Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Brookstone Builders Inc.- Happy New Year

Wishing everyone a very happy new year.  Here is hoping to good health, good relationships and over all success.  Be safe in your celebrations tonight.  P.S. Be sure you are ready for the big storm!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Brookstone Builders. Inc.- Schedule for the holiday week

Good morning,
After last nights rain and cool temps, hope all were safe this morning. We hope you had a great Christmas with family, friends and loved ones and now onto celebrating the end of one year and the start of a new.  Here is our schedule for the week.;

Mon-Regular hours
Tues-Regular hours
Thurs-Regular hours
Fri-Regular hours

Friday, December 20, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.-Friday Funny-North Pole

Again, sorry about the small text, It reads, "Of Course, when I first started here, the North Pole looked way different."

Please note our schedule next week;
Mon 12/23-Regular day
Tues 12/24 Closing at Noon
Wed 12/25 Closed
Thurs 12/26 and Fri 12/27-Regular day

Enjoy your weekend, get that holiday shopping done.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Brookstone Builders Inc., -Friday Funny-SNOW

I know it is hard to read so here is the text, "Repeat after me, at least we don't get hurricane...At least we don't get hurricanes... At least..."

Happy Friday, safe travels this weekend.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc- Storm prep tips

Winter has already left its mark behind but the one that is coming in is set to give us a White Christmas for sure.  Plan for it now to help you get through it safer and healthier. There are a few areas you want to think about, your home or business, vehicle, and family.

I found something  from the National Safety Council,

  • Home fires are more prevalent in the winter months than any other season. Cooking is the leading cause of all winter residential building fires. Other winter fire hazards include space heaters, fireplaces and candles.
  • The cold weather increases your chances of getting frostbite or hypothermia. Between  the years of 1999-2004, an average of 647 people died each year from hypothermia.
  • In 2009, over 16,000 Americans were treated for head injuries in emergency rooms because of playing winter sports (skiing, sledding, snowboarding, snowmobiling). 
  • Fatal crashes were 14% more likely to happen on the first snowy day of the season than on days following. It takes drivers a few days to regain their sense of driving in this weather. 
  • According to the CDC, most carbon monoxide poisonings happen in January; the second most in December. Carbon monoxide detectors save lives, but less than one-third of American homes have one installed.
Get your home, your car and your family ready for this winter with these safety tips.

 Winter, Your Vehicle and You - Make sure your vehicle is ready for winter

 Winter Survival Kit - gather the necessary supplies to prepare for a winter emergency.

 Shoveling Snow - Shovel safely this winter season.
 Preparing for Winter - a checklist to help you get your home and family ready winter.
Use first aid to help someone who may have hypothermia or frostbite. onlineOnline and classroom courses are available through NSC.
Become a more defensive driver with NSC driving courses. Take a course online or in a classroom.
The FLU Ends with U – www.flu.gov

Prepare your family for a winter storm at Ready.gov

Be sure to click on the links specific for each area you want to consider winterizing.

Be safe all.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Brookstone Builders,Inc.-Current newsletter

If you aren't already a subscriber to our newsletter, you may do so by visiting our website.  Click the link below for the most recent newsletter.


Monday, November 25, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc. US Builders Review article

Good Morning, Short week this week. 

Wanted to share this article with all of you.

Again just a reminder we are closed on Thursday and Friday.
Have a good short week and even better Thanksgiving and safe travels.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc- Friday Funny/Holiday Humor

Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend.

Here is our schedule for next week;
Mon-Wed open normal business hours
Thurs & Fri Closed for Thanksgiving. Enjoy your family and friends.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.-Friday Funny Winter

Happy Friday!  We are open on Monday, Veteran's Day
Have a nice weekend until then and here is this funny for the week.

Winter under Construction... it is coming.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.- Construction stats

Just a few percentages to give you....

According to the U.S Department of Labor, Women represent 9% of total construction employment, and growing 1.7% annually through 2020.

