Serving Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, LaVista, Papillion, and Ralston communities. Our services include construction, remodeling, and general contracting of room additions, sunrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, decks, porches, windows, doors, shingles, roofs, tile, garages, basements, finishing, and siding. Our team includes sales, installation, carpenters, and subcontractors to ensure timely completion of your project.

Return on Investment

ROI is essentially what someone is willing to pay for the project you completed. ROI for any project depends on several items:

1. Market

If the market is saturated with homes similar to yours at the time of sale, it is important to have features that set your home apart.

2. Quality

The quality of the project is very important. It is easy to cut corners due to cost, especially windows & sunrooms. The overall quality might be the feature that sells your home in the future.

3. Function

What is the intended use of your project and how does it flow?

4. Appeal

This is what will sell your home in the future. Does it appeal to the buyer, or does it look like it belongs on a trailer home.

5. Proportion

In proportion to the other defining features of your home, is the project too small or much too big? Even though you want the deck that takes up the entire back yard, a future buyer may want something more modest.

Chances are if you are planning a project, your intentions are to stay in your current home for some time. Be careful when reading reports showing ROI calculations as they are all assuming you were to sell your home the day the project is complete. A more accurate approach would be to find a current ROI article and compare it to the same article 5 or 7 years ago. This will give you a more accurate picture of future appreciation.

Custom Homes and additions

Blair Construction offers design / build solutions for custom homes and additions. Whether you have a lot and plans picked out or you are just starting the process, we can assist every step of the way.

When planning for a new home or addition it is very important to consider durability of products being used. There are many builders that will cut corners on windows, siding, shingles, and sheathing just to save a few dollars initially. This initial savings is going to cost you more money down the road than if it was done right initially. Cheap windows are probably the single biggest mistake that new homeowners make. One of two things happens; the cheap windows will cost more in energy use and/or have a shorter life span, which means replacement windows sooner than necessary.

Basement Finishing & Remodeling

Some popular items to consider when finishing your basement are family rooms, theatre rooms, wet bars, built-in entertainment centers, hobby rooms, bed rooms, game rooms, storage, and wine cellars. Basement finishing is the most cost effective project that can be done to increase finished square footage of a home.

Bathrooms

Bathroom remodels have become one of the most popular home projects due to function and accessory options available. Options such as heated tile floor, walk in showers with multiple shower heads, custom cabinetry with granite tops, skylights, larger window openings, unlimited lighting options, all the way to customized closet organization systems. Bathroom remodels are one of the best projects that you can do to your home from a resale standpoint.

Decks, Arbors and Gazebo’s

Having personally built over 1,000 decks, arbors, and gazebos; Jared is the Blair Construction professional.

Blair Construction will build your deck with any material you would like, but recommends Premium Composite. Premium Composite was developed by taking key elements from several other composite decking manufacturers and combining them into one hybrid composite decking.

Premium Composites

Some additional items to consider when planning for a deck would be cedar decking vs. pressure treated vs. composite, a built in grill or outdoor cook area, seating, shade, canopies, aluminum spindles, composite spindles, standard cedar or treated handrails, and lighting.

Windows

Blair Construction offers what we consider to be the 2 best window companies available. Both companies have outstanding warranties and both have window options that meet Energy-Star requirements.

Andersen Windows and Doors is the number 1 window company in the US based on sales, and offers a broad spectrum of windows and doors.

Hayfield windows are probably the best windows available for replacement of old windows. The flexibility of sizing and other custom options allow us to fit a window perfect for the existing situation.

Beware of window companies claiming to replace any size window for $189. Once all the necessities are added and you pay to have the debris removed the low price is gone and you are stuck with a poor quality window for the same price as a good window.

 

About Us

Brothers Scott and Shane Blair were introduced to remodeling and construction as children by helping their father and his construction company. After learning the trade the brothers started their own company in the Omaha area in 2001.

Between Scott and Shane they have a combined total of over 20 years experience in construction. In Mar 2008 Shane returned home from a 1 year deployment in Iraq where he served as a navy Seabee, performing construction projects for the US military.

"Thank you to everyone that has trusted us with their home, we look forward to helping you again someday." -Scott Blair

How The Process Works

Step 1: The Initial Visit

The Initial Visit will consist of an on site Project Assessment. During the visit a discussion about the scope of the project and materials to be used will be followed by site dimensions or proposed area.

Step 2: Drawings & Estimate

Depending on the complexity of the project, elevation and design drawings may need to be performed in order to obtain accurate estimates for project total. Once drawings have been approved, a bid will be put together covering all aspects discussed during the initial visit. All bids are firm, if the customer adds work beyond the initial contract they will be billed accordingly.

Step 3: Modifications to Design

Modifications or product changes are made if necessary.

Step 4: Approval of Contract

Once both parties agree on the scope of work to be completed and corresponding price, a contract will be signed prior to beginning work.

Step 5: Obtain Permits

Obtain permits if necessary. Most projects will require a permit to be obtained. Any time we work with structural elements, electrical, HVAC, or plumbing we are required to have a permit.

Step 6: Perform Work

Work is performed as agreed to in the contract. We oversee the entire process from start to finish. Our services include obtaining permits, preparing for construction, coordination of employees, you and the subcontractors to ensure everyone is on the same page at all times. We do this because open lines of communication help the project go as smooth as possible.

Step 7: Clean Up & Final Inspection

Upon Completion we perform a rough clean which includes removal of all debris, broom clean floors, and removal of product stickers and excess caulking. The last step is a final walk through with you to verify everything was completed to the highest of standards.

Kitchens

Our kitchen design team will help you transform your tired old kitchen into one of those dream kitchens you see on TV. We work closely with wood and tile floor installers, granite countertop fabricators, lighting specialists, and everything required to create the kitchen you imagined. An updated or newly remodeled kitchen becomes the main attraction in almost any home and is probably the best money spent for resale purposes.

Sunrooms

Blair Construction is proud to be partnered with Lancaster Conservatories for their sunroom and conservatory projects offering additions that truly are “The Addition Your Home Deserves”. When considering a sunroom addition it is important to consider factors other than just initial cost. With using the Lancaster product line the initial cost will be slightly higher than the plastic room available, but when you consider overall value and resale the Lancaster product is the best option. Not to mention you will be envied by your relatives, friends, and neighbors.

Far too often homeowners settle for a plastic or aluminum room addition that ends up looking like it belongs on the side of a trailer home instead of the back of a beautiful home. When it comes time for resale the plastic room addition might actually be a deterrent for potential buyers due to lack of appeal.

Showcased below are some of the local rooms that Blair Construction has built for families just like yours in the Lincoln, Omaha, and surrounding areas.

Download Lancaster Conservatories Brochure or visit the official LCI Website

Other common terminology used in the sunroom industry. Conservatory, conservatories, solarium, patio room, 4 season sunroom, patio enclosure, sun porch, Florida room, patio, deck, porches, room addition, greenhouse, atriums, and glass enclosures. The terms listed above are all referencing virtually the same sunroom concept.