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May 15

Award Winning Bathroom Remodel: A Tale of Two Bathrooms

This Towson family loved a lot about their home, but that love stopped short when it came to their two non-functional back-to-back bathrooms. Both ...
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May 15
Apr 15

Top Investments in Your Home that Recoup Value

Trying to decide what project to tackle first at your home? You aren’t alone. Some people choose to renovate based on wants and others on need but ...
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Apr 15
Mar 19

The Different Layers of a Roof (And Why They're Important)

Many homeowners look at a roof and just see the shingles. That makes sense, right? That’s all you can really see from the street. However, a roofing ...
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Mar 19
Mar 11

The Four Most Common Places a Roof Will Leak

You’ve probably heard it before. That slow, torturous sound of water trickling down from your ceiling. There’s something about a slow drip of water ...
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Mar 11
Mar 6

Speak Like a Roofing Pro: Roofing Terminology Basics

Understanding the different terms that describe your roof can be a difficult challenge for many homeowners. Since the average roof in the ...
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Mar 6
Feb 12

Brothers Services Named NARI 2019 Regional Contractor of the Year Winner

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) named Brothers Services the 2019 Regional Contractor of the Year (CotY) winner in the ...
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Feb 12
Feb 8

Marriott Family: Building the Dream Deck

When the Marriott family moved into their new home in Reisterstown, they had one home improvement project in mind—replacing their deck. At the time ...
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Feb 8
Feb 5

Give Your Kitchen Remodel the Lighting It Deserves

Once your new kitchen remodel is all said and done, you’ve made dozens of decisions covering everything from aesthetics to workflow. But if there’s ...
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Feb 5
Jan 30

The Practical Side of a Kitchen Remodel—It’s More Valuable than You Think

There’s nothing wrong with getting caught up in kitchen remodel inspiration. Spotting a dream design is often the first step a homeowner takes on the ...
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Jan 30
Jan 28

Best Contractors in Baltimore: Brothers Services Makes the List!

We are honored to be selected by General Contractors Magazine as one of the “Best Contractors in Baltimore!” The list is a compilation of the top 15 ...
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Jan 28
Jan 24

Tight on Space? Storage Tips for a Small Bathroom

There are few things more frustrating than an overly-cluttered small bathroom. When you just don’t have much space for storage, there’s not much you ...
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Jan 24
Jan 16

How the Right Backsplash Adds the Perfect Finishing Touch to a Kitchen Remodel

A kitchen remodel gives you an excellent opportunity to make a bold statement with your home’s aesthetics. There’s nothing quite as striking as ...
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Jan 16
Jan 10

Is Fixture Finish Really Just Personal Preference? Maybe Not!

For homeowners making kitchen remodel decisions, choosing fixture finishes for faucets, cabinet handles, and appliances may come down to one ...
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Jan 10
Jan 2

Keeping Costs in Check During a Kitchen Remodel

You’ve decided to take the plunge and invest in a kitchen remodel. Whether you’ve been dreaming about a beautiful new kitchen for years or you’ve ...
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Jan 2
Dec 21

How Upgrading Your Attic Insulation Saves You Money

If you're frustrated with the high costs of your utility bills month after month, then upgrading your attic insulation is an easy way to improve the ...
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Dec 21
Dec 13

Getting a Grip on Bathroom Remodel Pricing

There are plenty of ways you can justify a bathroom remodel project. It can deliver a high return on your investment and amp up your home value. It ...
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Dec 13
Dec 10

Brothers Services Named a Winner of the 2018 Top Workplaces Award

We’re humbled to announce that Brothers Services has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by the Baltimore Sun Media Group! This award recognizes ...
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Dec 10
Dec 5

Signs It’s Time for a Bathroom Remodel (and What to Do Next)

There shouldn’t be a single room in your house that you hate. That’s especially true for rooms that you spend a large amount of time using. And let’s ...
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Dec 5
Nov 27

Is Your Home Prepared for a Roof Replacement?

