Monday, November 18, 2013


If you think about it, many people settle for what they already have and aren't willing to change mainly because they don't want like the idea of having their lives
disrupted.  Living through a major bathroom renovation is a pure example of one of those situations where most people aren’t willing to endure  the inconvenience even if it means that they will have something better when it is over.  Yes, we are talking about doing the following for about 3 weeks: taking showers the gym or at your mother-in-law’s house, sharing one bathroom with 3 or 4 other people, having workmen constantly coming in and out of your house, the dust and dirt, etc. Yuck!

Then again, think of the possibilities…..




Thursday, May 10, 2012


Although an overly busy schedule got us off to a bit of a rocky start, the Springfield Renovation is now in full swing.  With a little help from our friends at West Caln Real Estate, we were able to kick this project into high gear after the major delays of another job nearly derailed our whole operation.

After the roof comes off

Back under roof

Monday, April 4, 2011

Life is an Artistic Expression

Loro Brothers Contracting began eight years ago this month with it's first project: building a cabinet. The cabinet came to life with a mural painted by my younger sister, Anna. To celebrate eight crazy years, Anna and I will team up to offer 40% off all Artistic Murals for Loro Bros Clients and Friends this year. Artistic talent runs deep in our family bloodline. My drawing ability may be rusty, but using residential properties as my canvas has been very rewarding. Anna's artistic talents are not limited to painting, but she is by far the most accomplished painter among her nine siblings. Her murals range from simple nursery animals or nature schemes to complex recreations or original works. Together we can create you a unique masterpiece. Furniture, architectral salvage, mirrors, picture frames, and other fixtures can be custom painted to your specifications. Contact Loro Bros today to view a portfolio or to schedule a free consultation visit.

Some of Anna's Work:

Painted Cabinet

Sunset From the Art Museum Steps

The Academy of Music

Birch Tree

Mekong River

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Tornado in Delco?

The mini tornado/hail storm in Deleware County on June 24th was over just as quick as it came pouring in. Insane winds followed by a down-pour of golf ball sized hail and heavy rain was enough to cause more storm related damage this area has seen in my lifetime.

Luckily very few injuries were reported despite the danger of trees getting tossed around as if they were as light as a feather.
Because of this damage, our area has new roofing, siding, window screens, downspouts, gutters, windows and more being installed. If you need an estimate for any storm related damages and don't want to put your faith in all of the out-of-town contractors flooding in, give us a call.
This house in lansdowne was built around this elm tree long ago. After 108 years of providing shade, the elm snapped like a twig in the heavy wind.

Here's an inside view of the elm tree.

Sorry to see the tree go, and most of the roof with it. Luckily the house is all back in order now.
My truck got hit when (4) giant pines turned into weapons of mass destruction.

This incident certainly kept my auto body guys busy. This Dodge has plenty of life left in her now that she's been repaired.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Porch Rebuild

Although it seemed like an overwhelming task, the repair of this termite & water damaged porch is now progressing. The stone has been repaired, a concrete slab was poured for the crawl-space and the framing is underway. We plan to restore the porch to it's original beauty, with the exception of a few modern upgrades. We'll keep you posted on how we advance.

May The Force Be With You

Buried deep underneath the floor of the Highland Ave. Porch was this 1977 Luke Skywalker figure. He almost ended up in a concrete slab, but luckily he was unearthed before the cement was poured

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Highland Ave Porch Rebuild

After removing the roof, walls and floor from this porch, the team prepares to put the pieces back together.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Lou the Plumber - Springfield Bathroom Renovation

Lou, our plumber of choice, knows how to get the job done. With over 50 years of experience under his belt...he is the guy to call. Pictured above is Lou and a freshly insulated bathroom. For optimum insulation we used cellulose, which is recycled newspaper mixed with Borax, a flame retardant. Cellulose has a better R value than standard batted insulation. See...we put the morning paper to good use.

See below for how Loro Bros. transformed a bathroom in Springfield into a showroom gem.

Let's see how we did.
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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

New Kitchen Remodel - Villanova, PA

This has been one of my favorite projects. When you have a homeowner that is willing to buy the best materials, a masterpiece can be created. Great Client. Great Job.

Let's see how we did.
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Kitchen FlyBy

Let's take a stroll through the new kitchen.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Helen of Westbrook Park, PA - New Kitchen and Flooring

We love Helen. She was always quick to offer us coffee, treats, and an extra hand when we needed it. We removed a wall, laid new flooring throughout the house, and rebuilt the kitchen. Helen was there for all of it and was instrumental in getting this project done smoothly.

Thanks for the kind words Helen!

How did we do?
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Kitchen FlyBy

Let's get a better view of the new kitchen.