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    Choosing the Right Type of Materials for Your Home’s Sustainability

    When you’re in the process of building or remodeling your home, you want to make sure that the materials you choose to use are the right ones for your home. You need to take into consideration the sustainability you want, the weather conditions your home will face year after year, and the maintenance you’re willing to put into keep... Read More

    by lge77 on September 14, 2018Comments (0)
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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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    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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    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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    5 Trends to Watch in Commercial Building Design

    Every industry has trends that come and go throughout the years, and the commercial construction industry is no exception. While the importance of favoring tried-and-true building design has obvious benefits, keeping up to date with trends is equally important for the growth of your business. This is particularly true for commercial clients as t... Read More

    by lge77 on November 06, 2017Comments (0)
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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 Branding & Marketing Tips for Construction Companies

    No matter what industry you work in, branding is an absolutely vital consideration - but it can be more than a little overwhelming, particularly in the construction industry. Whether you’re putting together your branding for the first time, undergoing a rebrand, or planning a new marketing strategy, the sheer number of things to consider c... Read More

    by James Hale on April 01, 2019Comments (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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    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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    Choosing The Right Level For Your Workplace

    Probably the most unsung tool in a carpenter or handymans arsenal is a level. Ensuring that something is plumb is an essential part of any job, large or small, which makes a level an indispensable part of their toolbox. In this article, we’ll take a look at a number of tips on choosing the best level. Evaluating Accuracy The most importa... Read More

    by lge77 on February 15, 2019Comments (0)
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