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  • 25th Anniversary Party Coming October 10th

    Join us in Celebrating 25 years of remodeling homes in Central Ohio! George & Team Cleary invite all of our clients, vendors, family, friends and the community to celebrate with us on Thursday October 10th 4:30 to 10 pm. Food,…

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  • Client Profile Donna

    20 Years of Multiple Remodels & Lifestyle Transitions Meet Donna. She’s been a client of The Cleary Company since 1999. She hired George to build a 2-story addition on her cape cod home in Upper Arlington OH. That first project…

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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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  • Home Remodeling Clients for 25 Years

    In the spring of 1994 George Cleary established The Cleary Company at the urging of his wife, Cathy. He began by promoting himself and his new business to not only his family and friends but to the families of his friends.…

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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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  • Bathroom Addition Dublin OH

    Project Profile Guest Bathroom Addition by The Cleary Company Remodel Design Build Project Developer: Robert Raskin  Designer: Laura Watson ASID, UDCP Project Manager: John Coleman CRPM This Bathroom Addition in Tartan Fields Dublin OH was featured in Dublin Life magazine's Oct/Nov 2018…

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  • Planning a Mudroom Remodel?

    Designing a Functional Mudroom: Tips from Our Designer Olivia Kern Meadows & Ryan Schaad from Schaad & Sons Custom Cabinetry Busy families need functional storage! Finding places in your home to store coats, sports equipment, backpacks, and more can be…

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  • Visit Our Modern Farmhouse Kitchen on Local Tour

    Kitchen Kapers Sunday September 9th Noon to 5pm Gather ideas to inspire your own renovation, or simply enjoy the exquisite kitchens, beautiful flower arrangements from local florists and delicious foods provided by local restaurants all while supporting a worthy cause! This…

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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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  • 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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  • Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

    What can you do this fall to make sure your family is warm and dry this winter? George and the Team , your home remodeling experts, list their top 3 must do's to maintain and protect your home from old man…

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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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  • Remodel Right – Your Home Deserves It!

    Remodeling Planning 101 The Cleary Company Remodel Design Build Columbus OH knows that beginning a home remodeling project might sound overwhelming, but when you work with the right company it should be a TEAM effort! We aim to take the…

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  • Listen to Aaron & Rob discuss Remodel Design Build

    Production Manager Aaron Enfinger CR & Project Manager Rob Lindeboom CLC discuss Remodel Design Build with Marty Reed of Frog Hauling on his Sunday morning show From Our House to our Home  

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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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  • 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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  • Home Trends in Kitchen Remodeling

    It is a new year, and with that changes happen. As your preferred home remodeling company, Columbus, Ohio, we want to share some of the kitchen changes you are going to see in 2017. Your Kitchen is seen by most…

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  • Tiniest Touches Matter.

    At The Cleary Company we strive to serve our clients in every way we can. We find that it's the little touches along the way that make the experience fun an valuable for both our team and our clients. Check…

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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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  • Following Your Dreams!

    I may never have put my neck out to start The Cleary Company if it weren't for someone believing in me. In the spring of 1994 my wife, Cathy, and I were having a conversation about the future. How did…

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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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