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    Vinyl Flooring

       Vinyl flooring, also referred to as resilient flooring, has been growing in popularity recently. Perfect for high traffic homes, vinyl flooring is a durable, easy to clean alternative to most other floor coverings. Modern manufacturing techniques make it possible to produce vinyl flooring in almost every color, texture, and patter... Read More

    by lawndart on June 16, 2014Comments (0)
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    The Importance of Identifying Your Marketing Leverage Point

    I've read that Jay Forrester, a Professor of Management at MIT, claims that people often know intuitively where to find leverage points, but that, even with knowing them, instead choose to focus on other things. For lack of a different way of saying it, they focus on the wrong thing. They push in the wrong direction. In my experience with contra... Read More

    by BenLanders on June 14, 2014Comments (0)
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    Featured Contractor: EthanB

    I've been involved in construction for all but the first 18 months of my life. My grandfather owned an electrical supply house and my father learned the trades from a young age, he became a lawyer but always did all his own work. I grew up in a house that was always being improved and followed my father around until he gave me things to do.My fi... Read More

    by ContractorTalk on June 10, 2014Comments (2)
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    Featured Contractor: Tscarborough

    I am a construction brat. My father, a civil engineer, drug us all over the United States from Anchorage Alaska in 1964 to rebuild from the earthquake to South Florida in the mid 1980s laying fiber optic cable. I visited jobsites with him from the time I was able, say 5 or 6. I began working construction at 14, holidays and summers. I continued ... Read More

    by ContractorTalk on June 10, 2014Comments (1)
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    Featured Contractor: pinwheel

    Every since high school, I've been drawn to wood. Took every available woodshop class available, from Jr high, till graduation. In 1984, I took my first job in construction, working for a general contractor, building ground up customs. Early in this career path, I questioned whether it was the right choice or not, because as the new guy, I got a... Read More

    by ContractorTalk on June 10, 2014Comments (1)
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    Featured Contractor: FramingPro

    F-r-a-m-i-n-g-p-r-o (click)I still remember how genuinely excited I was when joined this site over 4 years ago. What can I say I was an odd kid, while most 14 year olds were shouting profanities at their xbox, here I was… On contractor talk.. Trying to contribute to the forums with what little knowledge I had.  I think I had a lot of... Read More

    by ContractorTalk on June 09, 2014Comments (1)
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    Featured Contractor: Jaws

    My name is John Winsborough,  I'm an owner/partner in Texas Remodeling Systems and Winsborough Fine Homes, Inc. Im a third generation GC from the Texas Hill Country, I have been on jobsites all my life. We are a design/build general contractor,  residential and light commercial.  We have a millworks shop and do most of our cabinet... Read More

    by ContractorTalk on June 09, 2014Comments (0)
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    RE: Marketing - None of Us Is As Dumb As All of Us

    When it comes to advertising and marketing, most contractors follow the herd. For example, they hear at an industry event that pay per click advertising is a waste of money or they read on a forum that all you need to rank well in Google's organic results are some links pointing to your website and you can get them on the cheap from XYZ company.... Read More

    by BenLanders on May 16, 2014Comments (1)
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    Seven Things To Do When An Owner Doesn't Pay

    The past six months for me and my company have been the most difficult to date.  And this is including the first two or three years where we basically made just enough money to survive (that actually wasn’t that bad, surprisingly, and actually kind of fun).  But this time around, we were expecting to get paid at the end of a job ... Read More

    by constructonomics on May 14, 2014Comments (2)
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    Pressure Washing as part of Exterior Painting Prep

    One of the most overlooked yet ver important step as part of an Exterior Painting projects prep is Power washing the house. Most contractors either overlook this step or simply ignore it.Dunrite Property Services in NJ pressure washes every exterior home or commercial building as partg of the painting process.We use a soft wash application which... Read More

    by libbycop on May 10, 2014Comments (0)
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