We Won “Best of the Hudson Valley” !

The winners have been notified by mail and the public announcement of winners and will officially be in the Hudson Valley Magazine on the newsstands in mid-September 2017. We are so very grateful to and appreciative of all our loyal clients who voted for us and to Hudson Valley Magazine for their diligence in producing…
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We really like the "Best Of Hudson Valley" people and Hudson Valley Magazine. It's a ton of work to make it happen every year, AND it's great to have McMahon's Contracting nominated again....but it'd be even better to win.  So if you like McMahon's Home Improvement Forum on facebook or are a client of McMahon's Contracting, here is your chance to make a difference, and it's so easy (see image). If you help us win, you will be invited to a huge party under the Gunks in Gardiner, so after you vote drop us a quick line to be put on the list @ (


Firewood: Shed or Stack?

Remember that wood only really dries in New York State between April and November when temperatures are above 40°F and humidity levels are relatively low.  A well-sited and -built wood stack does most of its work during July through September with high heat and low humidity. A good wood shed—see example below—works all year long.…
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Wood Burning Tips: Part-2

Wood Wants to be Wet Really, really wet.  In fact it’s the only typical raw material that holds more water than good soil (usually 120 percent to 200 percent of its dry weight).  The cells in a tree’s wood have such a stubborn grasp on water (it’s their life currency) that they only release it…
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Wood Burning Tips

Food, clothing, shelter… and in the Mid-Hudson Valley: heat.  There’s no escaping this part of life here, and as the age of cheap and available liquid fuels draws to a close, we face using both new and old methods for keeping warm.  For a short generation we’ve become accustomed to the ease of cheap liquid…
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NEW Website

It has been a long time coming. We discovered through google analytics that over 60% of our visitors were accessing our site on a handheld device. We also discovered that our old site looked really bad and was hard to navigate on small screens.  Thus started my team's search---Although I can design, build, and remodel…
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