Neil Kelly
Oct 30, 2016

Halloween festivities for many signify the arrival of fall: Kids are back in school, leaves are coming down, and storms are starting to roll in off the Pacific. As summer vacations fade to pleasant memories you may want to take a…

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Neil Kelly
Jan 13, 2015

A "Healthy Home" is a term we started hearing over a decade ago, and as more homeowners become concerned with the overall health of their home it’s a term we’re hearing more often.  The recent Houzz.com study is a great…

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Neil Kelly
Sep 26, 2014

Energy Star is an international standard for energy efficient products and services in the U.S. But you already knew that, didn't you? What you may not know, is that the Neil Kelly Company this week is honored as one of…

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Neil Kelly
Sep 19, 2014

[caption id="attachment_6900" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Neil Kelly Designer, Jonathan Hopp, shares design advice at the Neil Kelly Street Fair[/caption] One stop home remodeling:  Sure, the big box stores may  have the goods...but they seriously lack the know how.  Unless you like…

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Neil Kelly
Sep 04, 2014

[caption id="attachment_6769" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] The Kelly-Woodford Home in Parkdale, Oregon was the first LEED certified residential structure west of the Mississippi.[/caption]   Oregon green homes bring value to their owners—this much we know is true.  We know it because the…

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Neil Kelly
Sep 02, 2014

The passing of the Labor Day Holiday for many signifies the end of summer: The kids are back in school, leaves are just starting to turn color, and there’s that lovely “crispness” in the air. As those summer vacations fade…

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Neil Kelly
Apr 29, 2014

Solar power is derived from solar panels usually located on the roof.  But what happens when you want to buy a solar power system and you don't really have the roof for it?  In the Northwest, where we love our…

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Neil Kelly
Mar 12, 2014

Kim Herman lives in a house of windows: 36 drafty, unframed single panes in just 1,150-square feet. It’s a home inspired by mid-century California architectural icon and developer Joseph Eichler, whose style was typified by floor-to-ceiling windows to “bring the outside…

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Neil Kelly
Mar 07, 2014

Every once in a while our Home Performance folks get asked the question:  "Just how durable are the solar panels you install?" Well, that's an excellent question...and one that our partner--SolarWorld--found a rather creative way to answer. We do not…

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Neil Kelly
Mar 04, 2014

There’s a popular commercial on TV lately that talks about how it’s better to use the word “and” instead of the word “or”. [caption id="attachment_1275" align="aligncenter" width="680"] "Chill out, Mom. If I'm going to have the cake I'm going to…

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