Remodeler: David Powers

Company: Ocean Breeze Awning Inc. & Disaster Response Corps general contractor, Surfside Beach, S.C.

Product: Lufkin Measuring Wheels by Cooper Hand Tools.

Acting as a general contractor for the Disaster Response corps after Hurricane Isabel in September, David Powers found his Lufkin Measuring Wheel indispensable. The small-diameter model he uses has a telescoping handle, meaning Powers doesn't have to bend down or kneel to take measurements. All Lufkin Measuring Wheels can measure curved, horizontal, and vertical surfaces and have molded rubber tires that resist corrosion, as well as telescoping handles.

Courtesy Cooper Hand Tools

"As a result of my wheel," Powers says, "I can save time, do more inspections, and hopefully provide a faster response to a larger number of people applying for FEMA disaster money."

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