Tricks of the Trade – Targeted Marketing Approach Includes Goody Baskets to Neighbors

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Spring Creek baskets are handed out to neighbors when work begins on a new project nearby.

When Honey Brook, Pa.-based Spring Creek Design starts a renovation or construction project, they not only look out for their clients, but the surrounding neighbors as well. In a goodwill effort that promotes the company and the work they do, the owners assemble and hand out up to 10 goody baskets to neighbors surrounding the work area during the first week of the project. Continue reading ‘Tricks of the Trade – Targeted Marketing Approach Includes Goody Baskets to Neighbors’

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Why Pro Contractors Need a Website

FM BLOG_Important Components WebsiteAccording to Janet Blake, FastenMaster Communications Manager, she is a marketing professional in the building industry and a homeowner looking for the services of a professional contractor. “I’m not looking for fast and cheap. I’m looking for high quality work at a reasonable price. Someone who takes pride in their work so that I can too,” she says.

Blake doesn’t look for contractors in the phone book or the local newspaper. She looks online. She may ask her neighbors for recommendations, but will always follow-up with an online search to learn more about a business prior to making contact.

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Click on image above to download Blake’s white paper Important Component’s of a Pro Contractor Website.

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Don’t Have a Website? Join the ProNetwork to get your contracting or building company in front of people when they’re looking to buy.

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Having a website adds credibility to your business and provides potential customers with a snapshot of the services you offer. Plus your key contact information is easily accessible to help keep the phone ringing.  We can help.

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How to stain a Jeld-Wen fiberglass door

The following video contains Jeld-Wen’s general recommendations and guidelines regarding how to stain a fiberglass door.

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Kwikset Door Hardware App

KwiksetHelp customers determine the appropriate type and quantity of door hardware for their project with Kwikset’s Smart Security tool. The app includes product images and demonstrations, as well as a feature for determining the time and cost of a re-keying project.

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LED lighting in kitchen tops RICKI list of top 5 kitchen technologies

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Not surprisingly, homeowners most want technology to help with cleanup in the kitchen, according to the technology portion of RICKI’s research, “Consumer Kitchen Trends: From Remodeling Rates to Technology Trends.”

The Research Institute of Cooking and Kitchen Intelligence, or RICKI, asked homeowners to think about new technology and other ways to work better in the kitchen. Here’s what they said…

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23 Remodelers Offer Repeat & Referral Tips

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Effective and easy-to-apply strategies to increase your repeat and referral business in 2014.

For many remodelers, the lifeblood of their company comes in the form of repeat and referral work. In some cases, remodelers have reported that repeat and referral work makes up a significant portion of their business for a given year.

Because of the critical impact repeat and referral work can have on your business, Professional Remodeler interviewed dozens of remodelers by phone and e-mail to find out their go-to strategies for increasing repeats and referrals. Furthermore, they asked them to reveal any new tactics they plan to incorporate in 2014 to increase repeats and referrals.

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Creating a Custom Look with Cabinetry

Watch this informative video to learn how to create a custom look with cabinetry.

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Shop, Donate & Save at the Habitat Suffolk ReStore

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Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk opened the doors to it’s  ReStore to the public on September 04, 2002. The ReStore’s first “tag sale” response from shoppers was overwhelmingly positive.  The first ReStore on Long Island is not only raising money for building homes, but also providing low cost home improvement materials for people in our community and taking  perfectly good items out of the waste stream and putting them to good use.

Habitat Restore SuffolkReStore accepts donations of either new or very gently used building materials & supplies, appliances. These items are then sold to the general public usually at a 66% discount of the retail price. Continue reading ‘Shop, Donate & Save at the Habitat Suffolk ReStore’

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Benjamin Moore Color Capture App

benjaminmoorelogo Capture colors anywhere with Benjamin Moore Color Capture®. Snap a picture of any color inspiration that catches your eye and instantly get its match from Benjamin Moore’s more than 3,300 paint colors.

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