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Universal Roof & Contracting – Orlando Business Journal Fast 50

Orlando Business Journal (OBJ) has just announced the 2016 winners of their Fast 50 — the fastest-growing companies in Central Florida - and we are on the list! OBJ will present all winners on June 10th at the Fast 50 awards luncheon at the Hilton Orlando. We are honored to be recognized ...

Tools for the Trade: Milwaukee Hole Hawg

In the House show producer and resident expert, Josh Smith, reviews the Milwaukee M18 FUEL™ Hole Hawg® Right Angle Drill. To hear the entire discussion listen to our WDBO 3/5 podcast here. Milwaukee has come out with a fantastic cordless solution to right angle drilling, the M18 Hole Hawg®.  Why a right angle? ...

Now Offering Educational Services

Universal Contracting is now an educator as well a general contractor! We are offering the community valuable training and continuing education for the construction and community association industries. Partnering with trade organizations like Silhle Insurance Group and Driveway Maintenance, we will be extending to industry professionals great information and informative ...

Community Works, Cannonball Kid’s cancer Gold Gala

...the righteous give and do not hold back. Proverbs 21:26 With a heart for people and a desire to build up our community, the Universal Roof & Contracting family has always contributed to the improvement of the lives and circumstances of those around us. From food donations to veteran benefit ...

In the House and Fire Safety

In this encore presentation of a special In the House with Ken & Jared, Jared talks with Heather Caldwell of Kidde Fire Safety Manufacturer about the importance of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, fire extinguishers and other life-safety products. As the world's largest manufacturer of fire safety products, Kidde's mission is to ...

Copper - a Safe Bet for Your Home!

Our WDBO In the House team was joined by Adam Estelle, project engineer with the Copper Development Association (CDA), the world’s foremost resource on copper and copper alloy applications, to discuss the benefits of antimicrobial copper-alloy surfaces. CDA is a U.S-based, not-for-profit association of the global copper industry, influencing the use of copper and copper ...

Continued S.T.A.R. Award Recognition!

As we anticipate the upcoming banquet that will reveal this year's S.T.A.R. Award winners, we continue to receive recognition in the Florida Roofing magazine for last year's win in two roofing categories. A publication of the FRSA (Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Contractors Association) the recent edition highlighted, with a great ...

4 Smart Features for Your Dream Bathroom

All you need for a functioning bathroom is a working sink, toilet and shower/bath, but that’s just existing—it’s time to live a little!Here are some fantastic design features to include in your next bathroom remodeling project, courtesy of the Kitchen & Bathroom Design Team at Universal Contracting. Drawer organizers – ...

4 Must-Do’s for Hiring an Orlando Roof Contractor

A roofing contractor that you can trust is a prized possession. You’ll be putting one of the most crucial parts of your home in their hands, so be sure you’re working with the right people. If you’ve got an upcoming roofing project or you feel it’s time for an inspection, consider these ...

Choosing a Ridge Vent Material

In the house hosts review features and benefits of various ridge vent materials. Max: I’m getting ready to re-roof my home soon and now I’m beginning to wonder about ridge vents for attic ventilation. My roof already has a slot in place up there for a ridge vent, but there are ...

A Father's Heart, a Growing Family

Universal company president, Jared Mellick, wears many hats. You may know him as a business owner, a leader, a mentor or a roofing expert. He is all these things and more. However, one of the most important roles Jared fills is the role of a father. From a large family ...

2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Festival - Part II

Thanks to all who attended the 2016 Customer Appreciation Festival last Saturday! It was fun in spite of the rain, and we are so glad folks were able to join us to celebrate with family and friends. It was nice meeting our customers and their families and having a fun ...

What the Hail! How Hailstorms Impact Your Roof

While Central Florida is known for its diverse culture, resort hotels and family theme parks, it is also home to varying and extreme weather conditions. According to FSU’s Florida Climate Center, no other part of the nation has more thunderstorm activity than Florida. Hail is often a companion to the ...

CFRSA Charity Golf

Get in the Swing and register now to join us at Eagle Creek Golf Club on Saturday, April 30th at 8:30am with a Shotgun start for the Annual CFRSA Golf Tournament! Open to the public, there will be plenty of games, drinks and a great time to be had with friends old ...

In the House & DIY Smart Home Security

Last spring we blogged about a great DIYer project, changing your entry door handleset and locks. This year the trend is smart home security. In January we attend the International Builders Show and toured the Kwikset booth. One of the products that caught our attention was Kevo Plus. Kevo is ...

Cedar Shakes 101

At Universal Roof & Contracting, we use a variety of quality roofing materials to match the needs and style of your specific home, whether it's a metal roofing system, fiber cement shingles or the material we're talking about here, cedar shakes. Cedar shakes differ from shingles in appearance with a ...

5 Ways to Save Some Stress Before a Kitchen Remodel

A kitchen remodel can be a complex process with multiple parts in motion at almost all times. And it might be a little unnerving to think about it all happening, right in the middle of your home! Fortunately, the Design Team at Universal Contracting has some stress-saving tips if you’re ...

Community Works, Building Homes with Habitat

...the righteous give and do not hold back. Proverbs 21:26 With a heart for people and a desire to build up our community, the Universal Roof & Contracting family has always contributed to the improvement of the lives and circumstances of those around us. From food donations to veteran benefit ...

How to Decide Between a Roof Repair or Replacement

Your home is probably your biggest investment. Chief among its components is your roof. If installed by qualified roofing contractors with quality materials, a roof can last for decades. However, even in the best of conditions your roof will, at some point, need repairs. It could even be worn or ...

3 Budget-Saving Tips for a Bathroom Remodel

How to get the bathroom you want and still stay within your budget? It’s a challenge but not impossible. Check out these simple tips for transforming your bathroom while keeping an eye on your bottom line: 1.)    Make a list of priorities. Do you want that luxury solid stone vanity ...

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