Jim LeFaivre

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Planning Makes Succession Less Painful

My dad, Jim LeFaivre, formally began the exit process in 1999 after he'd owned the... More

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Requirements for decking a roof

North Carolina remodeler David Tyson sees them all the time down at beachfront properties on the coast. "Somebody gets a bright idea: Why not put a deck up there? But with no thought to loads, weight, or waterproofing." He's talking about decks that are built over existing living space. More

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Leaky Roofer Suckers Contractor

The owner of J.R. LeFaivre Construction, Taneytown, Md., has subcontractors he uses regularly. So when a roofing contractor (with licenses and insurance) walked in his office looking for work, LeFaivre was noncommittal. This was a big mistake. More

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