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    Five Bathroom Renovations That Will Be Popular in 2018

     Many people consider their bathroom a personal sanctuary, not just a place to rinse away the grime and stress of a long day. What’s considered a “personal sanctuary,” though, is entirely dependent on a bathroom’s occupants. Some homeowners look to recreate the dream bathrooms found in luxury magazines, with feature... Read More

    by kevinmckenzie on February 13, 2018Comments (0)
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    The Seven Deadly Endorsements - General Liability Exclusions That Are Bad For Contractors

    Endorsement #1 – The Sunset Clause A general contractor completes a new home in 2008.  He carried a $1,000,000 general liability policy at the time the house was built and has continued to renew his coverage ever since.  In 2011, the contractor is sued for a construction defect on the 2008 home.  He files a claim with his i... Read More

    by TarahGruber on January 04, 2012Comments (9)
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    7 Reasons Why You Should Install Your Hardwood Floor Before Cabinets

    When remodelling your kitchen, you can install hardwood flooring before or after the cabinets. Most contractors will advise you to install hardwood flooring first. There are several reasons for this.  1.     Flexibility When Changing Cabinet Footprint Cabinet styles change everyday and you may need to make several chan... Read More

    by KitchenAndBath on November 08, 2017Comments (1)
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    The Minimum You Should Know About SEO - Part 1

    Few marketing strategies (uh, none) can rival search engine optimization or SEO when it comes to long-term return on investment (ROI). Whether you choose to do your own SEO or hire an SEO company to do it for you, there are a few things you need to know in order to maximize your success. Let's start with the basics. What is "SEO"? Simply put... Read More

    by BenLanders on December 18, 2011Comments (13)
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    5 Tips on Taking Care of Roof Leaks

    If you’ve got water dripping somewhere inside your home, or have unsightly stains marks on the ceilings, then there’s definitely a roof leak. A roof leak has the potential to become the bane of a homeowner’s very existence. Not only are they highly annoying, they’re also particularly damaging for one’s budget. The... Read More

    by lge77 on December 30, 2017Comments (0)
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    Fear No Website

    Dear Builder's Engineer, I know every small  business is supposed to have a website but I have not taken the plunge yet.  My business is down like everyone’s in this recession. Do you think a website really matters – is it time I bit the bullet and put one up? In a word, absolutely. I’ve said it before and here it ... Read More

    by Tim Garrison PE on September 01, 2012Comments (3)
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    5 Ways To Bring More Light Into Your Home

    Ever found yourself having to switch on the lights during the day since certain parts of your home are too dark and dull? Perhaps, you need to work on ways to improve your home’s lighting. A dark home can appear lifeless and make you feel down especially in those cold winter months. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to brighten up a roo... Read More

    by KitchenAndBath on November 14, 2017Comments (0)
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    Medical Practice Renovation Process

    The space of a medical office needs to be fitted out in such a way that it allows optimal working conditions while at the same time being conducive to the patients paying visits to the physician at hand. As a doctor, it is highly crucial that you ensure the space you are operating in is relaxing and stress-free for all its occupants, including y... Read More

    by KitchenAndBath on December 22, 2017Comments (0)
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    Pros & Cons: Dump Trailers vs. Dumpster Rentals

    *Please note, I work for the corporate office of Bin There Dump That, but I will examine contractors needs objectively. Here's the deal...As contractors, you all have a need to get rid of waste at your job sites. Your options are limited. They consist of: There's only enough construction debris to fill up the back of your pick up bed Yo... Read More

    by BTDTBinRentals on August 29, 2017Comments (6)
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    What do you specialize in?

    Can you answer this question in one simple sentence? It's a very difficult question. I'm not asking what you do for a living, I'm asking you what you specialize in? If a customer finds you on google and clicks on your website for the first time what do they see in the first few seconds? What do they feel? Do they just see a company that does r... Read More

    by Oconomowoc on November 14, 2011Comments (16)
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