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The EPA’s LRRP lead paint rules put us, as an industry, in an awkward place.
We have a rule that is, by all accounts, increasing the cost of doing business; driving work toward unlicensed, fly-by-night contractors; and is being infrequently enforced.
It’s also a rule we can all agree
Almost 90 percent of Americans think owning a home is still an important part of the American dream, despite the current housing market.That's according to a new New York Times/CBS poll released late yesterday.At the same time, only 49 percent of respondents said housing is a safe investment
Congratulations go out to Iris Harrell and her Mountain View, Calif., remodeling company.Harrell Remodeling was recently named by Inc. magazine as one of the top workplaces in the country. The editors recognized Iris and her company for the Employee Stock Ownership Plan they have in place, amongst
So I don't know what to make of this one, posted earlier today on HousingZone:
BuildFax Remodeling Index Shows Top April on Record.I'd love to believe it's true -- that we're really seeing remodeling activity hit it's highest mark since 2004. Everybody else seems to be
Got to spend some time over at the Bosch headquarters yesterday. To show off the toughness of their new line of drills, they dropped two of them 532 feet from a hovering helicopter.It may not have been a practical application, but I was pretty impressed. You can see video I shot of the demo below.
All the remodelers out there who thought that the EPA RRP lead paint rules weren’t going to be enforced may want to think again.
The EPA announced in May it would be pursuing action against a Rockland, Maine, remodeler for alleged violation of the RRP rules. The EPA has said that Colin
Lead paint continues to be getting a lot of buzz, what with the NAHB's lawsuit against EPA, the first fine coming down last week and more.Here's my video update on the latest developments. We'll also have more on lead paint in the June issue of Professional Remodeler, mailing soon.
POSTED 5/19/2011So for all those remodelers who thought there was no reason to follow the EPA's lead RRP rules?Yeah, you might want to think about that again.The EPA has cited a Maine remodeler for not properly following the rules after two of his employees were recorded removing paint from a
The purchasing decisions we make every day aren’t about logic. We’re constantly making emotional decisions to buy or not buy something, whether it be a candy bar, an iPad or a new car.
Oh sure, we can come up with plenty of perfectly good reasons why we do these things (“It’