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    Featured Contractor: griz

    Greetings All,My life has been an adventure.  Most people watch movies or read books about things I have done.  I started in construction in 1968 when my Mom & Dad hired a Contractor to build a large deck.  Worked part time for him becoming rather familiar with the operating end of a shovel.Got into framing, then production, t... Read More

    by ContractorTalk on July 17, 2014Comments (0)
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    Featured Contractor: Inner10

    The painful memories of my youth are forever branded in my psyche. Carrying tools, sweeping up, lifting machinery and constantly asking my father how much longer it would take before we could go home. My father owned and operated an appliance sales are service business, with the lion’s share of work taking place in laundromats. I spent a s... Read More

    by ContractorTalk on July 16, 2014Comments (3)
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    Elastomeric Paint for Flexing Substrates

    Elastomeric Paints – Features and Applications Over the decades, the painting industry has grown and developed with radical changes in paints available.  Decades ago, options were limited for painters.  There was typically only one application method and this method had to be used regardless of the limitations and side effects. ... Read More

    by PennCoat on July 15, 2014Comments (0)
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    Featured Contractor: Tom Struble

    My name is Tom Struble, owner of Tom Struble Siding Co. While I have always been interested in building and furniture construction I never thought I would actually be doing it for a living.I got married soon after high school.I actually worked in a grocery store at night and as a mechanic for Ford during the day,working 2 jobs soon got to be too... Read More

    by ContractorTalk on July 14, 2014Comments (4)
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    8 Common Mistakes Contractors Make with Their Online Marketing

    1. Neglecting online marketing entirely It is 2014 and everyone is on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter. Potential customers are all using search engines -- increasingly on mobile devices -- to shop for products and services. Yet, there are still contractors out there trying to get business exclusively from Yellow Pages, canvassing and ... Read More

    by CyFree on July 07, 2014Comments (0)
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    Tired of Seeing the Same Ads Over and Over Again

    The other day a friend of mine posted the following note on Facebook--she said, "What annoys me most about SEO (or whatever it is) is that I already bought the thing you're advertising to me. I got it dude. I don't need more!" What she was referring to is not SEO, it's called remarketing or retargeted advertising. If you spend any amount of time... Read More

    by BenLanders on June 17, 2014Comments (0)
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    Engineered Wood Flooring: Overcoming concrete and radiant heat.

         Engineered wood flooring is normally comprised of a veneer of hardwood on several layers of plywood. This design grants freedom for installation in situations where you normally couldn’t lay hardwood floors. Obstacles such as concrete slabs, radiant heat, and below grade sites that would pose a problem for solid hardwo... Read More

    by lawndart on June 16, 2014Comments (0)
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    Reclaimed Wood Flooring: Yesterday's best for a better tomorrow.

         Reclaimed wood became a popular material for flooring in the 70’s and has been on the upswing ever since. It is salvaged from the remains of old buildings, factories, warehouses, boxcars, water towers, and other pieces of our past then carefully restored by masters of the trade. It’s upcycled nature also makes it... Read More

    by lawndart on June 16, 2014Comments (0)
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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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