Menold Construction and Restoration News

Our Fantastic Team.

Every company, franchise, hospital, restaurant, etc. can only be as great as the team that is working to make it possible. Our team is no exception! We are so thankful to look back over the years at how our crew has grown and every member that works with us today. If you know any of them personally, you know what we are talking about...
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Menold Gives Back

 ​A couple weeks ago our Morton Superintendents were reminiscing on the "good ole days", when they would all work on the same job and have a blast together. The conversation quickly grew into an idea, and soon an opportunity presented itself: #GivingTuesday. Why not have fun and give back at the same time?​Word came to us of a home in Washingt...
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How to Respond After a Home Disaster

 ​It's devastating when your home is damaged due to water, fire, or mold. Dealing with the aftermath of a disaster is an extensive process, involving everything from cleanup to making the insurance claim. That's why we've compiled a list of steps to give you a game plan and hopefully to make your life a little easier:1. Respond to Emergencies ...
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6 Ways to Prevent Vandalism

 Last year, there were 7.2 million reported cases of property crime in the U.S. including theft and unlawful destruction of property. Vandalism does more than just cause damage; it steals your peace of mind. Repairing damaged property requires a lot of time and effort and can take a heavy toll on your finances. Some examples of vandalism inclu...
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A Peek into the Past

 Today we are stepping back in time with Tom Menold. Menold Construction & Restoration has grown so much, and it's amazing to look back to the first days of the business! Tom graduated from Morton High School in 1966 and immediately started a bricklayer apprenticeship with Otto Baum & Sons. The Vietnam War was underway, and Tom was dra...
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Supporting our Veterans

 With this past Monday being Veteran's Day, our United States Veterans have been on our hearts more often as of late. We can not quite put into words how thankful we are for each and every Veteran who risked their lives so that we may have the freedom we do, today.On October 19th, Dozer Stadium in Peoria hosted Goodwill of Central IL for their...
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A Menold-filled Day

 A week and a half ago, our team blocked off Thursday - the entire day - and spent it in one of the best ways we could think of: together. We all traveled to our main headquarters in Morton, and there we spent time growing together, learning together, and celebrating, together. All-Company Meeting We began the day with a company meeting w...
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Are Leaking Appliances Damaging Your Home?

The appliances you use every day can also be a source of unwanted water in your home. Leaking appliances can cause serious damage, no matter if it's a slow drip or a steady stream. Undetected leaks can ruin flooring, cause mold growth, seep into the rooms below, and eventually compromise your home's structural integrity.Here are a few appliances th...
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Menold's Model A Ford

This vintage vehicle was last seen driving in Morton's Pumpkin Festival Parade, about two weeks ago. Before that, you may have seen it parked out front of the Morton office building. A piece from the past, this delivery truck has quickly become an icon of Menold, and we love seeing it out and about in our community!  Tom and Sheryl drove our 1...
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The 4 Most Common Causes of Home Fires

Home fires can occur at any time and, no matter the amount of damage, are always devastating for the property owner. According to the National Fire Protection Association, an average of 355,400 U.S. home fires are reported each year. Understanding the most common causes can help you take the necessary steps to prevent them from wreaking havoc in yo...
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WEEK Television Station

​Hey Central Illinois, when you watched the news recently, did you happen to notice the television station was going through a remodel? Probably not, right? Well for about the last year, our team has been working with WEEK to completely remodel their entire building. Now this was a fun, challenging project. The entire project was a series of 3 remo...
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Advanced Technology Services, Inc.

We are a part of a wonderful community with so many awesome businesses that we have the privilege of working with, and ATS in Peoria is no exception. Over the last four months, Menold had the honor of working on a large remodeling project for them, and we left with not only satisfied customers, but friends. We are thrilled with the final proje...
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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Ignore Mold Growth

A mold infestation within your home can not only cause damage your property, it can also hurt your health. It's critical for homeowners to understand the dangers of mold, how to prevent mold growth, and when it may be time to ask for extra help.1. Mold can grow on virtually any substance if moisture is present. This can include wood, paper, carpet,...
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A Home of Heritage in Peoria.

