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3 Essential Ways Homeowners Can Live the “Local” Life

Posted by Chris Mott on Dec 13, 2016 10:30:00 AM

If you’re a homeowner, you likely know full well that a house doesn’t -- on it’s own -- make a home. It’s the things such as a welcoming front door that ushers in family and friends, the secluded porch enclosure that serves as your own personal hideaway, or even the oak tree in the front yard with children’s initials etched in that make your space truly yours. The same is true when it comes to your local community, regardless of where you live in Rhode Island. The cities and towns that make up the biggest little state would not be what they are without residents willing to commit themselves to both “place” and “people.” This is exactly why living the local life is so vital - it’s what you do where you live that makes the biggest contribution toward a thriving community.  

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Topics: Insider, Industry News

#MFGday16: What Does It Mean to Be an American Manufacturer? CEO Johnny Gardner Weighs In

Posted by Custom Built RI on Oct 11, 2016 2:30:00 PM

Manufacturing Means More Than You Think

The manufacturing industry in America has certainly experienced its share of hits and hardships over the years,
weathering storms from the Great Depression in the 1920s and '30s to the Great Recession of 2008. There have been times when it seemed that being a manufacturer ultimately leads to a slow, painful, financially unviable death. However, through the hard work of men, women, and families all over the U.S., there is an ever-growing swell of excitement and support for the industry. Why? It all comes back to identity. I'd like to share two pieces of that identity which have made and continue to strengthen those in our industry who want to build strong families, communities, and ultimately a stronger country.

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Topics: Industry News

10 Most Expensive Rhode Island Homes

Posted by Brooke Tomasetti on Jan 25, 2016 3:38:27 PM

If you have ever visited or lived in Rhode Island, one thing that likely comes to mind when you think of the Ocean State is strolling along the Cliff Walk and admiring the manicured lawns and impressive size of the Newport Mansions. We are all fascinated by the most expensive, massive, and sometimes outrageous million dollar homes.

Are all of the most expensive Rhode Island homes overlooking the ocean? Are any of them in your neighborhood? Does the residence of a certain blonde pop singer make the list of Rhode Island's priciest houses? Let's find out!

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Topics: Industry News, Home Remodeling

Winter-Proofing Your Home - Infographic

Posted by Chris Mott on Dec 15, 2015 2:00:00 PM

It may not be here yet, but rest assured: winter is coming. While this unpredictable season often makes for beautiful scenes in our communities, it also puts your home at great risk, inside and out. Taking measures each year to protect your family from the elements is necessary, but far too often goes overlooked, leaving many homes vulnerable to things like water damage, fires, higher heating costs, and even bodily harm.

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Topics: Industry News, Home Remodeling

The Weather Outside...Doesn't Matter: Using Your Three Season Porch Enclosure In Winter

Posted by Chris Mott on Dec 10, 2015 2:00:00 PM

The signs of coming winter are everywhere. Falling leaves make us head indoors and think about fires and warm drinks. As the freezing temperatures tend to go on for months, however, everyone gets tired of being cooped up in the house, and you might start to miss the time you spent in your enclosed porch over the spring, summer and fall. If you have three season porch enclosure, you may be surprised at the way this can actually be used in that fourth season: winter. Here are some fun ideas:

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Topics: Industry News