Should you Charge for Estimates?

Charging for estimates is somewhat of a controversial subject. Many contractors don’t charge for these as they don’t want to put potential clients off. However, quotes and proposals that take up your time should be valued and charging clients will root out any potential clients who aren’t serious. Here are some tips to making sure …

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Painting Tips for Pros

When you do a lot of painting, small changes that make you more efficient can really save you time and money in the long run. Here are a few easy painting hacks that will level up your pro painting game. More Prep, Less Painting Everyone skimps on the prep, but your finished product will look …

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Skilled Trades Careers On the Rise

The construction labor shortage has been a thorn in the side of site managers for years now. But a new study shows that interest in the trades is starting to increase among high school students. According to a study by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), interest in a career in the trades was …

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How the Pandemic Influences Design

Homes have always been designed to meet the needs of occupants, so when those needs change, it’s inevitable that design will follow. Now outdoor living and entertainment spaces are a hot commodity and home offices are in high demand. The home has become the hub for activities that usually took place elsewhere. This means office …

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HVAC Filter Rating Systems

There are three different rating systems for air filters. By far the most popular is the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV). We’ve included here a look at the other rating systems and what they mean. Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value – MERV When it comes to filter rating systems, MERV is the gold standard. It’s the …

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