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    Color’s not everything when selecting paint. The outcomes different finishes deliver when all is done and dry are impacted by sheen.Among the characteristics that contribute to the

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    As old 2017 canes its way out the door, wipe the slate clean and start fresh. Now is the time to implement change. At work, stop with the social/meaningless resolutions! Why can’t

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    A warranty is meant to protect a purchaser from any faults or defects in goods or services purchased. But warranties are as different as the products and services that they protect.

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  • Painting Crew Arrested for Arriving Before 8:00 AM

    Loma Linda, CA At 7:25 this morning, police responded to a call from a groggy homeowner who claimed that a bunch of men with weapons were outside his home.......

    A David Creation
  • Permits Grow Across Most States, Hurricane Effect Fading

    Over the eleven months ending in November 2017, the total number of single-family permits issued nationwide reached 761,229. This is 10.2% ahead of its level over the first eleven months of 2016, 690,836. The results from the SOC are similar, single-family permits over the first eleven months of 2017, 761,100 are 10.3%...

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  • Marrakech Meets Desert Modern in Palm Springs

    Surrounded by a landscape of lanky palms and jutting cacti sets the gloriously pink Soukie Kasbah. This Palm Springs Airbnb is owned and operated by the same team behind Soukie Modern, the Morocco-meets-California home decor store also located in Palm Springs....

  • Guest Post: Traits of Great Sales Managers Vs. Great Sales People

    **Special Thanks to Brandon Barth, the Director of Sales at Graco for this guest blog post!**   In my 34 years in the painting business, I've come across many great Sales People and Sales Managers alike. While there are many personalities that can be successful at either, I have observed over the years...

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  • Q4 Tips for Entrepreneurs

    Here we are well into the final quarter of 2017. Is your business on target to reach your goals for the year Here are some things you should be doing to make your final quarter as successful as youd like it to be: Review your progress How has your business performed in the first 3 […]...

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