Recent Blog Posts

  • What Every Contractor Should do Before Starting a Job

    February 1, 2016
    Okay, let’s get the obvious stuff out of the way. Before starting any job, make sure it is one that you have the knowledge, equipment, manpower and time, to finish safely for both you and the homeowner. Assuming all qualifications, licensing and insurance are in order, what’s left?
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  • How to Hire a Contractor on a Budget

    January 15, 2016
    Sometimes, as much as you would like to do it yourself, there are things that may just be beyond your expertise or your schedule. These are the times when hiring a contractor is the best route towards getting your project done quickly and professionally.
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  • Insulation Education

    January 1, 2016
    Since we all spend most of our time in our homes, it makes sense to want to be as comfortable as possible. Insulation does that, plus it makes this comfort affordable by increasing our home’s energy efficiency.
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  • Picking the Perfect Floor: Carpet, Tile, Hardwood

    December 15, 2015
    Deciding on the right flooring for your home can seem like an overwhelming decision to make. You’re likely drawing from your personal tastes, while at the same time tempering them with practical thinking.
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  • Preparing For a New Year of DIY Projects

    December 1, 2015
    As most homeowners know, your “to do” list of projects never really gets completely crossed out. The bottom of the list just keeps getting longer. The rewarding part is, that the results of your work are around you every day. It’s what keeps you going.
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  • Do's and Don'ts of Home Winterization

    November 15, 2015
    Winter is on the way, and that means it’s time to get the house ready for the cold days ahead. Winterizing your home is the best way to avoid unexpected maintenance and repair bills during a time when you need your heating and other systems the most.
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  • How to Build a Shower That Won’t Leak

    November 1, 2015
    If you are renovating your bathroom or just installing a shower in a new one, one way to ensure that it won’t leak is to buy a manufactured shower enclosure.
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  • Contractor Jobsite Trailer Ideas

    October 15, 2015
    Having the right tool for the job can make all the difference in the world -- especially in the contracting business. Furthermore, having the right place to store and use your tools at the jobsite can do wonders for efficiency. Customized jobsite trailers are nothing new.
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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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  • How to Choose a Remodeling Contractor

    September 15, 2015
    At first glance, it would seem like the easiest way to find a remodeling contractor would be to just Google them. Of course if you did so, you’ll probably find more than enough candidates to choose from.
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