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Finding a Quality Building Restoration Specialist

Have you ever struggled to find and select a qualified trustworthy building restoration specialist to restore or maintain your valuable building envelope? I have people every day share horror stories about poor […]

Is Masonry Water Repellent Necessary?

Application of masonry water repellent (also known as masonry sealers or sealers) for exterior masonry facades of buildings is quite common but not always necessary. Most modern buildings made of masonry (such as […]

Chimney Repair Tips and Precautions

< Chimney Repair work is very common as most homes in North America have a chimney. Most chimneys are still built using some type of masonry; brick, stone or stucco being the […]

Mark Huffer, President – Utmost Renovations

In the year 2000, following a successful career in business and specialty construction, Mark Huffer started Utmost Renovations, a Masonry Contracting company with a passionate emphasis on Building Restoration and Historical Preservation. […]

Tuckpointing Mortar Joints in Masonry

< Tuckpointing (also spelled as tuck pointing and/or tuck-pointing), used in Building Restoration, Historical Preservation and other masonry repair projects, is the process of removing old cracked, spalled, or failed mortar in […]

Caulking and Wet-Sealing, What’s the Difference

As building owners, property managers, maintenance managers and contractors, we need to understand the importance of weather-proofing a building and what the best options are for our particular buildings. Hence, we will […]

A Musty Smell is Nothing to Sneeze at!

Molds are forms of fungi found all year round indoors and outdoors. Mold is found mainly in warm and humid conditions, but can also grow in cold weather. There are thousands of […]

Purchasing New Vinyl Flooring

Newer technology in Vinyl Floors can provide a realistic look, easier maintenance, and a more affordable price than ceramic tile, laminate, or hardwood. There are hundreds of new patterns that have texture […]


We offer both short and long term financing with interest rates as low as 0%! This allows your remodeling, repairs, and home improvements to become reality instead of a dream. Some programs […]

Safety Training

Utmost renovations believes in following the best safety measures and strives to be compliant with all OSHA rules and regulations. Unlike the vast majority of our competitors, we have our employees tested […]


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Mark Provides Excellent Work – Period

Mark is an expert mason that specializes in historic restoration. On one of my jobs he went about 100 extra miles by power washing the entire house. When I came to the job to see the crew I passed the house because I couldn't recognize it!. The tuckpointing he did was also excellent. He perfectly

August 8, 2016

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