Recent Blog Posts

  • Guide to Paint Finishes

    November 15, 2015
    Whether you own your home or rent, chances are you will eventually spend a little time with the paintbrush and roller. One of the first things you need to do before painting is make a decision: what kind of finish do I want? First off, exactly what is a finish?
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  • Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets Like A Professional

    November 1, 2015
    As most homeowners know, replacing kitchen cabinets can be a huge investment in time and money. Maybe your cabinets are a bit outdated and dingy. Perhaps they are just too dark and you wish to brighten up your kitchen.
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  • Contractor Tips to Improving Productivity in Their Employees

    October 15, 2015
    Improving the productivity of employees in the contractor business can mean a couple different things. From project planning to employee morale, productivity can be affected by many factors. These hold true for large construction companies as well as individually owned local contractors.
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  • Basement Finishing Tips

    October 1, 2015
    Generally, the forward thinking concept of building a home in which the owner may someday use the basement as a living space wasn’t widely practiced until the 1950s and 1960s.
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  • Roof Repair vs Roof Replacement: Which do I need?

    September 15, 2015
    Replacing the roof is something that most homeowners dread. The average national cost for tearing off and replacing an old roof in 2014 was nearly $12,000. The good news is that this expense does not come along very often.
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  • What You Need to Know about Buying Replacement Windows

    September 1, 2015
    So you’ve decided to take the plunge and replace your old windows. Doing so is one of the best investments you can make for your home --not only for the reduction in energy bills, but the increase in comfort, quiet, and ease of cleaning/maintaining.
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  • Lumber & Building Material Industry In 2015

    August 15, 2015
    Though the lumber and building material industry had suffered from a weakened demand during the years leading up to 2015 (because of the slowdown of building construction during the economic recession), the first half of 2015 has been part of a rapid rebound.
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  • Ways to Generate More Leads for Contractors

    August 1, 2015
    An ongoing challenge for contractors—especially those just starting out— is finding new customers. Generally, by doing your job well and proving your company’s dedication to quality, professionalism and reliability, you are already well on your way to cultivating future work.
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  • The Right Steps to Effective Contractor Safety Management

    July 15, 2015
    For owners of a contracting business, safety management is every bit as important as quality of work and customer satisfaction. In fact, effective contractor safety management can result in an improved return on investment and reputation, which is vital for gaining new business.
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  • Weekend Project: Replace or Install Porch Screening

    July 1, 2015
    If you have an older home with a screened in porch, then the method used to install the screening is probably the same method that’s been around forever. This usually involves stretching large portions of screening while nailing or stapling every few inches.
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