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Hitting a Big Financial Mark

Four years ago, Ocean Breeze Awnings and More in Surfside Beach, S.C., hit the $1 million gross revenue mark for the first time. CEO David Powers wanted to find out which neighborhoods were spending the most money with the company, so he studied his data. Read more

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The challenging search for qualified and dependable subcontractors

One challenge most remodelers share is the ongoing search for qualified and dependable subcontractors and trade partners. Read more

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Master a Disaster Master a Disaster

Hurricane Isabel cut a swath through several states in late September 2003, causing millions of dollars in property damage. As a general contractor and a professional in disaster response, I was deployed to southern Maryland as a disaster housing inspector under contract to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. My primary area of responsibility was St. Mary's County, which is near the Potomac and Patuxent rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. Most residents of the area weren't prepared for what occurred. Read more

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Measuring wheel for saving time Measuring wheel for saving time

Product: Lufkin Measuring Wheels by Cooper Hand Tools. All Lufkin Measuring Wheels can measure curved, horizontal, and vertical surfaces and have molded rubber tires that resist corrosion, as well as telescoping handles. Read more

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