The Tomco Blog

Tomco floor wins 2016 Regional CotY

By Tom Sweeney February 1, 2016

A dramatic, patterned wood plank and porcelain tile floor today earned Tomco Company 2016 Regional Contractor of the Year (CotYTM) honors from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Tomco won the North Central (Region 3) CotY in the Residential Interior Element over $30,000 category. Region 3 includes Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dekota and Wisconsin. Tomco now will compete against contractors  from two other regions for the National CotY Award to be announced at the NARI…

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Report Nails Remodeling’s Real Value

By Tom Schiebout January 9, 2016

News flash! After we remodel our homes we want to spend more time enjoying the space, actually do just that and feel a sense of personal accomplishment even if we didn’t do the work ourselves. So says the 2015 Remodeling Impact Report from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The first of its kind “satisfaction” analysis gauges both the “joy” and the financial value of 12 popular interior remodeling projects and…

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Tomco wins two 2015 NARI CotY Awards

By Tom Sweeney November 21, 2015

Tom Schiebout’s Tomco Company won two Minnesota Contractor of the Year (CotY) awards Thursday from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). The veteran Andover certified remodeler (CR) took the top, gold-level CotY Award in the Residential Interior Element over $30,000 category for the dramatic porcelain tile and hickory floor it installed at the Blaine home of Ryan and Anna Weispfenning. Tomco received the silver-level award in the Basements $50,001-$100,000 category for the basement it remodeled at the Anoka…

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Her Bath, Her Way

By Tom Sweeney September 3, 2015

As a CPA, Laura Bjerkebek knew all about the numbers. She also understood that today’s ever-present gray color schemes wouldn’t fit the equation for her remodeled master bath. Laura wanted warm colors that would work with the earth tones in the rest of her Andover home. Tomco Company listened and helped her achieve just the look and functionality she imagined for her dream bath. The old bath was long and small. A partition wall and door separated the dark, windowless…

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Tomco Earns Top Guild Quality Score

By Tom Schiebout August 25, 2015

Tomco Company has remodeled and renovated hundreds of Twin Cities area homes since 1979. The legacy of these projects is our greatest asset. Past customers routinely invite Tomco Company back for additional projects. They also recommend us to family and friends. Improving the homes of our clients’ families and friends is ideal because these new customers already know what they can expect from Tomco from people they trust. Next best is when our valued clients share their experiences in written…

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Tomco In Step with Today’s Flooring

By Tom Schiebout June 17, 2015

Choosing the right flooring is important because it covers so much area, gets the most abuse of any surface and literally functions as the foundation of your entire decorating scheme, especially in open floor plans. And unlike the paint on walls and ceilings, you probably will look at the same flooring for 20 years. Besides, it’s expensive to update, so it pays to get it right. Broad choices beyond solid oak Hardwood floors have been my favorite for decades for…

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