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Little Big Shot, Product Review

Universal Contracting and In the House appreciates the service of American veterans, and we are pleased to promote products made in the USA. Many of the tools we use for our business and recommend to our customers are “Made in the USA”, and we are regular supporters of veterans projects and Community Works. ...

Which Siding is Right for You? Vinyl or Fiber Cement?

There are many options to consider when looking at siding for your home. Two of the most popular siding types available are vinyl and fiber cement. Both are perfectly viable materials to use for siding but one may be more of a fit for you and your home. Here is ...

Team Scot & CAI-CF

Business Development "Team Scot" visits Meet the Manager with Community Associations Institute of Central Florida (CAI-CF).  Universal Contracting's Paul Melville and Andrew Millar attended last night's CAI-CF networking event at Dubsdred Orlando.  Regularly reaching out to community associations and property managers, this Scottish duo have taken to the neebur-hood to introduce Universal services to ...

Universal Contracting Welcome Andrew Millar

As a growing Florida family-owned company, Universal Contracting is pleased to welcome another associate to our ranks - Andrew Millar, Business Development Representative. Here, Andrew shares the heartfelt story of his move from "beautiful" Scotland. “I’ll never leave Scotland!”  (Spoken too soon…) The Journey So Far… Hey Y’all!  (Spoken in my best ...

Project “Grow A Library”

Opportunities to contribute to our community abound, and as a company we are thankful to help worthy causes right here in our own neighborhood through the Universal Contracting Community Works division. When one of our associates was talking with friends at a local reading group about their annual book drive ...

Community Blood Drive

We are pleased to invite you to a community event that Universal Roof & Contracting is hosting. In response to recent area tragedies and ongoing medical needs, our Community Works division has partnered with OneBlood to host a Community Blood Drive! On Thursday, July 28th from noon to 5 pm, the Big Red Bus ...

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 ...

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