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How Formal Water Features Can Elevate Any Outdoor Living Design

Words: Joe Raboine, Director of Residential Hardscapes at BelgardPhotos: Belgard Formal water features have historically been an underdeveloped element of the outdoor living industry – but as homeowner’s priorities shift, it’s essential contractors gain experience and add water elements to their product offering.  The backyard is no longer only an entertainment space for guests. Homeowners …

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Pettibone Offers X-Command® Telematics for X-Series Telehandlers

Words and Photos: Pettibone BARAGA, Mich. — Pettibone has introduced X-Command, a telematics program that comes standard on new Pettibone X-Series telehandlers. The system offers real-time access to machine data, thereby saving time, money and hassle for equipment owners and maintenance technicians. X-Command allows users to remotely track a machine’s location and observe data points …

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Motivating Employees

Words and Photos: Kent Bounds, President at Brazos Masonry  We, in 2022, are living in a different time. A few short years ago, the number of individuals in the job market outweighed the number of open job positions. Motivating meant that your people still had the job from one week to the next. In today’s …

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Case Study: Ten at Clarendon

Words: Bill Bonstra, FAIA, LEED APPhotos: Anice Hoachlander Ten at Clarendon is a LEED Platinum-certified mixed-use building – the culmination of years of planning, community collaboration, and county approvals in this urbanizing Clarendon neighborhood. Its residential entry is sited across the mid-block crosswalk that leads to METRO, while ground floor retail and offices are near …

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Contractor Tip Of The Month: What Happens Behind the Scenes, Stays Behind the Scenes

Damian Lang   There is nothing quite like a fine dining experience. You can expect the presentation and taste of your food to be perfect, service will be impeccable, and your server’s highest priority is your satisfaction.  From your perspective as a customer, this flawless dining experience comes together smoothly and without issue. This is …

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