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    Disposing Construction Waste After Kitchen Renovation

    Every modern kitchen renovation project results in the production of a wide range of waste. Dealing with this rubbish is cumbersome if you do not utilize the appropriate steps that will ensure effective and safe disposal. Failing to completely deal with all types of debris might cause your family or neighbors a lot of trouble later. Whether you... Read More

    by KitchenAndBath on April 13, 2018Comments (0)
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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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    5 Advantages of Steel Log Siding

    One of the most important parts of building a home or redoing a home is the quality of your house siding. There are so many varieties to choose from that your client can virtually have any look they want. One of the most popular options that are taking the industry by storm is the steel log siding. This siding has a variety of benefits that make... Read More

    by lge77 on May 11, 2018Comments (1)
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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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    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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    How To Get Your Website Ranked?

    Hi Folks. One of the most important things to consider when building a website is,will you be able to compete efficiently for that keyword in order to get on the first page of the search engines. If you're not on the first page...you won't be seen and all that work is for nothing. Try to pick a domain that has the keywords  in the domain ... Read More

    by kowality on May 10, 2011Comments (29)
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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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    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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    How To Make Your Plumbing More Energy-Efficient

    There are a number of different things that can impact your plumbing system. Regardless of how good the system is or how well you maintain it, it does end up becoming less efficient over time. If the system doesn’t have the correct water pressure and doesn’t work as it should, you may end up paying more for your utilities. A plumbing... Read More

    by harmcorplumbing on July 16, 2018Comments (0)
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