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To Combo or Not to Combo—That Is the Question…
Article by Pat Windmeier - 9/12/2014 4:00:00 PM

A good friend of mine called me up earlier this spring and asked if I would like to do the counters for the new kitchen he and his wife are doing. My reply, of course, “Send me your prints.” So, Tom ... Read More..


I've Been Waiting a Long, Long Time for This!!
Article by Pat Windmeier - 8/8/2014 4:00:00 PM

I can't tell you how many years I have been waiting for something like this to happen; it may have been as long as 10 to 12 years. I imagined it happened something along these lines. An engineer was ... Read More..


Goodbye 2013 HELLO 2014!!
Article by Pat Windmeier - 3/7/2014 2:14:20 PM

I have to admit this month’s blog is going be nothing but a big TEASER for you. And here is why, I have several meetings, phone calls, and lots of “Show me what’s new in your product line” things set... Read More..


Seriously Cool…
Article by Pat Windmeier - 2/10/2014 1:34:06 PM

In the world of countertops, it seems that quartz, stone and solid surface materials dominate everything. At least in the residential market they do. I would say that 90% of our jobs are done in thos... Read More..


What to Look for in a Diamond Blade
Article by Fred Hueston - 11/20/2013 8:51:15 AM

I remember the good ole days when selecting a blade for cutting stone was fairly simple. There were very few choices. You had a blade for granite and one for marble. Pretty simple. Today, with the de... Read More..


A Curb. Particleboard. The Rain
Article by John Wagner - 7/22/2013 8:47:29 AM

I found a great particleboard testing lab in Berkeley, California. But it’s not at the Nobel prize-winning labs that dot the campus. It’s on the curb near the student rental houses, where college kid... Read More..


Remodeling Fatigue
Article by Joe Corlette - 7/20/2013 12:34:00 PM

When my jaw is propped open while he’s performing my root canal, I may get fatigued, but I don’t get short with my dentist. He didn’t bite on that olive pit and split my tooth. Well I didn’t hire and ... Read More..


My Worst Repair
Article by Joseph Corlett - 6/6/2013 7:34:00 AM

More than a decade of experience repairing solid surface countertops has taught me the first order of business is to determine what surface and/or manufacturer you are dealing with. For instance, Wils... Read More..


Installing Two Wilsonart HD535 bowls
Article by Joseph Corlett - 5/1/2013 11:59:09 AM

In the surface fabrication business you can always expect the unexpected, especially when trying a newer product. Such was the case when I sold two Wilsonart HD535 bowls. Read More..


LEED Stirs Up Controversy
Article by Emerson Schwartzkopf - 11/27/2012 12:00:00 AM

Think the fightin’ words are over with November’s presidential elections? Not at the U.S. Green Building Council, where nerves continue to be sharp after some public questioning of its role in green b... Read More..


 
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