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One Day at a Time

One Day at a Time

As a child I remember my days were filled with activities. After all, “the job of a child is to play and have fun” said my brother several years ago. Some of those days were as slow as molasses, you know, when we had chores, or sitting with nothing to keep us...

Leadership and Producing Fruit

My daughter Anna has a lovely home on a city lot, and because she loves flowers and gardening, she uses almost every square foot of yard space to grow things. The little patio has hanging plants along the fence, grass and flowerpots galore. The outside of the patio...

Tough Enough

As many know the last few weeks have been wintery in Estes Park, nothing new. Quite frankly the last year has been something! But you know what…. Estes Park is a tough place and the people who live here need to be tough as well, otherwise they move away. And...
Windy? No Problem

Windy? No Problem

I started my own construction company in a small town in Northeast Ohio in 1979.  Then, in 1993, Larraine and I moved to Colorado. Home building back then was so different than it is today, especially in the areas of design, energy, and size. Homes then were smaller...
A House becoming a Home (ICF)

A House becoming a Home (ICF)

I wanted to share my thoughts on ICF Construction. ICF is an acronym for “Insulated Concrete Forms.” It’s our preferred building system at Darling Enterprise. To understand the value of ICF for residential construction, it’s important to understand what it is that...