July 21, 2015
Today, the kitchen has turned out to be the heart of the family home, the place where we are spending most of our family time. We generally tend to gravitate towards our kitchens for more than just meal preparation. That’s why the room’s design needs to fulfill both social and functional needs.... More
July 13, 2015
Replacing or retrofitting older lighting fixtures or appliances with new energy efficient technologies can save a significant amount of money, especially when you consider that Lighting can represent up to 40% of an average building’s electrical costs. But did you also know that switching to a more energy efficient solution can actually earn you money back on top of your energy savings? This may seem like a bold claim, but it is absolutely possible due to Energy Rebates and Incentives.... More
June 29, 2015
For many years Linear Fluorescent Lights have been the go-to when it comes to lighting large indoor spaces. Fluorescent lamps are able to convert more input power into visible light than incandescent lamps, which of course made them quickly rise in popularity. They also typically last 10 – 20 times longer than an equivalent incandescent lamp which makes them less expensive to operate in the long run. That aside, there is a new lighting technology on the market now, and it’s giving linear fluorescents a major run for their money.... More
June 23, 2015
As we ramp into Hurricane Season this year it is very important to prepare for the unexpected. Even though this is predicted to be a slow Atlantic hurricane season, it only takes one storm to make a detrimental impact. According to the National Hurricane Center, 2005 was considered a slow season, yet it produced the costliest hurricane in history, Katrina. Damages across the Gulf Coast region resulted in a total of over 105 Billion US dollars. The key take-away from the entire experience is that proper preparation can save your property and more importantly your life.... More
June 16, 2015
Father’s Day is just around the corner and sometimes the best gift for a dad is something handmade especially for him. Here are 10 great do-it-yourself ideas for father’s day. Whether you’re a workshop pro or you’re a total newbie, there’s something here in this list that anyone can make, for any type of dad!... More
June 9, 2015
The right way to handle things, the wrong way to handle things, and my least favorite of them all: The “I don’t know–you tell me” way to handle things.
If I compiled a list of all the things I’ve learned from my father, I’m certain it would have no end. My dad is totally blue collar, capable of what most think is impossible. He sports the same pearl snap shirts he debuted in the 1980’s and would probably still be wearing the matching Wranglers he rocked to his pastime college rodeos had he not gained an extra 40 pounds. ... More
May 26, 2015
June is National Safety Month! National Safety Month is geared to help educate the workforce about safer practices to help reduce the risk of unintentional injuries. Here are some tips and guidelines to help keep you and your working team in tip-top shape while on the job.... More
May 25, 2015
Making decisions about lighting is harder than it’s ever been before, due in part to the high saturation of new Lighting product types and technologies. Unequivocally the latest and greatest of these new lighting technologies is L.E.D., or Light Emitting Diode. As the market is becoming more and more flooded with the latest LED products, it can be difficult for contractors to know exactly how this new technology applies to projects that would normally be done with traditional lighting techniques. So how does one demystify this new technology and make it applicable in the field today?... More
May 13, 2015
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