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  • 25 Years of Home Remodeling with Rob

    Team Reflections: Project Manager Rob Lindeboom, CLC Reflects on 25 years of Home Remodeling with The Cleary Company in Columbus OH Rob & George have been buddies since their high school days on the Bishop Watterson Football team. (Can you…

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  • Collecting Donations for Operation Backpack

    Remodeling is Fun & so is Giving Back! Join Our Team & Volunteers of America Ohio-Indiana to help homeless and at-risk kids go back to school with confidence. What is Operation Backpack? Through Operation Backpack®, Volunteers of America collects and distributes brand…

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  • Home Renovation Financing

    Q & A with Natalie Moore, First Commonwealth Bank Natalie Moore, Senior Mortgage Loan Originator for First Commonwealth Bank, has been in residential mortgage lending for over 15 years.  Although she is diverse in all aspects of residential lending, she…

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  • Office & Design Studio

    We Moved! 989 Old Henderson Rd Columbus OH 43220 Thank you to everyone who attended our official ribbon cutting Friday June 21, 2019! Over 100 people stopped by to see the new space and enjoy the beautiful weather We are…

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  • Basement Remodel Upper Arlington OH

    Project Profile Basement Remodel by The Cleary Company Remodel Design Build Designer: Olivia Kern Meadows MASM, UDCP, IIDA Associate Project Manager: Justin Juenger Read more about this project in TriVillage magazine Cozy space for watching TV or playing games with the kids.Custom cabinets…

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  • Remodeling 101 Q & A

    COME JOIN US! No strings, just coffee and conversation. We are so excited to announce our new Remodeling 101 class. The purpose is to help consumers better understand the remodeling process, what to expect during a project and to have an…

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  • Educate – Connect – Give Back

    Announcing our new Client Partnership Program ~ Club Cleary Our purpose in launching this program is to unite Club members with our Team to give back to our communities, by providing opportunities to educate, connect and spread The Cleary Company…

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  • Wine & Design Open Houses

    Join us for appetizers, desserts & drinks! The Cleary Company welcomes you to attend our monthly open house events from 5:30-7pm on the 4th Wednesday of each month January thru October. We're opening up our office & design studio for…

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  • Client Profile Jane & Joe

    8 Remodeling Projects Large & Small Meet Jane, she and her husband Joe have been clients of The Cleary Company since 2002! Over the years they've hired our Team to complete a total of 8 home remodeling projects ranging from…

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  • 25 years of Teamwork

    Our “Oldies but Goodies” & Our “Newbies”: As we get ready to celebrate 25 years in the remodeling industry, our successes, challenges, and changes, we appreciate our Team’s role in it all. Changes in a Team go hand in hand…

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  • Home Addition & Outdoor Living Oasis

    Project Profile Upper Arlington Home Addition by The Cleary Company Designer: Laura Watson ASID, UDCP Project Manager: Rob Lindeboom CLC Landscape Design: Marc Aubry, GreenScapes Landscape Company  Read more about this home in TriVillage magazine! After photography by Daniel Feldkamp BEFORE…

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  • Universal Design – What Does It Really Mean?

    Universal Design isn’t something most homeowners think about when building or remodeling a home, but it is something we discuss frequently with our clients. Aging In Place or Universal Design, both used interchangeably, simply defined is a home designed and…

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  • Project Spotlight: Transitional Kitchen Remodel

    Transitional in regards to interior design and home remodeling refers to a blend or "marriage" of traditional and modern styles. It's a timeless contemporary interpretation of elements from a variety of time periods incorporating lines that are less ornate than traditional…

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  • Our Production Team is Growing

    Meet Eric Isler, the newest Carpenter to join our Production Team. Eric's background is in commercial construction and project management but he has recently made the switch to residential remodeling. He's eager to learn from the great experience of the…

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  • Where You Purchase Your Plumbing Matters

    Why Homeowners Should Buy Plumbing Fixtures from Their Contractor or Plumber Finding a great deal on plumbing fixtures can seem like a terrific way to save money on a remodeling project. Although there are some materials clients can purchase and…

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  • Congrats to Mike & Jonathan

     Lead-Safe Renovation Certifications Kudos to both Mike Farrenkopf and Jonathan Neely who join Robert Raskin in this important safety requirement for our industry. This education certification is required for contractors remodeling structures built before 1978 by the US EPA and…

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  • Personalized Details Matter

    With Tiny Touches We Create Custom Spaces for Each Client Our Team works with you and integrates the design, estimating, and construction plan from the beginning of the project, so we can quickly focus on what can be done within…

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  • Interior Home Maintenance Checklist

    This Late Summer To-Do List Will Help Transition Your Home into Fall Just because most schools in our area are in session, it doesn’t mean summer is over. August in Ohio is usually hot and muggy so with the late summer…

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  • Blessings & Gratitude

          My 8th ride! Pelotonia is at the top of my list of favorite things every year, its exciting to know you are helping others, the momentum Pelotonia has is incredible. I have ridden a total of 1052 miles and raised…

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  • Lifestyle Trends in Home Remodeling

    Current Lifestyle Trends & How They’re Influencing Home Remodeling by Designer Olivia Kern, IIDA Associate, LEED-GA, MASM Amazon’s “Same-Day Delivery”, UberEATS, the internet in your pocket, etc. it seems like everyone wants everything to be easy and quick. The remodeling…

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  • Our Trade Partners Matter

    How & Why Our Trade Partners are Instrumental in the Creation & Completion of Projects There are quite a few reasons a good Design/Build Remodeler is able to complete many high quality, unique projects. At The Cleary Company we are…

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  • Home Remodeling & Jobsite Safety

