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What are the Biggest Mistakes that Small Remodeling Businesses Make?

Published on July 06, 2017

How often has this happened to you? Your crew is coming in for the night from working on a project and they say something like, "by the way the homeowner had us change the type of tile in the bathroom." Do you and/or your onsite lead know what do it if the homeowner wants to make changes after the original contract has been finalized?  Join us on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 as Michael Sandner of Pickrel, Schaeffer and Ebeling shares with you his expertise and knowledge when it comes to the legal side of the remodeling industry.

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Basic Ladder Safety

Published on July 05, 2017

Ladders are tools. Many of the basic safety rules that apply to most tools also apply to the safe use of a ladder:

Factors contributing to falls from ladders include haste, sudden movement, lack of attention, the condition of the ladder (worn or damaged), the user's age or physical condition, or both, and the user's footwear.

Although the user's weight or size typically does not increase the likelihood of a fall, improper climbing posture creates user clumsiness and may cause falls. Reduce your chances of falling during the climb by:

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Three Design Schemes that are Heating Up this Summer

Published on July 05, 2017 by Kacey Bradley

Try one of these popular interior suggestions to win over clients . . .

While you may not be an interior designer, color schemes and design are all part of the remodel planning process that the client expects your suggestions and feedback on. You're the pro with the solutions and expertise, and the client knows it.

One of the benefits for a client of hiring a pro to remodel is your ability to see the bigger picture, imagining the home as a canvas full of potential. Help homeowners take advantage of your insight by suggesting these popular design schemes this summer.

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Miami Valley Remodeling Company Receives Top National Award

Published on April 13, 2017 by NARI National

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) announced the National CotY (Contractor of the Year)Winners in the 2017 competition, of which one is a member of the Miami Valley Chapter based in Dayton area.

Contractors from seven regions around the country vie for CotY Awards on an annual basis. Earlier this year, NARI named 172 Regional CotYwinners with 27 team members who advanced as finalists to the national level. NARI announced a National winner in each of the 37 categories at its Evening of ExcellenceSM reception, held recently in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The competition received nearly 400 entries, which totaled over $103 million worth of remodeling projects.

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Group-Rating Safety Accountability

Published on April 13, 2017

Each year Ohio employers have the opportunity to participate in BWC’s Group-Experience-Rating Program or Group-Retrospective-Rating Program. While these programs are not required, they do provide you with an opportunity to significantly reduce your workers’ compensation premiums, while increasing your awareness of safety and risk-management strategies.

Workplace safety is an important component of these programs. To succeed in accident prevention, we encourage you to use the many resources available to you. We believe a group-rating program is a partnership that includes you and your employees, your sponsoring organization or third-party administrator (TPA) and BWC. Each has specific roles and responsibilities, all designed to assist in preventing workplace accidents. This letter outlines the safety services expectations you should have as an employer enrolled in a group-rating program.

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The Passing of Harold W. Requarth

Published on July 06, 2016

Harold W. Requarth 1925-2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of longtime President and CEO of the Requarth Co. Harold W. Requarth.  Harold was the fourth generation leader of the company founded in 1860 by his great grandfather, and successfully steered it through periods of growth and economic and market challenges for more than three decades.

Harold started with the Requarth Co. while attending Fairview High School, working part-time in their architectural drafting room. When WWII began, Harold left to serve our nation in the Merchant Marine. After the war, he enrolled at Ohio University, where he earned an engineering degree in 1950.

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Ohio BWC offers first Spanish speaking OSHA-10 Training

Published on December 08, 2015

The BWC is offering OSHA 10 hour Construction course in Spanish! This will be the first time that this course is offered in the Dayton area to Spanish speaking associates in the industry. Please see the flyer for additional information and enroll today.

OSHA - 10 Spanish Announcement

Construction Spanish flyer

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BWC Payroll Report Filing Deadline

Published on October 21, 2015

Businesses in Ohio should be aware that the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has recently transitioned to its new prospective premium payment system.  The BWC is providing a ‘Transition Credit’ in place of your January through June 2015 premium payment.  

In order to receive the credit, businesses needed to file a payroll report for the January – June, 2015 period with BWC by August, 31, 2015.  Businesses that did not file the payroll report, had the premium for that period estimated and the BWC invoiced them on October 1, 2015. 

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Why Not a Career in the Trades?

Published on September 23, 2015

With the overall remodeling industry showing growth and demand for skilled labor increasing at a significant rate, why not consider a career in the trades.  Who do you know that doesn't mind hard work and wants to learn and grow.  Kayleen McCabe gives a compelling reason to consider the trades for our youth as an alternative to earn great money now, and then if they wish to go to college, they have a way to earn great money and save for the future.

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HVAC Maintenance Tips

Published on July 09, 2015

Here's one place where you shouldn't be lazy about home maintenance: your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. HVAC maintenance is similar to the maintenance on your car: if you don't change your engine oil, replace the filters or replace the belts, your engine will ultimately shut down and not operate. If you spend $40 on an oil change and air filter exchange for your car, it will ultimately save you thousands of dollars in potential car repairs. A few hundred dollars in HVAC maintenance will keep your system humming longer, lengthening the amount of time you will have between HVAC system replacements.

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