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James Hartkorn from LeafGuard by Midlands Home Solutions

Title: President

James Hartkorn from LeafGuard by Midlands Home Solutions

James is a high-energy professional who knows what it takes to run an efficient business. James has a customer service oriented mindset and will do what it takes to make sure everything goes smoothly. James also acts as the President for the Greater Omaha Remodeling Association where his business ethics and desire to be a true professional shine through. James enjoys playing golf, cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Chicago Bears, but most importantly spending time with his wife Sarah and two sons Phoenix and Hendrix.

 

Certified Home Comfort & Energy Conservation Specialist

2015 Steep Slope Pro Field Guide Test

James Steep Slope Pro Field Guide Test

James Hartkorn Haag Certified Inspector

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Rain Gutter Installation in Shelby, Iowa
    Before
    Rain Gutter Installation in Shelby, Iowa
    After

    Homeowners wanted a maintenance free gutter system so they didn’t have to get on the roof or pay someone to clean them out.  They were researching maintenance-free gutter systems online and came across Midlands Home Solutions. After contacting us, a representative met with these homeowners to go over the solutions available to resolve their concerns.

    The homeowners decided to have a white one piece, covered gutter system installed on their lovely home.  The homeowners are more then satisfied with their new white LeafGuard gutters.

  • Rain Gutter Installation in Council Bluffs, IA
    Before
    Rain Gutter Installation in Council Bluffs, IA
    After

    On this beautiful home in Council Bluffs, IA the homeowners were looking to have larger gutters and downspouts installed and wanted to make sure that they were also maintenance free.  These homeowners had a LeafGuard Gutter System on their previous home, so they knew having the patented, one-piece, covered gutter system installed was the best solution for their home.  

    These photos allow you to see the gutters, downspouts and extensions before the installation of the new LeafGuard Brand Gutter System.  In the after photo you’re able to view the new LeafGuard Gutters that were installed, in addition to the larger 3x4 downspouts for the better water distribution away from the home.   

  • Blown in Cellulose Insulation in Omaha, NE
    Before
    Blown in Cellulose Insulation in Omaha, NE
    After

    The before picture shows rock wool insulation the homeowner previously had in their attic.  After picture shows blown in Cellulose insulation.

  • Gutter System Collier Place Neighborhood of Omaha
    Before
    Gutter System Collier Place Neighborhood of Omaha
    After

    We received an inquiry from a customer who is working and a company that's renovating homes and placing families in the newly renovated homes. They asked us to come out and provide an estimate on maintenance free gutters so the family they put in the home does not have to worry about cleaning them out.  We assess the home and provided them solution, which was installed the LeafGuard Brand Gutter System.  They liked the design and warranties of the product and decided to have them installed on the home.  So, we come out and removed the old open top gutters that were damaged and falling off the home and replaced them with the White LeafGuard Brand Gutter System. These pictures show so the left side of the home before and after the installation of the new gutter system.

  • New Roof and Waterproof Underlay in Bellevue
    Before
    New Roof and Waterproof Underlay in Bellevue
    After

    These homeowners stopped at our booth at a local home show and showed interest in wanting to get a new roof installed on their home.   After meeting with the homeowners, they determined to have a new GAF roofing system installed on their home. 

    To begin this project, we removed the existing roofing components on the home, which included two layers of existing asphalt shingles; down to the existing decking. 

    Then we installed the following products on their home:

    • GAF WeatherWatch: Mineral-Surfaced Leak Barrier
    • GAF TigerPaw: Roof Decking Protection
    • GAF Pro-Start: Eve/Rake Starter Strip
    • GAF Timberline Lifetime Ultra HD Shingles: Color – Patriot Red
    • GAF Snow Country Advanced Ridge Vent: Attic Exhaust Ventilation – Replaced the existing box vents
    • GAF TimberTex: Premium Ridge Cap Shingles

    With the GAF roofing system, the homeowners also received the following warranty:

    GAF Master Elite Golden Pledge - 50-year Material Warranty/25-year Workmanship Warranty

  • Top Gutters on Bellevue, NE Home
    Before
    Top Gutters on Bellevue, NE Home
    After

    These pictures show the homeowner's home before and after we removed their open top gutters and replaced them with the patented, one-piece, LeafGuard Brand Gutter System in the color of Cream.

  • New Gutters in Millard Area Home of Omaha
    Before
    New Gutters in Millard Area Home of Omaha
    After

    These homeowners were interested in getting gutters for their home that don't require cleaning and constant maintenance.  So, we installed the White LeafGuard Brand Gutter System and Light Gray 3x4 Downspouts on their home. These pictures show the home before and after the installation.

  • New Rain Gutters on Omaha Home
    Before
    New Rain Gutters on Omaha Home
    After

    We installed a White LeafGuard Brand Gutter System on this home in the Millard Highlands Community in Omaha, NE. Pictures shows the back of the home before and after the installation of the new gutter system.

  • Gutter System Installation in Papillion, NE
    Before
    Gutter System Installation in Papillion, NE
    After

    Removed customer's old gutters and downspouts and replaced them with a Wicker LeafGuard Gutter System. 

  • Attic Insulation in La Vista, NE Makes Home More Comfortable
    Before
    Attic Insulation in La Vista, NE Makes Home More Comfortable
    After

    The homeowner of this home was looking to make the rooms in the home more comfortable during the summer and winter.  After contacting us, we meet with the homeowner to evaluate the home, after the evaluation we worked with the homeowner to determine the best solution. 

