DEAL OF THE MONTH
Tub and Shower Re-caulk
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Get rid of that moldy and ugly caulk around the tub or shower. Clear or White caulk included. All other colors must be provided by the homeowner. $150 for the first bathroom and $75 for each additional bathroom. Saturdays & Sundays only

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Hello,

My name is Chad Walker and I am the owner and founder of Texas Shower Company and this is the official Texas Shower Company blog.  Each week I will try to bring you the latest in custom bathroom design ideas, the newest and most popular product information, and best practices when installing bathroom remodeling materials for the do-it-yourself-er.  Best of all, I will explain how to troubleshoot and fix common problem areas in your bathroom including leaky shower doors, broken floor tile, and dripping faucets.  When tackling more severe plumbing problems, I always suggest contacting a licensed plumber.

This week I would like to take the opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself.  I’m not a native Texan, but I’ve made Austin my home for over 13 years.  I was born and raised in Machias, Maine, a picturesque coastal community of about 2,500.  My wife has always lived in Austin, Texas and we can’t think of a better place to raise our three children.  People often ask me how long Ive been in the remodeling business and I usually give them the short answer which is that I’ve been a remodeling contractor in Austin for the past 13 years.  The long answer is that I’ve been doing this since I was a kid.  I started by helping my grandfather who happens to be the most knowledgeable and hardest working man I’ve ever known.  I was his shadow and apprentice for many summers and weekends passing him tools, digging post holes, carrying lumber, and picking up loose nails off the ground.  By the age of 15, my long apprenticeship was over and I started getting a regular paycheck working along side my grandfather.  I continued to build additions, garages, remodel exteriors, and renovate kitchens and baths for the next 8 years.

Remodeling in Machias, Maine 20 years ago is quite a bit different than remodeling in Austin, Texas today.  In Maine I received an education in ground-up construction using only hand tools and good old fashioned problem solving.  We did everything ourselves including framing, roofing, plumbing, painting, and trim carpentry.  Now we have nail guns of every shape and size and there are contractors who specialize in just installing mirrors.  I finally left Maine at the age of 23 for greater opportunity and a warmer climate.  I brought with me a sound education in remodeling construction, good work ethics, and great problem solving skills.  Since arriving 13 years ago, I have worked hard to learn everything there is to know about bathroom remodeling.  Bathrooms, especially showers, require a special set of skills to ensure a long lasting and beautiful renovation.  I would like to share some of that knowledge with you.

Chad Walker

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