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8 Historic Rhode Island Storm Window Projects You Must See

Posted by Custom Built RI on Mar 8, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Preserving Rhode Island History from Narragansett to the Atlantic

It’s no secret that we are proud to call the Ocean State our home.

We are often asked by customers and those in the community what has kept us here for over 50 years. Our answer is simple: Rhode Island itself. Our state is filled with unmatched natural beauty, be it along the shores of Narragansett Bay, throughout historic villages along the Blackstone and Pawtuxet Rivers, and in the renaissance city that is Providence. It also has historic beauty in the form of colonial architecture and structures that span hundreds of years.

With that classic beauty comes age, which requires maintenance and updates, and Custom Built is thrilled to have been able to partner with the following businesses and organizations and deliver storm window products that preserve the historical beauty and integrity of these buildings across the state.

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Topics: Windows

3 Essential Ways Homeowners Can Live the “Local” Life

Posted by Chris Mott on Dec 13, 2016 10:30:00 AM

If you’re a homeowner, you likely know full well that a house doesn’t -- on it’s own -- make a home. It’s the things such as a welcoming front door that ushers in family and friends, the secluded porch enclosure that serves as your own personal hideaway, or even the oak tree in the front yard with children’s initials etched in that make your space truly yours. The same is true when it comes to your local community, regardless of where you live in Rhode Island. The cities and towns that make up the biggest little state would not be what they are without residents willing to commit themselves to both “place” and “people.” This is exactly why living the local life is so vital - it’s what you do where you live that makes the biggest contribution toward a thriving community.  

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Topics: Insider, Industry News

What Buying Local REALLY Means

Posted by Chris Mott on Nov 16, 2016 11:30:00 AM

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A Handcrafted Movement

With increasing frequency, businesses across America are urging consumers to “buy local.” Signs are displayed everywhere from your local farmer’s market to your favorite mom’n’pop bookstore down the street. Factories proudly display signs that read “Proudly Made In New England.”

But what does it really mean?

Simply put, buying locally is not just something you do, but a way of life. Where do you even begin? Here are some practical ways to embrace what’s in your own backyard.

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Topics: Insider

#MFGday16: What Does It Mean to Be an American Manufacturer? CEO Johnny Gardner Weighs In

Posted by Custom Built RI on Oct 11, 2016 2:30:00 PM

Manufacturing Means More Than You Think

The manufacturing industry in America has certainly experienced its share of hits and hardships over the years,
weathering storms from the Great Depression in the 1920s and '30s to the Great Recession of 2008. There have been times when it seemed that being a manufacturer ultimately leads to a slow, painful, financially unviable death. However, through the hard work of men, women, and families all over the U.S., there is an ever-growing swell of excitement and support for the industry. Why? It all comes back to identity. I'd like to share two pieces of that identity which have made and continue to strengthen those in our industry who want to build strong families, communities, and ultimately a stronger country.

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Topics: Industry News

Press Release: Custom Built Advises Homeowners About Installing New Storm Doors

Posted by Custom Built RI on Oct 6, 2016 2:26:58 PM



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Topics: Company News