2020 Charity Home Contractor Spotlight: Aspen Aire

Thank you, Aspen Aire!

Aspen Aire is providing HVAC installation for our 2020 Charity Home. We are so thankful for businesses in our community stepping in to make sure our charity home raises maximum dollars for such important causes that support our community. We will be donating the greater share of the sale profit to Children’s Cancer Connection and the remainder to CASA and the Animal Rescue League.

Read more about the 2020 Charity Home here.

Children’s Cancer Connection

Children’s Cancer Connection is a nonprofit organization based in Des Moines, Iowa and was founded in 1988 to connect families facing childhood cancer across the state of Iowa. They strive to connect pediatric cancer patients and their families, regardless of treatment outcome or years off treatment. They support the entire family through the entire journey by providing programs at next-to-no cost, including hospital- and clinic-based programs, camps and retreats, support services and outings, as well as scholarship opportunities.

We’re Hiring: Builder’s Assistant

Greenland Homes is a local residential builder and we’re currently seeking a full-time Residential Builder’s Assistant. In the position you will travel between developments, assisting job superintendent with specific site duties, including mowing, watering, snow removal, standing inspections, scheduling, and various other responsibilities as directed.

Company truck provided for work use. Position requires someone with good driving record and the ability to hook up trailers and haul equipment (skid steer, mower, water tank) to sites. Must be able to learn to operate mowers, skid steer, and other smaller equipment. Serious applicants only.

We are looking for someone of good character, punctual, and hard working. Excellent position for someone looking to learn the residential building industry in the team setting.

Employee and site supervisor will brainstorm together to discuss tasks, priorities, and scheduling each week.

If interested, send resume via email (jobs@greenlandhomesiowa.com) or fax (515-528-8189).

How to Set Up Your First Home Office

Working from home is not a new concept, but recent events have created a mass shift in the American workforce and more people than ever before are working from home. While simply placing a laptop on the kitchen table is one way to work from home, having a designated home office offers a better environment for productivity and is easier to set up than you might think.

Find the right location

The first step is to find the right location for your home office. Although it’s great if you have a spare room to use, not everyone has this luxury. A corner of a master bedroom or living room, a loft area, or even a section of a well-insulated garage can work just as well.

Check out this corner office idea from MoreThanToast.org.  You’ll need a small desk and a super comfy chair!

Source: MoreThanToast.org

Add Furniture & Accessories

Once you find the right space, create a list of the materials you’ll need to be productive. A formal desk is best, but if you don’t own one, then any table will work. Use bookshelves or storage cubes to keep paper, pens, and other useful items within easy reach.

The shelving above this desk from The Fashionista’s Diary is a great addition for storage!

Source: thefashionistasdiary.com

Adjust Your Lighting

Pay attention to the lighting – both natural light and lighting fixtures. Cool light, such as sunlight, is best for productivity. Make sure you have a desk lamp or floor lamp if the room doesn’t have proper natural lighting.

This idea from Clementine Creative makes great use of natural light while having a backup lamp ready to go as well.

Source: www.clementinecreative.co.za

Make It Your Own Space

Once you have the essentials set up, it’s time to add some personal touches. Add a plant or decorate a wall with pictures you enjoy, to bring the space to life. Consider the storage elements as well, such as pen holders or file folders.

We love this space featured on the Viva Decora blog.

Source: www.vivadecora.com.br

A home office doesn’t need to be fancy to be an effective and enjoyable space. The most important consideration is to ensure you can work in peace; it should also offer a pleasant place to be productive that is separate from your living space so you can unplug at the end of the workday.

Greenland Homes Returns to Huxley

Advantage Series in Huxley, Iowa

Homebuyers will be able to choose between one- and two-story home designs and are encouraged to be involved in the building process as soon as possible, ensuring you can choose finishes and upgrades when the time comes. Westview Heights features the popular Birmingham ranch plan, Melrose two-story plan from the Advantage Series, along with other plans including the Fillmore raised ranch plan.

The floor plans at Westview Heights feature up to four bedrooms and three baths. The Advantage Series features open concept floorplans with modern finishes and allow for upgrades in flooring, cabinetry, countertops, and fireplaces.

About this Location

To find Westview Heights, you will need to take Hwy 69 into Huxley then turn West onto W. Centennial Dr.

Westview Heights residents will enjoy commuter-friendly access to I-35 taking them to Des Moines, Ankeny, and Ames. Plus, they will have plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors! The Heart of Iowa bike trail runs through the south part of Huxley. Big Creek is only 15 minutes away!

Home Tours

To tour homes at Westview Heights please contact Tammy Heckart, RE/MAX Concepts at (515) 778-8807 or tammy@tammyheckart.com.