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carpenter working- glass rails

The Value of Tradespeople–A Moving Target The worth of tradespeople is not top of mind. We think about it the moment we need something done. We quickly jump to “how much will I have to spend–and how can I minimize it”.  This need to minimize what we pay is human nature. We love…(Read More)

Free Estimates- Are they worth the price you pay?

 “Free Estimates” = “High-Pressure Sales”  This social contract goes like this, “I will give you a free estimate and there is no Obligation”.  Potential clients should see this as the “Free Estimate Trap”. One of our competitors likes to say that it is his chance get in front of potential customers in order to sell…(Read More)

pool house and cabana builders in Richmond Hill

A Toronto area Pool House with Bar/Kitchen with roll up doors (Power doors), Change Room, Storage, Den with fireplace and TV, a dining room beneath a pergola with a privacy screen and a stone outdoor kitchen. Curved knee braces and moulding, stone floors all on an engineered concrete slab. This place rocks! With the…(Read More)

how to build trelliswork or not

A Beautiful Trelliswork Fail – What not to do! How not to design a trelliswork privacy screen. This trellis is intriguing, artistic and looks to be a fine addition to the home. Trouble is, I was the designer on this project and unknown to me this “Contractor” talked the client out of what I had…(Read More)