Spahn & Rose Blog

Super-Utility Employee at Monticello Store Receives Above & Beyond Award

Much like today’s super-utility baseball players who can play pretty much anywhere on the diamond, Greg Wink does just about everything at the Monticello, Iowa, Spahn & Rose location.

A delivery salesman, Wink starts most mornings in the lumberyard, ensuring that early deliveries are on trucks ready to go to job sites. Around 8 a.m., when contractors start rolling in, Wink helps load their trucks. He enjoys working at Spahn & Rose, he observes, because of this kind of one-on-one interaction with customers.


Trex Decking Installation: How to Install Planks and Railings

It’s the end of summer and many homeowners are no doubt realizing they didn’t use their backyard nearly as much as they wanted to this year. They’re thinking maybe a deck will help get them outside more. Or they already have a wood deck and realize the boards are tired, or that the regular maintenance of cleaning and staining is becoming too much.


Before & After: Spahn & Rose Kitchen Makeovers

Spahn & Rose cabinet-design experts can turn any space into a beautiful, functional kitchen or bathroom. Here are three examples showing how Spahn & Rose cabinet designer Maria Burgmeier, based in the Dubuque location, has helped customers solve problems specific to their needs and space.


A Contractor’s Guide to Windows: Fiberglass Vs. Vinyl Vs. Aluminum

Many homeowners don’t give a lot of thought to choosing their window material. If you ask them, they may say they’ve heard wooden windows look great but require more upkeep than other types. But if you ask them which they prefer when it comes to fiberglass vs. vinyl vs. aluminum, many won’t know the difference.


Spahn & Rose Employee Steps Up for Heart Walk

This past May 4, the Iowa sky blazed a brilliant blue for the annual American Heart Association Heart Walk. On the beautiful, May day, thousands of participants lined up, ready to take the first steps of riverside route to raise money and awareness for the American Heart Association.


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