Luxury Home Design & Construction: What’s on the Horizon?

By Scott Acton Experiential Living Spaces Create a New Level of Luxury Like so many other things, the luxury residential market is rapidly evolving in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2020, most Americans have spent anywhere from a few weeks to many months living, working, exercising, cooking, and gathering at home in ways they never have before. Most have probably given some thought to how their living experience could be better with customization. While the pandemic won’t last forever, it will likely have a lasting impact on how owners…

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Contractors Recommend Soundproof Windows to Eliminate Exterior Noise and Reduce Energy Costs

One distressed homeowner discovered a solution to multiple problems without costly window replacement When a contractor in Reno, Nevada set out to solve an external noise problem that was driving his customer crazy, he discovered a cure that unexpectedly provided the added benefits of significant energy savings and increased comfort. This was achieved quickly without costly window replacement by simply adding a second insulative window. His customer was thrilled with the results. The approach can not only prevent loud external noise like street traffic from penetrating windows into the home…

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How Residential Contractors Can Generate New Business Online in 2021

New research study shows today’s buyers most likely to go online first when they need a residential contractor By John Tyreman An estimated 1 in 4 Americans are expected to work remotely in 2021, meaning homeowners will have even more time to evaluate their living situation and address the home improvement projects they put off in recent years. It also means fewer homeowners will drive their car long enough to hear radio ads or see truck signage on the road. They will likely stream shows on “Smart TVs” with no…

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How Residential Contractors Can Generate New Business Online in 2021

By John Tyreman An estimated 1 in 4 Americans are expected to work remotely in 2021, meaning homeowners will have even more time to evaluate their living situation and address the home improvement projects they put off in recent years. It also means fewer homeowners will drive their car long enough to hear radio ads or see truck signage on the road. They will likely stream shows on “Smart TVs” with no commercials instead of watching cable television. Generating new business for residential contractors isn’t the same as it used…

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Kodiak Launches “Built for Generations” Collection

Kodiak, a Canadian bootmaker, has launched its new Built for Generations lifestyle boots collection. The collection comes in both men’s and women’s styles and is being launched for Fall/Winter 2020. The Built for Generations Collection also celebrates Kodiak’s 110th anniversary as Canada’s Boot and is highlighted by two distinct styles for both genders: the women’s Cloverdale Plaid and Canora Plaid waterproof styles and men’s McKernan Chukk and Clayburn boot. “We celebrate Kodiak’s 110-year anniversary as Canada’s Boot with the introduction of our new Built for Generations collection. Built for Generations…

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A Fearless Approach to Construction

Contractor Dale Scheffler of D.J. Scheffler & Nye makes sure to take on the challenging construction projects others don’t By Kent Crowley The house teeters on the edge. So much earth has already slipped away that you can see the underside of the swimming pool as it dangles precariously on the edge of the newly formed cliff. Contractor Dale Scheffler stands yards away trying to figure out how he is going to save this house. Fortunately, this isn’t his first rodeo. Scheffler has made a living helping people and structures…

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Home Telecommuting: Stop Intrusive Noise!

Whether telecommuting or pursuing education online, increasing numbers of Americans are working from home – even before “stay home” orders were issued to slow the spread of COVID-19. So, it is more important than ever to keep out disruptive, external noise like screeching traffic, blaring vehicle horns, roaring leaf blowers, and barking dogs. This can foster a more productive work environment during the day and a more peaceful one at night when it is time to relax and sleep. As the nation increasingly works from home, we discuss how residential…

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Arizona contractors adjust to coronavirus pandemic

Despite the pandemic, contractors are keeping their doors open for business By Max Lancaster The COVID-19 pandemic has halted the national economy. Every industry has been hurt by the novel coronavirus and residential contractors are no exception as states implement social distancing measures to stop the spread. However, some contractors in Arizona are keeping the doors open with a pragmatic approach to finding clients and a small but consistent demand for their services. Home developer Wayne Funk, owner of Bellago Homes in Mesa, Ariz., said his company saw minimal losses…

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