Friday, April 30, 2010

Get a Little Greener at is a great resource for learning about eco-friendly trends in all areas. The best thing about the site is that it shows you easy, achievable ways that you can make choices or perform activities is a more earth-friendly way. It is an offering of the Discovery Communications as in Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet. Another great thing about this site is that it really has something for everyone from make-up to cars to travel to food to science and on and on.... Click the title of this posting to visit and get a little greener!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thanks to Joan in Buffalo!!!

Even though our customers are always kind and a pleasure to work with, it is especially nice when we receive a handwritten note, especially when it includes a compliment! Our great thanks to Joan in Buffalo. We genuinely appreciate receiving her very kind note!!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Contractor Network Night - All Contractors Welcome to Attend!

Contractor Network Night is sponsored by the Home Improvement Council.

You do not have to be a member of the council to attend and network.

This is a great opportunity for contractors to interact with other contractors and to discuss solutions to challenges we all share in the home improvement construction industry.

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
Tony Rome's - 1537 Union Road, West Seneca
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM - Cash Bar

Get to know HIC Chairman & Co-Chair
Bill Miller - Siegel Landscape & Drainage
Jeff Valone - Try-Lock Roofing

Questions? Contact Donna at 716-568-2111 or

For more information on the Home Improvement Council, click the title of this post to be redirected to their website.

Friday, April 2, 2010

University of Buffalo: A-1 Goes Back to School to Teach Sunken Concrete a Lesson!

This video was recorded while completing a concrete leveling project at Hadley Village Apartments at the University of Buffalo on March 29th, 2010. We raised a string of centrally located walkway slabs in an effort to eliminate surface water pooling. This saved UB budget dollars, saved their maintenance crew clean-up time from mud tracked into the apartment common areas, saved students the inconvenience of having to maneuver through an area being under construction for a lengthy time and resulted in the desired solution of redirecting the surface drainage of the slabs and eliminating pooling water. Our thanks to the UB staff and students for their support!

"Oops!" says The Nicole of Buffalo! Our foreman, Josh, pointed out an error I made in one of the slides included in this video. Because it would be complicated to replace the slide in the video, I am letting the world in on my mistake (wish I could say that I never make mistakes, but I think everyone knows that's not true...)! So, on the second to last slide in this video, which is titled "The Concrete is Raised & Class is Out!", I mistakenly put in our first year of business as 1997 instead of 2007; why I am stuck in the last century and over a decade behind I do not know, but I made this exact mistake on a piece of literature for the home show in March and had to cut out stickers printed with 2007 to cover up my mistake on 1000 postcards... You'd think I would have learned my lesson (maybe I need to go back to school?). So, while it may sound less impressive that we have only been raising concrete slabs since 2007, rather than 1997, it is infinitely more impressive that we have raised over 4200 slabs since 2007 rather than what would be a much lesser accomplishment if we had only raised that many since 1997! My apology for my error! Thanks to Josh for catching it and pointing it out!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

List of Corporate Customers

Happy Springtime! The sun is out and we are happy to have our season starting off. Thought it would be nice to include a list of some of our corporate customers many of which for whom we have completed multiple projects over the past several years.

Applebee’s (TL Cannon)
Baker Victory Services
Basset Park Manor
Delaware Towers Condos
First Niagara
FMC Peroxygens
Kenilworth United Church of Christ
LBM Construction
LMM Properties
MJ Peterson
National Air Cargo
Niagara Hospice
People, Inc.
Sharp General Contracting
Timon Towers
Tonawanda Church of Christ
Town of Newfane
Town of Tonawanda
Town of Wales
Town of Wheatfield
U.S. Border Patrol
University of Buffalo
Village of Akron
Walker Center
Weinberg Campus