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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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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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