Blog Category: Business Insights

The original model went on a diet: behold Equipter’s RB2000

RB2000—for anyone who’s had to maneuver debris through tight spaces

Roofers, imagine you’ve just pried old shingles off a roof and tossed them to the yard below. You scoop them all onto a tarp, but when you go to drag the tarp to your dumpster, you remember the backyard is fenced in, and you’ll have to squeeze the tarp, and the thousand pounds of shingles […]

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Don’t use a wheelbarrow or your kids, use Equipter’s RB4000

Equipter’s RB4000 saves backs and cleanup

Many roofers grow up around the business and follow their father’s or grandfather’s footsteps into the trade. And US Builders Reviews is always hearing from roofers like that, with stories of scrambling around jobsites, picking up the shingles and nails tossed off of roofs when they’re young. Leave it to roofers like that, roofers with […]

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LEDs are the latest, greatest and most confusing lighting technology

Let’s shed some light on LEDs

Shortly after patenting his version of the incandescent lightbulb, Thomas Edison developed the electricity meter. Ticking and whirring away dollars and cents, this meter might be Edison’s most lasting contribution to the lighting industry. For while the incandescent bulb is falling out of favor, the humble electric meter continues to be the dynamo driving manufacturers […]

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Hoping the inauguration offers hints on the Trump infrastructure plan? So are we

Neil Cote, a US Builders Review feature writer and long time journalist, outlines President Elect Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan – or what we know of it

“America’s Infrastructure First!” Then-candidate Donald Trump didn’t sound those words quite so often as “Make America Great Again!” but the former line was high among his tools for national overhaul, and people took notice, including—maybe especially—those who build and repair bridges, roads, schools, power grids and the other systems that keep our nation humming. Which, […]

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ESOP: Why One Major Company Decided to Give Employees Control

HB McClure, a US Builders Review feature company, adopted an employee owned stock ownership plan — and for good reason

As soon as Bob Whalen became owner, he gave away his company—to the employees, that is. Whalen is profiled in the upcoming US Builders Review Winter II edition and his counter intuitive approach to ownership of HB McClure Company, an HVAC services contractor headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, isn’t at all unusual. HB McClure, like a […]

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Contractor’s Guide to Portable Air Compressors

Joseph Truini, home-improvement expert and author, shares tips on choosing the best portable air compressor for the job

The construction trades are fueled by the power tool industry, which introduces countless new tools and accessories each year to help contractors work quicker, safer and more efficiently. While the latest cordless “wonder tool” typically captures all the attention, it’s pneumatic tools that dominate the work environment at most jobsites. Air-powered pneumatic tools are popular […]

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Top Marketing Tips and Tricks for Home Contractors

Quality work and integrity speak for themselves. But if you want to keep up with the competition, you have to give your quality work a microphone. Through integrating online and offline efforts and consistent branding, you can drum up new business for your home contracting business. Home Improvement Leads offers some tips to extend your […]

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Greenbuild Profile: Getting to Know L.A. Native & Architecture Pioneer David Hertz

To an extent, we are all a product of our environment. Born and raised in Los Angeles, and now residing in Venice Beach, David Hertz, FAIA, LEED AP, founder and president of S.E.A. The Studio of Environmental Architecture (S.E.A.), and skysource.org  is very much a product of the out-of-the-box, unconventional environment that is L.A. Hertz […]

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Skywater by Island Sky Corporation: Out of thin air – making clean, drinkable water from the atmosphere

The second element most precious to human life after oxygen is water. While Earth is more than 80 percent water, only a small percentage of that is fit for human consumption and with global warming, persistent droughts and increasing pollution, the planet’s water supply is in jeopardy. Based in Florida, Island Sky Corporation is changing […]

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Best States for Jobs in Home Solar

The solar industry powers a new employment landscape

Solar energy isn’t just enhancing sustainability and reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. It’s also changing the employment landscape in the U.S., adding new jobs by the tens of thousands each year, and boasting a diverse workforce as well as healthy compensation rates. But which states are making the biggest strides when it comes to […]

