For today’s Safety Sunday tip, I am going to turn it over to a good friend of mine – John D. Poole* of Birmingham Point. . . . . . That’s right: Bag your safety gear! No, I don’t mean discard it. A practice I’ve established for myself is using a gear bag for dedicated […]
In our last article on Green Cleaning materials, we provided some options that we have either used, use, or know of others using successfully with good results. Well like everything else in life, one finds that a little common sense goes a long ways but sadly is lacking by many individuals and groups. This point […]
Well this has been a busy week on many fronts. For most of this week, I have been attending RESNET Training here in Atlanta. Needless to say, the EPA and the fallout from the RRP has not started to dissipate yet. In this article, I have three quick updates, followed by a guest post today from Dean Lovvorn of the Certified Renovator Council of North America’s explaining why many legal “EPA certified” contractors may be working illegally.
When having your house remodeled, you as a homeowner you have so many choices to make and so many things to consider. How many nights have you spent worrying about your project, hoping that you and your contractor have thought of everything? As a contractor, I can honestly tell you that many of us go through the same thing. In some […]
As a contractor, it constantly amazes me how people seemingly could care less about items that truly matter or will even pay them dividends down the road. Unfortunately, some people never listen and / or seemingly forget that conversation later on when they get there first electric bill, or the traffic noises seem just a little bit louder than at […]
Most homeowners and even some builders believe that there is a “going rate” that applies to building houses, remodeling bathrooms, installing flooring, etc… Homeowners, governments and business are encouraged or in some cases required to get three bids – assuming that the workmanship and quality will be the same. Is this the case; are the building and […]
The BBB along with quite a few other organizations advise you to get three bids for any project you want done. Why? Well you do want the best price right, and isn’t that all that matters? If you do believe that price is all that matters, ask yourself; Is it truly the best price if the job isn’t done right the first time? […]