Getting a full roof replacement is a large home renovation project that requires some careful planning to ensure your home is adequately prepared. ...
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Nov 27
Nov 19

Don’t Let Gutters Sabotage Your Roof Replacement

The roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements. So, when you start to spot signs of age and deterioration, the best thing you can ...
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Nov 19
Nov 13

Don’t Forget to Upgrade Insulation During a Roof Replacement

When undertaking a roof replacement project, it’s easy to become consumed with the necessary details to get it done, including choosing the right ...
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Nov 13
Nov 7

Shower or Tub? How to Choose One for Your Bathroom Remodel

Looking at bathroom remodel inspiration makes it easy to appreciate (and fall in love with) certain high-level design concepts. If you’re getting ...
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Nov 7
Nov 1

How to Talk to Your Roof Replacement Contractor Like A Pro

Trusting your contractor is one of the most important keys to success with home renovations. When you’re dealing with complex systems and components ...
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Nov 1
Oct 24

8 Common Ways A Roof Replacement Goes Wrong, Even with Experience

When it comes time to invest in a roof replacement, research is a homeowner’s best friend. But once you start digging into all the different aspects ...
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Oct 24
Oct 18

Want to Increase Home Value with a Bathroom Remodel? Choose the Right Materials

The 2018 Cost vs. Value Report came loaded with good news for homeowners dreaming of a beautiful bathroom remodel. If you balance your costs ...
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Oct 18
Oct 9

Airflow Calculation: A Key Component of Roof Replacements

If you’ve started doing your research on roof replacements, you probably have a pretty good grasp on the steps required to complete the project. ...
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Oct 9
Oct 3

Kitchen Remodel ROI: How to Select the Best Cabinets

A kitchen remodel may seem effortless when you see it happen on a reality TV show. But taking on a major kitchen remodel comes with plenty of ...
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Oct 3
Sep 27

Strategies for Limiting Unexpected Costs During a Bathroom Remodel

Whether you’ve been thinking about updating your bathroom for a while or you were struck by inspiration on TV, one question is always top of mind for ...
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Sep 27
Sep 21

8 Things You Can Do To Live Well During A Kitchen Remodel

The kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s the center for congregating, for hosting events, family dinners, and other occasions that bring people ...
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Sep 21
Sep 18

The Ins and Outs of Roof Replacement Warranties Explained

The national average cost of a roof replacement is about $20,000 in 2018. When you’re spending that much money to safeguard your home and increase ...
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Sep 18
Sep 12

7 Tips to Help Prepare for Hurricane Florence

Due to the excessive amount of rainfall in the area recently, it’s become increasingly important to plan for emergency situations caused by inclement ...
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Sep 12
Sep 12

Top 4 Kitchen Countertop Materials: Weighing the Pros and Cons

What would you say is the most striking, eye-catching part of any kitchen? There’s plenty to be said about flooring and cabinets, but the true ...
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Sep 12
Sep 6

How Much Will My Roof Replacement Cost?

A quick Google search will show exactly what’s most important to homeowners regarding roof replacements—cost. There are many other decisions in the ...
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Sep 6
Aug 17

Inspiration vs. Reality: 3 Steps to Getting Your Perfect Bathroom Remodel

There’s nothing wrong with being slightly addicted to home renovation shows on TV.
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Aug 17
Jun 21

What to Consider Before Building a Deck

Do you love to entertain friends and family? Does warmer weather draw you to the outdoors? Do you enjoy relaxing at home? If so, then you may want to ...
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Jun 21
Apr 12

Post-Winter 12-Point Roof Checklist

Snow, ice, wind, and frigid temperatures can lead to major problems and costly repairs in the future. Once snow has melted and winter has ended, make ...
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Apr 12
Mar 27

The Dangers of Ice Dams to Your Roof

During the winter months, and particularly after snow storms, ice dams can start to form. An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of your ...
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Mar 27
Mar 26

7 Signs Your Kitchen Needs an Upgrade

As the most valuable room in your home, your kitchen serves as the central meeting place and your family’s nucleus. Here are seven signs that your ...
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Mar 26
Feb 20

Wright Family: Builder Grade to Beautiful

When the Wright’s purchased their home in Westminster, MD they fell in love with the 9’ ceilings and great neighborhood, not the kitchen. The ...
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Feb 20
Jan 26

Check your Roof in 2 Easy Steps!

The first line of protection your home has against mother nature is your roof. The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) recommends you do ...
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Jan 26
Jan 16

Helpful Organization Tips to Start Today

The New Year is a great time to set new goals and keep old ones. If you have resolved to better organize your home, check out the helpful tips below!
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Jan 16
Oct 19

Brothers Services Wins the 2017 Torch Award for Business Ethics

We are so honored to announce that the Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland has awarded Brothers Services with their prestigious Torch Award ...
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Oct 19
Jul 28

Create a Getaway Retreat Inside Your Home

After ten years of living in a home without a basement or storage space, this homeowner decided it was time to invest in an expansion that provided ...
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Jul 28
Jun 19

Five Areas of Your Home to Check Every Spring

As winter comes to a close, it’s a good idea to check how your home has survived the colder months. Here are some important areas of your home you ...
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Jun 19
May 19