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Testimonials

Kyle and his team were very professional and patient in explaining their program to us. Their communications were clear and concise and did a great job of guiding us through the process of getting published in their magazine.
— Michael Henthorn, Owner, Henthorn Commercial Construction
What a great team US Builders has put in place! Having worked with Victor Martins a few years back, I was pleasantly surprised that he remembered our experience and contacted us again about an updated article. Not only did Victor brainstorm with me about content that would resonate with readers, but he assigned an excellent writer, Molly Shaw, to our account. Her interview with my client, Bardi Heating Cooling & Plumbing, was professional and succinct; as was her writing style. We had very few edits and were pleased not only with the article, but how well it was enhanced by color photos. Much appreciated!
— Karen Bird, Owner of Strategic Marketing Services, Bardi Heating Cooling & Plumbing
On behalf of Alfred Sanzari Enterprises, I would like to thank you for showcasing our company as a cover story in US Builders Review, and express our gratitude for a job well done in putting together an impressive editorial product. We already have received a great deal of positive feedback on the article and are confident it will be a very effective tool for sharing Alfred Sanzari Enterprises’ story, and our new hotel project, with a national audience of industry professionals. Please also extend our thanks to everyone on your team that helped in any way to produce this article. This was truly a collaborative effort.  Your staff listened to our feedback and was incredibly professional and accommodating to our requests throughout the entire process. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with US Builders Review on future projects.
— Ryan Sanzari, Director of Operations, Alfred Sanzari Enterprises
I was contacted as a nominee for the Greenbuild Editor’s Choice 2016 recognition and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Working with US Builders Review has been a blessing for my company. Erica Berry took an awesome interview in the initial call as she gathered data for the article. She was concerned about how we became us, and she made me feel important by listening and taking notes. Then there is Ian Nichols who made me feel so comfortable in sharing my story, and Molly Shaw who interviewed me as well, as she was getting ready to create an awesome article about my company -- and I must say she nailed it on the first run! What a pleasure it has been to work with everyone. This feature on Container Homes USA will help me push the company into the forefront at the Greenbuild Expo 2016.
— Derrick C. W. Childs, Director Construction & Design, Container Homes USA
Thank you all your efforts in putting together such a great article about our company in US Builders Review. DH Construction appreciates the professional manner in which your team worked with us to achieve the stateside exposure we were after; especially taking the time to get all of the facts correct. In short, the article was extremely well put together and we have already received a great deal of feedback, interest, and compliments as a result of the piece. Once again, we appreciate all the effort, and without a doubt, we will not hesitate to work with your organization again in the future.
— Daniel Harrigan, Principal, DH Construction
Kyle Gahm was instrumental in coordinating this project from beginning to end. He was always available and a pleasure to work with. It would be a pleasure to work with Kyle down the road. Bill Keaton was very impressive in raising money from advertising which resulted in ASE getting the cover story, so thank you Bill. Lia Prysunka and Jeanee Dudley are both very impressive individuals who deserve a lot of credit for this featured piece. They were both very patient and accepting of any changes we suggested. The format, quality, and resolution was awesome. To sum it all up: Our upper management, who never have been high on PR and things of this nature said that it was "absolutely fantastic" and were blown away. They now are requesting multiple copies of the full magazine and are very proud of the work you all put in. Thanks again.
— Ryan Sanzari, Director of Operations, Alfred Sanzari Enterprises
TrueLine Publishing was a delight to work with. They were extremely patient and worked diligently to get our article written and published. The team always responded in a timely manner and was courteous. I look forward to working with TrueLine Publishing in the future and will recommend them to other businesses.
— Crystal Leos, Business Development, DALLASWHITE Property Restoration
It was an absolute pleasure to work with the writers and editorial team at TrueLine Publishing for our recent article in US Builders Review. From the start of the project, it was apparent that everyone involved was very concerned with accuracy and getting the facts right. They were also very conscientious about soliciting our feedback and ensuring that we were happy with the content and with the manner in which Giroux Glass was described in the finalized piece.
— Barbara Kotsos, Director of Marketing & PR, Giroux Glass
We are excited to be featured as a case study in US Builders Review and look forward to sharing our company’s story with a national audience.
— Ryan Sanzari, Director of Operations, Alfred Sanzari Enterprises
The staff was very helpful and easy to work with while developing our story. They were always open to our ideas and provided us useful information to maximize our visibility using social media. We were certainly pleased with final article.
— Daryl Whitmer, Marketing Program Manager, Harrison French & Associates (HFA)

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