Larry Meiller Show Archives

Chad Speight of Chads Design Build Featured on the Larry Meiller Show on Wisconsin Public Radio

Chad Speight appears on the Larry Mieller Show the second Thursday of January, March, May, July, September, and November, from 11am – 12:30 pm to discuss home remodeling, energy-efficiency, and practical solutions to improve and enhance your home. Listen or call in with questions.

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May 11, 2017
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Thursday, May 11, 2017 11:00 AM
Home Improvement: Energy Efficiency Improvements – Improving your home’s energy efficiency not only saves on energy costs but if done correctly, there may be an added incentive. Our regular home improvement expert and a guest from Focus on Energy are with us to talk about what you can do to achieve both.
Guest(s): Chad Speight, Chad Laibly

March 9, 2017
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Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:00 AM
Expert: Water In Your Basement? Fix May Be Simple
Have recent rains caused water to accumulate in your basement? Don’t panic, says a home improvement specialist, the fix may be pretty simple. Also in this week’s show; Home Improvement: Spring Maintenance – It’s time to start thinking about spring home maintenance. Our regular home improvement expert is with us to talk about water management, rot repairs and exterior renovations like roofing and siding. Guest(s): Chad Speight

January 12, 2017
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January 12, 2017 11:00 AM
Home Improvement: Remodeling Resources – Our guests offer tips and resources to help homeowners to have successful remodeling experiences. We also talk about the national remodeling association group, NARI and answer listener questions. Guest(s): Chad Speight, Tony Trapp

November 12, 2016
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November 12, 2016 11:00 AM
Home Improvement: Radon
Radon is a very dangerous gas that can be found in some homes. Our guests give advice on how to check your home and what to do if it’s found. They also answer other home improvement questions. Also on this show; Is Your Home Ready For Winter? Chad Speight of Chads Design Build in Monona offers tips on how to prepare your home for the winter.

September 8, 2016
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September 8, 2016 11:00 AM
What To Know About Waterproofing Your Home’s Foundation
It’s been a rainy summer in Wisconsin, and if you’re a homeowner, you may have found yourself with at least one unpleasant surprise in your basement recently – water. On this show we’ll talk about Home Improvement Waterproofing Strategies. Whether you’re building a new home or improving an existing building, waterproofing is an important consideration. Our guests give advice on the correct way to keep out the water. We also answer your other home improvement questions.

May 12, 2016
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May 12, 2016 11:00 AM
Home Improvement: Summer Maintenance
The change of seasons is a good time to catch up on maintenance around your home. Our home improvement experts will be here to talk about doors and windows, gutters, dehumidifiers, whole house ventilation systems, and more. We’ll also be taking you home improvement questions.

March 10, 2016
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March 10, 2016 11:00 AM
How To Maintain Your Home As Spring Approaches
As spring approaches, it’s a good time for homeowners to take a step back and take a good look at the state of their house.

Home Improvement: Construction And Remodeling For Spring
As spring approaches, there are a number of things that can be done in our homes to prepare for the season. Learn what those are as Larry and his guests discuss tips for spring home improvement. They’ll also talk about programs in Wisconsin that prepare students for careers in construction…

January 14, 2016
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January 14, 2016 11:00 AM
Home Improvement: Exploring Green Residential Design
Join Larry Meiller as he talks to a Virge Temme, a contributor to the book, “LEEDing the Way: Domestic Architecture for the Future: LEED Certified, Green, Passive, & Natural,” and learns about green residential design. Plus, Temme and guest Chad Speight will talk about what changes homeowners and building owners…

November 12, 2015
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November 12, 2015 11:00 AM
Trends In Kitchen And Bathroom Renovations
Larry Meiller and his guests discuss the latest and greatest materials used for cabinetry, counter-tops, and flooring for both kitchen and bathroom.

September 24, 2015
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September 24, 2015 11:00 AM
Home Improvement: Addition Versus Remodeling
Larry Meiller and his guests talk about whether remodeling or adding on to your house is the most efficient way to make more space. Plus, find out about open, screened, and three-season porches.

July 21, 2015
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July 21, 2015 11:00 AM
Home Improvement: Making Homes More Comfortable
Larry Meiller finds out how to make homes more comfortable and efficient. Plus, learn how to solve various problems relating to mold, humidity, and condensation.

May 14, 2015
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May 14, 2015 11:00 AM
Home Improvement: Trends In Home Remodeling
Larry Meiller finds out which remodeling projects have the highest return on investment, and what is trending in the area of home improvement.

March 12, 2015
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March 12, 2015 11:00 AM
Home Improvement: Kitchen Remodels And Design
Larry Meiller finds out what steps to take to make your kitchen project successful and to keep it within your budget.

