Recent Project Highlights

This project was a unique project from the outset. The insurance carrier called us directly to try and dry their policyholder’s gymnasium floor which sustained substantial water damage from the backup of a drainage system. We were on scene the following day and utilized the heat generated by the dehumidifiers to speed up the drying process and quickly remove the excess moisture from the wood floor. This is just a example of the kind of work Zipco can perform. To see some of our other projects click here… Read More

Community Outreach

We are always trying to give back to our local communities and this quarter was not different as Zipco participated in multiple golf tournaments during the summer and fall, supporting various local charitable organizations.

We sponsored and played in the inaugural Welcome House Charity Golf Tournament held at Milburn CC in September. The event raised nearly $100k for Welcome House, a group that supports men recovering from drug and alcohol addition. See more about this organization here Welcome House

Zipco also played in the Liberty Hospital golf tournament in September at Staley Farms, benefiting the hospital and it’s charitable foundation. This tournament also raised close to $100k. Check out the mission of the hospital’s foundation hereLiberty Hospital Foundation.

A couple of other golf events were the Arvest Bank tournament at Loch Lloyd in September, benefiting Ronald McDonald House and the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce tournament at Paradise Point in July.

Charlie's House

On September 12th a few members of our team attended and participated in a ground breaking ceremony at the site of the Charlie’s House project that has been years in the making. Zipco Contracting has been a part of the planning for this project from the beginning and will be the general contractor for the project. The project consists of a home built to showcase home safety which helps to fulfill the mission of Charlie’s House. Please click on this link to read about the foundation, their incredible history and their mission!! Charlie’s House

Winter HVAC Prep

HVAC Maintenance Checklist

Here’s an easy, doable preventative maintenance checklist to keep your heating and cooling system in top shape.

It’s a good idea to hire an HVAC company to inspect and do maintenance on your system every fall and spring. They’ll do things like inspect and clean the wiring and mechanisms of the unit, which is bit more challenging for the average homeowner. But you can prolong the life and increase the efficiency of your system if you follow this simple maintenance plan:

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View From The Observation Deck

The Myth of Home Ownership?

Home ownership – is it all it’s cracked up to be? Is it an investment? Usually for most people it is the single largest purchase they will ever make. For me, all I know is right now, between property taxes and maintenance of a 20-year-old home, it does not seem like much of an investment, tax advantages and all. I have been in this home for nearly 14 years and here is what I am sure is an incomplete list of items we have repaired or replaced in those 14 years:

A furnace, thermostat, 3 water heaters, sump pump, sump pump backup, waste grind pump, 2 exterior paint jobs, two garage door openers, 2 garage door opener springs, alarm system battery, roof, gutters, additional attic insulation, deck, garbage disposal, kitchen faucet, 2 toilets, 2 toilet tank repairs, multiple toilet seats, shower valve (that was fun), mailbox (thanks Halloween pranksters). Windows are coming soon and don’t get me started on washing machines……I know it is not technically part of the structure but that’s a story for another day.…boo Sears. Incredibly, we are still using the same dishwasher, but I am sure I just jinxed it, so look for an update next quarter.

That is a lot of maintenance and upkeep and just when you think you have it where you want it, it seems like it is time to do it all over again. But, it is my property and I can reasonably do what I want to it, which is kind of the American way. I think I will take this home ownership thing over renting. For now. I think. Probably. Or not.