Chicken Express

If you live close to Hope, AR, you may have noticed that a new Chicken Express came to town recently, just across the road from the Chevy dealershop. We were honored to work with Moser Construction, LLC in providing the building for the restaurant.

When we got there, the concrete slab was already in place:

But since a restaurant needs more than a concrete slab, it was our job to frame a building on top of it:

Next, we installed Zip System® sheathing and tape on the exterior walls:

After that, our part of the construction was done for a while and we did not return until close to the end, when it was time to install the exterior metal; McElroy® Metals Medallion-Lok in Brite Red on the towers and awnings, while for the soffits we used McElroy® Metals Marquee-Lok in Brilliant White:

The finished building:

Next time you are in Hope, drop by the Chicken Express for lunch, and while you’re there, take a moment to look at the building. It’s not only new restaurants that need framing, sheathing, and exterior metal. New houses, new shops, new buildings of all kinds need some kind of framework, and metal is a durable, low-maintenance choice for your exterior no matter what’s inside.

What new construction are you designing in your dreams? What would it take to make those dreams as real as this Chicken Express building?
Contact us at (870) 845-1121 to find out for yourself!

Samantha’s Sweets Bakery

On 7th Street in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, just across from the post office, there’s a little aquamarine shop with a sign out front reading Samantha’s Sweets. Like most family-owned businesses, there’s a story behind it. Samantha tells you that story here, but Hostetler Handyman had the privilege of seeing it up close when we helped her make her dream come true and turn that little shop from a jewelry store into a bakery.

Sometimes on a remodel like this, we take the stress from the owner by overseeing the whole project from start to finish. In other situations, like with the bakery, we only come in and do specific things. For example:

We removed the half-wall between the front and back rooms…

…and we built a new half-wall on the opposite side of the opening:

We built custom wood cabinets and painted them white:

And then we installed the cabinets on one side of the half-wall:

We patched and re-textured all the drywall in the front room:

We took a back room that looked like this:

And, after removing the closet in the corner, the vinyl tile on the floor, and the paneling on the walls, made it look like this:

So that we could install Glasteel® FRP panels and American Gypsum® drywall on the walls to make them look like this:

We also removed the wood fiber ceiling tiles and replaced them with Multi-Cor PVF matte black metal:

All so that, in the end, the back room could become a kitchen that looks like this:

So next time you’re in Arkadelphia, stop by Samantha’s Sweets. And while you’re there, tasting the delicious treats she makes, take a moment to look at the place and realize what you’re standing inside: the triumph of a dream that she had the courage to follow through on.

Do you have a business you dream of starting, or of growing? Is there a shop or a studio that you’d love to work in every day? Or do you have a dream home that you wish you could come home to every evening? Maybe it’s something you’d like to design and build for yourself, or maybe it’s a building that’s already there and it just needs some remodel work to turn it into your own dream space, like Samantha’s bakery.

Whatever your dream is, if you need some construction work done before you can make it a reality, call us today at (870) 845-1121 and get a free estimate on what we can do to help you, like Samantha, to achieve your dream.

Exterior Pressure-Washing

If you have lived in the south for more than ten minutes, you may have noticed that the buildings here tend to turn green – not with envy, but with moss. If you have a stone house, you might be able to get away with the whole moss-covered cottage thing, but most of us don’t and our houses just end up looking dirty and unattractive. 

This is why Hampton Inn & Suites in Hope, AR called Hostetler Handyman Service. Because it’s bad enough to see your own home looking uninviting, but if you have a hotel and you are literally in the business of being welcoming, green-ish brown, dirty-looking exterior walls are a real problem. Luckily, we live in the 21st century and there is a solution: pressure-washing.

But these green marks aren’t just ugly; mold and mildew are damaging both to the building and to the people inside it. If you choose to ignore the green growing on the outside of your house, it will continue to spread and may even start to grow inside of the walls. Ask anyone who has had mold inside their home: it’s not worth it.

Fair warning: when done incorrectly, pressure-washing can be hard on your house and make your situation worse instead of better. If an inexperienced person is running the machine, you may end up with water inside your walls, damaged exterior siding, mortar blasted away on brick houses, window seals leaking, or ruined paint jobs on the exterior walls. Unless you’ve had experience or you just don’t care about your home, pressure-washing is not DIY job. Save your home: be like Hampton Inn and get a professional to help you out.

In order to clean every inch of the three-story exterior walls, we rented a 56′ boom lift from Hugg & Hall Equipment Co.

So how’s your home looking? If it’s getting a bit green around the edges, you might want to think about the future and make a decision today to save yourself some pain down the road.

Wouldn’t you like to have a house where you can touch the exterior walls without feeling contaminated? Where you can invite guests over without feeling embarrassed about how dirty the outside of your house looks?

Hostetler Handyman Service is qualified to pressure-wash hotels, but we also care enough about your home to do residential pressure-washing. Call us today at (870) 845-1121 to get a free estimate on making your house clean and beautiful again.