January 22, 2015
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January 22, 2015 11:00 AM
Larry Meiller finds out why it’s important to test for radon in the home. Plus, information on home energy audits, and the upcoming National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Expo in Madison.

November 13, 2014
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Thursday, 11/13/2014 11:00 AM
Larry Meiller learns about saving energy and keeping warm as the weather turns colder, and how to know whether a window needs repair or replacement.

July 10, 2014
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July 10, 2014 11:00 AM
With record rainfall in June around much of the state, property owners have had to deal with seeping basements, leaking roofs, and leaking walls. Larry Meiller learns strategies to keep water out of your building, without creating problems for the next property owner downstream.

May 8, 2014
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May 8, 2014 11:00 AM
Larry Meiller finds out what it takes to design for heavy precipitation events, temperature extremes and high winds. Plus, what some new codes that recently went into effect mean for builders and their clients.

March 6, 2014
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March 6, 2014 11:00 AM
Larry Meiller finds out what simple improvements homeowners can make to improve energy efficiency.

June 13, 2013
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June 13, 2013 11:00 AM
Whether because of illness, injury, or just aging, at some point we made need a more accessible home. Larry Meiller finds out about universal design, which aims to adapt to our needs throughout our life.

May 9, 2013
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May 9, 2013 11:00 AM
It’s great to use new materials that are environmentally friendly. But salvaging and reusing materials is even better. Larry Meiller finds out what materials are easiest to re-use, where to find them, and how to use them.

March 14, 2013
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March 14, 2013 11:00 AM
With a beautiful old home, you want to preserve historical details and features. Larry Meiller finds out how to do that, while also updating and improving older homes to improve comfort, energy efficiency and durability.

November 8, 2012
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November 8, 2012 11:00 AM
Larry Meiller talks about home repair and improvement, with a special focus on choosing and installing the right windows for your needs.

September 13, 2012
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September 13, 2012 11:00 AM
Mold can be a serious issue in the home. Larry Meiller finds out how to prevent mold and what to do if it’s detected. Plus, cooler weather is on it’s way. He’ll learn what steps to take before firing up the furnace for the first time of the season.

July 12, 2012
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July 12, 2012 11:00 AM
Larry Meiller and his guests talk about home repair and improvement, with an eye toward green and eco-friendly solutions.

May 10, 2012
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May 10, 2012 11:00 AM
At eleven, Larry Meiller and his guests talk about home repair and improvement, with an eye toward green and eco-friendly solutions.

March 8, 2012
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March 8, 2012 11:00 AM
A quick rise in temperatures can lead to run-off that impacts basements, roofs and gutters. Larry Meiller finds out at eleven forty-five how to address those issues. Plus, advice on how to find a contractor that focuses on energy efficiency and green techniques.

January 12, 2012
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January 12, 2012 11:00 AM
At eleven, Larry Meiller and his guests talk about home repair and improvement, with an eye toward green and eco-friendly solutions.

November 10, 2011
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November 10, 2011 11:00 AM
As the weather turns colder, it’s a great time to think of energy efficiency and keeping our homes warm. After eleven, Larry Meiller gets tips on what to check, and how to remedy problems through “green” alternatives.

September 8, 2011
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September 8, 2011 11:00 AM
Green and energy-efficient home repair and improvement are the focus for Larry Meiller, after eleven. Find out how to tune-up your heating system for cooler weather, and why it’s a good time to take advantage of Cash-Back Rewards through the Focus on Energy Program.

July 14, 2011
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July 14, 2011 11:00 AM
After eleven, Larry Meiller and his guests talk about home repair and improvement, with an eye toward green and eco-friendly solutions.

May 12, 2011
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May 12, 2011 11:00 AM
At eleven, Larry Meiller’s guest answers listener questions about “green” and energy-efficient ways to approach your home improvement and repair projects.

March 10, 2011
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March 10, 2011 11:00 AM
Considering a remodeling project…or something even bigger? After eleven, Larry Meiller’s guests have great advice on how to evaluate a potential remodeling project, and how to do it in the ‘greenest’ way possible.

January 13, 2011
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January 13, 2011 11:00 AM
You’ll have a chance to talk about your home renovation and repair issues, after eleven. Larry Meiller’s guests are Chad Speight of Chads Desgin Build… and John Viner with the Energy Center of Wisconsin. www.chadscarpentry.com www.ecw.org

November 11, 2010
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November 11, 2010 11:00 AM
After eleven, get some great advice on home renovation and repair with Larry Meiller and his guests. They are Chad Speight (SPATE) of Chads Desgin Build in Madison, and John Viner, Senior Project Manager at the Energy Center of Wisconsin. www.chadscarpentry.com www.ecw.org

