5 Tech Trends to Make a Difference in 2016

Technology has an ever growing place in our lives. A presence that is now spreading to construction sites. View full article →

The New Black Friday with REI #OptOut

On November 27th, Black Friday, REI will be closing the doors on all 143 store and paying their employees for a day outdoors. View full article →

The New Window

Traditional glass just does not hold temperatures like a wall does. However, windows have come a long way. Now, with the right windows in your building, you can reduce your heating/cooling costs by around 20%.
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January 18, 2014

What happened to Modernism?

While I agree the original examples of Mid-Century Modernism (1950′s and 60′s) that remain should be preserved, I found myself wanting more. One would think that Modernism itself should be so prevalent by now that we all live in our own Modernist house.

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Which Touchscreen Deadbolt Should You Choose?

Which Touchscreen Deadbolt Should You Choose?  Both of these touchscreen entry locks will keep your doors secure while adding remote, keyless convenience. 

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December 03, 2013

retailers › technology ›

From RetailingToday > Study: 81% research online before making big purchases

According to the study, 81% of consumers go online before heading out to the store, up 20% from last year, and spend an average of 79 days gathering information before making a major purchase. While consumers carefully consider before they buy, 41% of random major purchase shoppers say they are more open to making a large purchase than they were a year ago.X View full article →
September 04, 2013

builders hardware › door › knobs ›

Guest Post! How to pick new pulls in 5 key steps

  "I WANT TO UPDATE MY KITCHEN!"  This is a statement that many homeowners face daily but lack the budget or patience to do anything about it.  For the circumstance the perfect quick fix is to freshen up your space with some new pulls. 

New pulls on old cabinets is a great way to update a room.  It is WAY more affordable than buying new cabinets.  Plus you do not need to wait in vain while the old ones are being ripped out and the new ones installed.  


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October 18, 2012

NEW "Secret" Products


Last week I received a house plan from a customer.  Someone is building a new home!  I know, you do not see that all the time these days.  The homeowner asked me to quote the job in two prominent window lines that we sell.  The windows were straight forward for the most part: 

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September 26, 2012

What I thought vs. what I bought


It never ends up happy when you realize that what you bought is not what you thought you were buying.  It reflects poorly on the store where you bought it, the manufacturer, and you as the consumer feel a bit foolish for not double checking. 

This is one of those occurrences that is only made worse by the fact that it could have been easily avoided!

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