Of NAHB builder members surveyed 38% report a shortage of finish carpenters. 48% report shortage of framing crews. and 26% report a shortage of electricians. 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the demand for construction labor, both skilled an unskilled will increase by nearly 60% as of 2020. 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.-Friday Funny-Post Halloween

Happy Friday, I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween.

Here is a quick one-line Halloween joke for you.

"What kind of alley does a ghost prefer?"

"A dead end."

Don't forget to change all your clocks back and check your smoke/carbon detector batteries.
Have a nice weekend

Friday, October 25, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.-Friday Funny-Halloween

WE made it through another week, Happy Friday!

I have a joke for you this week, it is a good one to tell your kids.

Why don't cats play poker in the jungle?

There are too many Cheetahs.  HAHA :)

Monday, October 21, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.- Appraisals

Home  appraisals, love them or hate them?   Homeowners who have invested in energy efficient products especially hate them.  In most cases when an appraisal is done the value is not calculated on those products. 

Some argue energy efficient products should not add to the value. While others argue that using $5,000 to $10,000 in energy efficient products most certainly should add value.  Then there is a third group who wants to see the proof and see a track record of it.    Whatever group you are a part of now, just know that you may change your ways of thinking.  There are studies being done and money being invested and technology being created to test more energy efficient products so as they say, stay tuned....

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.-Efficient products

Last week I wrote about solar panels and how beneficial they can be to the environment and property owner.  Solar panels are hot but if they are not in your budget or you don't qualify for programs, not to worry there are other things out there you can do to try.

Window-  with today's technologies there are windows that have sophisticated glazing systems that have low UV factors, they automatically respond to heat and light conditions.  Consider this,  windows can account for 15% of heating and cooling loss and up 25% of your energy bill. 

Thermostat- new thermostats offer real-time weather, humidity control and allows you to monitor energy use and some even allow user to change settings via a mobile app. 

Dimmer switch- some brands are now manufacturing self dimmer switches.  The switch has a self calibration feature which will solve any issues of flickering light levels. It also aims to extend the life of the light and create energy savings. 

These are just a few, If you are interested in more I am sure if you do your homework you will have many more to choose from.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.-Friday Funny-Leaning Tower of Pisa

Happy Beautiful Friday afternoon.  More than half way through the day!   Enjoy the weekend.
We are open on Monday, October 14th.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.- Solar Power

With electricity prices going up more people are turning to solar power.  In August Builder magazine reports the country added 732 megawatts of solar panels in the first quarter of 2013 (Builder Magazine 2013).  This is largely in part due to all the government incentives that are out there.  If you can take advantage of them, get in at the ground level. The incentives that are out there right now will not be out there in a year. Experts say electricity costs will go up not if but when,  so why not use solar energy. It is cleaner more responsible, saves money and increase the value to your home. 
For the complete article, Builder  August 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.- Friday Funny-Flip Flops on a job site

We've reached another Friday.  Happy weekend to all.  This Friday Funny is one I can relate too, I myself love my flip flops. Enjoy.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.-Friday Funny-safety tip

Good Morning and happy Friday.  Just a few hours until the weekend.  If you have home projects to do this weekend, keep this little tip in mind. Safety first! Have a good weekend

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Brookstone Builder, Inc.-Sept. 2013 Newsletter

I know you have all been waiting for it, here is the latest issue of the Brookstone Builders, Inc. newsletter. Be sure to read it now and prepare for the months ahead.