For Nancy, this gorgeous New England Colonial style house has been "home" her entire life.  In fact, her parents had it built in 1915, and her family moved in - her parents and a sister. Nancy was born soon after. The piece of land was rumored to have been owned by Laura Bradley, and the place where this house was buil...
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Backyard Olympics 2019

Back in 2008, Tom Menold developed a tradition - the annual Summer Olympics for all employees of Menolds. Each year the event begins with an all-company meeting filled with guest speakers, industry outlooks, company updates, and goals that are set. Once this is accomplished, the real fun begins. Team members break out into teams that...
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4 Signs It's Time For a Bathroom Remodel

Your bathroom should be one of the most comfortable and inviting places in your home. However, bathroom design mistakes can be seen in many houses. How does yours look? Is the layout inconvenient? Is the style outdated? If you get nervous every time one of your guests asks to use your restroom, you might want to consider a home bathroom remodel. 1....
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Crawford Contractor Connection Convention

Say that five times fast. Two weeks ago, five members of our Menold team were privileged to attend the Crawford Contractor Connection Convention in Dallas, Texas. The Convention was held at the Gaylord Texan - a large hotel with many replicas of the state of Texas inside the dome, and a large conference area as well. Our CE...
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Protecting Your Documents Before a Disaster

We've seen firsthand the physical and emotional devastation that follows a natural disaster. That's how we know it's critical to develop a disaster preparedness plan for your home or business so you can be as prepared as possible. Although we can never be completely ready when disaster strikes, having a plan can significantly help throughout the re...
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Trade Partner Cookout

Simply to say thanks for all they do.  Last week we hosted our Trade Partner Cookout in Mahomet, Illinois for the first time. In the past, we hosted these events in Peoria, about every two years. We had many subcontractors attend from all different backgrounds and specialties - framing, painting, flooring, mechanics, etc. Many o...
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Spring Flooding.

Last week, Central Illinois region received around 3 inches of rainfall, more in some areas...and this week we are due for more. Thankfully we had some nice, rain-free days over the weekend, but there is another round of rain coming. With the rainfall, the ground becomes over-saturated. And with over-saturated ground, comes flooded basements.&...
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Disaster Preparedness Guide for Small Business Owners

Protecting yourself today means you're better prepared for tomorrow. It's critical for small business owners to implement a disaster preparedness plan to help in the case of a natural disaster such as a flood, tornado, or fire. Consider the following tips to ensure the safety of your employees, customers, and property: 1. Purchase the Right Insuran...
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The American Red Cross "Evening of Stars".

The American Red Cross Evening of Stars Event took place last Thursday, April 18th, at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bloomington- Normal, and it was a wonderful evening for all of us! This was the 26th annual Evening of the Stars, and we at Menold's are passionate for the cause. This event is the American Red Cross's largest local f...
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Grilling Season Has Arrived.

Here at Menold's, we are hopeful spring is here to stay after this last weekend - or at least we are staying very optimistic! The Morton branch celebrated by kicking off grilling season with burgers and brats. For those of us that were working the phones at our desks, (we provide 24/7 phone service - you will never talk to a recording!), our Wareho...
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The Top 3 Areas for Residential Flooding

Flooding is more than just an inconvenience; it can cause serious damage to your home and even your health if water damage is not properly controlled. While it can be difficult to predict, you can still take steps to educate yourself on where water damage is likely to start, leaving you better prepared to handle the aftermath. 1. Bathrooms The bath...
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Preparing Your Property for Spring Storms

Ready or not, spring is upon us! Although we're all looking forward to green grass and warmer temperatures, spring also brings many natural disasters such as powerful winds, flooding, and tornadoes that can cause severe property damage. Don't be an unprepared property owner! There's not a lot you can do to battle Mother Nature, but there are a few ...
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Central Illinois Winter Weather Cramps Homeowners’ Style

