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Deciding on Decks

by MCHCBlog 3. March 2010 19:24
It used to be a no-brainer – you chose wood. Today however, choosing a deck material requires careful research to decide what type of look and feel you want for your home. Below are listed some popular materials used for decks. It’s important to examine the pros and cons of each before you choose what type of deck you want for your home. [More]

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The Anatomy of a "Lumberyard"

by Mid-Cape 10. February 2010 00:45
When I tell people who I work for - they get this kinda funny look on their face and say "So you sell wood?" I just want to yell " Well, yeah, we do sell wood. But we also sell so many other things too! Come in and you'll see!"

I really had no idea that the Lumber and Building Materials Industry was so gigantic. I thought Mid-Cape Home Centers was just this little local, yokel kinda place where you know, they sold wood. Who knew wood was traded as a commodity? Who knew there were all these cool new things you could do with your kitchen design. Who knew about the battles that take place amongst competition.... I certainly didn't. My dads a lawyer and handy as a sloth. (love ya dad!) [More]

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Email newsletters are not passé!

by MCHCBlog 27. January 2010 00:01
Email newsletters might not seem very “cutting edge” at this point – they’ve been around for a while now. But if you’re not using them, you should be. Why? Because your business is made of 2 kinds of people…. [More]

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What the heck is a CGP?

by MCHCBlog 8. January 2010 20:47
What the heck is a CGP? [More]

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Want to Avoid $32,000 in EPA Fines?

by MCHCBlog 4. December 2009 19:02
Anyone disturbing more than 6 sq. ft. (Interior) & 20 sq. ft. (Exterior) of lead paint working in residential homes,
apartments, child care facilities and schools built pre-1978 - needs to attend the EPA Lead Paint Training & Certification course. This includes all contractors, carpenters, painters, renovation specialists and more. [More]

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Congress Extends 1st Time Home Buyers Credit PLUS!

by MCHCBlog 6. November 2009 21:17
The NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) announced yesterday (along with everyone else, but since they're in our industry, we'll give 'em props) that the 1st Time Home Buyers Tax Credit has been extended! Also - there are some new credits being given to exisiting home buyers...check out mor... [More]

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Pick 3. Spend 50. Save your local economy.

by MCHCBlog 4. November 2009 19:48
"Support Local Business" ...a cheer often heard around towns and communities that are filled with small, local businesses.  On Cape Cod, this is especially true!  While we have chain businesses such as Hallmark, Stop & Shop, Home Depot, Barnes & Nobles etc... it's the family owned ... [More]

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To Tweet or Not To Tweet ... That is the Question

by MCHCBlog 15. October 2009 17:49
So now customers have started asking me about Twitter. I keep telling them that I am certainly no expert..but they're still asking. So here's my post about how I feel about Twitter and whether or not this is a good thing for our builder customers.

LOVE IT and YES. Perfect...done writing for today! [More]

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The $50 Tube of Caulk

by MCHCBlog 3. October 2009 00:20
let Mid-Cape deliver your supplies or use some economies of scale and have one guy pick up all the supplies for the job on his way into work. Or stock the warehouse with commonly used items. So many options to save money, gas, time and staff. Let us help you figure out what works best. [More]

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I'd Love To But I Can't - Charitable Giving in this Economy

by MCHCBlog 21. September 2009 21:06
'I'd Love to, But I Can't Right Now' - Amid hard times, dealers have found they no longer can give back to the community. [More]

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