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Brookstone Builders. Inc. Job Complettion

We are happy to announce the successful completion of another project.  For more information visit,


Keep your eyes out for our latest newsletter, which will be published later this month. In order to automatically receive the newsletter, subscribe via our website. http://www.brookbuild.com/news.htm  The topic, How to prepare for Harsh Winter Weather.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.-Friday Funny/poor planning

Wishing everyone a happy Friday and nice weekend. Here is the Friday funny.  I hope this driveway isn't located in cold region, because if there was ever ice build up that wouldn't work. Don't think it would work for a sport car owner either. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.-happy employees

We all know the workforce has changed greatly over the years.  Women are working outside the home, in fact more woman are graduating college than men and woman outnumber men in the workforce.  Some would say it is especially important to keep smart, educated women on the job for the sake of your business's bottom line.  I would agree that it is important to keep any good employee, male or female. It does cost money to hire and train someone versus trying to keep everyone happy by offering the right benefits, promotions, hours, etc. You make your own conclusions after you read the full article, I  found it in Builder, August 2013, Editor's Notes Titled Women's Work.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.-Friday Funny/road crew oops

Hooray, it is Friday and it is looking like a nice weekend.  Many kids started school this week which typically means more traffic on the roads, hope everyone survived the new traffic patterns.  Here is this week's Friday Funny, you may have seen it before, I know I have but I thought it was appropriate with the start of the new school season. Enjoy!


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.- 2014 Business perdictions by Business Journal

The Business Journal is perdicting a bit of good news for our industry for 2014.


Friday, August 30, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.-Labor Day Weekend

Happy Friday and long holiday weekend.

During this long holiday weekend stop and take a moment from your last summer hooray to really celebrate the holiday.  Labor day is meant to honor those who worked hard and made major contributions to our social and economic growth.  Enjoy, be safe and talk to you on Tuesday.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.-Winter forecast

Happy Monday morning to all.  For some this might be good news,  for others, not so much.  Farmer's Almanac has come out saying that the upcoming winter is to  be cold and snowy for New England.  Our September newsletter is about preparing for the winter, when it comes out be sure to check it out.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc. upcoming newsletter

Our next newsletter will be coming out late September. If you haven't already subscribed to our newsletter be sure to do so before the next one comes out. Follow the link   and sign up today.  We do not share our e-mail list, and we do not bombard you with e-mails.   http://www.brookbuild.com/news.htm

Friday, August 2, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.-Friday Funny

This won't work. This is where that motto of double check would have worked.  Have a great day  and an even better weekend.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.

Experienced in all phases of industrial and commercial construction, we provide innovative and dependable solutions along with effective administrative and technological support. Our staff is straightforward in all business dealings.   

We have a wide range of service, please be sure you know what they are, for more of our services visit our website at; http://www.brookbuild.com/constructionservices.htm

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc. update

For all the latest on Brookstone Builders follow us on the following sites;

Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube on the web at Brookbuild.com, LinkedIn and Twitter. While you are visiting us on these sites be sure to "like us", "follow us", become a "connection".   Our next newsletter will be going out in the Fall, before it goes out be sure to subscribe to it via our website.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.-Friday Funny

Hi All, Made it through this very hot tough week.  Enjoy the weekend, relax, re-hydrate.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.-Heat Advisory

Please take care when working out doors or  playing out doors  during this extended heat wave. 
If you have not read our latest newsletter, please do, it could help you or  someone around you.


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.-Employee Relations

This is a good read about Employee relations.  You have to take care of those who take care of you.


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Brookstone Builder Inc.-4th of July schedule

Wednesday,  July 3rd- regular full day
 Thursday July 4th- CLOSED
Friday, July 5th CLOSED

Have a fun safe holiday!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Brookstone Builders Inc.- Newsletter- Summer Safety Tips

Follow the link to read our latest newsletter.  The topic, healthy summer safety tips.  Be sure you read this one, it could come in handy as the summer is heating up.

If you like our newsletter and would like to receive it, be sure to register on our website.


Friday, June 21, 2013

Brookstone Builders,Inc.-Friday Funny/Construction Directions

Happy Friday and First day of Summer.  Remember a lot of accidents occur during the summer months. People tend to be outside more and are using things like lawn mowers, boats and grills.  Always keep safety in mind wherever you go. Enjoy your weekend and our weekly Friday Funny.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc. Completes project

We are happy to announce the successful completion of  the Heritage Pool and Racquet Club project, and just in time for summer.  Hope all the members enjoy the new and improved facility.


