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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  • Ensure Your Contractor is Following Safety Regulations

    January 15, 2016
    One of the first things you should do when seeking a contractor for hire, is to ensure that they are properly insured and certified. Why these so important? Often, their line of work can be dangerous.
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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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  • Independent Contractor Taxes: What You Need to Know

    December 15, 2015
    There are a lot of benefits that go along with being self-employed. One of which are the tax advantages. These benefits won’t happen without a little effort, though. You must be diligent about keeping records, organizing all receipts and paying estimated taxes.
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  • Jobs Too Small or Too Big For a Contractor

    December 1, 2015
    Most contractors would probably like to stand by the statement that “no job is too big or too small”. For the most part, it’s probably true. The last thing you want to do is scare away potential clients or make others think that you can’t handle the really big projects.
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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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