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Jonathan’s 1988 Van

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Jonathan’s 1988 VanOnce I started doing remodeling work, it didn’t take long for me to realize that there had to be a better vehicle to work out of than the 1998 Ford Taurus I had at the time. So I got online and started looking for a van that I could pick up for around a grand. In this week’s video I give you a personal tour of the work van that got the Utica remodeling party started. Click here to watch the video.  Thinkpierce, Something New Every Friday!

Jonathan remodels a Kitchen

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In the summer of 2008, a massive home remodel project that I had been subcontracted to work on was coming to a close. The high-end cabinets that had been removed from the kitchen were still in style and in great shape. The homeowner asked if I would take the cabinets down to her parents in Hominy, Oklahoma to complete a full kitchen remodel and another Utica Remodeling project was born. Thinkpierce, Something New Every Friday!

Jonathan’s 1979 Ford Truck

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Jonathan’s 1979 Ford TruckOne day I was taking a side street through a busy part of town to avoid traffic when I spotted an old 1979 Flat bed Ford truck parked in front of a house.  It didn’t have a for sale sign on it, but I was curious to see if the owner would be up for parting ways with it. Visit Uticaremodeling.com to see the video (featuring music by And There Stand Empires) and learn the story behind the coolest vehicle I have ever owned. Thinkpierce, Something new Every Friday!

From humble beginnings, Jonathan’s 1st remodel

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From Humble BeginningsI purchased my first investment property on one of the main street of Jenks, Oklahoma roughly a year after graduating high school upon ordering a real estate investment course from an infomercial on TV. Did it go as planned? Not quite! However, using what I learned from that first house, I went on to create Utica Remodeling Company. Click here to see the pictures and read the story about my very first remodel. Thinkpierce, Something New Every Friday!

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Jonathan introduces uticaremodeling.com

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I recently reached a point in my video editing when I realized I would soon be coming up on the video footage of the different remodeling projects I had done.  I began to brainstorm about how I would be presenting that footage and what place it would have in the Thinkpierce Platform.  After some thought, I decided to combine the remodeling photos and videos in to their own website… and that’s when Uticaremodeling.com was born.

 When I first started out in my remodeling business, I went by the name, “One Man Show Remodeling.” After growing the business further, I then updated the name to, “Utica Remodeling Company.”  Although I am no longer accepting new remodeling work at this time, I decided the best way to organize the videos & photos of my remodeling days would be by creating an additional “tribute” website (uticaremodeling.com) that existed in conjunction with Thinkpierce.com.

 Check out the newest addition to the Thinkpierce family; UticaRemodeling.com! Thinkpierce, Something New Every Friday!

A look into the past..

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1Ever since creating the new business card for thinkpierce.com, I’ve been reminded of all of the business cards I’ve had from my remodeling days.  At the end of 2007 I was wrapping up two years of operating www.thinkpierce.com.  I was frustrated.  I was producing a lot of content, but I was also wearing myself out.  I didn’t know it at the time, but I needed a better balance, clearer direction and more business and technical insight.  All I knew was that I was overwhelmed with my own goals and needed a break.  In hindsight, if someone had slapped me around a bit and sent me back in to the ring, I probably would have kept going.  But that’s life.  In truth, because of what happened next, I gained both the technical and business insight I needed that helped shape the new direction my wife and I are headed in now. Read More