Management: Warning, Don't Read This (Part 2: Monkeys, Management & Money)

The first thing that I have to say is: I am sorry for taking so long to write Part 2, and I’m especially sorry to Jorge Perez and Joel Perez (you guys related?) and my friend Chris McElroy, who all... Read More

The E-Myth Basics: Why You Need Them

If you haven’t read Michael E. Gerber’s famous book “The E-Myth” (The Entrepreneurial Myth), I suggest you do. The book has been in print in several forms since 1986, so let me give you the... Read More

Flooranguage: Cut It With Half, Baby!

“Friday I was in a bookstore. I started talking to this very French-looking girl. She was a bilingual illiterate—she couldn't read in two different languages.”—Steven Wright Hardwood... Read More

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A Six-Year Index of Green Blog Posts

So here we are, coming up toward the end of another year, so I think it’s time to wrap up the six years of blogging with one final big index! This will be my last regular post here, but I’ve told... Read More

A Compliance Culture

My first blog was August in 2010. That’s six years of posts and well, I think it’s time to take a bit of a break. I’ll come back now and then because I do like the team at the newly christened... Read More

Gate Wood Concerns

What is “gate wood?” Generally gate wood refers to logs brought to a sawmill that were not pre-ordered, purchased as standing timber or ordered under contract by the mill. Usually offered by... Read More

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Inspection Protection: How to NOT Get Thrown Under the Bus

On one of my latest inspections, it was already agreed by all parties that the floor was going to be replaced. The distributor wanted the independent inspection to happen on the day of the flooring... Read More

Engineered Wood Flooring Out in the African Bush

The story starts out with my son, Brent Reichow, giving my wife and I a trip to South Africa and a safari expedition in the Okavango Delta of northern Botswana. I was so excited to see all the... Read More

An Interesting Way to Dry Wet Subfloors

As wood flooring contractors, we have all been faced at one time or another with a subfloor that is too wet and will not dry within the industry guidelines. I recall in my contracting days that... Read More

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