Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hurricane Sandy/Halloween

Our thoughts are with those who have felt the wrath of Hurricane Sandy.  This was a record breaking storm for much of the east coast.  Stay strong and and be there for each other as the rebuilding begins. 

Happy Halloween!  If you are trick or treating, be safe.  Watch your step with all the slippery leaves and downed limbs and etc.   Remember to check your candy before you consume it and be sure to bring along a flashlight. 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday Funny- Building Material/Sandy in New England

Here is one, sort of timely, with Halloween coming up.  But I wouldn't think  a which living in a gingerbread house but then again I guess that is another level of the joke. Ha-Ha.

New England, spend some time this weekend getting ready for the storm.  Sounds like it has some potential to be a big one.

Take inventory of your supplies, like water, batteries, bread,  basic food supplies, radio. Also be sure you have an exit plan should it get that bad.  Walk around your yard and put things away like your kids toys, patio furniture, etc.  Better to be prepared than not. 
Have a good weekend!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Valued Relationships

All of us at Brookstone Builders truly value the relationships we have built with clients of all types over the years.
We are proud to share some of the testimonials we've received and for which we are grateful.
And we look forward to the possibility of adding your name to our ever-growing list of satisfied clients.

Read what our customers are saying about us; 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday Funny-Ladder safety

Clearly this guy thinks ladders are over -rated.  Hope OSHA didn't stop by when this happened.

Happy Friday! Have a nice weekend. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Earthquake in ME

The Earthquake that occurred in ME last night was felt across NE.  Earthquakes, especially one of that size are rare in this area but it does remind us they can happen.  We need to be prepared for them and other natural occurrences such as large snow and ice storms, which do happen frequently in this area, and it sounds like may happen alot this winter season. So with that in mind, it  is a good time to get prepared.  You can create your own home and or office emergency kit.   Be sure you include all necessary medications and copies of all your important documents.  An escape plan is a good idea too.  You may have to leave in a moments notice and you will need supplies and important documents, so keep all of these things in one very accessible spot so you can grab and go.  If you have pets and small children be sure to think of their needs and include those items in your kit as well.

The list on the following website is a good guide for you to make your own kit.

 Earthquake Tip from a Builder:  If you should experience another earthquake in your lifetime, one of the safest places in your home or office is in a door way.  Doorways have more support and tend to be more structural secure.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fire Safety

This is an old newsletter but now that the weather is turning cooler and we are spending more time indoors this is a good one to re-read when considering designing and building fire protection systems.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Happy Columbus Day

Christopher ColumbusColumbus Day is a U.S. holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492. It was unofficially celebrated in a number of cities and states as early as the 18th century but did not become a federal holiday until the 1937. For many, the holiday is a way of both honoring Columbus' achievements and celebrating Italian-American heritage. Throughout its history, Columbus Day and the man who inspired it have generated controversy, and many alternatives to the holiday have appeared in recent years.This holiday is controversial because the European settlement in the Americas led to the demise of the history and culture of the indigenous peoples. However, you feel about the day, hope it is a good one.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Remember what Bob Builder always says, Reduce, Reuse, RECYCLE.  Have a good day.