Clai Porter

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The Hidden Costs of Doing Business

Losing money and can't figure out where? Look here first. Read more

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Q+A: Rain or Shine

Proper clothing is absolutely crucial for us. We wear lots of layers and insulated “bunny boots” that are good to 50 below. We buy chemical foot-warmers and glove-warmers by the case and provide these on jobsites. We also give everyone a set of ice cleats for working on slippery areas. Read more

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Getting the siding job done in cold weather Getting the siding job done in cold weather

Where weather gets cold -- really cold -- contractors have ways to get a siding job up. Because materials -- like a piece of metal -- can sometimes fall and disappear into the snow, Schmidt Siding and Windows waits until spring to dispatch a service crew to do raking and maintenance of jobs installed during the coldest weather. Read more

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