Building from the ground-up means building new life. In the case of this week’s spotlight home however, it is a ground-up ADDITION that is giving the home a new look. Still, the process remains the same. It is in this beginning stage of any ground-up construction when the imagination may struggle to see what the final masterpiece will look like. However, as all good structures require, step one is a strong and solid foundation. Within a month’s time, the framing and support structure begins to take shape. At this point, spaces and rooms are defined and the home’s skeleton is formed. Have you heard the saying about a house having “good bones?” This is that process.
During a construction project, it can be difficult to envision how each house is going to have its own unique presence on the block. Our clients want to have a home that reflects their personal style and be one-of-a-kind, just like they are. This individuality really starts to come to life as a house begins to receive its exterior finishes such as siding, brick, and paint. A great example of this transformation can be seen in this week’s spotlight home in Culver City. The photos show the difference a month can make in turning this project from cold concrete to the beginnings of a warm and welcoming home.
When you think about construction, visions of big equipment, loud power tools and piles of sawdust may come to mind. But have you ever stopped and wondered what exactly goes on behind that green-covered fence? How does concrete, wood beams, and steel framing become a beautiful home? In our new blog series “Building Beautiful,” we give you an exclusive sneak peek into how that process happens. Follow us at estrinhinds.com and on LinkedIn or Instagram for updates and photos of our current projects, and see exactly how we build something beautiful together.
It feels good to be able to say, “Happy New Year!” We have waited so long for this day as it gives the opportunity for a fresh start and countless new possibilities. Here at Estrin-Hinds Construction Co, Inc., spirits are high and outlooks are optimistic as we plan for some exciting endeavors in 2021. Follow along with us as we build something beautiful together. Happy New Year, everyone! #happynewyear #newpossibilities #freshstart #buildsomethingbeautiful #EHConstruction
As we come to the end of 2020, we realize that a new year means a new chance to make a difference and build a better future. In connection with all the building we do, we also are conscious of the nature that surrounds us and gives us life. In all our projects we strive to create amenities such as ample square footage, intricate details, and a gorgeous view. However, it is important for us to realize that mother nature requires these same amenities and is the giver of those views we seek, so we must work together to respect and protect her. Therefore, we at Estrin-Hinds Construction have committed to not only finding new ways to increase our green efforts, but to a new passion project with Nature Needs Half.
Nature Needs Half, a coalition founded and lead by the WILD Foundation, is an international effort to ensure that nature has the space it requires to survive. Unified by a mutual respect and concern for life on Earth, they work across boundaries to connect with scientists, conservationists, nonprofits, and public officials to defend our planet and transform the relationship between society and nature. With a long-term goal to protect 50 percent of the planet’s lands and seas by 2030, we feel called to join the fight! Nature Needs Half enables those who wish to help through numerous programs including becoming an ambassador, membership, donating and signing the petition for their Global Deal for Nature.
During this holiday season, Estrin-Hinds Construction Co, Inc. President and CEO, Eric Hinds, shared this idea with his employees and inspired participation by giving everyone a Nature Needs Half coffee mug and making monetary donations to the organization in lieu of gifts. It has been a hard and unprecedented year. If we have learned anything, it is the importance of working together for a better tomorrow. Taking care of our planet is part of that and we are looking forward to participating with Nature Needs Half in this new year to ensure we have many more tomorrows to come. We encourage you to follow us on social media to stay up to date with us and how you can join the cause. For more information on Nature Needs Half, visit their website at https://natureneedshalf.org/
During this special time of giving and celebration, we recognize that we have been given a tremendous gift – the ability to keep doing what we love. With so many local businesses around the nation struggling to stay afloat and some even needing to make the hard decision to close their doors permanently, Estrin-Hinds Construction Co, Inc. has managed to stay open, secure jobs for our employees, continue to work with our partners in the field to build something beautiful together. For this we are exceedingly grateful and know it is a blessing not to be taken for granted. Thank you to all our employees, subcontractors, clients, and our community during this unprecedented time. We will continue to work with and support these partnerships as we move into this new year and strive for a better tomorrow.