Category Archives: Dale’s Remodeling Corner

HCP + Home Remodeling

The month of May and therefore our celebration of National Home Remodeling month is coming to an end. We are excited for the summer and working with clients on their home remodeling projects! To wrap up the kickoff of the home remodeling season, we thought we’d share some aspects of our website that you may […]


Why your Remodeling Contractor Should Purchase the Materials

With every home improvement or remodel project, there are materials that need to be purchased. Either you, the client, buys the products and hires a contractor for installation only, or you have the contractor supply material and labor for the project.


The Art of Finish Carpentry

What is Finish Carpentry Finish carpentry is the final step in the carpentry process. It involves the installation of finish woods and trims. It might seem simple, but the finish carpentry is what people see — it needs to be completed well and correctly. A certain level of woodworking and attention to detail skills are […]


How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Hello everyone. I thought this would be a good time to talk about how to prevent frozen pipes. It is important during the winter to be mindful of warning signs and address any small plumbing issues immediately.


Dale’s Corner: Aging-in-Place

Hello everyone, Dale here. As many of you know, the house I built and lived in for 34 years is for sale. My wife, Dianne, and I enjoyed our time there and we considered growing old(er) in the home. However, in the end we purchased a house that better suits our needs. A few aging-in-place design improvements we […]


Why Choose a Design-Build Remodeling Contractor

One of the aspects I enjoy most about my job is seeing a project go from concept to completion. The process is incredibly satisfying. The great thing about being a design-build contractor, is we get to experience this on a regular basis; both with residential and Dale Gruber Construction’s commercial projects. We also get to work closely […]



How Long Will a Home Remodel Take?

We often are asked questions relating to the timing of remodel projects – when should I contact a contractor about my project? How long will it take to get a bid? When can you start my project? While it depends on the size and type of project, here’s a little timeline or breakdown of how […]


Dale’s Corner – What it means to be a licensed residential building contractor

For anyone who’s done work with us before, you’ve probably seen a little “MN Lic. #BC171672” on our letterhead, business cards, etc. In case you’re wondering, it is our builder’s license number. Since not everyone is privy to the construction industry, I thought I’d explain a little more about what it means to be a […]


Dale Gruber’s Hammer Guide

One might think a hammer is a hammer, right? Actually, there are different hammers for different applications. The wide variety of hammer designs lets you find one that’s right for your project. Here are three of the most common types of hammers: