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 and simply, Först is my wife Mareike’s ... Read More
 

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 gutters from the roofline or disturbed your downspouts. March winds could have ripped protective ... Read More
 

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. When a customer goes out of their way to recommend us to their ... Read More
 

Construction Inspection – What to Look for While the Work is Being Done

Even the slightest defect can wreak havoc on your construction project, and often the defects can be undetectable to the eye since they are hidden behind the walls. That’s why an independent Construction Inspection is so important. But many homeowners don’t think of it, trusting only the word of their contractor. Först Consulting Group provides ... Read More
 

New Service: Owner’s Construction Advocate for Renovation Projects

When you renovate your home, things are turned upside down. Normal schedules are interrupted, the space is in disarray, and you have to oversee the project on top of your already-busy day. The job of managing your construction, remodeling or renovation project just got easier with the addition of the new Owner’s Construction Advocate service ... Read More
 

Först Consulting Group Now Takes Credit Cards

Först Consulting Group is pleased to announced that we are now accepting credit card payments. This should make payments easier for our clients in both the construction industry and the private sector. Although we don’t yet accept payments through our website, credit cards do make it convenient for you. Simply contact us when you’re ready ... Read More
 

In My Expert Opinion…

Loosely defined in Wikipedia, an expert witness, professional witness, or judicial expert is a person who, through experience, training, education or skill, has the expertise and specialized knowledge in a particular subject greater than the average person’s, and who can be relied upon to provide a professional opinion about evidence or a fact. Sometimes experts ... Read More
 

What You Need to Know About Lead-Based Paint

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “If you live in a home built before 1978 and you’re contemplating any work that will disturb more than six square feet of painted surfaces inside the home or 20 square feet on the exterior of the home, for example, replacing a window, installing cabinets, or adding ... Read More
 

Could You Recognize a Visible Construction Error? We Can.

Först Consulting Group is often called upon by homeowners to either verify or dispute errors in construction. When remodeling a home, building a new home, or simply repairing items in the home, errors can happen. Sometimes they are quite obvious, but at other times they are subtle. You just get a feeling that something isn’t ... Read More
 

Först Consulting Group adds Residential Property Management Service

Först Consulting Group is pleased to add an additional service to its offerings: Residential Property Management. Added because of customer demand, beginning in 2016, Först will now assist homeowners who need someone to watch over their property when they are not there. Property Management Provides Safety, Security, Ease and Convenience While You’re Away It’s important ... Read More