    Part of the solution the homeowner had us complete was insulating the skylight.  These photos show the skylight frame before and after the installation of the following products:

    • Encapsulated the skylight frame with ICYNENE ProSeal TM Polyurethane Spray Foam
    • Reattached bath fan vent to exiting roof vent.
  • Gutters Installed in Cedar Creek, NE
    Before
    Gutters Installed in Cedar Creek, NE
    After

    The homeowners in Cedar Creek, NE originally had Green open top Gutters on their home.  After a recent hail storm, they upgraded their Gutters to LeafGuard.

  • Gutter Installation in Louisville, NE
    Before
    Gutter Installation in Louisville, NE
    After

    These pictures show the home before and after the installation of the White LeafGuard Brand Gutter System.  With the patented, one-piece, covered gutter system installed in the home this homeowner will never have to clean out the gutters again.

  • Roof Replacement in Gretna, NE
    Before
    Roof Replacement in Gretna, NE
    After

    After stopping at our booth at a local county fair and meeting with us, these homeowners decided to have us completely replace their existing roof.  The roof was one of the two major projects that the homeowners wanted to complete on the exterior of their home.

    To begin the project, we removed the existing roof components on the home. Then we installed the following roof components on the home:

    • GAF WeatherWatch: Mineral-Surfaced Leak Barrier
    • GAF TigerPaw: Roof Decking Protection
    • GAF Pro-Start: Eve/Rake Starter Strip
    • GAF Timberline Ultra HD Shingles: Color – Shakewood
    • GAF Snow Country Advanced Ridge Vent: Attic Exhaust Ventilation – Replaced the existing box vents
    • GAF TimberTex: Premium Ridge Cap Shingles

    These homeowners also got the following warranty with their new GAF Roofing System that was installed:

    GAF Master Elite Golden Pledge - 50-year Material Warranty/25-year Workmanship Warranty

  • Rain Gutters Installed in Arlington, NE
    Before
    Rain Gutters Installed in Arlington, NE
    After

    The photos of this charming home in Arlington, NE show it before and after the White LeafGuard Brand Gutter System with Tan over-sized downspouts were installed.  

  • Rain Gutter Installation in Yutan, NE
    Before
    Rain Gutter Installation in Yutan, NE
    After

    These before and after pictures show the back deck area of this outstanding home.  This homeowner previously had open top gutters installed on their home which were consistently getting clogged with leaves and debris from the vast amount of trees around the home. 

    After we completed the installation of the Brown LeafGuard Gutter System, the homeowner is thrilled that they no longer have to clean out their gutters, because the LeafGuard Brand Gutter System is maintenance-free and clog-free. 

  • New Gutter Installation in Sioux City, IA
    Before
    New Gutter Installation in Sioux City, IA
    After

    Before & after of White LeafGuard Gutters installed on front of home in Sioux City, IA.

  • New Gutters Installed in Ames, NE
    Before
    New Gutters Installed in Ames, NE
    After

    Before & after of our brown open top, RainPro gutter system and 3x4 downspouts on log cabin in Ames, NE.

  • Roof Replacement in Lincoln, NE
    Before
    Roof Replacement in Lincoln, NE
    After

    Due to a storm that went through the area, these homeowners needed to have a new roof installed on their home.  After working with the homeowners and insurance company we did a complete roof replacement on their home.

    To start off the project, we removed the existing roof components on the home. Then we installed the following roof components on the home:

    1. GAF WeatherWatch: Mineral-Surfaced Leak Barrier
    2. GAF TigerPaw: Roof Decking Protection
    3. GAF Pro-Start: Eve/Rake Starter Strip
    4. GAF Timberline Lifetime HD Shingles: Color – Weatherwood
    5. GAF Snow Country Advanced Ridge Vent: Attic Exhaust Ventilation – Replaced the existing box vents
    6. GAF TimberTex: Premium Ridge Cap Shingles

    These homeowners also received the following warranty with their new GAF Roofing System that was installed:

    GAF Master Elite Golden Pledge - 50-year Material Warranty/25-year Workmanship Warranty

  • Roof installation in North Bend, NE
    Before
    Roof installation in North Bend, NE
    After

    In North Bend, NE we installed Shakewood GAF Armor Shield II asphalt shingles.  GAF Armor Shield II's are an impact resistant - architectural asphalt shingle.

  • Gutter and soffit replacement in Upland, NE
    Before
    Gutter and soffit replacement in Upland, NE
    After

    Before and after of soffit replacement in Upland, NE.  We also installed white LeafGuard gutters and 3x4 downspouts.

Company news I'd like to share with you:

  • Types of Paint to Use on Gutters in Nebraska and Iowa
    Types of Paint to Use on Gutters in Nebraska and Iowa
    Friday, Aug 7th, 2015
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  • How-To Choose New Gutter Colors in Nebraska and Iowa
    How-To Choose New Gutter Colors in Nebraska and Iowa
    Monday, Jun 15th, 2015
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our service area

We serve the following areas

NebraskaIowa Our Locations:

LeafGuard by Midlands Home Solutions
10416 Chandler Cir
La Vista, NE 68128
1-402-835-5554
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