Developing Repeat Business

By Robert Robillard

Repeat Customers Are Key In this economy of bankruptcy and unemployment, it’s been very difficult developing repeat business.  For me, that means finding new remodeling clients. Now more than ever is a time for re-modelers to take a step back and look to their past clients as their most lucrative and successful leads.  Take the…

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Dangers Of Teen Dating Violence

By Robert Robillard

“A Cry For Help,” was shot by Somerville High School students Mitch Freitas, Jason Corey, Aakash Sharma, Jerry Alphonse, Anthony Bohan, and Stefanie Vivian. This dramatic and creative video won a contest held by Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone. The contest was a project for teens by teens, and was designed to help create positive…

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Replacing A Wood Porch Post

By Robert Robillard

Wood Column Replacement Wood columns can make a real statement, whether as part of a grand entrance way or a porch support.   Replacing a wood porch post was recently a task needed on one of my clients homes. This work was coordinated with Mark from O’Lalor Painting.  He and his crew will be following my…

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Tips to Prevent Sexting

By Robert Robillard

Concerned About Your Kids Sexting? “OMG. ~ You won’t believe what kids are doing these days.” The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has some excellent information for parents. The following tips tips to prevent sexting may help you navigate through this ever changing world of technology: THINK ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES of taking, sending,…

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The Value of Working with Your Hands

By Robert Robillard

The following article was written by my blogger friend Debbie Bier, you can find her very excellent blog at ConcordMA.com Working With Your Hands Working with your hands: in many traditions, this is an time-honored and revered way to make one’s living. The inventiveness, the pride, the usefulness, beauty and economy of an experienced worker…

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Is Your Well Water Safe?

By Robert Robillard

Photo: www.friendsofwater.com Safe Drinking Water When was the last time you tested your well water?  Do you really know if your well water is safe to drink? Drinking water for roughly one-sixth of U.S. households comes from private wells, of which there is little enforced regulation. With proper care, well water is extremely safe. Well…

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Rebuilding A Mahogany Deck

By Robert Robillard

Rebuilding A Mahogany Deck: For those of you that have been following the progress on my recent rebuilding a mahogany deck project, at Henry David Thoreau’s “last house before he died.  The deck was sanded and stained this week.  Looks nice!! The clapboards, railings, trim and lattice will be painted by the homeowner. We used a…

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What You Should Do If You find A Lost Child

By Robert Robillard

Lost Child Advice The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children encourages people to be alert and report suspicious situations regarding missing and exploited children.  this article is to give you advice on What Should You Do If You find A Lost Child NCMEC teaches children to seek out low risk adults if they become…

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