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    Don’t Judge A Book

    Native Landscaping From the street, this recently completed Quail home is a classic beauty with low maintenance native landscaping. But don’t judge a book by its cover! This new home construction owner had a lot of great ideas that were…

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    Measure Twice, Cut Once

    The best new home construction plans may need customization to meet the hopes and dreams of future Quail home owners. Sometimes changes happen before the foundation is poured. Other changes might not be even be noticed or required until we’re…

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    Framing: The Bones of The Home

    It’s been a while, but we haven’t forgotten about keeping you posted on our spec home in Washougal, WA. How about an update? The hard working team at Bennett Homes is now working on the framing of this nearly 2800…

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    Quail Homes Goes Global

    Meet our new friend from India. This gentleman recently came to Seattle for a business conference and made a quick detour to see us before flying home. Why? Because when you’re building a home at 7500 feet in elevation in…

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    Shedding Light On Home Automation

    What home automation isn’t. It’s isn’t a robot. It’s not HAL 9000*. It’s not C-3PO or Rosie from The Jetsons. Their time may come but right now, not so much. So, home automation = no robots. We digress. Imagine that…

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    Jon Girod Has His Hands Full

    Jon Girod has been proudly at the helm of Quail Homes for over 25 years. As the Owner and Builder, he oversees our day-to-day operations by working intimately with all departments at Quail Homes. From accounting to marketing to construction….

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    Downspouts: From Functional To Functional Art

    Previously, we shared information on low maintenance downspouts with easy-to-access clean outs. Alternatives to those downspouts include rain chains and artistic downspouts. Both act as functional art to enhance the beauty of the exterior of your home. Rain Chains With…

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    High-Tech Downspouts

    In the Pacific Northwest it feels like we deal with rain more often than we don’t. Lucky for you! No, really…April showers and all that jazz. With a Quail built home, there are options for getting rainwater out of your…

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    Where High Tech and Traditional Meet

    Where would we be without our gadgets and the electricity that powers them? Our friends at Prairie Electric are some of the most skilled people around and you’re about to see why. Here’s how they manage the wiring at one…

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