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Don't Put Grandma in the Shed

by Elisa Meyer on 2018-01-08 11:38am

Flickr   You may be familiar with the term “accessory dwelling unit” or more informally “mother-in-law unit” Accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, are secondary dwellings on a property (typically a single-family home) which are outfitted with complete living facilities, typically for one or two people...

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Contractor Scams: For the Contractor, Knowledge has Value

by Chuck Rehdorf on 2017-12-11 2:40pm

Image credit: AYPO As contractors, there aren't a lot of times when we have to deal with the sadness that life brings to our clients and consumers If we’re good at our job and we want to go that extra step, then we find ways to tell them how much better things will be when we’re done with a job; or how much easier and more enjoyable their home will be...

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Need Workers, Willing to Pay

by Chuck Rehdorf on 2017-09-01 9:00am

Image credit: atyourpaceonlinecom   The science fiction author Robert Heinlein is quoted as having once said, "Cheop’s Law: Nothing ever gets built on schedule or within budget...

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All Right, Get The Lead Out

by Chuck Rehdorf on 2017-07-12 10:15am

Here in Oregon, the push for lead-based paint safety in home renovation and repair has become more of an issue every year At the front of that movement are the men and women tasked with renovations and repairs to these structures...

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Contractors Can Take the Lead on Smart Homes

by Karla Allen on 2017-03-15 12:53pm

  image: wirelessdesignmagcom According to the Consumer Electronics Association, the smart home technology industry grew by 32% in 2015 and then increased another 64% in 2016...

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