September 9, 2010
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September 9, 2010 11:00 AM
Advice for home renovation and repair is yours, after eleven. Larry Meiller’s guests are Chad Speight of Chads Desgin Build in Madison, and John Viner of the Energy Center of Wisconsin. www.chadscarpentry.com www.ecw.org

July 8, 2010
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July 8, 2010 11:00 AM
After eleven, get great tips for your home repair project or renovation. Larry Meiller’s guests are Chad Speight of Chads Desgin Build of Madison, and John Viner, of the Energy Center of Wisconsin. chad@chadscarpentry.com jviner@ecw.org

May 13, 2010
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May 13, 2010 11:00 AM
Home renovation and repairs are on Larry Meiller’s mind today, after eleven. His guests are Chad Speight of Chads Desgin Build of Madison, and David Kinyon of the Wisconsin Conservation Corporation (WCCC) in Madison.

March 11, 2010
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March 11, 2010 11:00 AM
Spring often brings residential flooding and basement backups. After eleven, Larry Meiller gets advice on dealing with wet basements from Chad Speight of Chads Desgin Build in Madison, and John Viner of the Energy Center of Wisconsin. www.chadscarpentry.com www.ecw.org

January 14, 2010
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January 14, 2010 11:00 AM
After eleven, Larry Meiller gets the latest on home renovation and repair, and home energy efficiency. His guests are Chad Speight of Chads Desgin Build in Madison; and John Viner of the Energy Center of Wisconsin. chad@chadscarpentry.com jviner@ecw.org

November 12, 2009
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November 12, 2009 11:00 AM
Your home renovation and remodeling issues are welcome with Larry Meiller and his guests, after eleven. They are Chad Speight (Spate) of Chads Desgin Build; and John Viner of the Energy Center of Wisconsin. www.chadscarpentry.com www.ecw.org

September 10, 2009
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September 10, 2009 11:00 AM
From the basement floor…to the top of the roof, there’s lots to keep homeowners busy. After eleven, Larry Meiller talks about home renovation and repairs with Chad Speight of Chads Desgin Build in Madison, and John Viner of the Energy Center of Wisconsin.

July 9, 2009
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July 9, 2009 11:00 AM
Home renovation and energy efficiency are on Larry Meiller’s mind, after eleven. His guests are Dave Kenyon of the Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation, and Chad Speight, owner of Chads Desgin Build in Madison. weccusa.org chadscarpentry.com

May 14, 2009
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May 14, 2009 11:00 AM
After eleven, Larry Meiller and guests discuss the Homeowner’s Five Deadly Sins. His guests are Chad Speight (spate) of Chads Desgin Build, and John Viner (VINE-er) with G-D-S Associates, both in Madison.

March 12, 2009
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Thursday, 3/12/2009 11:00 AM
Larry Meiller talks about home improvement project issues after eleven. His guests are Chad Speight of Chads Design Build of Madison, and John Viner of GDS Associates of Madison.

January 8, 2009
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Thursday, 1/8/2009 11:00 AM
After eleven, the talk turns to home renovation and repair projects for Larry Meiller and his guests. They are Chad Speight of Chads Design Build in Madison, and John Viner with GDS Associates, also in Madison.

November 13, 2008
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Thursday, 11/13/2008 11:00 AM
After eleven, Larry Meiller’s guests focus on home renovation issues. They are Chad Speight of Chads Design Build in Madison, and John Viner of GDS Associates in Madison.

September 11, 2008
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Thursday, 9/11/2008 11:00 AM
After eleven, Jim Packard’s guests offer advice on home renovation and repair. They are Chad Speight (spate) of Chads Design Build in Madison, and John Viner of Building Servies and Consultant, Mount Horeb, WI.

July 10, 2008
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Thursday, 7/10/2008 11:00 AM
After eleven, the talk turns to home renovation and remodeling. Larry Meiller’s guests are Chad Speight (spate) of Chads Design Build in Madison, and John Viner of Building Services and Consultant in Mount Horeb.

May 8, 2008
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Thursday, 5/8/2008 11:00 AM
After eleven, we focus on home renovation and repair. Jim Packard’s guests are Chad Speight of Chads Design Build in Madison, and John Viner of Building Services & Consultant of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin.

March 13, 2008
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Thursday, 3/13/2008 11:00 AM
Larry Meiller discusses home renovation and repair projects with John Viner of Home Performance Testing of Mount Horeb, and Chad Speight (SPATE), owner of Chads Design Build in Madison.

January 10, 2008
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Thursday, 1/10/2008 11:00 AM
From controlling ice dams, to expanding small kitchens, maintaining a home is no simple matter. After eleven, Larry Meiller discusses home renovation and repair projects with John Viner of Home Performance Testing of Mount Horeb, and Chad Speight (SPATE), owner of Chads Design Build in Madison.

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