HOBART | A Dyer contractor returned to Hobart this past week to restore a collapsed retaining wall after homeowners filed a complaint.
Mary Joan Dickerson of Cedar Lake is a big fan of the cable networks HGTV and DIY, treating the shows and programming about do-it-yourself landscaping and household tips like an at-home classroom.
I still remember my shock and dismay when I realized that sofas had to be bought. Somehow I thought sofas just happened. They always simply showed up in homes, hotels, and offices without explanation or fanfare, like feral kittens or bills.
Maybe it’s because I was the youngest in my family. Maybe it’s because I’m five-foot-three and have a voice like snow white, but I lash out like a cornered rattlesnake when someone doesn’t take me seriously.
I know, I know, to many of you the idea of decorating an empty room feels as horrifying as one of those dreams where you're suddenly in public naked. But I'm going to fix that.
Quick: Which room in your house needs attention the most? Kitchen? Bathroom? Garage?
The author of "Garage Sale Millionaire" had come to Orlando to visit theme parks with his wife and 3-year-old son. I took it as a sign. Divine deliverance.
Like my mother, the Roman God Janus — for whom January is named — had eyes in the back of his head. In fact, he had an entire face on the back of his head, so he could look backward and forward at once. This feature earned him the distinction of “god of doors.” He ruled comings and goings.
This time of year I always feel a little sick to my stomach, and not just because of those midnight romps at the dessert buffet with the bottomless glass of Prosecco. (Do they make a combo antacid headache tablet?)
A look back at the lessons the year served up reveals I once again had my share of jams, upheavals and awakenings. I faithfully reported these with what I hope some would call humor served with a dollop of advice on the side.
LONDON | For skeptics, the Olympics were deliciously doomed: London's transport network would surely fail, Britain's athletes would flop, rain would prevail and terrorists would strike. But then the sun came out after months of sodden skies, vehicles moved briskly, there were no attacks and …
Officials from regional construction trade groups want to increase participation in training programs to build the knowledge base for the current and next generation of industry leaders.
PORTAGE | The Utility Services Board will attempt to collect $7,000 in late fees from a contractor who did not complete a project when promised.
The industrial segment has propped up construction activity in Northwest Indiana and activity isn't expected to slow down this year, contractors and construction advocates said at a construction industry event last week.
As employers begin to cautiously hire again, a new contingent of the work force is beginning to emerge. The contract, or freelance employee, is becoming more of a rule rather than an exception.
MORRIS, Ill. | Gary Amaya was a disheveled, unhappy man who for years lived in a run-down trailer on the property of a Morris, Ill., hunting lodge where he served as caretaker, a contractor who worked for the business said.
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