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Charlotte County homeowners have another resource for finding a Florida licensed general contractor — emphasis on “Florida” and “licensed.” The Charlotte DeSoto Building Industry Association, the local professional organization for builders and affiliated businesses, offers expert online advice for those navigating post-hurricane home repairs or embarking on a renovation project. Just visit the association’s website or call. “Anyone who’s getting […]

Networking can help your business make an impact

Ever been bored to death by the small talk and the stuffy air between strangers trying to make connections at a networking event? There’s nothing worse than trying to meet people when you don’t know why you need to meet them in the first place! It doesn’t have to be that way. Networking can be something far greater and more […]

Communication is the start to every good closing

If you want your closing to go smoothly, know that the following issues could put a glitch in your timeline. ¦ Unrealistic closing dates – When signing your contract, keep in mind that we need time to complete a search and clear up any title defects. Also, you need time for inspections. If there is a lender involved, the closing […]

Open up your garage to the great outdoors

At Donna’s Door and Window, we can help you gain full access to your garage at any time. We are a stocking dealer of Lifestyle screens that have a unique feature our customers love: a retractable passage door that allows you to enter and exit easily without having to retract the entire system. It’s spring loaded, so it’s very quick […]

A primer on residential wells for your home’s water supply

Proper well construction is key to the safety of your water supply. A well is a hole drilled into the ground to access water contained in an aquifer (natural areas of water storage under the ground). A pipe and pump are used to pull water from the aquifer, and a screen filters out any debris that could clog the pipes […]

Help your creativity blossom by painting a flower bouquet

Flowers are perfect for the beginning painter. Why? Because they are the most forgiving in still life paintings. If you start with a daisy, you can change it to a rose. All flower paintings begin with composition: size, shape and how many flowers. What type of flower? What are they in or on? How large are the blossoms? Here are […]

Leak Busters founder knows hard work pays off

Originally from Long Island, N.Y., Richie Colletti has made a name for himself in South Florida as a reliable and professional roofing contractor. From small repairs to full commercial roof replacements, his Leak Busters roof repair company handles hundreds of roofing projects a year. Mr. Colletti has achieved a level of financial freedom that most only dream of — and […]

Storm recovery is happening, but patience is still in order

We had the pleasure recently to attend the re-opening of the third and fourth floors of Fawcett Memorial Hospital, which were flooded out by Hurricane Ian back in September. Even better, we’ve recently learned that the first and second floors should also be open to the public very soon (maybe even by the time you’re reading this). And coming soon […]

Repairs necessitated by Hurricane Ian are still being made

On Sept. 28, 2022, Hurricane Ian came to Charlotte County. By the time all repairs are figured, it could become the costliest tropical occurrence in the history of recorded storms, in terms of damage (at the time this article was written, Ian was the third costliest storm). Immediately after the winds slowed down, the building industry went into action. Many […]

Know when to seek veterinary care for your cat

Cats are not self-sufficient, but their signs of sickness are subtle and consist of changes to their normal behaviors. The best thing that you can do for your cat is to recognize signs of sickness and seek veterinary care early. Here are 10 subtle signs to watch for: ¦ Inappropriate elimination¦ Changes in interaction¦ Changes in activity¦ Changes in sleeping […]


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