HP Construction
all decked out

"CRAFTSMANSHIP is a relationship between the maker and the process of creation. It is not simply a set of skills one acquires, like the ability to read or drive a car. More than anything, craftsmanship is a matter of attitude...

"In this context, craftsmanship is first and foremost an expression of the human spirit.

"The artist is not concerned with the utility of the created object; the craftsman is. ...This care is implicit in every step... Craftsmanship is both attitude and skills."

- from Woodworking Basics by Peter Korn

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"I get a little confused about what people want their website to accomplish. I just want it to represent me, to reflect my values, my personality.

"For me successful business relationships are all about finding the right match. The customer and I have to be a good match, or there is going to be too much conflict for me to enjoy working with them. If I don't enjoy working with them there's really no point in entering the relationship - the money earned will be long gone before the negative energy generated by the relationship is.

"Life's too short. Let your website represent the real you, whoever that is. Do that and the customers you attract will share enough personal values with you to have a decent shot at creating a good working relationship at least - maybe even develop into a friendship - and we all know how rare those are."

Jim Blodgett
A Small Woodworking Company LLC 

congratulations Stan Foster, DeWalt Tool's Top Finish Carpenter!

click here for Stan Foster
the master stairbuilder's story

My controversial hip roof video: (for the whole saga, click here)

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WE WON!  When Fine Homebuilding Magazine called for entries in a roof framing photo competition, we sent our pictures in.  When the 
winners were announced, we were pleased to have made the grade.    Our winning entry was entitled "Complex Cut and Stack"

"Thanks for visiting HP Construction here at our dot com home page.  We were a remodeling, construction, home renovation and tenant improvement contractor, licensed & insured.  Now retired!

"Thanks for dropping in - please sign our guestbook, and let us know what you think!"  -  N. "Huck" Bahrman, owner

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(661) 835-0623

email doghousereilley@yahoo.com

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Our work included large renovation projects, insurance rebuilds, office and retail store remodels, tenant improvement "build-outs", kitchen and bath remodels, all done with our quality-conscious crew of talented craftsmen and conscientious subcontractors.  Since retiring in 2018 we do not make recommendations.

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“Business, I admit, must be run upon business lines, but this is not business, this is the art of helping to make living pleasurable and beautiful beyond the merely useful” 
Charles Greene

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