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HR Building - Do It Unafraid

Posted on Monday, October 22, 2018
Categories: Human Resources

Have you ever watched a toddler transition from crawling to walking? A toddler will fall down time and time again and keep getting up to try again. A toddler isn’t sitting in a corner counting the number of times he’s fallen or beating herself up for not taking enough steps forward while learning how to walk. Once the walking is mastered, a determined toddler will take it to the next...

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Tagged:personnel, employment, HR Building

Critical Facts to Know Before Installing a New Entry Door

Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Categories: Windows & Doors

When steel entry doors came on the market, they were the superior choice over wooden doors for stability, security, and insulating value. And they still are. However, they are not without their shortcomings including rusting if not kept properly painted, and becoming easily dented. If you’ve had steel doors on your home for any period of time, you have dents.The entry door of the home is...

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Tagged:doors, replacement, energy efficiency, home improvement, technology

HR Building - SMART QUESTIONS... It's ok to ask

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2018
Categories: Human Resources

Whether you are new to the field, promoted within the company or a seasoned professional within your industry, chances are you’ve probably asked or been asked dozens of questions. We’ve recently hired several new employees and typically questions will arise during the onboarding and training phase. I'd like to challenge you to continue asking questions throughout your career. When...

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Tagged:hiring, personnel, employment, HR Building, jobs

Wood Wit & Lumber Laughs - Construction Jokes

Posted on Friday, September 7, 2018
Categories: Construction Industry

We've assembled a pile of wood wit & lumber laughs to add some levity and a smile to your day. The construction business is tough and we all need to pause and laugh. If you got a chuckle out of these like we did, share this page with your construction friends. A CONTRACTOR IN HEAVENA contractor dies on a fishing accident on his 40th birthday and finds himself greeted at the Pearly Gates by a...

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Tagged:contractor, tradesmen, humor

Tradesmen Made America Great, and There’s More Work to be Done

Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Categories: Local Economy  |  History  |  Construction Industry

It’s no secret that the United States of America was built by the cracked and bleeding hands, strong backs, and aching muscles of brave and hardworking people who refused to relent, despite the massive obstacles. Leaders in the construction industry and workers in the skilled trades built the houses and buildings where we live and work; the streets, bridges, and tunnels where we drive; the...

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Tagged:contractor, local economy, small business, employment, tradesmen, jobs

HR Building - Authentic Integrity, a Higher Approach

Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Categories: Human Resources

Have you found yourself in a situation where you were pleasantly surprised because someone followed through with what they said they would? Whether it be a returned phone call, appointment kept, borrowed item returned, or perhaps ownership of an epic blunder that impacted you in some way. Each day you and I have the opportunity to be a person of what I call “authentic integrity” and...

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Tagged:personnel, employment, HR Building, integrity

8 Things to Know Before Hiring a Contractor

Posted on Monday, August 6, 2018
Categories: Hiring Home Improvement

Your home is your most important financial investment. When it’s time to perform repairs, add on, or remodel; you deserve to know that the people and businesses doing the work can be trusted. There is perhaps little else that can throw a wrench into your life’s progress, completely disrupt your home and family, and decimate your finances like home improvement fraud. The good news...

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Tagged:contractor, home improvement, buy local, local economy, hiring, contracts

HR Building - What’s in your company total rewards package?

Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Categories: Human Resources

Do you recognize and promote the true total value in your company benefits package?Apart from the traditional benefits we often think about is an implicit value in other perks and rewards that may be unique to your organization and its culture. What’s in your company’s total reward package should be more than a dollar figure. What can be said about your company culture and work...

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Tagged:hiring, personnel, employment, benefits, HR Building

How to Avoid Costly and Potentially Deadly Deck Collapses

Posted on Monday, July 16, 2018
Categories: Decking & Railing  |  Home Maintenance

It is estimated that there are over 20 million decks in the United States that are more than 15 years old. The average healthy life-span of a deck is estimated to be between 10 and 15 years.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an average of 33,000 people per year are injured because of the structural failure or collapse of a deck, porch, railing, or...

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Tagged:decking, outdoor living, reinforcing, deck safety, deck inspection, fasteners, maintenance

Deck Lights Provide Ambience, Safety, and Beauty

Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2018
Categories: Decking & Railing

A great cookout or deck party shouldn’t end just because the sun sets. Properly placed deck lighting not only makes your awesome new deck look more awesome, it serves the critical purpose of prolonging the party on your outdoor oasis by providing a soft, inviting glow throughout the night. Built-in illumination that is built to last.Our friends at Trex® Company like to call it...

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Tagged:decking, outdoor living, home improvement, deck lighting, outdoor lighting

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