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S.T.A.R. Award Winners!

Universal Roof & Contracting continues to receive recognition in the area's roofing industry. Soon after May's Florida Roofing magazine publication for last year's win in two roofing categories, we recently attended an FRSA banquet revealing us among this year's S.T.A.R. Award winners as well. We're proud to say we took ...

In the House & QUIKRETE

Project House & Stucco - Part I Coming up on In the House, we’ll be talking with Guest Expert, Marshall Bross, the QUIKRETE Stucco Sales Representative for Florida. QUIKRETE is a great show sponsor and a reputable manufacturer of blended cement products. Their products include concrete mix & concrete restoration, mortars, ...

Milwaukee Tools Facilities Tour

Milwaukee Electric Tool is headquartered in the Milwaukee suburb of Brookfield, Wis., with research, new product development, manufacturing, manufacturing support, marketing and sales and information systems operations in the U.S., China and Europe. From customer input research, CAD design, in-house extensive life and reliability testing, rapid prototype development and field testing ...

Is Your Home Hurricane-Ready?

Recent weather updates report that Tropical Storm Colin has strengthened in the Gulf of Mexico and will bring the threat of heavy rain to parts of Florida and the Southeast as early as today or Tuesday. According to the Weather Channel, as of 11 this morining, with maximum sustained winds at ...

Universal Contracting Responds

In the days since one of the most difficult weekends Orlando has seen, the families and associates at Universal Contracting are still grieving the recent tragedies in our home city. Many individuals here have donated blood and time helping and praying for those that have suffered losses due to the ...

Project House Remodel – Part 4a

In the House & QUIKRETE   This weekend on In the House, we’ll be talking with Guest Expert, Marshall Bross, the QUIKRETE Stucco Sales Representative for Florida. QUIKRETE is a great show sponsor and a reputable manufacturer of blended cement products. Their products include concrete mix & concrete restoration, mortars, sealers, ...

VFW Awards Universal

During a recent company-wide business meeting, Jared received a surprise visit from Gary Godard, Adjutant with the local VFW, Post 2093. Godard presented the Universal Roof & Contracting president with a Certificate of Excellence honoring the company's "outstanding support" of the VFW & "all veterans who have served and are serving ...

Tips to Get Your Roof Summer-Ready

Florida summers can be brutal for all involved. Your roof is no exception. To ensure your roof steers clear of long-lasting damage, maintenance will be required, and it helps to do a little spring cleaning before summertime hits. With these tips, you and your roof will be set for a ...

Today's Buzz: Bee-lieving in our Environment

Universal Project Manager, Steve Pearson reports: In a recent re-roof and construction job a large beehive was located in the soffit on one of the roofing gables. As an environmentally-concerned company, we called in a bee specialist; the hive was carefully removed, bees secured, and the area was treated. The ...

You’ll Love These Kitchen Cabinet Features

Kitchen cabinets are an essential component of your kitchen remodel project. There is no lack of options for you to choose from when you’re embarking on remodeling your kitchen. The Design Team at Universal Contracting is here to help you sort through the mountain of choices to find cabinets that ...

In the House & the GeoSpring Hybrid Electric Water Heater

Traditionally, water heaters have been powered by gas or electric, but over the last few years we’ve seen the emergence of hybrid water heaters. In this segment of In the House, Jared speaks with a guest expert about the GeoSpring Hybrid Electric Water Heater, an innovative water heater currently on the ...

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 ...

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