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The Gift of Giving

This time of year, gift giving has been on the minds of people. Gifts are a beautiful way of showing that we love and care about others. A lot of time and thought goes into that special gift we want to give to those we love. Whether a lot of money is spent or just a little, most value the thought put into a special gift.

Gift giving, or Philanthropy, can take on many forms. While giving gifts normally involve knowing the person on a more intimate level, Philanthropy is usually giving with a common purpose in mind. In fact, Philanthropy is defined as a love of humanity which gives for a purpose or a cause.

Our family here at Roeser Home Remodeling want you to know that we are committed to giving back to our community. Our philosophy of life revolves around giving and helping others. In appreciation for all that our customers in the St. Louis and Kirkwood areas have done for us, we also encourage our family and employees to give back to the community. Leading by example, we coach others and share our expertise, not just in the field of home remodeling, but also in other areas to benefit the local community.

Roeser Home Remodeling, as a company or as employees, participated in several projects over the past year. Many of the projects touched our hearts.

For instance, we were proud sponsors and contributors in the annual event for Pancreatic Cancer Research in special memory of Sharon Rau and Terry Rau Sr. They were clients, but also lovely people. Sadly, they each passed away from the same awful disease only two years apart from each other. They are greatly missed.

Continuing our passion for giving, Roeser sponsored a bike team for the second year in a row. “Pedal for a Cause” helps benefit local research for finding a way to end cancer.

We have also been involved with and helped sponsor the “Evening of 100 Fingers”, which is an organization that supports Pianos for People. This organization is designed to get pianos into the homes of those who could not otherwise afford them, offering free piano lessons with the piano helping many children and young adults build skills, self-respect, and discipline.

Our very own Production Coordinator, Mark Talley participated in the 2017 “Operation Clean Stream” that takes place once a year designed to help protect our environment and wildlife from hazardous pollution. The volunteers in this project are selfless, wading in mud and gunk, as well as braving dirty water and possible encounters with poisonous snakes while helping clean up the polluted areas around the Meramec River basin. This past year, the volunteers covered about 500 miles of river area, cleaning up debris.

In addition to these projects, Roeser Home Remodeling continues to be involved in the community by supporting local schools, including Trivia night at North Middle School. As well as locally supporting the community by sponsoring the band “The Dog’s Breakfast” at Station Plaza’s Summer Concert series. This is a great event in Kirkwood to promote families and friends getting together and building relationships.

Of course, Roeser Home Remodeling also supports the Home Builders Charitable Foundation and we participate regularly in many St. Louis events, including hosting a Happy Hour to encourage other local builders and remodelers to raise the bar when it comes to home remodeling ethics and quality.

What lies ahead for the new year? Home remodeling trends change from year to year. Gift giving, or Philanthropy never goes out of style, the idea of acts of kindness and helping others will continue to be a part of the Roeser Home Remodeling way of life. We are dedicated to giving back to our community and staying on top of the trends of home remodeling while giving you the best when it comes to your home remodeling projects.

Being the proud recipients of the BBB Torch Award in 2017, Roeser Home Remodeling will continue to be a name you can trust to put the St. Louis and Kirkwood communities and your personal home remodeling interests to the forefront as we move ahead into 2018.

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Pantser or Planner? How to Keep Ahead of the Times Roeser Home Remodeling St. Louis

Pantser or Planner? How to Keep Ahead of the Times

A “pantser” is someone who has no clear direction or plan. They fly by the seat of their pants. Being a “pantser” makes it difficult to be productive and accomplish tasks on time. What does this have to do with the home remodeling industry?

No home remodeling company starts out by being what is known as a “pantser”. Most home remodelers take pride in knowing their industry. The problem is that the business of home remodeling continues to evolve and change. If a company does not keep ahead of the changes and continue to learn, then they could fall into the trap of being a “pantser”. How, then do you keep ahead of the times in the home remodeling industry?

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Successful home remodeling - Roeser Home Remodeling

What Makes a Home Remodel Project Successful?

People measure success in various ways. A baby taking its first steps, a child learning to read, a runner in a race placing first, graduating high school or college… depending on who you talk to, accomplishing these tasks can all be considered success. Is success then, a matter of opinion?

How do you measure the success of a home remodeling project? In the beginning, it may be like that baby taking its first steps. Getting the project off the ground might be a little wobbly at first. As the home remodeling project continues, you should be able to see steady progress.

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Are We There Yet? How Long is this Remodel Going to Take? Roeser Home Remodeling

Are We There Yet? How Long is this Remodel Going to Take?

People are impatient. I know, it’s hard to believe. In the real world, people really only want to hear what they want to hear. It is the same in the home remodeling world. It is easy to be impatient. You have a vision of what you want your home to look like. You want it done yesterday. Yes, yesterday.

Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis understands the frustration that comes with any home remodeling project. Let’s face it. This is our business and we are excellent at what we do, but this is your life, your home, your peaceful abode, even your sanctuary. So, what’s the bottom line? How long is your home remodel going to take?

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