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Risinger Homes is a custom builder and whole house remodeling contractor that specializes in architect-driven and fine craftsmanship work. We utilize an in-house carpentry staff and the latest building science research to build dramatically more efficient, healthy and durable homes.

Be sure to check out my video blog on YouTube, and follow me on Twitter @MattRisinger

Matt Risinger's blogs and videos appear on this site with his permission


Blogs by Matt Risinger

  • Simple Recessed Medicine Cabinet Details

    None of these details are super tricky but they require a good team of craftsman to ensure this simple detail doesn't look sloppy when it's completed.

  • Temporary Construction Power Box - Build your own!

    If you build or remodel homes for a living you've definitely encountered times when the crews didn't have enough power. Here's how we bring a portable power panel to our jobs to get everyone connected.

  • What Is A Good Window for Texas? (and the South)

    Windows are typically 1/5 or even 1/10 the insulation value of your walls/roof so even minute differences in window grade can make a large long-term impact to your energy usage.

  • Delta Vent SA Review

    This breathable peel & stick membrane serves as a weather & air barrier all in one.

  • Mesquite Hardwood Floors

    The most common choice for hardwoods in the houses I build has been white oak, so when I found out the architect had specified Mesquite, I knew I needed to video the process.

  • Bona Mega Satin Review - Pecan Floor

    I've used alot of waterborne floor finishes over the years but my favorites are the ones made by BONA.

  • Tight House Construction - Sealing Exterior Sheathing Seams

    In my quest to build ever tighter houses I've decided that my goal is for every house I build to get as close to 1ACH50 as possible. To reach that goal, I've decided to take a page from the PassiveHouse playbook and tape my exterior sheathing seams.

  • Cheap Trick - Recessed Dryer Box Review Model 425

    If you've ever installed a Clothes Dryer you know that the vent at the back is in jeopardy of being pinched off the second you push the unit back into place.

  • Craftsmanship of Concrete - Board Formed Walls

    the house we are building has alot of board formed concrete walls. I thought I'd shoot a video showing the craftsmanship that goes into these exposed architectural walls.

  • Hidden Doors and Secret Rooms

    My team completed this remodel of a 1930's house this past year and it had several fun hidden doors inside.


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