Category: Subcontractor’s Corner

Brett & Tom Talcott

Subcontractors Corner: HVAC Specialist Tom Talcott

Tom Talcott, owner of HVAC contractor T.J. Talcott & Son in Townsend, goes way back with Custom’s Bill Farnsworth and Scott Blain. In fact, the three first worked together on Custom projects in the early ’90s. Tom spent 20 years as an independent contractor before serving 11 years as an account manager with F.W. Webb […]

Steve Gilbert

Subcontractor’s Corner: Steve Gilbert on Smart Home Technology

Over the past few years, many of us have become familiar with the “internet of things,” or “IoT. This term refers to the various devices that leverage internet technology to be connected and exchange data with each other. More and more, the internet of things is making its way into our homes. A so-called smart […]

Jeff O’Rourke - GoliathTech

CCI Subcontractor’s Corner: Jeff O’Rourke, GoliathTech

At Custom Contracting, we work hard to incorporate the latest advances in the field so we can deliver greater value to homeowners. A case in point is our adoption of screw pile footings in certain projects.   Screw piles are an alternative to traditional concrete footings or foundations. The website of our vendor of choice, […]

Ed Teehan

CCI Subcontractor’s Corner with Ed Teehan

E.R. (Ed) Teehan, Jr., is a master electrician who has been part of Custom’s network of trade subcontractors for two-and-a-half years. Given his strong electrical and people skills, he’s been a perfect fit for us.   An Arlington native, Ed attended Ottoson Middle School in Arlington Heights. While in seventh grade, he took part in […]

Subcontractor’s Corner with Adam Kersnowski

Adam Kersnowski’s masonry experience goes back to high school, when he began working for his future father-in-law, a mason. He started his own business in 2006, and it’s now 17 people strong. While the company initially focused on masonry, it now balances that work with tiling. We’ve brought on Adam for a number of projects […]

Subcontractor’s Corner with Steve Gilbert

Electrician Steve Gilbert goes way back with Custom’s Bill Farnsworth and Scott Blain, and has worked with Custom for eight years. We thought it would be fun to ask Steve about some of the hot trends he’s seeing on home remodeling projects. LED Lighting “I’m definitely seeing more LED lighting these days. LED lights were […]