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
May 01, 2016

Juniper trees are native to Eastern Oregon, but our forest service's ability to stop fires across the high desert now gives Juniper an unnatural advantage.  The tree is growing so quickly that it threatens to further drain the sensitive eco-system’s…

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Neil Kelly
Jan 28, 2015

COST VERSUS VALUE 2015 [caption id="attachment_8029" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Neil Kelly Designer, Karen Richmond, designed this new door in a totally new location![/caption] Want to install a new entry door?  Well, do it and you’ll get your money back—and more-- when…

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Neil Kelly
Dec 31, 2014

We generally shy away from gadgets. As a long-time, respected remodeling contractor we avoid the fly-by-night faddish do-dads that heat up shaving cream and cook Chinese food at the same time. We side-step late-night TV Hawkers pushing the latest Dump…

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Neil Kelly
Nov 06, 2014

A good, professional handyman is not an easy thing to find.  First of all, you need to find a jack-of-all trades who isn't afraid of any job, doesn't cost an arm-and-a-leg, and owns a watch (oh, and know how to…

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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 05, 2014

One stop shopping is a phrase popularized--in the Portland area at least--by grocery chain founder Fred G. Meyer.  That novel approach is fine for dry good and groceries, but when it comes to remodeling it's a little more challenging to…

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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
May 27, 2014

Spring Home Gardening season is right around the corner, and now's the time to think about what you're going to plant, how you're going to plant it, and where your garden will grow. For a number of us urban gardeners,…

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Neil Kelly
May 01, 2014

"Kitchens! Kitchens! Kitchens!" is all about--you guessed it--bathrooms! Okay, sorry--but we had to have a little fun. The second annual Kitchens event drew over 100 people to the Neil Kelly West-side location last weekend.  It's an entire day dedicated to…

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