The Detering Blog


Keep up with industry trends, company updates and FAQs curated for you by your Detering team.

Scarf Joint Method

Scarf Joints Method Makes Joints Disappear

In any space, visible joints detract from the overall elegance of the design, but when the space is oversized, with joints every eight to twelve feet, it’s overwhelmingly noticeable. Even material painted to mask joints can open over time, creating unappealing areas the eye is drawn to. Homes with grand spaces often run into this situation, where standard building material won’t suffice because of the many seams it creates.

The issue applies to a variety of products including crown moulding, baseboards, wainscoting, ceiling beams, hand rails, and window trim and casings. Because long lengths of many species of wood, including alder, birch & cherry, are invariably unavailable, shorter lengths of material must be joined together to complete the space. When produced by an expert – like Detering’s Custom Moulding/Hardwood Specialist, Bill Fishburn – the joints disappear, giving the impression that there is one, continuous piece of wood.


Front Door

Your front door matters

Make the right first impression with a front door that isn’t just purposeful, but also stands out and showcases the attention to detail your home receives. While many people overlook front doors, opting for something standard, building experts understand the importance of an entry door that has the right appeal to accent the home’s design.

As the first element your guests see, front doors need to have the perfect blend of functionality and aesthetic appeal. Quality doors will be well designed, fit properly, operate smoothly and have a quality finish.


Rebuilding after Harvey

Rebuilding after Harvey: Local company offers builder pricing for victims

By Patricia Lopez, ABC 13 Eyewitness News
Thursday, October 5, 2017

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Rebuilding after Harvey may take weeks or even months, especially if you’re doing it all out of pocket.

Luckily, local Houston companies are giving special pricing on building materials.


John Sewall Detering President & CEO

The Detering Company Welcomes New President & CEO

The Detering Company is proud to announce the addition of John Sewall as President and CEO. As part of his role, Sewall will oversee both The Detering Company and South Texas Brick and Stone. He will propel the vision Carl Detering, Jr. second generation owner, has for the business focusing on brand awareness, cross-selling specialty and custom products, and identifying and understanding the building supply needs of existing and potential customer segments.


The Detering Company

Creating a Company Profile Video That Converts

HOUSTON – August 2017 – Because ninety percent of information transmitted to the brain is visual, relying solely on written content can often limit a message’s effectiveness. Creative visuals, especially video media, connect with clients in an engaging way and, according to, increase conversion rates by 80 percent. Not only that, enjoyment of the video increases purchase intent by 97 percent and brand association by 139 percent.