2017 Remodeling 550 - Brothers Services Company Ranked in Top 15

Remodeling magazine recently published the annual Top 550 list of the nation’s largest remodelers. Each year, the list is divided into four main ...
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May 19
May 12

Brothers Services Company Recognized as Top Siding Contractor in Baltimore

Out of 160+ contractors, Expertise ranked Brothers Services Company in the Top 16 of The Best Siding Contractors in Baltimore. Expertise is a ...
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May 12
Feb 2

Brothers Services Awarded 2017 Guildmaster Award

Brothers Services Company Recognized Among The Top Customer Service Leaders In The Residential Construction Industry Brothers Services Company in ...
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Feb 2
Aug 15

Brothers Services Company Named To National "Top 500" Remodelers List

Brothers Services Company has been named to Qualified Remodeler magazine's "2016 Top 500 Remodelers" list. This marks the second time Brothers ...
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Aug 15
Jul 8

My Roof is Leaking – What Do I Do and the Dangers of Waiting

No one ever wants to find water leaking from their ceiling. Whether you are home when the leak starts or come home to it, it is important that you ...
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Jul 8
Jun 6

Why Move When You Can Remodel Your Home?

Homeowners from Anne Arundel County came to the Timonium Home and Garden Show to plan an extensive remodel of their home and to meet potential ...
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Jun 6
Nov 4

Brothers Services Company's John Martindale Named "smartCEO Of The Year"

How a Texas-born roofer built Brothers Services into Maryland’s most-loved remodeling company By Linda Strowbridge / Photography by Rachel Smith As a ...
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Nov 4
Jul 8

Citybizlist Features Video Conversation With BSC's John Martindale

Treating Customers Like Family And Properties Like Home On June 25th, 2015, Brothers Services Company CEO John Martindale was named winner of the ...
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Jul 8
Jun 26

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Maryland Award Winner

EY announces Brothers Services CEO John Martindale is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award winner in Maryland
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Jun 26
May 23

Brothers Services Awarded 2015 Guildmaster Award

Brothers Services Company Wins Prestegious Award For Second Year GuildQuality’s 2015 Guildmaster Award Honors Brothers Services Brothers Services ...
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May 23
Jul 8

Choosing the Right Material for Your Bathroom Floor

Choosing materials for your bathroom floor can be a daunting task. You know it’s important, but what criteria do you need to be thinking about? What ...
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Jul 8
Jul 8

5 Ways to Brighten a Dull Kitchen

Upgrading a dull, dreary kitchen will make your home more inviting, more appealing and more valuable. A new kitchen is one of the best investments ...
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Jul 8
Jul 8

Protect the Warranty that Protects your Roof

Warranties are a major selling point for roofers. When deciding on a major purchase like a new roof, you might be swayed by a warranty that’s good ...
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Jul 8
May 21

Brothers Teams Up With Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Brothers Services was contacted by Extreme Makeover: Home Edition; ABC's hit television show, to be the roofing contractor on a home makeover project ...
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May 21
Apr 15

Brothers Services Named Among Top 100 Roofing Contractors In The Country

They set themselves apart from the rest of the industry not only because of the revenue they generate, but how they positioned themselves to stay on ...
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Apr 15
Mar 4

Brothers Services CEO John Martindale Featured As One Of SmartCEO Magazine's "Leaders We Admire"

Brothers Services Company CEO John Martindale has been honored in Baltimore SmartCEO's "Leaders We Admire" issue for his ambition in growing Brothers ...
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Mar 4
Mar 3

Better Business Bureau Elects Brothers’ CEO John Martindale To Board of Directors

  Better Business Bureau serving Greater Maryland announces the addition of nine new members to its 2013-2014 board of directors. After completion of ...
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Mar 3
Mar 1

Brothers Services Named Carroll's Best Roofing Contractor

  Brothers Services Company was honored in the Carroll County Times’  annual Carroll’s Best Contest as the Best Roofing Contractor for ...
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Mar 1
Mar 1

Brothers Services Company was awarded the 2011 Qualified Remodeler Top 500

The Top 500 is the longest ongoing recognition program in the remodeling industry. Each year the Top 500 recognizes remodelers for significant and ...
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Mar 1
Feb 28

Voted BEST ROOFER in Baltimore by Baltimore Magazine

“Look at the Better Business Bureau rating and you'll see picking a good roofer can be a crap shoot. But Brothers Services, 111 Hanover Pike, ...
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Feb 28
Feb 28

Brothers Services Honored as "Patriot Award" Employer

Maryland Employer Support of The Guard And Reserve — 5th Regiment Armory
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Feb 28
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