Monthly Archives: December 2009

How to Save a Google Map of CC & CCM

Saving a Google map of a company as a favorite helps to put that company “on the map” so to speak. So by adding HCC and CCM to the “My Maps” section of your Google account you can help strengthen their positions on Google Maps. This is one of the few actions that can be […]

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We Do Windows!

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New Orleans windows need to withstand dense humidity and many inches of rain year-in and year-out. Unfortunately, all that moisture tends to cause windows to rot. So when the time comes to install new wood replacement windows, you can get creative and we will help your imagination take shape! Whatever size windows you want, whether […]

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A Key to New Orleans Doors

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Much of New Orleans’ unique architecture is built on soggy soil, and that fact can present challenges to a New Orleans contractor during remodeling or renovation. Homes and commercial buildings tend to sag and shift over the years, and few buildings of any age in New Orleans have square and plumb lines. The key to […]

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When it Rains…

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Whew!  We sure have been having a lot of rain down here!  Whenever a big downpour comes through it always gets me thinking…”I hope none of the job sites are leaking!”  So I spend most of the day after a rainstorm driving from job to job inspecting every window casing, door threshold, and roof for any sign of water […]

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Central City Millworks Carves Their Christmas Cards Again!

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Central City Millworks started a holiday tradition in 2007 when we designed our first CNC Router Christmas Card that we mailed out to over 200 friends and customers.  In 2008 we were so busy with the World War II Museum project we did not have time to use our CNC Router for the 2 days it takes to […]

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National WW II Museum Hostess Stand

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As part of Collums Construction’s job at the National WWII Museum, we partnered up with Central City Millworks for a number of jobs. A great example are the hostess stands for John Besh’s restaurant, The American Sector. The hostess stands are free standing cabinets that have been placed at the entrances of the restaurant for […]

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The “Ins and Outs” of Estimating

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The first step in the construction process is usually producing an estimate. When a potential job comes to Collums Construction it is given straight to the estimating department. The estimators then go through the plans and specifications doing takeoffs to determine pricing. Some items are given a general square foot price, such as sheetrock, wood […]

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Modern Details in a Historic Setting

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This was a major New Orleans restoration project on St. Charles Ave. This beautiful Greek Revival style building had fallen into disrepair after being used to house a restaurant and then sitting empty for a few years after Hurricane Katrina. The current owner decided to renovate this beautiful home to bring it back to its […]

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Isaias Lopez, Inventory Manager

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Luisa Salgado, Office General Manager

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