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    Featured Contractor: Warren

    I have wanted to be a carpenter since I was 7 years old. I had an uncle that served as my inspiration. As fate would have it, our high school offered carpentry as a vocation. After high school, I was fortunate to land with a small company, working primarily as a framer. Eventually I became a minority owner there, and the company became very dive... Read More

    by ContractorTalk on May 08, 2014Comments (0)
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    How Much Should I Spend on (SEO, PPC, etc.)?

    The other day I was at a party and I overheard some people talking about how much it should cost to remodel a kitchen. One person said something like, "you should expect to pay at least $25-40,000." Another said, "That's ridiculous - I had mine done for $12,000." Another guy said, "yeah, yeah, I know that the material costs will vary based on wh... Read More

    by BenLanders on February 03, 2013Comments (0)
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    Your written painting proposal

    Dunrite Property Services in NJ provides every residential or commercial painting project with a clear written estimate. Any contractor who merely hands you his business card with a quote on the back is doing both of you a disservice. Ive seen this over and over.The written estimate should be detailed in describing the scope of the work. The pre... Read More

    by libbycop on May 06, 2014Comments (0)
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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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    Selecting a Painting Contractor in Nj

    It can be a bit annoying when selecting a Painting contractor to paint your home. There are many fly by nights and lowballers out there or "hacks" as us professional painting contractors refer to them as. If you follow a few simple rules it can go along way.First, whoever you decide to get an  estimate from should possess a NJ contractors l... Read More

    by libbycop on April 28, 2014Comments (0)
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    For Healthcare Facilities: How to Solve your Tile and Grout Problems

    Healthcare facilities are a terrible place to try and keep clean. It is an extremely difficult job to try and keep the tile and grout clean in a hospital room, kitchen, bathroom, or even a surgical room. The grout and tile it wiped down and “cleaned” on a daily basis and in some cases multiple times a day. The only problem is that ev... Read More

    by SaniGLAZE on November 26, 2012Comments (0)
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    Henry Ford Gets Fired

    In 1879 a 16-year-old Henry Ford walked 10 miles to Detroit to take an apprentice position at the Michigan Car Company, a railroad car manufacturer. He was fired after six days because?A. He kept flirting with the boss’ daughter who worked in accounting.B. He was too brash and brazen.C. He was a slacker.D. He didn’t have the first id... Read More

    by Tim Garrison PE on November 26, 2012Comments (0)
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    How to Use YouTube as a Marketing Tool

    The online marketing environment is constantly evolving and revealing new opportunities for contractors to further market their companies. The utilization of Facebook, Google+, and Twitter, as a form of online marketing has become the norm for small businesses. An option that is often overlooked by most contractors is the use of video marketing ... Read More

    by SebastianRodak on January 17, 2013Comments (0)
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    Controlling Risk

    To control risk on a construction project, there are a few factors that need to be analyzed before the job starts. The project team needs to understand the scope of work as established in the contract. Remember, that no matter how well a contract is written, it is only as good as the person or entity that backs it up. Sometimes a contract is wor... Read More

    by Teddy Z on August 07, 2012Comments (0)
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    Lead, Follow, Or Get Outta The Way!

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! A lot of my blog posts here on ContractorTalk.com are very tactical: How to rank higher on Google Why you should be "all-in" with PPC and SEO How to use Google Analytics to track your organic keyword rankings, etc. There's a reason behind it - three of them, actually. First, it's tough to cover "big picture ... Read More

    by BenLanders on November 22, 2012Comments (0)
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