Be Your Own House Contractor: Save 25% Without Lif

Be Your Own House Contractor: Save 25% Without Lif

Completely revised, this updated fourth edition explains each step of the home building process and helps readers avoid the pitfalls that plague general contractors. Includes sample contracts and a glossary of building terms. Line drawings. From the PublisherLearn trade secrets on buying land, making estimates, getting loans, picking subcontractors, buying materials and supplies, and staying within your budget. Be Your Own House Contractor, Carl Heldmann, Heldmann, Carl, house renovations, house renovation, house additions, house addition.

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What kind of job can a person with roofing contractor experience find?

Question by Windstar: What kind of job can a person with roofing contractor experience find?
My brother is a roofing contractor. He has more than 20 years of experience in this field. He used to have his own roofing business which was successful up until now (because of economy crisis). Now he is without job. He has been trying to find a job with a large roofing companies. However, he has an experience in residential roofing rather than commercial. I was wondering if there is possibly a quick course that he could take at home to be able to do something else. It could be roofing related or something else. Please advise. He has lots of pride and all that really brings him down. Thank you!

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How about a Roofing/Building Material wholesale company? Outside sales position? His experience would really be beneficial to his customers. Or a technical support or trainer for a roofing manufacturer try the Metal & Asphalt Shingle manufacturers, if he was in the business he hopefully should have some contacts to reach out to. My best advice would be to network within the industry, and to be patient. Something should come along; but not without his local “industry” knowing he is out there and looking for an opportunity.

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Masters Craft Construction Named Local and Regional Contractor of the Year

Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) February 19, 2012

The Masters Design Build Group, formerly Masters Craft Construction, has been honored with three Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards by the Bucks-Mont Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and two Northeast Regional Contractor of the Year Awards by NARI National.

As the CotY Winner in the category of Kitchens from $ 40,000 to $ 80,000, Masters Design Build partnered with Lifestyles Design of Perkiomenville, PA in transforming a dated, builder grade kitchen in Quakertown, PA, into an entertainers showcase. The client tasked the team with creating an open, interactive kitchen, to serve as the heart of the home. By incorporating a cooking station in the peninsula and extending it into a granite-topped floating table for guest seating, Masters Design Build was able to create the entertaining hub the homeowners longed for. Removing the soffits and installing recessed lighting opened up the space. A thoughtful and creative design, using semi-custom Talora cabinetry by D

Top Danville Landscaping Contractor, Custom Landscape, Announces Recommendations for How to Use Hardscape Design to Create Real Curb Appeal

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 17, 2012

A front yard landscape design is an essential part of a beautiful, appealing, and unique home. The design of a front yard enhances curb appeal and displays a homeowners personal tastes. However, many homeowners forget an important aspect of the design that goes hand in hand with the landscape the hardscape design.

Driveways, walkways, patios, stoops, retaining walls, water features, and other stone accessories are just as important as the landscaping itself, says Jeff Ferrasci, owner of Custom Landscape. These hardscape elements not only provide parking, walkways, and sitting areas but also give shape and structure to a yard and interact with organic components in interesting ways. The right hardscape design can absolutely make a front yard.

Here are a few ways to use hardscape to create a stylish and one-of-a-kind yard:

Driveways and Walkways

Options are limitless when it comes to driveways and walkways. Pavers have taken the landscape world by storm for their classy look and durability. The three main categories of pavers include brick, concrete, and natural stone. Decorative and ornamental concrete offer even more choices and include stamped concrete, colored concrete, exposed aggregate with brick bands, and sand finish. Lining the concrete with bricks can give driveways and walkways a classic and timeless look. To add more visual interest, try using stepping stones as a pathway through various parts of the yard.

Water features

Water features, such as waterfalls and ponds, can make beautiful additions to any landscape. Not only do water features look beautiful and inviting but they also offer soothing sounds.

Courtyards, patios, terraces, and gazebos

Dont forget the possibility of installing outdoor rooms in a front yard area. A patio, gazebo, terrace, or courtyard can provide a secluded area for relaxing and entertaining. Even if a homeowner doesnt have a large yard, hardscape or stucco seat walls with stone caps can be used to create small seating areas. Fire pits made from stucco and stone, brick, natural stone, or pavers make an outdoor area a great place to unwind in the evening.

Pay attention to small details, such as adding outdoor lighting, to create a unique front yard that enhances the beauty of a home. For the best results contact a professional that specializes in front yard landscape designs and installations. Custom Landscape specializes in hardscape design and has extensive experience in all aspects of landscape design and installation including concrete, masonry, irrigation, planting, ponds, spas, and garden structures. Owner Jeff Ferrasci has been a licensed landscape contractor since 1976 and is a devoted, hands-on contractor who is on-site each day to carry out a homeowners vision. For more information, please visit their new website,, or check out their profile on BuildZoom.

About Custom Landscape

Licensed, bonded and insured, Custom Landscape can take a homeowners vision from design to completion. They have designed and built over 1000 projects in the most prestigious addresses in the country. Whether a homeowner needs grading, irrigation and planting or wants to add a spa, hardscape or outdoor lighting, Custom Landscapes professional masons, carpenters, and hardscape specialists possess a complete knowledge of local codes and design innovations guaranteed to make any project a success. They serve the Bay Area including Danville, Alamo, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Orinda, Moraga, and Dublin.


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