling, What Am I Paying For (Part 3)

April 16, 2020
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Post Discovery Process Now that the discovery, initial design, and initial estimating processes are completed, it’s time to have a meeting between you and the Remodeling entity to determine if the discovery processes and “mind meld” was a success. In other words, a meeting needs to take place to make sure that what you saw…

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New Procedures to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

March 13, 2020
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To Our Valued Clients, Staff, Vendors, and Trade Partners Undoubtedly you are aware of the concern in our community and around the world due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus. We at Odd Fellows care deeply about our community, clients, staff, and trade partners. We wanted to take a few moments to let you…

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3 Tips for Staying Within Your Remodeling Budget

February 7, 2020
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It’s February – the month we celebrate Valentine’s Day. If you need help falling in love with your home again, let’s talk! Reach out anytime – we’re here to help. ———- 3 Tips for Staying Within Your Remodeling Budget Nobody wants to go over budget on a remodeling project. And yet, we’ve all heard horror…

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