Orange County Home Remodeling News

DAD's Construction in the News

Linked Articles

Green Builder Profile: DAD's Construction (Orange County)
In this Los Angeles Times blog article, columnist Kathy Price-Robinson looks for a reputable green remodeling contractor by doing a Google search on these terms: "Orange County," green, remodel and contractor." One of the first websites to pop up was for Dad's Construction in Lake Forest (and we score high marks with Ms. Price-Robinson, too):
[Note: The LA Times' policy is to systematically remove past content (rather than to archive it), to save on server space. However, the author has kindly reproduced this article on her website, "Kathy's Remodeling Blog,", which can be found here: ]

Do Your Homework Before Buying a Tankless Water Heater
In this Orange County Register article, DAD's Construction President Dan Derkum is quoted regarding the installation of tankless water heaters:

Building Green Becoming Evergreen Trend
The following Orange County Register article discusses the benefits—both immediate and long term—of building green, quoting DAD's Construction President Dan Derkum as the subject matter expert:

Reprinted Articles

The following articles originally appeared in print publications, as noted.

DAD's Shop Talk Home Magazine, February 2007
DAD's Shop Talk Home Magazine, October 2006
DAD's Shop Talk Home Magazine, October 2005
Why Is DAD's the Best? Image Magazine, February 2005

Press Releases, Ads & Announcements

These are announcements and print ads released by DAD's Construction.

Press Releases      
New Law Requires Carbon Monoxide Alarms in Homes      

Print Ads      
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Articles We've Written

The following informational articles were written by DAD's owner, Daniel A. Derkum.

Liability in the Bargain? The Dangers of Hiring an Unlicensed Contractor
Interesting Facts About Contractors
Bathroom Lighting
Aluminum Wire Danger in the Home
Rough Estimates
Replace the Drywall – Why?
Asbestos HVAC Duct Work Danger
Does It Pay to Spend Less?
Melamine vs. Plywood Cabinets
Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling by the Numbers
Free Estimates
Construction and Remodeling 101 - The Basics
Remodeling Bathrooms - Bathroom-to-Shower Conversions
Painting - Is $675 a Fair Price
Remodeling and Renovating Per Square Foot Index - 2013
Your Home's Insurance Claim History - Get a CLUE
Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report - 2017
Goodbye Incandescent, Hello LED Light Bulbs
Installing a Door
California Building Code - California Green Code (CALGreen) 2013
Light Bulbs, Energy Efficiency, and Cost
The Design/Build Remodel Process
The Truth About Remodeling
Bathroom Remodeling—Where Can You Find a Better Deal Than This?
Lead-Safe Remodeling Tips
Bathroom Remodeling Tips
Kitchen Remodeling Tips
Home Remodeling Tips