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I recently sat down with James Harbour of Harbour Precision Floors to talk about a project that won James the 2018 Wood Floor Business Readers’ Choice award. The project was to install and finish a...
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My next-door neighbor sold his house—to a house flipper. The kind that puts up billboards up that say something like “We buy houses for cash” or something. The other day I noticed a contractor...
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Recently, I reacted to a fellow wood flooring pro posting in a Facebook group regarding an issue with a homeowner and Post-It notes. The homeowner left many Post-It notes to mark places on the wood...
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Earlier this year I was asked to evaluate the maple floors in the Great Hall of Faneuil Hall, which is a historic landmark building in Boston where Revolutionary-era meetings and protests...
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I never met Willard, but I sure have learned a lot from him. In telling this story I’m making a few assumptions but parroting what his customer told me with 100 percent accuracy. Back in 1993 I was...
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I was contacted by a local homeowner who had been reading articles and blogs on the WFB website. This man had the floors in his new home refinished, and after more than four weeks, the finish was...
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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...
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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...
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“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...
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There are two very different managers and subsequently two very different teams (or crews, businesses, organizations or companies ... anything with more than one person working toward anything). Are...
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