The Tomco Blog

NARI Roundtable recognizes Tomco Company 40th Anniversary

By Tom Sweeney April 8, 2019

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Minnesota Chapter recognized Tomco President Tom Schiebout last night for marking 40 years in business this month.  Tom’s fellow NARI Roundtable II remodeling contractors presented him with a special saw blade inscribed with “Still sharp after 40 years!” It was signed by the Roundtable members present at the highly attended event at Union Depot in St. Paul. “Tomco Company has been a member of our NARI chapter for 20 years.  Participation in…

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Function First Master Bath

By Tom Sweeney March 22, 2019

Luke and Sara first approached Tom Schiebout and Tomco Company through the Coon Rapids’ Homes for Generations program, which provides financial incentives to remodel homes that are more than 20 years old. What began as an ambitious whole house makeover dream initially has produced a new master bath, entry door and garage door. With three children under four, the young couple could not be more pleased to have a high-functioning master bath. “We wouldn’t change a thing,” Luke said. Like…

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What Will My Remodeling Cost?

By Tom Sweeney January 18, 2019

Each year around this time, the country’s largest and most respected construction industry publisher releases an important report. The Remodeling 2019 Cost vs. Value Report estimates price for dozens of common residential remodeling and replacement projects and how they impact the resale value of the homes. Estimating software is used to determine costs. Realtors set values. The Hanley Wood LLC report serves as a useful reference for homeowners who wonder what various home improvements might cost. It also helps near-term…

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Right Way To Do The Laundry

By Tom Schiebout October 12, 2018

There is no right answer to the best location for a home’s laundry room. But it is worth considering when planning a major kitchen, bath or basement remodeling project and will have a plumber, electrician and carpenter on site. Often the most basic question is whether you prefer a smaller but more convenient laundry or a larger, better appointed one that is less accessible. However, Tomco incorporates design details that make the most of any site. A main-level laundry room off…

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Right Call – Safe at Home

By Tom Sweeney August 9, 2018

Bob and Lois learned firsthand that it can be faster and easier to make one’s home more accessible and safe for aging in place than to find suitable senior housing in their city. It had been 27 years since a stroke compromised Bob’s right side. As he approached his 80thbirthday this year, he and Lois began to explore selling their home. They had built the two-story homestead on Blaine’s Laddie Lake in 1968 and hired Tomco Company to remodel the…

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Foster Lake’s Fine-Feathered Nest

By Tom Sweeney July 18, 2018

When Jim and Sue built their custom St. Michael home in 1992, they deliberately downsized the master bath to make room for a fourth upper level bedroom that would accommodate their growing family. Now empty nesters, the couple called on Tomco Company to reclaim the space for a stunning master suite. Tomco annexed an adjacent bedroom to create separate his and hers walk-in closets and a large tile bath with a spectacular view of Foster Lake. The master bedroom stayed…

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