The Blog

I love to write – and have a lot to say! Whether we’re talking about the stumbling blocks of remodeling, or how the industry has taken some bad turns, I write as a “consumer advocate” and hope these tidbits will help you know what to expect before the first hammer swing

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Remodeling is an artistic process!

Remodeling is an artistic process!

I remember seeing a news report where they interviewed a man that thought the plumbing behind the wall was so beautiful that he installed plexiglass instead of drywall in certain parts of his home! This may have been taking artistry in the remodeling field to an...

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The “Sales” process

The “Sales” process

The title; "Salesman" can have some oblique negative connotations. We all think of that aggressive, pushy, phony, person that puts us on edge. But what would we do without salespeople, and how frustrated can it be when we need one and can't find one?? It's a bit of a...

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Doctors, remodeling and kissing frogs

Doctors, remodeling and kissing frogs

I’ve recently had a personal experience with attempting to get a diagnosis on an ear issue. What does my ear have to do with remodeling!? Everything has something to do with remodeling… in my world. So, here’s my story; My wife and I were very involved with our...

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Standard Operating Procedure for remodeling

Standard Operating Procedure for remodeling

I remember the first time I heard the phrase, “standard operation procedure”. I got a little excited. It just had a nice ring to it, and I couldn’t believe that it was a thing. I was even more impressed when I heard that it was so much of a thing that it had its own...

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Rosette Remodeling – Top Contractor

Rosette Remodeling – Top Contractor

St Louis Magazine listed Rosette Remodeling as one of the "top contractors" in St Louis. https://www.stlmag.com/design/top-contractors-in-st-louis/ I've been working with Rosette since June 2022, and find them to be an extremely talented high end remodeler - right...

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Handyman training for Urban Youth

Handyman training for Urban Youth

Back in 2014, I offered this program to a non-profit organization here in St Louis, Missouri and we were able to procure a grant from the United Way. The program was successful, but I was only able to teach the one program and we didn't request additional funding....

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