Welcome to Central Illinois in January. Why did we decide to live here again? For the next week, here's what we can expect:Peoria-Morton Area Weather Bloomington-Normal Area WeatherChampaign-Urbana-Mahomet Area Weather With temperatures like these, homeowners in these areas should take the necessary steps to prepare. Many different forms of propert...
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The Top 5 Remodeling Design Trends of 2019

​It's that time of year again when we strive to better ourselves and focus on making the best of a fresh start. Interested in adding a kitchen or bathroom remodel to your list of resolutions? Here's what designers are saying will be the top design trends of 2019! 1. Bold Backsplashes The backsplash has been a significant part of kitchen models for ...
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Home Safety Tips for the Holidays

Many things can go awry in your home, especially during the winter months. Here are a few things to consider before heading to grandma's house or hosting a holiday party this year: 1. Prevent Freezing Pipes The last thing you want to come home to is a flooded mess. Prevent water damage by making sure that all of your pipes are insulated and keeping...
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Thankful For Our Clients

We don't need Thanksgiving to remind us of how grateful we are to serve wonderful customers like you. That's how we feel every day! We want to take the time to thank you for entrusting us with your residential and commercial construction, restoration, and remodeling needs. It's truly our pleasure to give back to the communities we love by providing...
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Fall Fire Safety: 6 Ways to Prevent Chimney Fires

Before you cozy up next to the fireplace this fall, make sure your chimney is in top condition. Fireplaces are designed to expel the byproducts of combustion which include smoke, water vapor, soot, gases, etc. Condensation occurs as these materials flow up into the chimney, which creates a residue known as creosote. This substance is extremely comb...
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National Disaster Preparedness Month: 10 Things You Can Do Right Now

Disasters such as fires and floods can happen at any time. That's why disaster preparedness is critical to keep you and your loved ones safe in case of an emergency. Here are ten steps you can take right now to make sure you're as prepared as possible if you experience a flood, fire, or other natural disasters in your area.1. Download the FEMA mobi...
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Menold Construction & Restoration Teams Up With USPRO Services

​Have you heard the news? Menold and USPRO in Mahomet are joining forces to meet the remodeling, renovation, and restoration needs of communities across Illinois! Each has been providing the Central Illinois area with excellent remodeling and restoration services for decades and share a compassionate customer service-oriented business approach. Our...
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The Top 5 Dangers of Hoarding

​Hoarding not only poses a threat to your health and mental well-being but your property as well. Here are five consequences to keep in mind if you or someone you know is suffering from a hoarding disorder.1. Mold GrowthMold can develop if trash, spoiled food, or other expired household items aren't disposed of properly. The mold can eventually spr...
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National Fireworks Safety Month: 10 Tips to Prevent Fires

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and that means barbecues, parades, and fireworks. According to the National Fire Protection Association, fireworks cause an average of over 18,000 fires and approximately $43 million in property damage each Independence Day. Follow these tips to stay safe this holiday: 1. Always abide by federal and st...
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Emergency Preparedness Week: The Top 5 Flood Preparation Tips

Flooding can strike anywhere at any time, making it the most common (and expensive) natural disaster in the United States. The ensuing water damage can be detrimental, ruining your carpets, furniture, walls, appliances, lighting, electronics and other valuable items, not to mention the mold that follows. Here are five tips to ensure that you're rea...
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Clean Air Month: 7 Tips to Prevent Mold

We tend to think of air pollution as an outside problem, but in reality, the air inside houses, offices, and other spaces can be even more polluted by a variety of things such as asbestos, nitrogen dioxide, and mold. Ensuring that we are breathing clean air in our homes and workplaces is critical to our overall health. With higher amounts of moistu...
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5 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Home

Being cooped up all winter can put a damper on your motivation, especially when it comes to cleaning. Now that spring has sprung, it's time to refresh! Having a clean home does more than just make you happy. It can lower stress levels, reduce allergies and asthma, lessen the spread of germs, and keep pests away. So, what are you waiting for? Bust o...
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5 Common Home Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

