Peter Lumber Company: Blog Channelhttp://peterlumber.comCompany blogs, tips and how-toshttp://assets.newmediaretailer.com/http://assets.cdn.newmediaretailer.com/18000/18735/thumb_peter-logo-resized.jpgPeter Lumber Companyhttp://peterlumber.comen-USCopyright 2018, Peter Lumber CompanySun, 20 May 2018 13:46:26 -0400Sun, 20 May 2018 13:46:26 -0400http://www.newmediaretailer.comComparing Deck Wood Choicesblog_568071526378400http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/56807/comparing-deck-wood-choicesGenerally speaking, when you compare common decking materials there are three choices: Cedar, pressure-treated wood and composite decking. Neither one is a bad choice. They vary in looks, durability and cost -- each with its own advantages and disadvantages.BlogsTue, 15 May 2018 06:00:00 -0400Lack of Permit Could Come Back to Hauntblog_568061525168800http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/56806/lack-of-permit-could-come-back-to-hauntRon Roen had a problem. He wanted to put his Bellevue, Wash. , home on the market and move to a house on the water.BlogsTue, 01 May 2018 06:00:00 -0400Social Skills For The Custom Builderblog_562241523786400http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/56224/social-skills-for-the-custom-builderWill Duderstadt brings a nimble mindset to social media, having worked for businesses large and small.BlogsSun, 15 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0400How To Create A Dust Free Jobsiteblog_562231522576800http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/56223/how-to-create-a-dust-free-jobsiteOne of the biggest challenges contractors and DIY remodelers experience is controlling the amount of dust that comes with any project. This can be exceptionally challenging if you or someone else also still lives or occupies that specific jobsite.BlogsSun, 01 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0400Who Is Liable for Injured Subcontractors?blog_553851521086400http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/55385/who-is-liable-for-injured-subcontractorsHere's the scenario: A homeowner looking to replace his roof solicits estimates from several roofing companies. The company he hires is the least expensive one and uses subcontractors to do the labor.BlogsThu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0400Using Strategic Relationships To Grow Your Businessblog_553811519880400http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/55381/using-strategic-relationships-to-grow-your-businessEighty percent of your success in business today and in the future will come from your business acumen — not your product or service knowledge. This is probably counter to why you went into business in the first place.BlogsThu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500Help Hiring Helpblog_548721518692400http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/54872/help-hiring-helpSomewhere in the Sierra Nevada, along the celestial blue shores of California's Lake Tahoe, Dave Baker, general superintendent for Reno, Nev. -based Dianda Construction, is watching four skilled carpenters rapidly frame a large interior wall that is part of a 19,000-square-foot remodeling job.BlogsThu, 15 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500Are You Doing Enough to Build Your Brand?blog_548731517482800http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/54873/are-you-doing-enough-to-build-your-brandBuilding a brand is as essential to a business as building character is to a person. As with character, the process involves balancing nature and nurture, reality and perception, planning and improvisation. It requires self-awareness, commitment to growth, and patience.BlogsThu, 01 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500Handle These Five Headaches Before the Remodelblog_543371515992400http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/54337/handle-these-five-headaches-before-the-remodelOnce your clients hand you a remodeling job, it's entirely up to you to turn their visions into a reality.BlogsMon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500Remodelers, Use These Ideas to Refresh the ‘Hedgehog’ Business Modelblog_543331514782800http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/54333/remodelers-use-these-ideas-to-refresh-the-hedgehog-business-modelJim Collins literally wrote the book on building a successful company. Good to Great, published in 2001, is one of the classic management manifestos, accumulating 25 years of rigorous research to identify 16 concepts that "make great companies tick.BlogsMon, 01 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500