Wooden Deck

You know those houses that look like someone set them down somewhere randomly? They don’t look like they belong there, and they don’t look particularly inviting. And chances are, they don’t have a porch.

There’s just something about a porch that makes a house feel like a home, but not all houses have one. Maybe you didn’t think you wanted a porch when you built your house, but now you’re regretting that. Maybe you bought your house and it didn’t come with a porch. Either way, if you don’t have a porch and you wish you did, you might want to consider having us add a wooden deck to your home, the way this gentleman did.

We built this deck out of YellaWood® treated lumber:

His porch came with matching wooden steps leading into his house:

Choosing a 10′ x 21′ size allows plenty of space for relaxing outside on pleasant evenings,

-and the Tamko® Weathered Wood shingle roof means he can still relax outside on rainy days without getting wet:

What do you think? Would your house feel just a little more like a home with one of these added on? Do you need somewhere to host your friends for a barbecue next summer?

Give us a call at (870) 845-1121 for a free estimate on getting a covered deck of your own.

Break-room for Commercial Business in Howard County

We were asked to build a break-room for a Commercial business here in Howard County.  Look at us doing the dirt work for this job.  These guys are really good at what they do!!!

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Dirt work is done, now we are getting ready to pour concrete

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Concrete is poured so we did the outside frame for the Break-room.

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Finished up the outside.  Doesn’t it look great?

 

 

Now we are on to finish the inside.

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Inside framing.  I can’t wait to see the finished project.  Can you?

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Inside Complete.  Look at all that room!!

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Nice cabinets!!!

 

 

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Bathroom is simple, but perfect for the Break-room

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If your business is in need of a Modern Break-room, please give us a call at (870)-845-1121.  We will be happy to customize all your ideas!!

 

 

Office turned to Modern Style Office

We had the privilege of updating the outside of this office.

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We came in and added wood to the bottom of the office building.  It has that modern/rustic look don’t you think?

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I just love this look.  It is so clean and modern looking

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If you have a business that is outdated and needs to be updated, please give us a call at (870) 845-1121.  We would be honored to help you update your business.

Carport Enclosure into Room

We are getting everything ready to enclose a 25′ x 20′ Carport.  Here we have the concrete poured and are waiting on it to set 2017-07-20 08.26.54 HDR.jpg

Concrete is dry so the framing begins

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Framing another entrance

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Framing is completed.  We then added a Lennox Mini split AC/Heat Unit.  How awesome is that?

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Lets look at the inside.  This is the Bathroom that was added.  Absolutely Beautiful!!!

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And just look at the Tile work done for the Shower

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This Closet!!!!  Need i say more?

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Look at all the room!!!  Perfection

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Another View of the completed room enclosure

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With the room finished, we then built a carport.  Here we are putting shingles on the roof.

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Look its finished!!!  It is amazing how you can take a simple thing as a carport, enclose it, and make another room.

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If we can help you with an enclosure, please give us a call at (870) 845-1121

Lets Remodel a House!!

First we started off by replacing Porch rails

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Then we replaced deck posts and some rotten deck boards

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Now, lets go inside and see what has been done!!!

 

We are getting ready to install shower board around the tub and ceiling.

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Shower board is installed, along with a new shower faucet

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Look, a new vanity top with two sinks.  How exciting is that?

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Look at all those cabinets.  Who cant use extra space in their kitchen?

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And…..more storage

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We are getting ready to install new vinyl windows with no grid

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Beautiful installation of these Vinyl windows

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Finished Kitchen project.  Look at that countertop

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Now that you can cook in your newly remodeled kitchen, lets work on the floors. As you can see we are getting ready to lay the floors.

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Installing Carpet in some of the rooms

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Look at how beautiful these floors are!!!!  I want some, how about you?

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Full view of the newly remodeled Kitchen.  I would love to cook in this kitchen!!

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With a Kitchen this beautiful you have to have a great sink!!!

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The back view of the deck.  I could sit out here for hours!!

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Please give us a call if we can help you remodel your kitchen or repair your deck.  Our number is (870) 845-1121

Fence for a Commercial Property in Prescott, Arkansas

We were asked to Replace a Fence for a Commercial Business in Prescott, Arkansas.  This is how the fenced looked upon arrival the fence was in bad need of repairs due to broken boards.2017-05-12 13.17.32.jpg2017-05-12 13.17.37.jpg2017-05-12 13.17.23 HDR.jpg

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After cleaning up the old fence,  we replaced 4 steel posts with feet, then we began to rebuild 42′ of fence as shown below

 

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We installed new Yellawood Treated Wood Pickets for our fence.

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Look at this Beautiful Fence.  Do you need one in your yard?

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If you are interested in adding a final touch to your yard, we would love to give you a bid.  Please contact our office at (870) 845-1121