Posted By: John L. on March 15, 2017 in Contractor Focus
Recently, friends of mine were selling their house. As part of the inspection, the buyer wanted a radon test performed in the house. They came to me, asking what radon is and what the test would find. I explained what it is and that the area where the house is located is prone to high levels. Ten days later, he called me with the results. The test was positive and mitigation had to be performed before the sale of the house would proceed.
Posted By: John L. on March 2, 2017 in Contractor Focus
Ladders are a major cause of accidents—both in and out of the contracting world. In a typical year, 175,000 people are injured on ladders severely enough to require a trip to the hospital. On the job, nearly 20,000 are injured and over 100 die due to falls from a ladder or scaffolding. What can you do to reduce your chances of becoming a ladder statistic?
Posted By: John L. on February 15, 2017 in Contractor Focus
In a very competitive industry, contractors are always looking for ways to stand out and have an upper hand over their competition. For some of us old timers who have been in the industry for many years, we look around and can’t believe how much things have changed! Our rulers, measuring wheels, and calculators have been set aside to make room for computer estimating software.

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