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  1. Pragmatic Panoply

    July 21, 2017

    From the Desk of max chagrinwebmaster at large            It is easy to take for granted many of the advantages this twenty-first century existence provides. There was a time, long ago, that a simple change of clothes was an unheard of luxury. The industrial revolution has laid at our feet… fashion… and the much lauded […]


  2. Electrical Safety Myths

    July 3, 2017

    Electrical Safety MythsTo help ensure your safety, we’ve listed some of the most common misconceptions from PSE&G. Take the time to review them. They might save your life.Tires are electrical insulatorsTires are electrical conductors, not insulators. It is true that you are safe in your vehicle when a live wire falls on it. But that’s […]


  3. Tips For Helping Your Senior’s Relocation Go Smoothly

    June 27, 2017

    Moving Day Success: Tips For Helping Your Senior’s Relocation Go SmoothlyWhen you are helping your senior loved one move into a new home, you want to do everything you can to ensure that moving day is a success. The key to a smooth move is organization, and some simple planning basics can make an enormous […]


  4. Where can I listen to Mighty House?

    June 24, 2017

    Where can I listen to Mighty House? How can you listen to the Mighty House Radio Show?  There are several ways to listen.We are on the air LIVE every Saturday from 7 to 10 AM. Give us a call at 847-475-1590From the Chicago Metro Area:Turn on your radio, flip to the AM band and tune […]


  5. What is your Home Energy IQ? Take a test provide by Energy.GOV

    May 13, 2017

    What is your Home Energy IQ?This is a test created by Energy.Gov. Aome of the questions you might want to change or ask why does that matter to me but over all it is a good test to get you thinking. If you bounce arounf the energy.gov website you will also find there is a […]


  6. Blueprints, what information should be on them?

    February 25, 2017

    What should be included in your plans? BlueprintsNo matter how much we preach the benefit of a well written contract, many people still make the mistake of signing one that doesn’t clearly call out what they are getting. Once the project starts and a dispute arises, most people will turn to the architect for guidance. […]


  7. HERS and Mine What’s HERS going to cost you?

    November 19, 2016

    HERS and Mine, What’s HERS going to cost you?You may not know much about it now but HERS ratings are here and are not going away. Home Energy Rating Score. They have been built into the 2015 IECC. Now, how and when it will affect you will may vary on when the code is adopted […]


  8. Mold Free Basement Remodel

    November 13, 2016

    We get questions on how to build out a basement and not worry about mold. Here is a quick 5 step process to a mold free basement build out. #1. Put a concrete sealer on the floor and walls. Anything concrete sealer will do. If you are worried about seepage then you can use ULG DryLok […]


  9. Know the terms in construction – Framing

    July 16, 2016

    Know the terms in construction – Framing          Today is the second installment of “Knowing the parts and pieces of your home”. Again, we’re not making you an expert but, if you need work done, it’s good to know what the contractor is talking about. Or it may help you describe something you need at a […]


  10. Roofing parts and Terms

    July 9, 2016

    Be familiar with the terms used – Roofing Parts and Terms, what are those parts called and what do they do? I don’t expect listeners to sit around at night and study some construction dictionary learning every term used to describe the parts and pieces of their home. But, if you need to have work […]


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