Welcome to CastleImprovement.com! Let me start by telling you a little bit about us.
My name is Laurie and my husband’s name is Terry and we are Castle Improvement. We don’t have any other employees and we do almost everything ourselves. Yes that’s right, just the two of us, we work together and we’ve been doing it that way since we started.
Terry and I have been doing home improvement projects since we can remember. As children we both grew up with parents who were diehard do it yourselfers. In my case, my family was involved in home repair and remodeling on a professional level. Terry grew up on a farm where everything needed to be done and he and his family were the means of doing it. Whether it was building a garage, a room addition or an entire 4000 sq foot home, it was a do it yourself project waiting to happen.
Our first project together, was to remodel a bathroom in a mid 1970’s mobile home we were living in up in Edmonton, Alberta. It was a great success and we had a lot of fun doing it. After that, we were hooked on home improvement, and while that first project pales in comparison to the work we do now it was a wonderful and exciting start for us.
Eventually we moved down here to Texas and in 1999 we bought a brand new home in Allen. Now, most people buy new homes so they don’t have to remodel or redecorate, right? Well that was too easy for us. Terry and I both worked full time. He was the “computer guy” for and engineering firm and I worked as an office manager for a recruiting company. But on weekends and evenings it was impossible to keep Terry from building walls, reconfiguring things, or otherwise modifying our new house. In the first month alone, we put in a suite for my parents to move into. This included a full kitchen in what was once the dining room of our new home.
As the years passed by, the projects continued and our entrepreneurial inclinations got the better of us. By the spring of 2001, we had both left the security of our full time jobs and started Castle Improvement. With our extensive history of improving homes, a strong business and computer background we were off to a running start.
We began to advertise by distributing flyers from door to door, this was to the tune of 10 – 20,000 flyers a year. This is how we met our first clients, many of whom are still with us today. As we built up our client base and began receiving repeat clients and referrals we reduced our advertising efforts, focusing on our mostly referral clientele. This is to me, a testament to our ability to exceed the expectations of our clients.
So now you know a little more about us. We hope you will take a look around the site to find out about what we do, see photos of our projects and learn a little more about home improvement. If you have a project in your home that needs our special touch and quality craftsmanship then give us a call or drop us an email. We are always looking for projects to keep us busy and we would love to talk with you.