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    "The house absolutely glows with a new-found beauty. Tom is a genius in his ability to coordinate the work done to my home. In between many raindrops, he managed to get the painting done in a few days and have Mike, the roofer, and his crew tear off and replace the shingles and wood in two days time. And even though I'm on the west side, Tom was able to catch me before I left for work around 8:00 a.m. Your company has really boosted the resale value of my house. I plan to engage you again for interior work in the coming years. Thank you for a job well done!"

    Steven G.

  • Have You Prepared For Bad Weather?

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    With the hurricane approaching, I thought it would be a wise idea to post some tips on how to prepare for bad weather. Luckily for us Clevelanders, we don't have to deal with bad weather, unless you're counting those brutal February days. But if you're going out of town to a place where you know the weather will be bad, it is a wise decision to follow some of these steps to make sure you, your family, and belongings are safe.

    1.  Build Yourself an Emergency Kit

    I know you’ve heard this guidance before, but have you done it?  Take it from someone that has been through a disaster without one, you not only need an emergency kit, you want one.  The recommended contents of an emergency kit can not only make your experience a lot more tolerable, it could literally save your life.  I will not be caught in the same situation twice.  I have two children I’m responsible for now and I will always have a well-stocked emergency kit to depend upon.

    2.  Get Your Personal Business in Order

    Again, from experience, I can tell you that a little preparation makes a bad weather experience a lot easier to handle.  I really like the advice offered in 5 Ways To Disaster Proof Your Finances.  In particular, I’d emphasize the need to have all your important papers in a safe location that you can access even if you can’t get back to your house.  You might need things like your marriage license, insurance policies, passports, banking records, etc.  Also, be sure you have an adequate emergency fund that is easily accessible close by.  A little money sure makes bad situations go a lot smoother.

    3.  Review Your Insurance Coverage

    My insurance saved me from financial doom when the tornado hit my house.  Fortunately, I had a good agent that sold me the the right coverage, but you can’t always count on this.  I’d recommend doing a little research on your own to be sure you have the right options in your homeowner and auto insurance.  You DO NOT want to find out your insurance was lacking after a loss has occurred.  This is an individual responsibility.  You can’t blame your agent for bad coverage because it won’t do any good.

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