From Our Editors
For more than 16 years, Bear Contracting LLC has been building houses, keeping offices running with electric wiring, and wending sprinkler systems through lawns, all with the goal of treating clients as family. Crews of licensed and insured handypersons tackle all manner of home-rehab projects, from installing industrial plumbing fixtures to filling waterbeds with decorative jellyfish. Teams march undaunted into complex renovations as well, slapping intricate decks onto homes or outfitting exteriors with paint or aluminum siding. To aid the do-it-yourselfer, the company authors a home-improvement blog with advice on how to buy quality floor tile or how to stuff an entire house into a single travel carry-on.