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OUR MISSION: To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, best practices, tried-and-true tips, advances in building products and technology and other useful trade and management information designed to improve business stability, growth, and profitability. In so doing, we hope to elevate professionalism in the building and remodeling industries and increase satisfaction among the American consumers.

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OUR MISSION: To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, best practices, tried-and-true tips, advances in building products and technology and other useful trade and management information designed to improve business stability, growth, and profitability. In so doing, we hope to elevate professionalism in the building and remodeling industries and increase satisfaction among the American consumers.

    Wilde Designs with Feeney

    Wilde Designs with Feeney

    Topic: Feeney Inc. has been around since 1946 as the original makers of CableRail railing assemblies and kits.

    During this edition of CareyBrosPros, you’ll find out:
    •How to update tired old deck railings and dated awnings
    •Why hidden fasteners might be the answer to your problem
    •How you can make metal look practically identical to real wood

    Guest: Jennifer Wilde – Feeney Inc., Director of Digital Marketing and Creative Services
    Websites: www.feeneyinc.com

    3 Points for Success – from Jennifer Wilde
    > Plan ahead, plan ahead, plan ahead
    > Use all the resources available to you
    > Call if you have any questions!

    • 13 min
    Year Round Comfort In Every Room

    Year Round Comfort In Every Room

    Title: Year Round Comfort In Every Room

    Topic: Fujitsu General America’s high efficiency mini-splits

    During this edition of CareyBrosPros, you’ll find out:
    How room by room heating and cooling has improved
    Why zoned heating and cooling is better for your pocketbook and your family
    How Fujitsu’s units are more than double the federal mandate of efficiency

    Guest: Dennis Stinson – Fujitsu General America
    Websites: www.fujitsugeneral.com

    3 Points for Success – from Dennis Stinson
    > Make a good product
    > Train your team really well
    > Partner with outstanding distribution partners

    #FujitsuGeneralAmerica #Fujitsu #ductlessheating #HVAC #energyefficient #careybrospros

    • 19 min
    True Positions Tools

    True Positions Tools

    During this edition of CareyBrosPros, you’ll find out:

    ➢How to avoid Oh No moments when installing cabinets
    ➢What led to the creation of True Position Tools
    ➢How to adopt “active prevention.”

    Guest: James Lostlen, director of True Position Tools
    Website: https://truepositiontools.com/

    3 Points for Success – James Lostlen
    •Purchase the right tool for the job
    •Purchase higher quality tools
    •Evaluate the value of your tools

    • 18 min
    CBP Classic: Finishing Touches

    CBP Classic: Finishing Touches

    This week we discuss: Boral products and how they can make the finishing touches of your home!

    (888) 9BORAL9

    3 Points for Success – from Tom Zimmerman:
    Product price is only part of the story.  Not all products are the same, so they have different requirements (costs) for installation.

    The people we serve are often intimidated by the work we do. We are working on a very important part of their lives, don’t lose sight of that.

    There is not a perfect product or approach for every situation.  Each situation is different and has different needs.

    • 17 min
    CBP Classic: Accessible and Enabling Construction

    CBP Classic: Accessible and Enabling Construction

    Title: ACCESSIBLE AND ENABLING CONSTRUCTION
    topic: Make Aging-in-Place a seamless part of your construction design!

    During this edition of CareyBrosPros, you’ll find out :
    How to make a home “accessible” beyond grab-bars and ramps.
    How to customize “enabling design” into any remodel project.
    A little pre-planning makes aging-in-place a natural progression.

    Guest: BROOKE GREENHOUSE - Vice President of Cayuga Country Homes
    Phone: (607) 275-5316
    Website: www.CayugaCountryHomes.com

    Some helpful products mentioned by Brooke in this edition of CareyBrosPros:
    Grab bars for quick job -
    http://wingits.com/products/type/fasteners
    https://www.deltafaucet.com/bathroom/accessories/grab-bars
    https://www.moen.com/about-moen/brands/home-care

    For nicer grab bars, towel/grab-bars, specialty items, etc -
    Check with Moen or Delta. These items may not always show up on their websites, so you’ll have to ask.

    For Pros looking for accessible showers -
    https://bestbath.com/

    To make a door swing open wider -
    Use an “offset door hinge” or “swing clear door hinge"


    3 Points for Success – from Brooke Greenhouse
    Know the code - for commercial projects, the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) may apply.  In most cases you want an Architect or Engineer to determine the work requirements.  For most residential homes, this does not apply, but it’s a great idea to check with local authorities first.

     For residential work - not subject to the ADA - everyone has different needs so use the ADA and other information as a guide.  Take the time to meet with the client to get their input on what can help them, grab bar heights, etc. My wife, Esther, is a leading expert on what she calls “Enabling Design.”  If you think about your goal being to create homes that help everyone live better in them every day, you will accomplish more for your customer than if you just think about what someone with a disability needs. 

    Low-cost preparation, especially in the framing stage, can save a lot of money and hassles later.  Blocking at different heights, or full coverage with 3/4” plywood can allow installation of bars and accessories anytime at the perfect height for the client.  

    • 16 min
    CBP Classic: Options on Deck!

    CBP Classic: Options on Deck!

    Title: Options on Deck!
    Topic: Decking. Should you look beyond wood when creating that showpiece of outdoor entertaining – the deck?

    During this edition of CareyBrosPros, you’ll find out :
    How to make construction and creativity mix.
    Options that make you (and your bottom line) look like a rock star!
    Why composite may not have been on your mind, but is worth a look.


    Guest: Larry Harnish – Marketing Director for MoistureShield composite decking
    Phone number: : (866) 729-2378
    Websites: www.MoistureShield.com

    3 Points for Success – from Larry Harnish:
    Many composites have had field failures, especially when exposed to moisture, while MoistureShield is the only composite protected to the core against moisture – be sure to check warranties.
    Composites can be ripped, routed and bent to form creative decks.
    A common complaint with composites is they get too hot in the sun, which is why we developed our Infuse decking with CoolDeck Technology; the boards minimizes heat absorption, for a more comfortable deck.

    #Decks #Decking #CompositeDecks #CreativeDecks

    • 21 min

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