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Menold Gives Back.

​A couple weeks ago our Morton Superintendents were reminiscing on the "good ole days", when they would all work on the same job and have a blast together. The conversation quickly grew into an idea, and soon an opportunity presented itself: #GivingTuesday. Why not have fun and give back at the same time?​Word came to us of a home&nb...
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How to Respond After a Home Disaster

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​It's devastating when your home is damaged due to water, fire, or mold. Dealing with the aftermath of a disaster is an extensive process, involving everything from cleanup to making the insurance claim. That's why we've compiled a list of steps to give you a game plan and hopefully to make your life a little easier:1. Respond to Emergencies First ...
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6 Ways to Prevent Vandalism

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​Last year, there were 7.2 million reported cases of property crime in the U.S. including theft and unlawful destruction of property. Vandalism does more than just cause damage; it steals your peace of mind. Repairing damaged property requires a lot of time and effort and can take a heavy toll on your finances. Some examples of vandalism include br...
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A Peek into the Past

Today we are stepping back in time with Tom Menold. Menold Construction & Restoration has grown so much, and it's amazing to look back to the first days of the business! Tom graduated from Morton High School in 1966 and immediately started a bricklayer apprenticeship with Otto Baum & Sons. The Vietnam War was underway, and Tom was draf...
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Supporting our Veterans.

With this past Monday being Veteran's Day, our United States Veterans have been on our hearts more often as of late. We can not quite put into words how thankful we are for each and every Veteran who risked their lives so that we may have the freedom we do, today. On October 19th, Dozer Stadium in Peoria hosted Goodwill of Central IL for their...
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A Menold-filled Day.

A week and a half ago, our team blocked off Thursday - the entire day - and spent it in one of the best ways we could think of: together. We all traveled to our main headquarters in Morton, and there we spent time growing together, learning together, and celebrating, together.  All-Company Meeting We began the day with a company meeting w...
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Are Leaking Appliances Damaging Your Home?

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The appliances you use every day can also be a source of unwanted water in your home. Leaking appliances can cause serious damage, no matter if it's a slow drip or a steady stream. Undetected leaks can ruin flooring, cause mold growth, seep into the rooms below, and eventually compromise your home's structural integrity.Here are a few appliances th...
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Menold's Model A Ford

​This vintage vehicle was last seen driving in Morton's Pumpkin Festival Parade, about two weeks ago. Before that, you may have seen it parked out front of the Morton office building. A piece from the past, this delivery truck has quickly become an icon of Menold, and we love seeing it out and about in our community! Tom and Sheryl drove our&n...
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The 4 Most Common Causes of Home Fires

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Home fires can occur at any time and, no matter the amount of damage, are always devastating for the property owner. According to the National Fire Protection Association, an average of 355,400 U.S. home fires are reported each year. Understanding the most common causes can help you take the necessary steps to prevent them from wreaking havoc in yo...
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WEEK Television Station

​Hey Central Illinois, when you watched the news recently, did you happen to notice the television station was going through a remodel? Probably not, right? Well for about the last year, our team has been working with WEEK to completely remodel their entire building. Now this was a fun, challenging project. The entire project wa...
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Advanced Technology Services, Inc.

We are a part of a wonderful community with so many awesome businesses that we have the privilege of working with, and ATS in Peoria is no exception. Over the last four months, Menold had the honor of working on a large remodeling project for them, and we left with not only satisfied customers, but friends. We are thrilled with the final proje...
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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Ignore Mold Growth

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A mold infestation within your home can not only cause damage your property, it can also hurt your health. It's critical for homeowners to understand the dangers of mold, how to prevent mold growth, and when it may be time to ask for extra help.1. Mold can grow on virtually any substance if moisture is present. This can include wood, paper, carpet,...
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A Home of Heritage in Peoria.

For Nancy, this gorgeous New England Colonial style house has been "home" her entire life.  In fact, her parents had it built in 1915, and her family moved in - her parents and a sister. Nancy was born soon after. The piece of land was rumored to have been owned by Laura Bradley, and the place where this house was buil...
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Backyard Olympics 2019

Back in 2008, Tom Menold developed a tradition - the annual Summer Olympics for all employees of Menolds. Each year the event begins with an all-company meeting filled with guest speakers, industry outlooks, company updates, and goals that are set. Once this is accomplished, the real fun begins. Team members break out into teams that...
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4 Signs It's Time For a Bathroom Remodel

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Your bathroom should be one of the most comfortable and inviting places in your home. However, bathroom design mistakes can be seen in many houses. How does yours look? Is the layout inconvenient? Is the style outdated? If you get nervous every time one of your guests asks to use your restroom, you might want to consider a home bathroom remodel. 1....
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Crawford Contractor Connection Convention

Say that five times fast. Two weeks ago, five members of our Menold team were privileged to attend the Crawford Contractor Connection Convention in Dallas, Texas. The Convention was held at the Gaylord Texan - a large hotel with many replicas of the state of Texas inside the dome, and a large conference area as well. Our CE...
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Protecting Your Documents Before a Disaster

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We've seen firsthand the physical and emotional devastation that follows a natural disaster. That's how we know it's critical to develop a disaster preparedness plan for your home or business so you can be as prepared as possible. Although we can never be completely ready when disaster strikes, having a plan can significantly help throughout the re...
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Trade Partner Cookout

Simply to say thanks for all they do.  Last week we hosted our Trade Partner Cookout in Mahomet, Illinois for the first time. In the past, we hosted these events in Peoria, about every two years. We had many subcontractors attend from all different backgrounds and specialties - framing, painting, flooring, mechanics, etc. Many o...
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Spring Flooding.

Last week, Central Illinois region received around 3 inches of rainfall, more in some areas...and this week we are due for more. Thankfully we had some nice, rain-free days over the weekend, but there is another round of rain coming. With the rainfall, the ground becomes over-saturated. And with over-saturated ground, comes flooded basements.&...
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Disaster Preparedness Guide for Small Business Owners

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Protecting yourself today means you're better prepared for tomorrow. It's critical for small business owners to implement a disaster preparedness plan to help in the case of a natural disaster such as a flood, tornado, or fire. Consider the following tips to ensure the safety of your employees, customers, and property: 1. Purchase the Right Insuran...
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