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Clean and sanitize your outdoor surfaces

Last week, my wife and I brought our outdoor furniture out of the garage and set it up under our “veranda.” That’s the fancy name we give our back porch. I texted a photo of the furniture to my kids with the caption, “Spring is here!” My son-in-law texted back, “Looks great. Now sanitize it so we can come over.” He was...

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Free-flowing gutters prevent basement flooding and protect your home’s foundation

So far this spring, there have been at least three major thunderstorms in Northeast Ohio that featured sudden and torrential rains. While some of us waited it out comfortably sequestered in our home offices, other homeowners found themselves dealing with restoration companies and insurance claims resulting from a flooded basement. The...

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A Final Thought: A Better World Is Coming

One bit of wisdom I have come to appreciate is the understanding that priorities can change with time and experience. At age 21, I was unaware of the joy of a long walk or how the aroma of freshly baked bread can hug you. And I didn’t give a hoot about seeing an owl in a tree. Now I am awestruck by their majesty and stillness. Priorities of...

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A Final Thought: The Invisible Man

I was raised in Alabama and Georgia, so I’m not a fan of Northeast Ohio’s long, grey winters. While I have managed to tolerate them for 28 years now, it’s becoming increasingly difficult. Call it Seasonal Affective Disorder, the winter blues, or a lack of Vitamin D, the month of February can be rough. So this year I decided to experiment...

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The David Brown Construction Company is creating dream kitchens and baths and more, on a budget

One of the keys to running a successful business is the ability to recruit and retain high-quality employees. It was business guru Tom Peters who said it best: “As much as the NBA or Broadway, we are all in the talent business.” Nowhere is this more applicable than in the remodeling industry. “A contractor is only as good as his...

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