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Robert Robillard

Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor / Writer / Video Talent

Robert Robillard is a general contractor, carpenter and operates a remodeling company located in Concord, MA. He is the editor of ConcordCarpenter.com and ToolBoxBuzz, and a has a weekly column in the Sunday Boston Globe. Rob is a recognized leader in tool and how-to information for building professionals, he hosts the Concord Carpenter Cable TV Show, offering advice on home repairs and maintenance. On his website, Rob uses his knowledge and experience to help and educate on best practices in the remodeling industry. His motto: “Well done is better than well said!”. Contact Rob at: info@aconcordcarpenter.com

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How To Control Remodeling Dust

By Robert Robillard

  Best Practice For Controlling Remodeling Dust As a remodeling contractor I learned early on that learning how to control remodeling dust and keeping out of the non-remodeled portion of your clients home is often more important than the quality of your work. There is nothing worse than having your client tell you they want you…

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Arborwear Heavy Tech Henley Shirt

By Robert Robillard

Arborwear Heavy Tech Henley Style Review #706701 Working in construction and having rugged clothing go hand in hand. There is nothing worse than working in clothes that easily tear, wear out or just do not perform well in the field. My search for rugged clothing is never ending.  I am always on the look out for premium…

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Pareto Principle for Small Business

By Robert Robillard

The 80/20 Rule For Small Business Contractor I want to talk about a useful analysis that I use in my remodeling business, it’s called the 80/20 rule. If you’ve studied business or economics, you’re probably familiar with the Pareto Principle. Pareto was born in Italy in 1848 and went on to become an important philosopher and economist.…

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Milwaukee Tools U.S. Manufacturing

By Robert Robillard

Milwaukee Sawzall Blades and Hole Saws – Made in the USA   This week I traveled to Greenwood, Mississippi, often referred to as the “most southern place on Earth,” to visit one of Milwaukee Tool’s manufacturing plants. Greenwood is located on the eastern edge of the Mississippi Delta and was a 19th-century cotton mecca. Before…

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Outsourcing For Contractors

By Robert Robillard

10 Benefits of Outsourcing As a small business owner I am often called upon to design, construct, finish and install custom bookcases, cabinets and fireplace mantles.  I’ve realized that selling outsourcing is a realistic way to stay competitive and profitable in an environment where folks are constantly tire kicking and researching prices. Should you outsource…

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Good Business Practices

By Robert Robillard

Tips On Good Business Practices When running a small business or any business for that matter there are a few rules that are always good to follow. Here’s a five good business practices that I use. 1. Always be honest: Honesty is huge in business and life. If you are unable to meet a deadline or…

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Washing Machine Odor

By Robert Robillard

Front Load Washing Machine Foul Smell Do you have a mystery laundry room or washing machine odor? If you do, the culprit is most likely your front loading washing machine. Many front loading washing machines develop a musty, mildew, rotten egg odor. The good news is that its curable with a little DIY maintenance. Front…

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Rockler Router Table Fence 58215

By Robert Robillard

Rockler Router Table Fence, Model 58215 Review For as little as it takes to get set up, and short money a router table and adjustable fence takes your work shop router to the next level. Next to the table saw, it’s easy to see why this workshop workhorse is often one of the first and…

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