FineCraft Contractors had a Successful Live Webinar

GAITHERSBURG, MD: FineCraft Contractors, Inc., (https://finecraftcontractors.com/) had a successful live webinar regarding the metro DC real estate market.

George Papaheraklis from FineCraft Contractors was a part of a successful live webinar on April 21, 2020 with Rob Chevez and Brad Preisinger titled “Good News from a Builder, Realtor and Banker.” In this webinar, the industry experts, including George Papaheraklis from FineCraft, shared how they have been navigating and maintaining success during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The live webinar helped inform clients and workers within the industry of what things currently look like for the industry during Covid-19.

Jimena L., a past client of FineCraft stated, “Finecraft Contractors is a well rounded professional company in the DC area. Their crew is highly skilled and the staff has superb customer service. Every project we have seen has exceeded our expectations. It is hard to find a building company with such high attention to detail. Working with the Finecraft family makes your experience enjoyable and gratifying.”

Yuctan H., another past client of FineCraft said, “We hired FineCraft to repair our master bathroom after the discovery of a leak and mold. The Finecraft team was very professional and a pleasure to work with. They listened to our concerns as well as our ideas and came up with recommendations that fit with the design. They have a great network of suppliers and we were able to find great deals on tiles, fixtures and granite.”

George Papaheraklis is the founder of FineCraft Contractors, Inc., located in Gaithersburg, MD. Since 1985, FineCraft has been building houses, additions, kitchens, baths and more for discerning families. Their blog can be seen at https://finecraftcontractors.com/blog/ and they can be reached at 301-330-9191.

Surviving a Downturn: Successful Actions to be Successful

By Niko Papaheraklis

In times like today when we’re experiencing a crisis, it can feel like there’s nothing you can do about it.

But, there’s always something you can do to be successful, even during a difficult time. Below, we’re sharing some successful actions you can take today to become successful when everything else feels like its on a downturn.

1. Keep promoting

It would seem logical that during a crisis you would stop promoting your business. But, you actually want to do the opposite. There are a couple reasons for that. One being that people still need your services or product. The second being that many other businesses (even your competitors) will probably stop promoting their businesses, which means you’ll be top of mind, and most importantly, in business.

2. Look at facts

In today’s world we are bombarded with opinions on a daily basis. It’s important to ensure what you’re reading is factual information and/or is from a credible source.

3. Be flexible

Times like what we’re experiencing now require you to be a little flexible. Say you usually required a 30% retainer to begin a service. You may need to offer smaller retainers or a more flexible payment plan for the time being to be able to continue to serve your clients or customers. That’s just one example, but being flexible and understanding where your customers are at is important.

4. Get creative

Some of the best ideas come at a time of crisis. Things that would normally work may not be effective, so it’s time to get creative and start thinking of a possible new service or way of delivering your service you wouldn’t have thought of before. Who knows, maybe it’ll turn into a very successful and lucrative project!

If you don’t own a business, take this time to get creative in personal ways. Start that new hobby you’ve been wanting to try or learn a new skill you’ve always wanted to know.

5. Maintain excellent customer service

If you own a business, you should always have excellent customer service, but now more than ever it is vital. People are stressed and anxious, which can cause people to act in ways they normally wouldn’t. Be understanding that they’re going through a tough time and do everything you can to be of service to them. They’ll appreciate it and remember how you were helpful during a difficult time. On the other hand, they’ll also remember if you treated them poorly during a difficult time.

If you don’t own a business, understanding that everyone reacts differently in difficult times and showing empathy can go a long way. Be helpful when you can and treat others the way you’d like to be treated.

George Papaheraklis is the founder of FineCraft Contractors, Inc., located in Gaithersburg, MD. Since 1985, FineCraft has been building houses, additions, kitchens, baths and more for discerning families. Their blog can be seen at https://finecraftcontractors.com/blog/ and they can be reached at 301-330-9191.

