Home Efficiency Best Practices

Old Habits Make Good

Old Habits Make Good

August 27, 2013 at 4:14 pm

I come from a family of do-it-yourselfers who knew how to hang onto a penny, put in a solid day’s work, and your word was your word. Starting out in the trades, I apprenticed with European craftsmen in San Francisco, fine finishing and attention to detail meant something. It all […]

11 Things To Think About Before You Remodel

11 Things To Think About Before You Remodel

August 26, 2013 at 11:46 pm

A remodel is exciting, especially when fantasizing about the end result! A remodel can also be overwhelming, time-consuming, and costly. Read over our 11-point not-so-sexy checklist so your remodel project stays on track, meets expectations, and runs as smoothly as possible. Budget: Find out approx. sq. foot costs for similar […]

Home efficiency best practices.

Home efficiency best practices.

August 26, 2013 at 11:40 pm

The world is changing for the better. We have more ways than ever to keep our homes healthier, comfortable, updated, energy-efficient, and resale-ready! Inside the Home: Change your HVAC filters every 3 months (calendar it). Get the chimney inspected and swept yearly. Switch to a gas-burning fireplace insert, rather than […]


How Bay Area Home Sellers Can Increase Home Value

August 5, 2013 at 5:08 pm

We’re all familiar with the MPG fuel efficiency stickers slapped on cars. It won’t be long before there will be “home energy efficiency stickers” slapped on homes: Square footage. Natural gas consumption. BTU rating. Water usage. Think about it! Buyers will be able to point their mobile devices at QR […]


BecknerContracting.com goes live!

August 5, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Welcome to Beckner Contracting & Management’s brand new website! We’re busy jack hammering out old concrete to make way for new construction, remodeling custom kitchens, crawling around in attics with headlamps sealing air leaks, putting down pavers, adding kitchens and updating bathrooms in industrial live/work spaces, repairing office buildings and […]