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    Why your business should take dust seriously

    While dangers such as asbestos have been phased out of construction, many of the industry’s biggest risks are still under-appreciated. A macho culture and frustration with the ‘red tape’ of safety legislation can lead to corner-cutting, ‘common sense approaches’, and a lack of awareness about previously common pract... Read More

    by Lee Sadd on May 10, 2018Comments (0)
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    You Track Your Marketing - But Is It Right?

    Spending money to advertise your business can be very scary."What if it doesn't work? What if it does work? How do I know if it did work? How do I know?". These are probably some of the questions that pop into your head when the buying time rolls around. Renewing advertising is even scarier. You'll ask yourself the same questions, but now you ... Read More

    by DamionR on July 30, 2011Comments (0)
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    Customer Testimonials – I’ll take them if you aren’t using them! (Part 1 of 2) Customer testimonials – Most salesmen have them, very few use them correctly. In roofing (or any other industry) it takes a lot of work to get a customer testimonial. You’ve got to find the lead, qualify it, conduct an inspection, create a specification an... Read More

    by RoofSales on February 09, 2012Comments (0)
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    The "Hot-Button" - How To Find the Customer's REAL Reason for Buying...

    If you want to find the quickest way to a roof sale, you’ve got to find the customer’s hot-button! I’m not talking about general buying motives…I’m talking about finding the 1 thing that  influences the customer’s decision to buy, more than any of the other things combined… The ho... Read More

    by RoofSales on April 21, 2012Comments (0)
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    Leadership Skills

    Most project mangers have a particular style in which they prefer to lead their teams.  Most project managers will focus on task completion or team relationships. Leadership is more of a role to play than it is a formal position. A good leader recognizes this and is not intimidated by  the team. Let’s start with the task orienta... Read More

    by Teddy Z on August 20, 2012Comments (0)
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    How Much Should I Spend on (SEO, PPC, etc.)?

    The other day I was at a party and I overheard some people talking about how much it should cost to remodel a kitchen. One person said something like, "you should expect to pay at least $25-40,000." Another said, "That's ridiculous - I had mine done for $12,000." Another guy said, "yeah, yeah, I know that the material costs will vary based on wh... Read More

    by BenLanders on February 03, 2013Comments (0)
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    Will Green Keep You Out of the Red?

    There is an underserviced niche in my market area that has proven to be very lucrative to me. While I am very sure it is different from area to area and in different regions across the country, here in Western New York the whole push to the Green movement and environmental friendliness was slow to really catch on and while it has begun to get re... Read More

    by ReubenD on July 28, 2014Comments (0)
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    Universal Home Design

    Universal home design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. The concept is all about creating an attractive, stylish space that everyone (regardless of age, size, or ability) can live in or visit. A home that is designed unive... Read More

    by mdvremodeling on August 04, 2014Comments (0)
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    Green Building Tips for Home or Office

    It’s been a while since we’ve talked about it here on our blog, so for today’s blog post we wanted to offer up some tips on Green Building. Read on for our Top 5 Green Building Tips for Home or Office: 1. Although they are a great substitution for the interior lighting in your home, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) are unfort... Read More

    by mdvremodeling on July 31, 2014Comments (0)
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