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Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor

Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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What is green remodeling?

By Robert Robillard

Green Remodeling People often talk about building green but what is green remodeling?  Green remodeling is a thinking approach to remodeling with the goal of making the home, its envelope and its mechanical systems work more efficiently with the goal of sustainability. To live sustainably, the Earth’s resources must be used at a rate at…

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Pollen Tec Screen Fabric

By Robert Robillard

Pollen Tec Screen The PollenTec Screen was introduced in 2007 and is now available for the first time in North America by Screens inc of Phoenix Arizona. The Pollen Tec Screen Fabric allows fresh air to flow into your rooms while filtering out up to 100% of pollens. Tests verified that 100% of grass pollens,…

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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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