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  1. Selecting the right remodeling contractor Part 3. What is the contractor going to ask the homeowner?

    March 11, 2021 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 15:28 — 14.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Pandora | Blubrry | TuneIn | RSS | SubscribeSelecting the right remodeling contractor Part 3. What is the contractor going to ask the homeowner? Bad contractor? Here’s how to get the right one. Rich and Ron are starting a […]

  2. The Benefits of a Good Garage Door

    October 23, 2019

    The Benefits of a Good Garage DoorGarage doors look good, and they really help provide your house excellent curb appeal. When you have a great-looking garage door to go with your home, don’t be surprised if you see house-hunters and passersby alike stand across the street and admire your place.With all the attractiveness that it […]

  3. What to do to your home when the weather gets REALLY cold

    January 27, 2019

    Surviving the Big Freeze 2019 (1-7-2019)       No time for philosophizing, opinionating or joking around. This is serious. Chicago and a large part of the Midwest will experience freezing low temperatures in the coming days not seen in several years. Here are some tips that may make getting through the next week a lot easier.These tips […]

  4. 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 website you will also find there is a […]

  5. 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. […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 5 Ways You Can Save Money (And Time) This Winter

    November 18, 2015

    As much as we don’t want to admit it, winter is on its way. The good news is that you don’t need a long list of to-do’s to get your home ready for the cold weather. We picked out five essential home-prep tasks that will save money and time, and included an estimated time for […]

  9. What Can You Recycle?

    November 15, 2015

    What can you recycle? We all hear about the being green. There are many ways to do your part. We all try to recycle. But, do you look for the proper symbols? Can everything really go in the bin? We are all told to put plastic, aluminum and paper in a special can. But did […]

  10. Rich’s Tool List that everyone should have

    August 1, 2015

    Rich’s Tool List that everyone should have in their house. What tools do you need in the junk drawer? Claw hammer – 16 oz. If you run into a real problem you may need a bigger one. But it’s the best weight. And, I suggest you get it with a fiberglass handle. Flat screwdrivers – […]

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