The Tomco Blog

Integrating white kitchen with open plan

By Tom Schiebout September 9, 2016

White kitchens still are popular, but they are changing. This Tomco Company project in Blaine is a great example. The original 1996 kitchen was all white: cabinets, counters, appliances and floor. However, the adjacent great room was a mix of honey oak cabinets and millwork, green marble tile and brass. Fast forward 20 years and the same open floor plan now looks like it was freshly built with clean lines and upscale character. We worked with the homeowners, Cornelia and…

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6 Reasons to spec LED lighting in your next remodeling project

By Tom Schiebout August 19, 2016

Many remodeling choices are anything but black and white. Lighting isn’t one of them. The wise move is decidedly LED. Yet it still is easy to get wrong. Remodeling is your gateway to LED upgrades The sooner you make the change to LED (Light Emitting Diode) the faster you will begin to enjoy its many benefits. Replacing an incandescent or compact fluorescent lamp with LED often is as easy as screwing in a different type of light bulb. But a…

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Tomco’s Favorite Designer, Carol Klein

By Tom Sweeney July 4, 2016

Carol is Tomco Company’s interior designer of choice. While Tom develops floor plans and pricing, Carol helps clients specify fixtures, surfaces and colors. “Many remodeling clients can be overwhelmed by all of the choices. I get to know them and their homes and simplify the process by guiding them toward safe selections that will suit their design styles, homes and budgets,” she said. Carol started her own interior design business in 1984, just one year after getting her Bachelor of…

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Tomco Company Design-Build Process

By Tom Sweeney July 4, 2016

Tom Schiebout has perfected his Tomco Company design-build process over more than 30 years of remodeling Twin Cities metro homes. He credits his process for successful remodeling outcomes, including kitchens, basements, bathrooms and decks. But Tom’s open communication style is what really creates smooth Tomco remodeling experiences. Tom is a remodeling contractor you can talk too. He freely shares his professional insights as a Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodeler (CKBR), Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) and Master Certified Remodeler…

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Tomco’s Tom Schiebout Recognized as Master Certified Remodeler (MCR)

By Tom Sweeney May 11, 2016

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) recognized Tomco Company President Tom Schiebout last night for achieving Master Certified Remodeler (MCR) certification. Tom is one of only two Minnesota remodeling contractors and 65 nationwide to earn the distinction. NARI MN Executive Director Nick Cichowicz, JD, commended Tom before a gathering of more than 80 NARI members at International Market Square last night. Master Certified Remodelers have passed the test of time and continue to be successful, Cichowicz observed. He…

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Build Savings into Your Next Remodeling

By Tom Schiebout February 12, 2016

One of the best times to ensure that your home conserves energy and water is when planning a remodeling project. While you invest in making your home more functional, accessible and beautiful, don’t miss opportunities to lower your ongoing operating costs and protect the environment for the grandkids. It’s second nature for Tomco. Regardless of the price of gas or the state of the economy, we consider conservation upgrades in every major remodeling project. We start by recommending an energy…

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