The first step in planning a home renovation is maybe the most daunting: doing your research. From gathering estimates, parsing testimonials, and interviewing businesses you will be entrust-ing with your most valuable possession, it’s a lot of work to make sure the final project will be of the best quality for the best price.

Without a reliable reference, the options can get overwhelming, and even if you do have that reference, chances are the service provider is pretty booked up. Between new residents putting a personal touch on their new homes and longtime homeowners expanding, updating, or fixing their living spaces, many local contractors have their calendars full for at least the next twelve months.

However, if you end up calling Houston Custom Homes, LLC, you’ll be dialing the cell phone of Cam Houston. If he’s not currently hammering, sawing, measuring, or dispatching, he will pick up and get to know what’s going on with your personal project. Houston has lifelong building experience and has been a professional for 20 years. He founded Houston Custom Homes with his wife Irina Houston.

“Almost all of the work has come by word of mouth,” Houston said, “but there’s a lot of new people moving to Maine and we’re ready to expand.”

Cam and Irina Houston pose for a portrait with three of their children. Houston Family

One of the investments Houston made in his business is a machine that creates seamless gutters, one of the more popular and efficient investments one can make in their home. Houston says they usually pair this service with roof replacements and his roofing crews have completed over 250 projects this year. In an interview this week, Houston said his dedicated roofing teams would be able to start a new project this week and complete it in just one or two days with clear weather.

So don’t despair, but don’t delay—there’s still time to check off a pretty big home repair project before the weather gets in the way.

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