High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University

Huge shortages loom in the skilled trades, which require less — and cheaper — training. Should that make students rethink the four-year degree? Article published on: nprED Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into … Read More

The Basics of How To Install Tile With Careful Planning

If you don’t know about Duane Craig’s blog, you should. Here is one of his latest posts; a very broad overview of how to install tile. It’s meant to help you understand the materials, tools and methods you use to install … Read More

43 Trade School Jobs Among the Highest Paying Trades

A recent article lists various high-paying trade jobs. Of the 43 highest paying jobs, 23 of them are considered skilled trades. You can see the whole list here:

It’s The Weekend: Building A Shed By Yourself

Look at this! Somebody gave us a great overview of how to build a shed!

7 Top Home Improvement Trends for 2017

Smart technologies, softer finishes, and toilets that clean themselves make this year’s watch list. “…A team of Consumer Reports home editors and market analysts joined more than 80,000 design and construction professionals at the Orange County Convention Center, where about … Read More

Pricing the Job: Mark-up, Overheard, & Profit

One of the fastest ways to bankruptcy is not understanding how to mark-up your jobs “Once a contractor has come up with his estimate of hard costs to complete the job, he will mark up his costs to determine the … Read More

Ten Simple Tips for Winning on Bid Day

Winning is not a sometime thing…it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while…you don’t do the right thing once in a while…you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit.” ~ Vince Lombardi … Read More