Arrow Building Center: Blog Channelhttp://abc-clc.comCompany blogs, tips and how-toshttp://assets.newmediaretailer.com/http://assets.newmediaretailer.com/12000/12177/thumb_abc_logo.jpgArrow Building Centerhttp://abc-clc.comen-USCopyright 2016, Arrow Building CenterWed, 04 May 2016 09:29:49 -0400Wed, 04 May 2016 09:29:49 -0400http://www.newmediaretailer.comNew Building Coming To Chippewa Falls!blog_391741462075200http://abc-clc.com/blog/article/39174/new-building-coming-to-chippewa-fallsA historic day at the Chippewa Falls yard as we broke ground on our new building.BlogsSun, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400Measuring Tips and Techniques for DIYersblog_382301460721600http://abc-clc.com/blog/article/38230/measuring-tips-and-techniques-for-diyersWhen doing home improvement projects there are a lot of euphemisms that come with the territory. One that I'm sure we've all heard is "measure twice, cut once". Great advice.BlogsFri, 15 Apr 2016 08:00:00 -0400Know Where Your Lumber Comes Fromblog_382291459512000http://abc-clc.com/blog/article/38229/know-where-your-lumber-comes-fromIf you want to know more about the lumber that you purchase, your search doesn't have to stop with the lumber store. Did you ever wonder what that stamp on the side of your lumber stood for? That tiny stamp holds a wealth of information.BlogsFri, 01 Apr 2016 08:00:00 -0400Tips for Taking Down Walls and Creating an Open Layoutblog_381171458071520http://abc-clc.com/blog/article/38117/tips-for-taking-down-walls-and-creating-an-open-layoutRemoving walls and opening up the layout in your home can create a truly remarkable transformation. It is often done on television home improvement shows, because the impact can be so dramatic.BlogsTue, 15 Mar 2016 15:52:00 -0400Contractor Tips: Top Home Remodeling Don'tsblog_377391456808400http://abc-clc.com/blog/article/37739/contractor-tips-top-home-remodeling-dontsThere are a lot of challenges for today's contractors. Keeping up-to-date with the latest tools and techniques, regulations and codes alone can keep them busy. The challenge of running a business has enough pitfalls on its own.BlogsTue, 01 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0500Choosing the Right Wood for Your Projectblog_372761455512400http://abc-clc.com/blog/article/37276/choosing-the-right-wood-for-your-projectAs tempting as it may be, cost should not be the driving factor in choosing the right wood for your project. Typically, softwood such as pine and poplar are less expensive. That's not a problem, if you're building a simple shelf or making crown moldings.BlogsMon, 15 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500What Every Contractor Should do Before Starting a Jobblog_369121454302800http://abc-clc.com/blog/article/36912/what-every-contractor-should-do-before-starting-a-jobOkay, 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?BlogsMon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500Ensure Your Contractor is Following Safety Regulationsblog_365501452875280http://abc-clc.com/blog/article/36550/ensure-your-contractor-is-following-safety-regulationsOne 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.BlogsFri, 15 Jan 2016 11:28:00 -0500Insulation Educationblog_361861451624400http://abc-clc.com/blog/article/36186/insulation-educationSince 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.BlogsFri, 01 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500Independent Contractor Taxes: What You Need to Knowblog_358711450184400http://abc-clc.com/blog/article/35871/independent-contractor-taxes-what-you-need-to-knowThere 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.BlogsTue, 15 Dec 2015 08:00:00 -0500