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
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
Apr 24, 2014

One of the first home design concepts our designers investigate when starting a design/remodel job is where the design is “trendy” or trend-setting.  “Trendy” designs come and go, and are often outdated shortly after they’re done.  Trend-setting design expresses the…

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Neil Kelly
Apr 14, 2014

Shelly was trapped. [caption id="attachment_1378" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Shelly's Kitchen BEFORE the Wall Came Down[/caption] She is a gourmet cook who was trapped inside her own, non-gourmet kitchen design. There seemed to be no room to move.  Another contractor had already…

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Neil Kelly
Apr 08, 2014

Kitchen cabinets are usually the first target of a kitchen remodeling project, and for good reason:  In many cases the cabinet styles were so faddish (remember—a fad is not a trend) that they are stylistically out of date.  And in…

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Neil Kelly
Apr 03, 2014

If you "fix it to list it", what do you fix first in your home before putting it on the market? Some "fix it" projects may seem like added value to you, but does that value translate to buyers? According…

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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 06, 2014

The Oregon Business Journal today released their list of the top 100 companies to work for, and--not a surprise to those of us who work here--Neil Kelly is on the list! Here's what our fearless leader, Tom Kelly, had to…

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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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Neil Kelly
Jun 05, 2013

The Albina Rotary Club recently announced this years recipients of the Neil Kelly Memorial Scholarship.  We focus on one winner and show how the scholarship helps shape her future. (more…)

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