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Are you saving Sentimental Clutter on purpose?

Are you saving Sentimental Clutter on purpose?

"Sorting through old photos, things passed down from family, personal mementos and childhood treasures can be tiring work — physically and emotionally. And with the upswing in popularity of minimalism in recent years, there’s a ...
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Two local winners will rake in $500 worth of merchandise

Two local winners will rake in $500 worth of merchandise

From painting supplies and home essentials to plumbing and building materials, Van’s hardware store has it all. What’s even better is you could win a $500 shopping giveaway when you visit our family owned Dyckesville ...
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Future Goals: Aging in Place

Where do you see yourself spending your golden years? Many, if not most of us, have a desire to stay in our own home as long as possible. Unfortunately, that’s not always possible, however, planning ...
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Stop, Shop and Enter to Win!

Stop, Shop and Enter to Win!

From painting supplies and home essentials to plumbing and building materials, Van's hardware store has it all. What’s even better is you could win a $500 shopping giveaway when you visit our family owned Dyckesville ...
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Fiberglass vs. Vinyl: Don’t Just “Window Shop”

Fiberglass vs. Vinyl: Don’t Just “Window Shop”

There are so many decisions involved with building or remodeling a home. From windows and doors to shingles and siding, the plethora of options to consider both inside and outside can be overwhelming. One choice ...
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Let your Paint put out the Vibe

Let your Paint put out the Vibe

Home should be your happy place, but with the right paint color, it can also be your clean, sophisticated, passionate, zen, comfortable or creative place. Whether you're building a new home or remodeling your current ...
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Step Inside a Stone Sanctuary

Step Inside a Stone Sanctuary

Get ready for a showstopper! We are thrilled to present this one-of-a-kind home in De Pere, Wisconsin featuring a full stone exterior and grand stone accents within. Designed for the ultimate entertainer, this custom Van’s ...
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Shop Local and Win $1,000 at Van’s

Shop Local and Win $1,000 at Van’s

From painting supplies and home essentials to plumbing and building materials, Van’s hardware store has it all. What’s even better is you could win a $1,000 shopping giveaway when you visit our family-owned Dyckesville location ...
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Quality Lumber ... What Does That Mean, Exactly?

Quality Lumber … What Does That Mean, Exactly?

When looking for building materials, you always want the best quality—and the best price! However, it’s often difficult to tell the difference between superior and poor quality, especially with wood. At Van’s, we specialize in ...
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Van’s Celebrates Tradition for Father’s Day

Van’s Celebrates Tradition for Father’s Day

With over 65 years of experience in custom residential and light commercial construction—and exceptional customer service—we’re proud to continue the tradition of craftsmanship that sets us apart from other builders. Today, we relive our history, ...
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Dean Martin Promoted to Job Coordinator

Dean Martin Promoted to Job Coordinator

Dean Martin, previously a foreman at Van’s Lumber & Custom Builders, has been promoted to job coordinator. Martin began his successful career at Madison Area Technical College, where he took a variety of construction classes, ...
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We do Business the Old-fashioned way

We do Business the Old-fashioned way

At Van's Lumber and Custom Builders, we proudly state, "We do business the old-fashioned way!" Don’t get the wrong impression—we're privy to the trends, we use cutting edge technology and take advantage of the latest ...
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Job Coordinator Tom Salentine Retires After 46 Years

Job Coordinator Tom Salentine Retires After 46 Years

Tom Salentine will retire from his position as job coordinator on March 31st after 46 years with Van’s Lumber. Salentine started at Van’s in 1970 as a laborer and worked his way up to foreman ...
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A Fresh Perspective on Window Design

A Fresh Perspective on Window Design

From flooring to fixtures, there are many aesthetic and functional design elements to consider when constructing a new home or office building. One of the most important decisions is selecting the right combination of windows ...
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Home is Where the Heat Is

Home is Where the Heat Is

Wulf Brothers, Inc. is a premier provider of things that make a home “warm and comfortable.” That means that not only do they sell generators, hot tubs and fireplaces, but they also bring the latest ...
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10 Smart Steps to Ready Your Home for a Wisconsin Winter

10 Smart Steps to Ready Your Home for a Wisconsin Winter

The change in season—and temperatures—means it’s time to get your home ready to make it through winter weather in top condition. Protect your investment in your home with a winter-readiness task list: 1. Clean Your ...
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Actually Now IS the Time to Build

Actually Now IS the Time to Build

A lot of homebuyers—and even some builders—believe winter is not a good time to build in Wisconsin. But that’s just not true. We’d like to bust several myths about building in winter: MYTH 1—The weather ...
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Inspired by Nature—Van’s Completes Cook-Albert Fuller Center

Inspired by Nature—Van’s Completes Cook-Albert Fuller Center

Green has never looked so beautiful! The team at Van’s Lumber combined their talents for quality custom building with The Boldt Company’s sustainable design specialties to create the gorgeous, one-of-a-kind and ultra “green” Cook-Albert Fuller ...
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