Thursday, December 31, 2015

Material Selection Guide for Kitchen Cabinets

If you’re a new contractor in Long Island, you must learn how to select proper materials that will benefit your clients during every cabinet building project. Your basic options include general plywood, soft plywood, and composite materials.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Well-Known Types of Eco-Friendly Flooring

If you run a contracting business that serves residential clients in various Long Island communities, you may want to invest in environmentally friendly renovation supplies. Eco-friendly flooring benefits typical homeowners because the material is stylish, affordable, and durable.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Saving Money on Building Supplies

Being a contractor often involves making sure that you have readily available building supplies to be able to quickly meet your client’s demands. There are some supplies that you can conveniently keep on the back of a work truck, such as electrical cutting and drilling tools. You can also keep nails, screws, and other small items in the same area. Larger items like lumber and braces, usually need to be purchased right before the work begins.

Monday, December 14, 2015

More than Money: How Contractors Should Really Choose their Supplier

Contractors in Long Island, NY have a lot of relationships to juggle. Not only do you have to worry about securing local projects and keeping your customers happy, you also need to worry about building a real partnership with a supplier who can get you what you need when you need it. It should be more than just the money as well. If you start a one-sided relationship with a supplier, it is more than just frustrating; it is a decision that can be damaging to your reputation in the industry. Here are some tips to consider as you choose a supplier so that you can avoid a subpar vendor who does not put the contractor first.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Buying Used Building Materials

When you begin a remodeling project or start building a new home, don't spend a lot of money on supplies. Instead, search for recycled materials that are in the same condition as those that you would get brand new. These are items that have been removed from demolitions or that people just don't need anymore, and you can get them for a reduced price.