Friday, June 14, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc. -Friday Funny/Dream home

Who do you think will win in this cartoon? Hint: Happy Wife, happy life. 

Keep the faith, the weather will change for the better before the weekend starts.

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads, enjoy your day!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.-Stay healthy while working in the heat

Now that summer is here and we in New England have made it through our first hot spell we need to remember to take special care while working outdoors during the summer months. 

Follow the link and give it a quick read.  Most of it is common sense but it is a good reminder, it may just save you or someone you may be working with.


Friday, May 31, 2013

Brookstone Builders Inc.-Friday Funny- Working outdoors during high temps

This is a good one considering the temps we are having.
Have a good weekend, stay cool and drink lots of water.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.- Building codes

Before you build anything (commercial or residential, small project or large) be sure you have all the facts. Make sure you have all the right permits, have gotten the clear from Dig Safe, are building according the right codes.  The building codes vary from State to state so be sure you check them before you build.  Be responsible and be safe.  Google building codes in your state and on the specific type of project.  Your local Building Department should be able to help too. 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.-Friday Funny-Design

Happy Friday before the long Holiday weekend.

Be safe, enjoy your holiday but take a moment to remember those who are not with us, include the people of Netown, Boston and Oklahoma.

Talk to you again after the holiday, we are closed on Monday.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Brookstone Buildes, Inc borrows Bob Builder's, "Can we build it? Yes, we can."

We subscribe to Bob Builders mantra. "
"Can we build it, yes we can."  Check us out at www.brookbuild.com to learn about all the projects we have done and special services we do.  Thanks to Bob Builder for his words.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc Friday Funny Time-High Rise Construction

Here is what you all have been waiting for all week... our Friday Funny. No you have been waiting for Friday.  Happy Friday, have a nice weekend.

Enjoy this weeks Friday Funny

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Building Green-Using Solar Panels

When thinking about "Building Green" something to consider is the use of solar panels.  It is still a relatively young technology, you still don't see many homes or business with solar panels but it could prove to be not only an earth friendly technology but a pocket friendly technology. 

If only 5% of Americans used solar energy it would be like taking the equivalent of 7,700,000 cars of the road and removing 89,600,000 pound of Carbon Dioxide from the environment (Vivint.solar). 

Here is a little more food for thought;


But before you leap, do your research, ask questions, price things out.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.-Friday Funny/Design

This cartoon appears in our current newsletter. It is a good one so it is worthy of it's own blog spot.  If you haven't had the chance to read our newsletter, check out the previous blog. 
Happy Friday, It is supposed to be a nice weekend, enjoy.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Brookstone Builders,Inc. Newsletter

Here is the latest Brookstone Builders, Inc. newsletter.  If you aren't a subscriber to our newsletter and would like to, let us know by sending us an e-mail to brookbuildinfo@gmail.com  We do not share our e-mails and we do not send out numerous e-mails.  Thank you and have a nice day.


Friday, April 26, 2013

Brookstone Builders Friday Funny-Construction site lunch break

Wherever you take your lunch break today, hopefully it is somewhere outdoors for a little fresh air.  We made it through another work week. Hope everyone has a nice weekend, be back on Monday. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc. Expect the Best powerpoint

Good Morning, Take a minute to view our power point. Thank you and have a good day.

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc. - Boston, MA events

Our thoughts continue to be with those who have been affected by the events of the last week in MA. Thank you to the men and women who serve the community. They put their own safety in jeopardy each day to do a job, keep all of us safe.  When you see one of these men or women, be sure to thank them. 

Stay safe and be kind to one another. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc is thinking of all those who were in Boston on Patriorts Day

Everyone at Brookstone Builders is thinking of all of those who have been directly affected by the tragic events of yesterday.  Have a good day and in Ellen DeGeneres's words, "Be Kind to one another".

Friday, April 12, 2013

FridayFunny- Spring Home Improvements

As the weather starts to warm up we all  start to think about doing outdoor projects around the house, including the old woman who lived in the shoe.  Have a nice weekend, talk to you next week. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc. and our Services.

