Steve Kleber


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Elmira Stove Works and Danby Team-Up for Ukraine

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Elmira Stove Works

Elmira Stove Works, the leading manufacturer of premium vintage-style appliances and woodburning cookstoves, has selected two boldly saturated hues for its inaugural Color(s) of the Year – the distinctive Blue and Yellow of the Ukrainian flag. Elmira’s decision to choose Blue and Yellow went beyond color. When Elmira found itself in the midst of a.....

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Show Review – Best New Products at Greenbuild 2022

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StoneCoat

Recently, thousands of industry professionals congregated at the 2022 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in San Francisco, the largest annual event for green building professionals worldwide. Following are just a few of the innovative products and solutions that were on display.   Fantastic Prefabs Focused on improving building efficiency while also addressing the growing affordable.....

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Home Projects: Pool, Patio, Deck & More

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International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo

Recently thousands of attendees from all 50 states and more than 60 countries congregated in Las Vegas at the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo. Co-located with Deck Expo, the combined show brings together every segment of the industry -- including pool, spa, deck/patio and outdoor living specialists -- under one umbrella to help.....

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The Skilled Trade Labor Shortage

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The Skilled Trade Labor Shortage

We recently talked with Erik Listou, Co-Founder of the Living In Place Institute, about trade professionals. He shared with us his insights and piqued our interest in his organization’s education, which provides practical tips for tradespersons, elevates respect for this vital pillar of the housing industry, and helps skilled trade professionals network within the rest.....

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Saved from the Wrecking Ball, Victorian Cottage Gets Second Life in Cape May

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Avalon House

Left: Avalon House Circa 1945 and Right: Avalon House 2020 Like many items of the Victorian Era, the Avalon House was built with painstaking detail: Black exterior scrollwork; stained glass windows; decorative exterior corbels; interior molding with bullseye plinth blocks; a pebble dash exterior finish incorporating beach stones, shells and sea glass from the Jersey.....

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How Giving Back Pays Meaningful Dividends

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Two Building Product Brands Paying It Forward

If nothing else, the year 2020 has taught us that the world is an increasingly interconnected place. And that corporations play a major role in keeping society functional. As much of the country continues to shelter in place, many of the world’s challenges in turn, have felt even more pronounced. In response, some important building.....

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