Author Archives: Mark Ward Sr. and Laura Glass

Hog heaven, poultry paradise

What builders know about creating great pig ‘n poultry facilities
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Ground floor opportunities

Considerations for horse comfort from the ground up
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Posted in FN August 2009, Frame Building News, Horse Barn Builder, Horse Barns, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame Products, Post-Frame Technique, Products | Leave a comment

Come and get it!

Food, water served just the way the horse prefers Read more »

Posted in RB May 2009, Rural Builder Magazine | Leave a comment

Let there be light

Skylights: Brightening interiors, dimming energy concerns Read more »

Posted in RB March 2009, Rural Builder Magazine | Leave a comment

Determining gutter size

Slope, size, geography and other factors affect choices Read more »

Posted in Commercial/Institutional, Gutter Opportunities, Gutter Products, Gutter Protection, Gutters, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Products, Reroofing, Residential | Tagged downspouts, gutter installation, gutter size, gutter sizing, seamless gutters | Leave a comment

Dealer or no dealer?

Deciding what’s best for your business Read more »

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Pricing for Profit

Rising fuel prices and health care costs are enough to challenge any small business. But gutter installers also face competition from anyone who has a pickup truck and a credit card to buy a used gutter machine. In a marketplace where both overhead and price competition is increasing, how should legitimate installers respond? Read more »

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Web-savvy businesses ‘on the grow’

Smart builders know that more and more potential clients are shopping the Internet to find the company that suits them best. Read more »

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When the going gets tough

Some tenacious rural builders offer advice and strategies that have helped them ‘hang in there’ during lean times Read more »

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