Silva Construction Reminds the Public That Construction Companies Are Considered Essential Businesses in CA and They Are Open

SAN PEDRO, CA: Silva Construction, (https://www.silvaconstruction.com), a commercial and residential construction company in Southern California’s South Bay, is reminding the public that California Governor Newsom has listed construction companies as an essential business. And Silva Construction has been open for business throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

On March 22, 2020, Governor Newsom issued California Executive Order N-33-20, which lists what the State of California considers an “essential business.” Under “Essential Workforce,” the governor’s order lists: “Construction Workers who support the construction, operation, inspection, and maintenance of construction sites and construction projects (including housing construction).”

Co-owner Dave Silva stated “Our company is open for business and ready for any construction or remodeling that the public needs. We know that everyone in California is anxious to get back to work and get things back to normal. And for anyone who needs residential or commercial remodeling and construction at this time, we are more than ready to provide those services.”

Dave Silva and David Clarke are owners of Silva Construction, Inc., located in San Pedro, CA. The company has over 40 years of experience in remodeling construction, and serves Southern California’s South Bay area, including Westchester, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, San Pedro, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Harbor City, Lomita, Torrance, and other select areas. Their blog can be seen at https://www.silvaconstruction.com/blog3/ and their website can be seen at https://www.silvaconstruction.com/. They can be reached at 310-831-6310.

Big Trees Inc. Moved Large Blueberry Bushes for a Family

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (https://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree sales and transplant company in the Seattle area was hired to move large blueberry bushes for a family whose mother had recently passed away.

The family grew up with 15 blueberry bushes of various varieties at their home where picking and distributing berries for friends, family and neighbors became a long-standing tradition.

The mother passed away in January and the family had to put the home up for sale, but before doing so, they wanted to dig up all the blueberry bushes and distribute them to four of the five siblings. They realized the size of the bushes were too large for them to dig and move on their own, so they contacted Big Trees. “We have a good reputation in the Puget Sound Area, for successfully transplanting large trees and shrubs for people,” says Nancy Penrose, owner of Big Trees. “We were pleased the family trusted us in our expertise to get the job done successfully.”

Big Trees brought two large trucks, a loader and two crews and were able to get all the bushes dug and loaded in one day. The family had labeled the plants individually with their names. On the second day, Big Trees crews went out to the four siblings’ separate houses and planted the trees in their new homes. Everything went smoothly and according to plan. Big Trees received the following testimonial for the work they did:

“On behalf of my entire family, thank you so much for transplanting our mother’s blueberry bushes to each of our homes. This was an emotional process for us all as they were such a part of our childhood growing up.  We are so appreciative that your crew took impeccable care removing them from her property and planting them at each of our homes. We are looking forward to honoring my mom’s legacy and picking her berries with our own children. Your crew was such a great group of guys – they were friendly, fast, very respectful and did a beautiful job at each of our homes.”

“These kind of messages from customers is one of my favorite parts of this job,” says Nancy. “I love being a part of these cool, personal meaningful moves.”

Nancy Penrose is the owner of Big Trees Inc., located in Snohomish, WA in the Seattle area. The company is one of the largest tree nurseries in the Seattle area with over 120,000 trees available in over 300 varieties. They not only deliver young trees, but also mature trees in a wide range of sizes. Some types of trees available include spring flowering, deciduous, evergreen, and privacy trees. The company also does tree transplanting including large trees. Their blog can be seen at https://bigtreesupply.com/blog/ or http://arboristblog.com/. They can be reached at 360-563-2700.

A Spring Trees and Shrubs Checklist

By Nancy Penrose

Now that it is officially spring, it’s time to check your trees and shrubs to evaluate and maintain their health! Below, we put together an easy checklist for you to follow to maintain your trees this spring.

1. Prune dead branches

The best way to have healthy trees is to properly prune them. Pruning your trees protects your home and family from unsafe branches that may fall and cause damage.

2. Inspect all your trees and shrubs

As it gets warmer and snow melts while rainfall occurs, standing water or flood damage may occur. This is the time to pay close attention to the health of your trees. If you see anything that may be wrong, contact a professionally trained arborist right away to treat the tree or shrub.

