Mike Valente

Mike Valente is the owner of Valente Construction, a residential construction company based in RI. He got his first taste of the trade when he was still in elementary school. Mike would tag along with his Dad fixing up their rental properties. He attended H.H. Ellis Tech as a major in carpentry. After graduation he worked for a few years as an apprentice at a small residential remodeling company, before setting out to start his own company. Mike is always looking for new advancements in the trade, including new products and tools.

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Hilti DSH-P Integrated Water Pump System

Hilti DSH-P Integrated Self-Priming Water Pump When I hear the name Hilti, the first thing that comes to mind is a leader in the world of concrete tools and fastening.  We recently had the opportunity to attend Hilti’s 2017 media event.   At the event, Hilti released their DSH-P Integrated Water Pump System.  The DSH-P […]

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Dewalt 20V DCN681 Brushless 18G Narrow Crown Stapler

Dewalt 20 volt 18 Guage Narrow Crown Stapler Review Let’s say you show up to a job site in the morning to start a large interior renovation project.  One of the first things that needs to get setup is that heavy, bulky, and noisy air compressor, along with all those hoses that cause tripping hazards […]

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Diamondback Tool Belt

Diamondback Tool Belt Denali Rig Review Most carpenters consider their tool belt as an extension of their body.  It’s where these craftsman keep their tools that help them complete their day to day tasks.  Every tool has it’s own home within our tool belts and we can reach down and grab them without even looking.  […]

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Bosch 18V Brushless 1/2″ Hammer Drill Driver

Bosch HDH183B Brute Tough 18V Brushless 1/2″ Hammer Drill/ Driver Let’s say you need to drill a few quick holes in some masonry. A small project that doesn’t necessarily need that big bulky corded hammer drill that’s collecting dust on your shelf. Problem is, you don’t have any other options. Well Bosch has your solution. […]

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Bosch DDH183B 18V Brute Tough 1/2″ Drill/ Driver

Bosch DDH183B 18V EC Brush-less Brute Tough 1/2″ Drill/ Driver Review It’s the Friday afternoon before a long holiday weekend and your plans for this weekend include fixing up that old deck behind your house.  One problem, the hand-me down drill your Dad gave to you 10 years ago just isn’t going to cut it.  […]

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