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Market Madness: The 2020 Spike

We are in the midst of very uncomfortable times for everyone in the construction industry. From 5 months ago when we were worried about being shut down, to now when materials prices are at record highs and availability is at record lows....

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Market Sense

Markets rise and fall on consumer and seller confidence. Just 4 months ago, consumer confidence was in the tank due to the fear and unknown of COVID-19. Producers and sellers prepared for the worst and assumed that demand...

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Innovation & Invention

If this has seemed like the longest 4 months of your adult life, from April through July, you are not alone. The daily ups and downs of pandemic statistics and news, along with the desire to return to a life like the one we had before...

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”

Abraham Lincoln, American President
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Remembering Mike Margotta

On April 16th of this year, we lost a great friend, Mike Margotta of Brewster. Mike was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2014 and he battled it with all the courage and gusto you could imagine. Mike gave it hell, just like we knew he would...

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Who’s In Your Future

A great mechanic or a skilled carpenter is a gift to us all. Two things, besides innate talent, make either as good as they are: experience and patience. I wonder which came first? The patience to learn, or the experience to demonstrate...

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The Ice Cream Prayer

Here’s a great little story (author unknown) that was given to us by Sheila MacComber. See if this doesn’t help put things in perspective, something we can all use these days. The Ice Cream Prayer Last week, I took my children to a...