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We are all from somewhere else, some other country, some other tradition, some other language, a multicultural society that came together to form the greatest nation on earth. Just like air conditioning running water and electricity it's easy to forget about how we got here and take it for granted, how this country was built, who built it and why. As we become accustomed to the conveniences that we've discovered and built in our history we've become less and less in touch with the basic question “How did it happen” What sort of sacrifices were made by the people who...

Hey Kris! Please excuse all typos as I am doing this by voice. I try and correct them but I might miss some. Thanks for contacting me! Garage floors are typically A separate pour from the main house slab And not connected to it. You can look at the edges where the Garage slab butts up to the house slab and see if there is a small gap and possibly a piece of expansion material. It may look like a little piece of rubber or wood or there may just be a gap between the garage slab and the beam of the...

Patience is the word this week So I have 2 clients I'm doing too pretty good size projects for. One is living in the house and one is living off site. The one living in the house is pressing me because they want me to get finished because I'm making a huge mess and I've only just started literally within the last few weeks. And they want to celebrate T-DAY in their new kitchen. The one living off site is pressing me because they want to get back in their house because it's taken so long to do the project not...

Q. Is it hard coming into a new country and starting a new business? Not if you have a great plan! RG I came upon Pink Belts Roofing and Robyne Garten from a referral from my friend Gary Neidert when I was pitching the idea of this podcast series to him. A quick google search and email to Robyne and much to my delight a quick response. She was in fact going to be coming through my neck of the woods in a few weeks and could stop by the radio station and do a live interview. How much more lucky...

30 years ago while sitting at a desk as a phone receptionist Lisa Dritschler never thought she would be the President of a home building company in 2018. After all, everyone around her was very male and very dominating. The building industry in Texas was the wild wild west of the business world, smoky back room deals, good ol boy networks, and shady bankers made the headlines, but there was light at the end of the long twisted tunnel. Lisa was lucky, she worked for men she admired and respected, men that were willing to teach her and mentor her....

F.H. Perry Builders has a long and distinguished legacy in the greater Boston, Mass. area, in this weeks interview and podcast I had the privilege of chatting with the founders daughter, Allison who is now Owner/President. I hope you enjoy the podcast as much as Allison and I enjoyed chatting. Below is a brief bio of F.H. Perry.     Our Story TWO IMPORTANT THINGS HAPPENED IN 1977. 1.) F.H. Perry Builder was created. 2.) The company’s future President, Allison Perry Iantosca, turned five years old. And for the next twenty years or so, both grew and flourished without minding much about the business of...

Brought to You By - TOTAL AIR AND HEAT - WWW.TOTALAIR.COM Remodelers Pile on HomeAdvisor Suit, Add Their Own Gripes About 'Bogus' Leads Reader responses to our first story echo complaints made in civil suit. By Sean Wallisch Contractors are voicing their support for a recent lawsuit against HomeAdvisor, which alleges the company misrepresented its services, provided illusory leads, and engaged in deceptive and fraudulent sales practices with home service provider members. "I got the same treatment. Would love to join the group!" said Mark Pelletier of M.V. Pelletier Inc. The class-action lawsuit was filed by home improvement companies in eight states earlier this month, and...

GREEN TIP – brought to you by Hargrave Foundation Repair “The Original Hargrave” Established in 1968- Hargravefoundation.com give my friend Randy Hargrave a call at 972 442 3415. With all the additional people moving into our area it is critical that we protect our environment as much as possible. Properly disposing of hazardous waste is a huge problem in our landfills. Everything that goes in that landfill ends up in our soil and water eventually. But you can do your part by taking your hazardous waste the Dallas County Hazardous Waste Collection Center located at 11234 Plano Rd. in N.E. Dallas. Check...

In 1977 or so I was invited by some friends to help rebuild a lodge in the mountains near the small town of Gold Hill, Colorado. Since I had nothing better to do and was wasting time and my mothers hard earned money screwing off in junior college in Tyler, Texas, I jumped at the chance. So off I went to live in an old abandoned ski cabin, with no water or electricity on an old abandoned ski run on what would become the turning point in my life. My 1st job as grunt and sacrificial "helper" was to scale to...