If your needs require a creative building solution, an open and honest business relationship and the personal attention of an established, experienced building contractor, then Brookstone Builders, Inc. is an ideal choice.    Follow the link to learn more about the type of services we can provide you. 


Friday, April 5, 2013

Friday Funny-April Fools-hard hat

It's Friday!  Have a great and safe weekend.  Enjoy our little Friday Funny
This is in honor of April's fools on Monday. Anyone have any jokes played on the them?

Friday, March 29, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Brookstone Builders now on Pinterest

We are excited to announce that Brookstone Builders is on LinkedIn and Pinterest.

Check us out;

http://pinterest.com/Brookbuild/  we are just starting out here so we are"under construction"


Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday Funny- Road Engineering in New England

Happy Friday, and Spring. Spring is here, believe it or not.   Enjoy your weekend and this little cartoon. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc. YouTube informational video

We are now on You Tube. Watch our informational video, follow the link below.


Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Brookstone Builders Bid List

A good project starts with a good bid list.  We are moving more toward sending out bid invitations via e-mail.  If you want to be on our e-mail bid list please e-mail us at
brookbuildinfo@gmail.com Please include, Company name Division(s) you want to be listed under and e-mail, in the subject "bid list"
Also, If you want to be on our newsletter please indicate so.  Our Newsletter goes out 4 times a year. We don not share our list and we won't bombard you with e-mails. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Post Nemo-Clean Up

Nemo may be long gone but the snow that was left behind will be with us for awhile.

Most of us have cleared our driveways, cars, walk-ways and stairs but there are a few other things that need to be cleared and they are just as important.

Fire Hydrants- If you have a fire hydrant in your yard, it too really needs to be cleared.  This could save lives and buildings.  If the Fire Department has to clear a path to a blocked fire hydrant this could make the difference of lives lost , and total loss of sturucture verusus  just partial damage. 

Vents- This too can be deadly if vents are clogged with snow.  Unfortunately we have been hearing about that being the case.  Walk around the building and be sure vents are clear, don't forget the vents on the roof as well.

Roofs- If snow is left on the roof it has the potential to act like a sponge absorbing any additional sleet, rain or snow. Flat roofs esepically have the potential to collaspe as they typically don't drain as well.  Be careful when clearing the roof.  If possible the best way to clear the roof is from the ground by using a roof rake. 

Sidewalks- If you have a sidewalk in front of your home and your town does not have snow clearing service then you need to clear it of snow and ice.  The streets are more narrow then usual and the snow banks are high.  It is important that walkers stay off the street and the only way they can do that is by having clear sidewalks.

Iciles- Although they look pretty they have the potential to cause alot of damage.  They can lead to ice dams which can tear down gutters, cause leaks, peeling paint, stained ceilings, wrapped floors and damp insulation which can lead to mold. They can also cause damage to people walking under them.  You want to clear them as soon as possible.  Blowing warm air on them is the best and safest way to rid your structure of them.  Knocking them down or using a chisel can also cause damage.

Storm Drains- To prevent local flooding and icing storm drains need to be cleared as well. 

Let's all work together on this large task Nemo left behind.  These are money saving as well as life saving tips that we should all practice.  With the potential of more snow, no matter the amount, it is important to take the time now to deal with all snow removal.  You don't want to be left looking back saying, "only if I had removed that snow." 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday Funny-Storm NEMO In New England

Happy Friday or shall I say Happy Nemo watching.  Be safe all, stay warm.  Be sure to be responsible home owners/business owners and clear all door-ways( including emergency doors and walks), walk-ways, dive-ways, vents, steps, side walks and fire hydrants.  If you have a flat roof make plans to get up there and clear the roof, only once the storm has ended.  One last tip, if you are using snow blowers- if the blades jam, never reach into the blades even once the machine is off.  Use a long stack to unclog the jam.  Also be sure you are clear of all objects as the stack may be ejected from the machine.