Maurice Forde

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Glazed and Confused: Window, Door, and Skylight Tax Credits Glazed and Confused: Window, Door, and Skylight Tax Credits

The way that door and window products qualify for tax credits has changed. Here's what you need to know. More

Pros and Cons of Using Subcontractors to Install Windows
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Pros and Cons of Using Subcontractors to Install Windows

When it comes to using subs for window installations, many remodelers just say no.... More

Wood window replacement companies market through presentations and word of mouth
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Wood window replacement companies market through presentations and word of mouth

Selling wood windows calls for a different kind of marketing. Just ask Tim Murphy.... More

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Doing whatever it takes to keep a good employee

If there's one truth in any industry, it's that good people don't grow on trees. So, Maurice Forde, of Forde Windows & Remodeling in Northbrook, Ill., knew he couldn't let one of his best lead carpenters just walk out the door to go into business on his own. More

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Daily cleaning makes both the remodeler and customer comfortable

On large jobs, the crew arrives a day early to set up plastic walls, cover hardwood floors and carpets, and spread dropcloths. Forde points out that daily cleaning makes end-of-the-job cleanup a snap. More

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