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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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    Are You a Stupid Contractor or a Craftsman?

    If you follow me on C.T., you know that I have a reputation for picking on the “stupid contractors” so the rest of us good contractors can have a good laugh. But the truth is (at least over here in Connecticut) many homeowners, business owners, and our potential clients fear that they will be stuck working with a stupid contractor. ... Read More

    by Brian MainMan on August 09, 2011Comments (19)
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    3 Secrets of a Successful PPC Campaign

    Pay per click (PPC) advertising is one of the most cost-effective marketing strategies available. Like search engine optimization (SEO), it places your company's message directly in front of prospects at the perfect moment - when they've demonstrated interest and intent. Think about this for a moment. I know several window replacement companie... Read More

    by BenLanders on October 26, 2012Comments (3)
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    You Don't Need Another (SEO) Tool

    In the fall of 2012, with the help of my partners, I created a piece of software that helps business owners that want to try to tackle SEO on their own do it better. Our software will audit your website, track your rankings for high-value keywords, analyze your competitors, show what has been changed on your website (helpful if you're paying som... Read More

    by BenLanders on May 05, 2013Comments (3)
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    Want More Web Leads? Add More Value.

    Over the past five or six years, I've met with hundreds (more like thousands) of contractors. I always ask the question, "what's your top source of leads and new business?"  What do you think the most popular answer is?  If you guessed referrals and word of mouth, you hit the nail on the head (and I'm sure many of you reading this woul... Read More

    by BenLanders on March 17, 2012Comments (3)
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    Q&A On Generating Leads For Home Services

    Editing in progress... mods it seems like attachment functionality isn't working.We all want to generate leads.  We all need to generate leads… well qualified leads.  And if we want to accelerate growth beyond word of mouth, we need to generate leads  Yet many contractors flop hard at lead generation.  Many have no ide... Read More

    by prowork on December 02, 2017Comments (0)
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    Save Me $2,000 or No Soup For You!

    Would you take a consulting gig where you got paid only if your investigation resulted in at least $2,000 savings per home, hard money? Kind of like the Soup Nazi – either order food his way or no soup for you! That was the deal Scott Sedam at TrueNorth Development recently agreed to with a medium-sized, western builder. I was the enginee... Read More

    by Tim Garrison PE on August 17, 2011Comments (2)
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    What is the best dimmer style?

    While the best dimmer style for recessed lighting is a matter of personal preference, you may not want to choose one based on appearance alone. Sure, appearance is important, but each style actually works slightly different as well, so it’s worth giving it some thought. There are four styles of dimmers most commonly used to... Read More

    by KitchenAndBath on January 24, 2018Comments (0)
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    Choosing the Perfect Floor Coating

    Whether you’re looking to redo your entire floor, or you’d just like to make your current flooring more stylish and durable, it’s critical that you understand all the pros and cons of the options available to you. To determine your ideal coating, you must fully assess your target space and the scope of your flooring plans. For... Read More

    by kevinmckenzie on January 23, 2018Comments (0)
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    3 Ways to Use Tile in Your Home

    Tile can be integral to many rooms in the home, including the bathroom and entryways. However, there are many other ways that you can use tile in your home to help improve its looks and function. Tile comes in many different materials, sizes, colors, and styles. All of this means that you can use it to create stunning, one of a kind looks in an... Read More

    by lge77 on December 28, 2017Comments (0)
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