Portland, Maine-based Upright Frameworks is one of the region’s most successful home performance contractors. A jump-start from the federal stimulus package in 2009 helped the company get on its feet; now, a steady stream of referrals keeps the weatherizing work coming, along with major remodeling and new construction jobs.

Doing competent, effective work on the weatherizing end helps the company build a strong reputation that pays off in the form of referrals and repeat customers for larger jobs, says company founder Josh Wojcik. This month, JLC stopped by an Upright Frameworks weatherizing job in Durham, Maine to see the action on site.

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