Construction Clothing – What Makes It Durable?

By Robert Robillard

Denim, Duck, Twill – What’s the Difference? by Ralph Mroz For most of us, the work clothes we wear are tools just like the tools in the pick-up bed or our tool boxes.  If they don’t provide good service our ability to perform our jobs probably suffers.  By “good service” I mean they last a…

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The 10 Commandments of Home Construction

By Robert Robillard

The 10 1/2 Project Commandments Witten by Ralph Mroz These are the ten and a half commandments that define all home improvement and construction projects. They’ve been learned – often the hard way – over the years by pros, who reflexively build their implications into the estimates and timetables that they give to clients.  You could…

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Woodworking on a Budget

By Scott Arnold

Setting Up Your Workshop – 7 Tools You Need Woodworking is a tedious and time consuming task that is attempted by many, but mastered by very few.  Many beginners who are trying to get started in woodworking often worry about their budget and try to figure out how they are going to get started. Great…

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Time Management

By Robert Robillard

How To Manage Your Time Better Image: appraisalnewsonline Spend your time doing the important things! How many times have you wished you had more time in the day to get things done? . Managing one’s time can be a difficult task for some and easy for others. For me time management, and staying on task…

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Caring For Your Tape Measure

By Robert Robillard

Tape Measure Care and Maintenance We recently performed Head-Head testing on 8 different brand tape measures. After the testing it was apparent to me that these devices need proper care, in order to provide you with accurate, reliable measurements. Caring for your tape measure is easy, here are a few steps for properly maintaining your tape measure.…

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The Importance of Branding

By Robert Robillard

What’s Your Brand? With so many people and businesses looking for work, having a strong personal brand has become a priority. What’s your personal brand identity? Regardless of who you are, your age, position, or the business you happen to be in, all of us need to understand the importance of branding. Why do people…

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Pre-Screening Clients on the Phone

By Robert Robillard

Pre-Screening Potential Clients and Avoiding the Tire-Kickers! Originally derived from car selling industry, a “tire-kicker,” is someone who is indecisive about purchasing your service, and never feels satisfied with what they are offered. Regardless of what you call them, pre-qualifying potential clients that call for your service will save you time traveling to meetings, typing…

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The Problem with FREE Estimates

By Robert Robillard

Why Contractors Should NOT Give Free Estimates Would anyone go into a grocery store and ask to take the food home to cook it before deciding if they want to pay for it? How about asking to drive a new car for a week before returning to the dealership to work out the terms of…

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