3-D print your house in under a day? How is this possible?

In the near future, building a new home may be as easy as printing out an airline boarding pass. New Story (a charity that works to build houses for people in developing nations) and Icon (a robotics construction company in Austin, Texas) unveiled what is believed to be the first 3D-printed house that is fully…

Thank You…

2017 was a great year at Bolton. We are thankful for the great relationships with our fellow construction companies, vendors, code officials, businesses, and residential customers. We are fortunate to have amazing employees working throughout the company; the office staff, service departments, construction departments, warehouse, fleet maintenance, sheet-metal – all over. We could not do what we…

PLANTS THAT GLOW

Imagine if you could read in the dark by using the light of a glowing plant. MIT engineers have taken the first steps toward making that vision a reality. They have done this by embedding specialized nanoparticles into the leaves of a watercress plant; they induced the plants to give off dim light for nearly…

Winter Weather Is Coming – Protect Your Pipes From Freezing

Winter weather can lead to freezing pipes that can possibly burst, which can cause flooding and costly water damage to your home. What causes the pipes to burst? Water expands as it freezes, which puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter how strong the pipes, expanding water…

Phone Battery Dying? No Electricity? No Problem!

We are now so reliant on cellphones for communication, that when a power outage happens, the first thing we think of is, “what if my cellphone battery dies!?”. We lose power for many reasons (rain, snow, downed power line) and when that happens, we start to worry about being able to communicate if our cellphone…

Keeping Yourself and Your Cell Phone Battery Cool

How “Cool” is that? Imagine having a Mini AC in your pocket. Your phone wouldn’t overheat, you would stay cool at outdoor events and you could stay cooler in the office without freezing everyone else to death. The materials used in this tiny device could potentially be used to build quieter, more energy-efficient and environmentally…

Madison Titans Go to Nationals!

Madison Titans 12-U Softball Team Go to Nationals! Bolton would like to formally congratulate the Madison Titans 12 year old and under softball team for making it to NATIONALS! After first winning Regionals (west division) then State our girls have made it to Treasure Coast, FL. where they are currently competing in this year’s 2017…

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! Weaverville Tribune 5th Annual North Buncombe Favorite Finds

The Weaverville Tribune: 5th Annual North Buncome Favorite Finds The reader’s of the Weaverville Tribune have spoken! As of April 18, 2017 Bolton’s Electrical Service Department has been awarded third place in the Category of Favorite Electrician in the Fifth Annual North Buncombe Favorite Finds. Special Thanks Bolton would like to give thanks to all of…

Energy Star; A Fleeting Flash of Light in America’s Sky?

Energy Star Have you ever taken notice of how many appliances assist us in our daily lives? We start our day waking up in our easily heated and cooled houses. Prepare our meals with the help of a refrigerator, stove and for some of microwave. Go to work and type, fax, scan and copy. Return…

Green Homes – How Does Yours Compare?

Going green. It’s a priority that is progressively rising higher on everyone’s list. There are many people who go green. Some do it as a means to positively impact the environment. Others do it as a way to cut down on a budget. Trust me, I’d love to say the reason I constantly nag my family was out of my…