This is your ultimate resource for home renovations, real estate investments, DIY projects, and more. As the President of Char-Ron Contracting Inc., I am passionate about helping homeowners like you create beautiful, functional living spaces and achieve your renovation dreams.

In each of our expertly crafted blog articles, Hammer and Nail delves into a variety of topics, from practical how-to guides and contractor selection tips to smart real estate investments. Our goal is to provide comprehensive, down-to-earth insights and guidance from an experienced contractor's perspective while also fostering personal growth and empowerment.

As we embark on this journey, we'll share stories, anecdotes, and valuable lessons learned from years in the industry, inspiring you to take on new challenges and achieve your goals.

Hammer and Nail is more than just an expert blog for homeowners; it's a platform for learning, sharing, and motivating each other to become the best versions of ourselves. With over 50 engaging blog articles that blend practical tips, personal stories, and motivational messages, our blog serves as both an outstanding source of information and a hub for growth and inspiration.

Together, we'll empower you with the knowledge and confidence to create your dream home and transform your life. Welcome to Hammer and Nail: Building & Renovation Tales with Charlie LaRue.

  • Home Renovation Planning: Learn how to budget and choose the right materials and contractors for a successful project.

  • Real Estate Investment: Navigate the lucrative yet risky world of real estate with expert guidance.

  • Contractor Selection: Find reliable and experienced contractors to ensure a satisfactory renovation experience.

  • DIY Tips and Tricks: Master the art of DIY while recognizing when professional help is needed.

  • Step-by-Step Guides: Follow clear, concise instructions for tackling specific home improvement tasks.

  • Empowerment and Motivation: Be inspired by personal stories and insights from Charlie LaRue and other industry experts.

Home Remodeling: How to Plan and Execute in Highlands, NJ

Home Remodeling: How to Plan and Execute in Highlands, NJ

Unlock the secrets of successful home remodeling in Highlands, NJ. Get tips on planning, budgeting, and executing your dream renovation project. Start transforming your space today! ...more

Home Remodeling

July 26, 202310 min read

Monday Motivation - From Firefighter to Founder: Embrace the Call to Rebuild

Monday Motivation - From Firefighter to Founder: Embrace the Call to Rebuild

Join Charlie LaRue as he shares his inspiring journey from a firefighter to a trusted local builder in Highlands, NJ, turning obstacles into opportunities. #MondayMotivation #DreamBig #TakeTheLeap ...more

Personal Growth ,Monday Motivation &Entrepreneurship

July 09, 20237 min read

The 7 Best Roofing Materials: A Comprehensive Guide

The 7 Best Roofing Materials: A Comprehensive Guide

Explore the top 7 roofing materials in this comprehensive guide. From affordable asphalt shingles to durable slate, discover their pros, cons, and which one is the best fit for your needs. ...more


May 29, 20237 min read

The 7 Most Essential Tools for Any DIY Project

The 7 Most Essential Tools for Any DIY Project

Discover the 7 essential tools every DIY enthusiast needs! From power drills to wrenches, we'll guide you through must-have tools for successful projects. With these tools in your arsenal, you'll tack... ...more


May 09, 20237 min read

Highlands NJ DIY kitchen renovation on a budget

Highlands NJ DIY kitchen renovation on a budget

The kitchen is often said to be the heart of the home. It’s where we gather to cook, eat, and socialize. But, over time, kitchens can start to feel dated and in need of a refresh. If you’re planning a... ...more

Kitchen Renovation

May 04, 20236 min read

My Three Pillars To Success


Quality Craftsmanship

I strongly believes in delivering high-quality workmanship in every project, big or small. I emphasizes the importance of attention to detail, using superior materials, and employing skilled tradespeople to ensure the finished product exceeds clients' expectations. This dedication to quality is a cornerstone of my business and personal philosophy.


Transparent Communication

I understands that clear and open communication is vital for a successful renovation or construction project. I advocate for maintaining an honest dialogue with clients, listening to their needs and concerns, and offering guidance throughout the entire process. By fostering a collaborative relationship, clients can feel more involved and confident in their project's progress.


Personal empowerment

I am a firm believer in the power of personal growth and self-improvement. I encourage clients and readers to take charge of their projects, educate themselves, and build their confidence in making decisions. By sharing knowledge, experiences, and motivational stories, I aim to inspire others to overcome challenges and achieve their goals both within and beyond the realm of home improvement.

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