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    6 Building Design Trends That Are Small, But Mighty

    Not every home renovation or project needs to require a vast amount of time and resources to upgrade your home.  instead, sometimes tiny both cost-effective can make all the difference. In this article, we will take a look at four small but mighty building-design trends. Let’s begin! 1. Doors & Windows While the installation of... Read More

    by lge77 on February 15, 2019Comments (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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    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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    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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    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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    4 Things To Consider When Planning Your Hoarding Graphics

    Construction hoardings might be a legal requirement, but that doesn’t mean they have to be ugly or boring. In fact, by decorating these boards with high-quality printed graphics, they can become powerful advertising, messaging or branding assets.  Prior to getting the graphics done, however, there are a few things to consider to ensu... Read More

    by James Hale on July 12, 2019Comments (0)
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    7 Reasons Why You Should Install Your Hardwood Floor Before Cabinets

    When remodelling your kitchen, you can install hardwood flooring before or after the cabinets. Most contractors will advise you to install hardwood flooring first. There are several reasons for this.  1.     Flexibility When Changing Cabinet Footprint Cabinet styles change everyday and you may need to make several chan... Read More

    by KitchenAndBath on November 08, 2017Comments (1)
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    Energy Efficient Building Design

    As our technology gets more advanced and efficient, so does the way buildings are designed. Nowhere is this more evident than in energy efficiency. With better materials available that offer more versatile designs that are simply more durable than traditional forms of building design, particularly wood-framed construction, energy efficiency has ... Read More

    by lge77 on July 07, 2019Comments (0)
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    7 Kitchen Design and Remodeling Ideas

    A kitchen is one of, if not the most frequented place in any household. We spend a lot of time opening the same cabinets, using the same countertops, and operating the same equipment. That’s why if you want to avoid “kitchen fatigue” you need to switch it up every so often.  I’m not just talking about rearranging yo... Read More

    by lge77 on July 08, 2019Comments (0)
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