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    You can't get quality from a subcontractor... or can you?

    There is a thought that when a company chooses to use a subcontractor to provide service, quality will ineherintly suffer. However this thought is simply not true. McDonalds uses subcontractors to bake their English McMuffins. I think anyone who has had more than one Egg McMuffin from McDonalds can agree they taste the same time and time agai... Read More

    by Grumpy on April 28, 2011Comments (1)
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    Microscopic Bacteria Gloeocapsa Magma

    Gloeocapsa magama is growing on your roof – just because you can’t see it yet, doesn’t mean it isn’t there! Asphalt, tile or metal roofs are not immune to this invasive pest that appears to be dark stains creeping up a roof. Gloeocapsa magma is a species of cyanobacteria. Cyanobacteria are an ancient line of photosynthesi... Read More

    by MD Roof Cleaner on April 28, 2011Comments (1)
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    Kitchen Secrets, we'll keep it clean!

    Cleaning Secrets To clean your dishwasher interior:  run one complete cycle using Tang in the dish detergent dispenser.  (without the dishes!)   To clean the inside of your microwave:  place a few wet paper towels inside and run the appliance for 3-5 minutes.  The steam will loosen grime and grease.  L... Read More

    by grandedecor on April 28, 2011Comments (0)
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    There is a solution for that old kitchen grid lighting in your Home or Condominium!

    It's a common dilemma among condo and homeowners all over the country. The ugly out dated grid lighting system in your clients home or condo. Whether your client is trying to sell, remodeling or they are looking for a more modern update. This process that I have developed will turn any of these eyesore's into a show piec... Read More

    by Sir Mixalot on April 27, 2011Comments (15)
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    Questions to ask when renting office space.

    Questions to ask when renting office space. When renting office space it is important that you have all the information you need to make an educated decision. Below are some common questions which will determine if the space you are interested in, is right for you. How many square feet is the space? Is that rentable or actual Square feet? W... Read More

    by Grumpy on April 27, 2011Comments (0)
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    Do your call backs Folks! Rehash old leads...

    A Sale's never dead until you see your competitor installing it. Recently I sent out an email blast to let people know I disconnected the toll free number. This blast went out to everyone and anyone who has ever requested an estimate from me. I automatically add them to my mailing list. (They have the option to remove themselves). From this... Read More

    by Grumpy on April 27, 2011Comments (3)
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    How to Get More Work

    3 Simple Steps to Attract Customers and Get More Work. In the old days most contractors were able to get work without advertising. Many small contractors or subprime contractors generated most of their business through word of mouth or simply by working for General Contractors. New construction was booming and work was abundant. Now the Housin... Read More

    by johnbf on April 27, 2011Comments (2)
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    Trends - Vinyl Replacement Windows

    In recent years, with rising energy costs and Stimulus Tax Credit incentives, energy efficient windows have been the market movers.  But beyond energy efficiency, consumers are considering aesthetics and are demanding more than just the 'vanilla' window.  There's growing popularity -- a 'trend' -- toward Vinyl replacement windows wit... Read More

    by ReVisionsWindow on April 27, 2011Comments (2)
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    Can't Find Those Hyde Tools You’re Looking for at Home Depot Anymore?

    Hyde tools have been made in the US since the company was established in 1900. Starting out by offering blades and knives to the New England industry, Hyde quickly became the leading innovator in American Hand Tools, and built a strong reputation as the manufacturer of a quality product. "Today, Hyde is into its second century of service to Amer... Read More

    by cedowns on April 27, 2011Comments (1)
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    Installing Linear Shower Drains - How to select and decide on the right shower drain.

    Before you install your first linear shower drain it is important to understand what drain will be best suited for your application.  There are many drains to choose from right now - most have the proper cUPC or CSA classifications but many do not.    If you are a designer or homeowner you might be drawn to a certain grill style ... Read More

    by JohnFRWhipple on April 26, 2011Comments (2)
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