You've partnered with your contractor, and you're ready to begin your next home remodeling project. Whether it's a kitchen or bathroom remodel, there are a few common mistakes you should avoid.1. Vague VisionMake sure to research online, look at pictures, and consider all aspects of your project before discussing your ideas in-depth with your contr...
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Menold Makes It Better with Restoration Affiliates

Menold Construction and Restoration is a proud member of Restoration Affiliates. This network enables Menold to exceed expectations through collaboration with other high-quality restoration service providers. Our relationship with Restoration Affiliates also enables us to stay up to date with current industry trends in order to best serve our Centr...
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3 Ways to Prevent Home Water Damage During Spring

Are you ready to thaw out after a long winter? Now that the weather's warming up, it's the perfect time to prepare your home for those April showers and be ahead of the game for next winter. It's never too early to make sure your home is protected from incoming water. There can be a variety of problem areas on your home's exterior that can be ident...
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Falling for Menold: Spreading the Love Year-Round

Ah, Valentine's Day. Chocolate is in our mouths and love is in the air, but there's nothing we love more than using our skills to help our customers. It brings us great joy knowing that we take tragic situations in their lives and make them better. It looks like the feeling is mutual; Cupid didn't have to shoot these guys! Here are a few customer r...
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National Weather Person Day 2018: They Predict, We Prepare

February 5th is National Weather Person Day, commemorating the birth of one of the first known weather watchers, John Jeffries. This national day is dedicated to all those who work in the fields of meteorology, weather forecasting, and broadcast meteorology as well as volunteer storm spotters and observers.We want to take this opportunity to recogn...
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3 Types of Property Damage to Avoid During the Winter

 The winter months can be an especially harsh time for home-owners. No one wants to come home to a scorched living room, damaged appliances, or a caved-in roof. Here are three common disasters that can occur during the winter and some steps you can take toward preventing property damage: 1. Fireplace House Fires  We all want to snuggle up...
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5 Tips to Prevent Water Damage from Frozen Pipes

Winter has officially arrived, bringing a variety of concerns for homeowners, including water damage from frozen pipes. Water damage resulting from burst pipes is one of the biggest risks of property damage during the winter months. The chance of your pipes freezing in your home skyrockets as temperatures drop. Water expands as it freezes, putting ...
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Spark Cheer Not Fear: Preventing and Extinguishing Holiday Home Fires

December through January is the peak time of year for home fires, most of which are due to the holiday season. Unfortunately, the number of fatalities is also 70% higher during this time. It's important to consider your family's and your guests' safety when decorating or preparing seasonal items. Knowing the different causes of fires can help ...
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Continuing Education: Always One Step Ahead

It used to be enough to have a degree or diploma, but today, the accumulation of knowledge is crucial to a successful career. Menold Construction and Restoration's Continuing Education (CE) program provides adults working in or with our industry with additional education. CE classes are designed to further employees' skills and educate them on new ...
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Spruce Up Your Small Business with Menold Commercial Remodeling

Is your office or store out of date? Need a fresh look to impress your customers? A small office or store overhaul can be beneficial to your space and business, overall. Minor changes can catch your customer's eyes, but a full remodel project of your storefront is known to increase sales by 5 to 10 percent! Renovations lead to store success and all...
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Central Illinois Fire Prevention Week 2017

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Fire Prevention Week is October 8 – 14, 2017.President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the first National Fire Prevention Week in 1925, in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire. The event left more than 250 people injured, 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned ...
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Sweet Corn Blues Festival Selfie Contest with the Menold Bear

Have Weekend Plans?    Ready to enter? Click here now! In case you're looking for something to do this weekend, we've got the perfect solution: The Uptown Normal Sweet Corn Festival! Sidewalk sales, arts, crafts, and flea market vendors await along with 50,000 ears of corn that will fill the roundabout and surrounding Uptown space. Y...
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Summer Storms and Residential Storm Damage Restoration in the Midwest

If you live in Illinois, you know this summer we've experienced severe storms, one right after another. Severe storms may become dangerous, especially the ones we experience, and it is crucial to know the different types of storm damage and how they can impact the places we call home. If your home is left untreated, damage from pounding rain, hail,...
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