Monday, February 25, 2013


How a project comes to fruition has everything to do with how it was conceived. 

Upwards Custom specializes in residential remodels, additions, kitchens and bath remodels, craftsman siding, custom carpentry, framing and decks. We value craftsmanship and fulfilling the design goals of our customers. 

The way we deal with people in the community is as important as our construction expertise; the two go together.  Our belief that professional business relations measures the success of our projects has, over the years, proven itself true. 

We want customers to be satisfied with what they pay for. Not only do we fulfill the written terms of our contracts, we also make sure the finished work matches what was imagined and desired.  

Because respect is the foundation of good relationships, we believe contracts must be clear and concise. Agreements must be completely defined in specific and sound terms, avoiding conflict between different interpretations.

Thorough contracts serves as a protection for all involved against conflicts and unfulfilled design ambitions.   Thorough contracts allow for the clearest perspectives in realizing a project scope. When problems arise, our clearly defined contracts give a firm ground for resolutions or amendments to be built on. This helps secure and maintain the success of a project and the satisfaction of a paying customer.
Like all other things, business liability, construction, design challenges, craftsmanship, and professionalism come at a price. The cost of equity, stability, and sound methods are part of any responsibly executed project investment.  Poorly executed projects can cost much more than what was originally sold to a customer.  Often setbacks and unanticipated costs are resultant when projects do not get started on a sound footing.  Ultimately a well conceived project is money well spent as its benefits will be realized repeatedly long after the project's completion.

Satisfaction cannot be fooled.


Friday, February 22, 2013


Churches are such awesome buildings.  It seems a sign of mediocrity when their inherent pulpits grow silent and mistakenly irrelevant in our modern culture.  And though the orators of the pulpit may retire for a season, the wealth of the structure can live on in residential uses.

And even as such residential conversions serve as new, interesting living spaces, the conversion of church assembly to music venue seems a more natural and relevant context for such functional community spaces.