May

30

UltraCraft Cabinets Now Available

Callen recently became an authorized dealer for UltraCraft cabinets, which has been manufacturing high-quality, full-access cabinets since 1986.

From a 213,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and corporate offices located in North Carolina, UltraCraft produces two comprehensive lines of cabinetry – Destiny and Vision – with 75 door styles. In all, there are more than 10,000 different door-style/finish combinations, including custom-color painted doors.

Callen Blog - Authorized UltraCraft Dealer 053016UltraCraft focuses on full overlay, full access cabinetry, offering up to 15% more usable space than traditional framed construction. Additional product features include…

  • Wider drawers
  • Cutting edge veneer options including Eurotech and Thermofoil
  • Six wood species with hand-applied glazes on all finished parts
  • Moisture and bacteria resistant surface
  • Easy to clean interiors
  • Standard “Soft Close” full extension undermount glides
  • 100-Year Limited Warranty

“We are excited to be able to offer homeowners throughout southeastern Wisconsin another excellent cabinet option,” said Michael Wood, CR, Sales Manager. “UltraCraft has a long history of creating a beautiful product with terrific workmanship, matching attributes that Callen exhibits daily. We look forward to installing these cabinets and having a long relationship with UltraCraft.”

For more information or to arrange an initial showroom consultation, call Callen at 414-529-5509.

May

23

Make a Statement with Elegant Entry Doors from Waudena Millwork™

An entry door makes a bold statement about your style and is one of the first things your guests notice about your home. The high-quality materials and superior craftsmanship used to create exterior door systems from Waudena Millwork™ render “making a statement” easy!

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Exterior door systems from Waudena Millwork have a wealth of wonderful features. The products are made in America, and can be factory-finished so you don’t have to mess with painting or staining the door yourself. Five different decorative glass collections allow you to match the glass to your architectural style, quickly increasing curb appeal and making your door the focal point of your home. Adding transoms or sidelites in the same design will further increase the elegance of your entryway and make you the envy of the neighborhood.

Quality Construction

Energy efficiency is an important aspect of entry doors from Waudena Millwork. Sturdy weatherstripping creates a weather- and watertight seal between the doorframe and the threshold to keep out wind and rain, and a multi-point locking system keeps your home safe and secure. There is also an optional jamb cladding made from aluminum, which helps protect and preserve the wood by preventing rot and decay. Ball bearing hinges in eight different color options are standard, with Schlage and Fusion hardware optional.

Available Products

Waudena Millwork has so many available options, it can be hard to know where to start. You can check out an exterior door catalog for detailed pictures and information, but in the meantime, here is a list of the products that Callen Construction, the leader in exterior remodeling in Muskego, WI, can install for you.

  • Single or Double Doors, Transom and Sidelite Units
  • Timbergrain Fiberglass Doors
  • Taylorwood Exterior Doors
  • Smooth Steel or Stainable Steel Exterior Doors
  • Smooth or Textured Fiberglass Exterior Doors
  • Patio Doors

Is your porch or entryway ready for an update? Choose one of these beautiful doors from Waudena Millwork and your home will be the talk of the town. Call Callen, the best remodeling company in Milwaukee, at 414-529-5509 to find out more!

May

16

Living the High Life: Attic Conversions

Callen Blog - Attic Conversions 051616If you are like most people, your attic is a dusty place full of unused furniture, old clothes, and other odds and ends that you are reluctant to throw out. There is a much better way to make use of this space, however, by converting it into an office, bedroom, playroom, or cozy nook for reading or watching movies. Here are some hints and tips to keep in mind if you’re considering an attic conversion.

  • Read up on building and safety codes. Converting your attic into a safe and functional living space can be tricky. Before you decide on an attic renovation, you must first make sure that your attic will be able to meet current building codes. Minimum ceiling heights must be determined, the strength of attic joists checked, and the placement of windows, dormers, and staircases decided, along with many other requirements. As the leading remodeling company in Brookfield, Callen has knowledgeable designers, project managers, and building professionals to help you navigate what can sometimes be a confusing process.
  • Minimize noise. Chances are the attic is right over the living room or someone’s bedroom, which means even the smallest of noises is magnified in the rooms below – especially if you’re using the area as a TV room or playroom. To combat this problem, blown-in dense-pack insulation can be added between thick floor joists. Installing a thick carpet and pad can further block sound. You can even go with a quick fix by adding some area rugs.
  • Finish and protect. Attic ceilings tend to be low and slanted, so you see much more of the ceiling than in other parts of the house. Make your ceilings eye-catching with beadboard or wood panels. Beadboard panels install easily for a classic look, while bare or stained wood paneling will make your room warm and homey. These methods of finishing your ceiling not only look great, they also protect the ceiling from dents and scuffs.

If you have a space in your home that needs a transformation, whether it’s with basement refinishing in Greenfield, WI, a kitchen remodel or a total attic conversion, Callen Construction has the experience and know-how to make it happen for you. Give us a call today at 414-529-5509!

May

09

Callen – Proud to Serve Homeowners for 30 Years

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It is with great pride that we recognize Callen Construction celebrating 30 years of providing southeastern Wisconsin homeowners with the best in home improvement and remodeling products and services.

When my brother Tom and I decided to launch the company in April of 1986, we wanted to have a business that people could depend on. We soon established a company mission statement that we work hard to adhere to on a daily basis: “We genuinely care for people, our customers, and their homes. We believe in the philosophy Quality Craftsmanship Works.”

One of the best parts of the past 30 years was being able to work with Tom. We both brought different abilities and strengths to the business, but we shared an unwavering devotion to our customers and employees, which has played an integral role in our success.

Speaking of employees, it has been a privilege to have worked will all the individuals that have been part of the Callen team over the last 30 years. The men and women that were part of Callen at the outset created the work atmosphere that remains prevalent today. That commitment to providing the highest quality products and service will continue to be present in those that call Callen home for years to come.

I have also taken great pleasure in seeing so many people that work or have worked for Callen flourish not only in their professional lives, but in their personal lives as well. Whether it has been marriage, having kids, earning advanced degrees, or becoming grandparents, we have shared in the success of our staff. All those that comprise Callen are family, looking after one another, our customers, and the places we call home. We are thankful that we have been able to offer those that work at Callen opportunities to succeed in their careers.

I am also proud of the positive way that Callen has impacted the communities that we serve, and how our employees have been stewards of service in their neighborhoods. As we move forwad, we will maintain our pledge to be positive corporate citizens.

As we begin the next chapter in our history, we will maintain our commitment to execellence – to the work we do for customers and the people that we employ. I look forward to Callen growing for years to come, sustaining our standing as southeastern Wisconsin’s preferred remodeling contractor.

With Appreciation,

Phil Callen