Author Archive: Michael Echterling

The Coolest Craft Bars in Waco

Waco has grown at a stunning rate in recent years, which means that some of the coolest craft bars in central Texas have set up shop right in our neighborhood! Here are some of our favorites! Sam’s Bar Located inside Union Hall in downtown Waco, Sam’s Bar is a craft cocktail bar that perfectly blends […] Read More »

Natural Cleaning Products To Use In Your Home

Natural cleaning products are gaining popularity, and it’s easy to see why with a bit of digging! Our homes get dirty. Unfortunately, that’s a fact of life. A quick visit to the home improvement store will show you a seemingly endless amount of chemical cleaning products for your home, but these products may not be […] Read More »

Transform Your Space With These Easy, DIY Rustic Bookshelves!

These floating bookshelves are an excellent, money-saving project for virtually every type of DIY’er! Beginners and veterans alike will LOVE the simple sophistication that these DIY rustic floating bookshelves add to a space. You can even complete this simple, inexpensive project in a single afternoon! To make this project as pain-free as possible, I used […] Read More »

Building A Piece of History

Over the past couple years I’ve developed a keen interest in woodworking. I was drawn to the art after watching Ron Swanson build a canoe in Parks and Recreation. I remember being attracted to the idea that I could use my own hands to shape raw materials into something useful. It’s funny – I’ve never […] Read More »

Customer Spotlight: Mastergeorge

Echterling Builders has had the pleasure of working with so many fantastic people in the central Texas area, and we really benefit from hearing their stories. We want to take the time to hear about their experiences with us. Several years ago, we built a home in Robinson for Jim and Dolores Mastergeorge. The Mastergeorge […] Read More »

How To Make The Most Of Your Home

When you think about your home, you may have a laundry list of imperfections that you think you can’t overcome. But what you may not realize is that you can turn a perceived weakness into a strength. Read more to find out how you can make the most of your living space! Read More »

Calling Waco Home – Quality of Life in Waco Beyond Magnolia

Waco has garnered national attention, largely as a result of the popularity of Fixer Upper and the Gaines family as a brand. This expansion will be sustained because of the communities that make Waco a unique place to live, the communities that will be here long after the Magnolia Effect wears off. This is an excellent time to be a Wacoan.  Read More »