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You’ve worked hard to build your business. You’ve invested in the best tools money can buy. Your subcontractors and employees are rock solid. You’ve earned a stellar reputation in your community. But for a lot of business owners, it’s hard to split your focus between working for your customers and marketing your…


Whether you’re an experienced estimator, a new recruit, or you’ve been a painter all your life that just knows what it takes to paint a structure, we all make estimating mistakes. It’s rare when we get to celebrate the perfect job. My sales team always looks at me funny when I celebrate…


Concrete is no longer a boring surface to be covered—or ignored. Indeed, stained concrete has grown in popularity for outdoor surfaces, as well as interior floors and countertops in both residential and commercial settings. We asked five pros about their go-to concrete stains. Across the board, they noted that acid staining—while providing…


The recently published 2017 Houzz & Home survey offers overall good news for pros, and some very specific information that could be key to winning new work. According to Nino Sitchinava, principal economist at, “Over half of 100,000 homeowners surveyed by Houzz planned to continue or start renovations in 2017, and…


When it comes to selling a home, first impressions matter. While the right color choices can have a potential buyer falling in love, a wrong color can leave them shaking their head and running for the door. According to Svenja Gudell, Zillow chief economist, “A fresh coat of paint is an easy…


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