THE HOYT WAY…

Our History For many people, owning a business is a daunting responsibility. For me, it’s part of the fabric of my life. My parents, Donn and Marty Hoyt, opened Diamond Equipment in Dickinson, North Dakota in 1964 and I have many great memories of helping out in the family business. It was second nature for me. My parents operated their … Read More

HOW TO INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME THROUGH EXTERIOR REPAIRS

Your house is one of those rare possessions that isn’t just something you own, it is an investment, as well. What’s more is that this investment is unlike any other that you have. It’s something that has a value, which is very much in your control. Sure, property prices do fluctuate on their own, but the work that you put … Read More

HOW TO PREVENT WATER DAMAGE ON YOUR HOME’S EXTERIOR

Water, if left unchecked, is perhaps the greatest enemy to homeowners. Over time, the damage that water can do to your home’s exterior, and eventually its interior, can be catastrophic. That’s why we take steps to prevent our homes from the damage that prolonged exposure to water can bring about. No matter what season we are in, your home is … Read More

AMAZING DECK DESIGNS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

It’s summer, and it’s the perfect time to sit outside with your family and friends to enjoy the weather (especially before we are subjected to the Minnesota winter weather again). When it comes to grilling and hanging out in your backyard, there is no better place to do it than your deck. While the basis of decks is pretty simple, … Read More

WHEN SHOULD YOU REPLACE YOUR SIDING?

When was the last time you took a close look at the siding of your home? Because you likely spend much of your time indoors, it’s easy to forget that the exterior of your house is just as important as the interior. Even if you are content with the weathered look of your house’s exterior, it is important to remember … Read More

SO, YOU HAVE HAIL DAMAGE: NOW WHAT?

Your house is the shield that protects you from all sorts of severe weather. Unfortunately for your home’s exterior, that means being constantly pelted by rain, snow and occasionally hail. While this is better than having chunks of ice rain down upon you and your family, it can do quite a bit of damage to your roof and siding. Unlike … Read More

HOYT ON TRENDS: POPULAR DECKING STYLES RIGHT NOW

There’s nothing like adding the perfect deck to your yard. The trouble lies in finding the right style that perfectly compliments the exterior of your home. Not all houses are alike, you see, and there isn’t a one-size-fits all deck to rule them all. Over the years, many styles have come into the industry while others deservedly went the way … Read More

HOW TO TELL IF YOU NEED A NEW ROOF

A house is essentially useless without a sturdy roof over your head. It keeps you warm in the winter, dry in the spring, cool in the summer and prevents you from having to rake leaves off your carpet in the fall. Although the quality of roofing shingles has greatly increased over the years, nothing lasts forever. You will eventually have … Read More