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Först Will Watch Your House While You’re on Vacation

It’s spring break time. The kids are out of school and you’re off for a long-awaited vacation. Whether you are spending a week at the beach, or are planning several months away in the summer, you don’t want to have to worry ...

What are the Statutes of Limitations on Faulty Construction Work?

Your construction manager says he’s done with the job, but you find that something is still wrong. You’ve gone over the problem with him, but it never seems to get fixed. Or you find something later, after the job is long finished. Do ...

Home Medical Equipment Needs a Back-up Plan

Först Consulting Group works with a number of clients in Northern Virginia who require medical equipment like ventilators, stair lifts or monitors in their daily lives. Whenever we encounter someone who relies on medical equipment, we ...

Avoid Rain Damage With These Simple Inspections

Here in Northern Virginia, it sure has been raining—a lot. In fact, we’ve broken records for the number of consecutive rainy days. Sometimes it seems like we’ll never see the sun again. Rainy days can cause problems, not only with our ...

Beware the Dangers of Chinese Drywall

Have you ever heard of Chinese drywall? If you’re like others, probably not–until you had a problem with it. According to Wikipedia, the term “Chinese drywall” refers to an environmental health issue involving defective ...

Home Safety Inspections are a MUST

I recently spoke to a friend of mine who was excited about a new deck he was having added to his home. Less than a month later, he was calling me to tell me that the deck had collapsed. Luckily, nobody was on the deck when this ...

Is the Economy Causing Builders’ Risks to Rise?

I saw this article titled “Unfamiliar Jobs Boost Builders’ Risks” recently on BusinessInsurance.com and was struck by how relevant it was to the building industry here in Northern Virginia. In a nutshell, it talks about how, with the ...

What’s With Our Name– Först?

Many people have been asking us about our name: Först Consulting Group. They want to know where we got it and if it has any special meaning.  So I thought it was time to share the story. As many of you know, I got married in May 2015 ...

Who Does the Spring Cleanup When You’re Away?

Now that Spring is here, it is time to freshen up the outside of your home after winter’s long ravages. Heavy snowstorms may have torn down branches, or littered your lawn with twigs and leaves. Icy rains may have torn your ...

Först Consulting Group Loves Referrals

At Först Consulting Group, we’re pleased to say that most of our work comes directly from referrals given to us from our happy customers. To Först, a referral is much more than a job. It is an endorsement of our quality work. ...