Difference Between Hardwood Floor Fasteners

By Robert Robillard

Hardwood floor Fasteners: Cleat nails or Staples? When  installing hardwood flooring if your going to use a mechanical fastener to hold the floor down you have two choices:  cleat nails or staples.The question I often get asked is whats the difference?  and What’s the best quality? If you grabbed 10 hardwood flooring installed I’d bet…

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Good Business Rules For Small Business

By Robert Robillard

Rules For Good Business! When running a small business or any business for that matter there are a few rules that are always good to follow. Good business rules for small business!  Rules or procedures ensure that the work and service is efficient and consistently delivered. Here’s a few that I use for good business…

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Get Work From Referrals

By Robert Robillard

Getting Past Clients To Refer You: When work is slow it not the time to sit back and wait for the phone to ring.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a carpenter or an architect the principles are the same. I truly believe that my existing clients are a great source of repeated work but not a great…

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2011 Energy Efficient Tax Credit

By Robert Robillard

2011 Energy Efficient Building Products Federal Tax Credit: The “Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act”  (H.R. 4853) signed into law on December 17, 2010, extended the federal credit for certain residential energy products for one year at reduced levels from the 2009-2010 credit. I have summarized the credits below: Products: The credit covers…

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Using A Nail Gun Safely

By Robert Robillard

Nail Gun Safety Nail guns or pneumatic nailers as the manufacturers prefer us to call them are extremely useful and productive tools. Their biggest advantage is speed and productivity as well as consistent depth of drive. The problem with nails guns is that when accidents happen they happen fast and can be real serious. Each…

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A Concord Carpenter ~ My New Website

By Robert Robillard

I’ve updated my website and would love to have your feedback. Please take a few moments to read about the services I provide. Satisfying the customer and providing quality work is my goal. I have enjoyed a great reputation for customer service and communication with my clients as a result. Please visit my site at…

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Ladder Safety Tips

By Robert Robillard

Each year in the U.S., accidents involving ladders cause an estimated 300 deaths and 130,000 injuries requiring emergency medical attention. Ladder accidents usually are caused by improper selection, care or use and not by manufacturing defects.  Learn a few Ladder Safety Tips and cdecrease your chance of injury. Some of the more common hazards involving…

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LEED Certification

By Robert Robillard

How is LEED certification leading the way in construction? As like most industry, focus, priorities and techniques shift and change as new technologies are discovered and applied and the construction industry is no different. While we put a larger importance on greener buildings, the industry has been forced to alter its thinking in order to…

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