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Greening Our Offices

When computers first appeared in our lives, the expression ‘paperless society’ began to circulate.  Is that what happened?  Did paper disappear from our lives?  Well, no.  Perhaps there are fewer papers, but is anybody counting?  Here are some ways that I...

Don’t Be Afraid of a Lien Release

Some of you have probably heard of a lien release, but how many of you have gotten one in the mail?  Although they can look very legal and somehow menacing, in fact they are support for the homeowner in the building and remodel process. So what exactly is a lien...

Welcoming a New Staff Member

Lisa Schliff has been the Marketing and Administrative staff person for many years, and now she is handing a portion of the torch over to a new staff employee of On The Beam Remodeling.  And just to keep it in the family, the new employee is Adam Schliff, son of Steve...

Wolf Spider Episode

A few of our friends have heard this story already, the one about the wolf spider.  Have you ever heard of a wolf spider?  We hadn’t, until we moved to our home in the El Cerrito hills and began digging into the hillside.  We obviously disturbed their homes and...