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David Allen commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Elder Star
"I enjoyed your article, Alan. It detailed clearly some of the issues the elderly population is facing and will increasingly face...Excellent point here,  "Electricity security may become a lifesaving necessity..." Beyond implementing…"
Jul 15, 2013
Shade Structures commented on David Allen's blog post The New Rules of Home Improvement
"This should have been the case  before 'cause home improvement scams are somehow predominant on some parts of the country. They would say they'd fix your patio for less but then they won't get the job done."
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The New Rules of Home Improvement

Many homeowners are beginning to recognize the higher standards that are being demanded from home improvement contractors.The new rules of certification, accreditation and independent verification have complemented well the old ways of selecting a contractor so that the two establish a benchmark that bodes well for the professional perception of the industry. It is not a coincidence that in 2010 credentialing and training organizations have achieved their highest growth rate in recent years. I…See More
Aug 30, 2011
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How To Make The Right Evaluation

Thinking of convincing the homeowner that you are the right contractor for the window replacement project? Make sure that you are prepared to demonstrate that you have the knowledge to evaluate the problem correctly. The customer wants and expects to perceive this quickly or you will not be selected for the follow-up. So, to ensure your business is the one selected for that coveted follow-up session, it is critical to showcase your knowledge and experience, the two fundamental factors that say…See More
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How To Make The Right Evaluation

Thinking of convincing the homeowner that you are the right contractor for the window replacement project? Make sure that you are prepared to demonstrate that you have the knowledge to evaluate the problem correctly. The customer wants and expects to perceive this quickly or you will not be selected for the follow-up. So, to ensure your business is the one selected for that coveted follow-up session, it is critical to showcase your knowledge and experience, the two fundamental factors that say…See More
Mar 27, 2011
David Allen commented on David Allen's blog post Have You Adjusted Your Thinking to Green?
"You are right, Kent, we have to find a better way to communicate the benefits of a green environment to our audience. For example, energy efficiency improvement contractors, I noticed are now stressing comfort, health and durability as attractive…"
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Kent Mitchell commented on David Allen's blog post Have You Adjusted Your Thinking to Green?
"You have done a good job in defining these strategies.    The challenge we face though, is the perception of the end users - buyers & often builders too.  Mention "green" building and often their guard goes up as they…"
Mar 17, 2011
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Have You Adjusted Your Thinking to Green?

Over the past couple of years I have attended many seminars mostly on topics relating to green building and the environment. In truth, I was determined to make good use of the construction down time, in this economy, with a goal to learning as much as I could about home performance improvement. One such seminar taught me that the terms sustainable building and green construction have become more than simple buzz words, they have become policies promoted by the government. Policies which at…See More
Mar 17, 2011
David Allen posted a blog post

Have You Adjusted Your Thinking to Green?

Over the past couple of years I have attended many seminars mostly on topics relating to green building and the environment. In truth, I was determined to make good use of the construction down time, in this economy, with a goal to learning as much as I could about home performance improvement. One such seminar taught me that the terms sustainable building and green construction have become more than simple buzz words, they have become policies promoted by the government. Policies which at…See More
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How To Make The Right Evaluation

Thinking of convincing the homeowner that you are the right contractor for the window replacement project? Make sure that you are prepared to demonstrate that you have the knowledge to evaluate the problem correctly. The customer wants and expects to perceive this quickly or you will not be selected for the follow-up. So, to ensure your business is the one selected for that coveted follow-up session, it is critical to showcase your knowledge and experience, the two fundamental factors that say… Continue

Posted on March 27, 2011 at 6:55am

Have You Adjusted Your Thinking to Green?

Over the past couple of years I have attended many seminars mostly on topics relating to green building and the environment. In truth, I was determined to make good use of the construction down time, in this economy, with a goal to learning as much as I could about home performance improvement. One such seminar taught me that the terms sustainable building and green construction have become more than simple buzz words, they have become policies promoted by the government. Policies which at…

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Posted on March 15, 2011 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Discover the Solutions for Drafty Uncomfortable Homes

The energy efficiency movement is starting to impact the awareness of how the indoor conditions of an existing building can be greatly improved. Homeowners who once dread the winter months and thought that they had to live with the pain of a drafty uncomfortable home are now increasingly seeking to improve these homes.

This search often brought homeowners out into the marketplace looking for solutions and the best professional help. As a result, we are…

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Posted on February 2, 2011 at 11:48am

The New Rules of Home Improvement

Many homeowners are beginning to recognize the higher standards that are being demanded from home improvement contractors.The new rules of certification, accreditation and independent verification have complemented well the old ways of selecting a contractor so that the two establish a benchmark that bodes well for the professional perception of the industry. It is not a coincidence that in 2010 credentialing and training organizations have achieved their highest…

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Posted on January 27, 2011 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

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