    What Clients Can Do To Keep Safe During Their Home Remodel by Aaron Enfinger CR General Manager The Cleary Company Remodel Design Build Columbus OH Safety has no quitting time; Safety first; Safety is no accident; Safety is as simple…

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  • Meet Justin Juenger & Jeff Steele

    Justin Juenger, Project Manager Justin joins our Production Team as our newest Project Manager. Along with Rob & John, he will be responsible for the construction of client projects and will oversee several jobsites, all in various stages of construction.…

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  • Our Clients Matter

    Watch Our Client Testimonial Video! Melanie and Jon purchased their split-level home in 2001 from the original owner. They loved the Mid-Century Modern style and that architecturally nothing had changed or been updated since the 1960's, even the kitchen still…

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  • John Coleman Earns CRPM NARI Certification

    The Cleary Company Remodel Design Build  Columbus OH now has a total of 7 NARI accredited Team members and a total of 9 certifications! Congrats to John who recently earned his NARI CRPM (Certified Remodeling Project Manager). He had to…

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  • 5 Benefits of Rain Barrels

    Did you know rain barrels have community as well as household benefits? A rain barrel is a container that captures and stores rainwater draining from your roof. Barrels usually range from 50 to 80 gallons and have a spigot for…

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  • Good Communication Matters

    Why Effective Communication is Vital to Successful Remodeling Left to Right: Robert Raskin- Project Developer, Laura Watson ASID, UDCP- Designer,Michael Gharrity CR, GCP, UDCP- Project Developer, Cathryn Brassfield Allied ASID- Designer, George Cleary CR- Owner, Olivia Kern IIDA Associate, LEED-GA- Designer…

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  • Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

    Staying on Top of Your Home's Maintenance can Prevent Future Expensive Repairs Home maintenance is one of those things that's easy to forget or put off, because many tasks only need to be done once in a while or a…

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  • Welcome Annie & Jen!

    Meet the newest additions to Team Cleary~ AnnieLaurie Scanlon, Designer & Jen Sommers Allied ASID, Design Coordinator. Annie joined our Team a few weeks ago to replace Cathryn who cut back her hours since the birth of her daughter. Annie…

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  • Spring Tour Upper Arlington Whole House Remodel

    1353 Zollinger Rd Upper Arlington 43221 Join us and visit our Spring entry to the NARI of Central Ohio Home Improvement Tour! An extensive whole house remodel to a ranch home in Upper Arlington OH completed last year. This interior renovation…

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  • Commitment to Serving Others Matters

    What giving back means at the Cleary Company The Cleary Company Remodel Design Build Columbus, Ohio, is committed to giving back to the communities we live and work in. We don’t just talk the talk, we walk the walk~ Caring…

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  • Our Experience Matters

    A look into the best certifications for remodelers (it’s why we’re so good!) Our Production Team combined has 150+ years of experience in Remodeling! (Front Row L to R): Aaron Enfinger,  Mike Seyfang, Eric Isler, John Coleman (Back Row L to R): Justin…

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  • WE WON~ AGAIN!

    National Association of the Remodeling Industry Central Ohio Chapter Contractor of the Year Whole House Remodel $250k-500k   Our Whole House remodel project in Grove City OH which included 3 small additions, a new kitchen, mudroom, laundry, powder room, 2…

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  • START PLANNING NOW FOR SPRING & SUMMER PROJECTS

    Thinking of upgrading your home’s exterior or adding an outdoor living space? Now is the time to get started on designing the structure and selecting all the features. As you explore ideas keep in mind that creating a relaxing, stylish outdoor…

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  • Let’s celebrate all the good!

    As the holidays approach remember, it is a time of thanksgiving and celebration. I am thankful the election is over….. As a parent I’m a little embarrassed of the world we are creating; then I slow down and realize all…

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  • Saving Energy and Money in Your Home

    Knowing where your home uses energy is the first step to saving energy and money. A home energy audit can identify opportunities through a comprehensive assessment of your home’s energy use. Your audit report contains personalized recommendations for energy efficiency upgrades…

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  • 3 Scopes & Budgets Kitchen Remodeling

    KITCHEN REMODELING PROJECT PRICING LUXURY PRICE RANGE: $125k to $200k+ Possible Scope of Work & Finishes: Increase sq ft of footprint w/addition or combining rooms. Move and/or add plumbing & appliances plus increase lighting and electric. Quartz countertops, custom tile backsplash and heated…

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  • UPDATE YOUR HOME’S CURB APPEAL

    3 Tips for Upgrading Your Home’s Exterior The front or curbside view of a home is an important first impression to your neighbors and visitors but what are some ways you can add architectural interest and value to your home’s…

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  • GR8FUL

    ‘Tis the season to be GR8FUL and so many of us have so much to be GR8FUL for, sometimes we just don’t slow down enough to see it. I have had the wonderful opportunity to rekindle a relationship w/ a…

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  • We Won! NARI CotY Award for Home Addition

    National Association of Remodeling Industry Central Ohio Chapter award for Contractor of the Year Residential Addition $100-$250k GENERAL  OVERVIEW- Project Profile & Scope:  4,800sf home built in 2006 Total area of new addition 291sf. Total of newly remodeled areas 520sf. Relocate…

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  • HOME DESIGN TRENDS

    Home Entertaining Moving Out of the Kitchen & Into the Lounge A home remodeling trend our Team has noticed in this last year is The Home Lounge.  “Our clients are wanting a space to entertain separate from the kitchen hub”, says…

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  • Celebrating 20 Years!

    Unbelievable how time flies..... 20 years ago I was working as a general manager for a local general remodeling contractor and having a good time doing this. However with a nudge from my bride we decided if this is what…

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