What A Compliment! Vol. 2

The biggest compliment we can receive is a recommendation from our customers. The following is a review that was posted by a customer originally on Yelp.com.


“My gf and I recently had Carey Contracting do an extensive bathroom/laundry room remodel. They were top notch – professional, offered good, clear communication, were quick, did good work, and were fair priced. They used (with necessary modification) our plans which required demolition, reframing, insulation, replacing and rerouting plumbing, electrical, window(s) installation, tiling, paneling and trim work. They also installed a non-standard door in our old log home. Some of this work required subcontractors, who despite one hiccup, performed well. I had previously contacted three smaller area contractors, none of who could even be bothered to return my calls and/or provide an estimate until a “week or so”. One contractor even indicated he would not bid on the job if we pursued a competitive bidding process. One call to Carey and we had a walkthrough of the potential remodel area the next day, and a estimate the following week. Approximately six weeks after the start of the demolition we now have a brand new bathroom that is not only highly functional but beautiful.”


– Sal. M (Yelp Reviewer)

If you’ve used our services and would like to leave a review there are several ways to do so.

1) Follow the link, fill out the form, and leave a review in the comments. While you’re there consider filling out our Customer Experience Survey.

2) Make an account and leave a review on Yelp.com.

3) Snail Mail. You’re welcome to send an old fashion letter to:

Carey Contracting

639 Industrial Park Dr.

Iron Mountain, MI 49801

Frozen Pipes to First Class

One of the more recent full home renovation projects we’ve had came to us in March 2014. A summer lake cottage had lost heat and a neighbor had called the homeowner about ice coming out of the bottom level of the home. Frozen pipes that had been sitting for an unknown amount of time led to a total renovation. The homeowners had decided to take the opportunity to take this small, not very functional cottage to the next level.

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After the home had been thoroughly dried and Kathryn Scott Design Studio of Brooklyn Heights, New York had been brought in on the project we began the Design and Rebuild process. The entire project took about 14 months to complete, from the date of the first phone call to the final piece of furniture was delivered, and boy was it worth it!

For more photos of this remodel and others please visit our website CareyContracting.com!





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Fire Prevention Week 2015

Fire Prevention week fall on this week this year (October 4th through October 10th). This week of education is important, especially to all elementary aged children–though may adults can learn a thing or two about fire prevention as well.

Brief History

The night of October 8th and into October 9th 1871 marks one of the most well-know fires in our nations history. This fire destroyed 2,000 acres of the city, leaving an estimated 100,000 people homeless, and 250 people dead. A lesser-known fire, but even more deadly fire was ablaze at the same time approximately 250 miles north of Chicago. This one, known as the Peshtigo Fire destroyed 16 towns, burned 1.2 million acres, and killed over 1,000 people.

“On the 40th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire, the Fire Marshals Association of North America (today known as the International Fire Marshals Association), decided that the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire should henceforth be observed not with festivities, but in a way that would keep the public informed about the importance of fire prevention.” (National Fire Protection Association) Fire prevention week has been in effect over nine decades (since 1922). This is a time to refresh what we’ve learned and prepare our families in the event of a fire.

What can I do?

Take the time. Take the time to change batteries in your smoke detectors. Take the time to educate yourself and your children about fire safety. Take the time to run through fire drills in your home. Take the time to walk through your home and locate or remove fire hazards. Take the time to be safe. Take the time to keep your family safe.

You’re never too young or too old to learn about fire safety. 

  • Choose a meeting place for you family or a location that everyone goes to in case of a fire in the home. This keeps everyone together. You don’t want anyone running inside (even a fireman) because someone decided to go to their friend’s house down the street. It can be the big tree in your backyard, or your neighbor’s prized bird feeder. Just make sure it’s far enough away from your house and easily identifiable to all members of your family.
  • Go from room to room and identify two ways out in every room of the home. Teach them to feel the door with the back of their hand before reaching for the door knob. Doors and windows and explain how they can safely escape. (Tie sheets or towels together to make a rope, go onto the roof of the porch, teach them to use what is in the room)
  • Also teach them what to do if they can’t escape (DO NOT HIDE. Don’t go under the bed or in a closet.) Wet towels or blankets and cover the cracks under the door to keep the smoke from coming in.
  • Walk through the house with them and identify and fix fire hazards in your home.
  • Check smoke detectors and get fire extinguishers replaced or serviced. Teach everyone in the home how to use one. This video demonstrates how to use a fire extinguisher.