3. Plant new trees

A great way to add value to your home is to plant new trees. Maybe you’ve noticed that your home gets way too warm in the summer. Well, now is a great time to plant a few trees to add some shade!

4. Add mulch to your landscape

Mulch is important because it secures the trees, conserves soil moisture, and controls weeds. Mulching is a fairly easy process and can do wonders for the health of your trees.

At Big Trees, we are experts in tree care and we know exactly what to look for when inspecting your trees and shrubs. If you want a professional to help you inspect the health of your trees this Spring, let us come out and help, call us at (360) 563-2700 today.

Nancy Penrose is owner of Big Trees Inc. (https://bigtreesupply.com), (tree nursery Snohomish, WA), one of the largest Seattle tree nurseries, specializing in large trees for sale and transplant tree service. Learn more about tree preservation at https://bigtreesupply.com/tree-care-maintenance/ and for more tips on tree care or installation go to privacytree.net. See our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6vVhNW1XJI and connect with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Trees- Inc/193731105108.

Nutrition Coaching Could Change the Healthcare Paradigm

CLEARWATER, FL: The healthcare system in the US is under tremendous strain as the country scrambles to cope with the Coronavirus. As nutrition plays a major role in the strength of one’s immune health, Ulan Nutritional Systems, in collaboration with Jackie Furlong, has released the Complete Nutritional Coaching Course that any practitioner can study and implement in their practice.

A research paper conducted by the University of Florida and Texas A&M stated that although physicians receive insufficient nutrition training, they’re expected to deliver nutrition counseling to patients with chronic disease. They concluded that millions of deaths annually could be mitigated with effective nutrition and lifestyle counseling.

The Complete Nutritional Coaching Course is a turn-key system that can been learned and implemented by any health practitioner or a member of their staff. Jackie Furlong, an organic chemist and holistic health coach, has been delivering Nutrition Coaching in her practice for more than six years.

“I’m very passionate about helping people and I found that we needed to add a nutrition coaching session to the consultations,” said Furlong. “That way we could help them change the habits that led to their health issues.”

This 12-module course covers how to educate clients on the fundamentals of nutrition, everyday application, and how to track their progress and keep them accountable so they can achieve their health goals.

Each module comes with video instruction and a complete system of handouts – it’s a turn-key program that can be implemented immediately.  And it can be done via online platforms such as Skype or Zoom, so it’s the perfect service to help people right now.

“We saw the need for this service and collaborated with Jackie on this course to make it available to practitioners,” said Lisa Dunn, CEO of Ulan Nutritional Systems. “It’s a self-paced, online course so there is no need to leave your practice or travel.”

Learning the basics of good nutrition and strengthening one’s immune system is something positive that can be done about the current situation.  This course makes it possible for any practitioner to implement this service in their practice immediately. For more information about the course call 866-418-4801 or visit https://unsinc.info/coaching/

FineCraft Contractors is Successful Amidst Coronavirus

GAITHERSBURG, MD: FineCraft Contractors, Inc., (https://finecraftcontractors.com/) is working hard and continuing to achieve success amidst the Coronavirus.

In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, where many businesses are seeing a dip in production, FineCraft is working hard with new projects that just started and completing projects on time. From screen porches to one and two-story additions, FineCraft is going strong.

Two projects in particular FineCraft just completed are a modern-industrial screen porch and a cantilevered master bedroom suite addition. Both of which add value and comfort to the homeowners.

Joseph R., a landscape architect who worked with FineCraft stated, “This was my first experience working with George of FineCraft. He is a professional who listens, asks intelligent questions, and proposes great solutions based on his years of experience in the industry. The quality of FineCraft’s work is high, and the staff is friendly and responsive. I strongly recommend George and the FineCraft team.”

Vera H., a past client of FineCraft said, “FineCraft did an extension on my historic house and it really is beautiful! George kept me in the loop about how it was all going. The team were efficient and respectful of my property and the problem-solving on the best way to get it all done was excellent. I would highly recommend this company.”

George Papaheraklis is the founder of FineCraft Contractors, Inc., located in Gaithersburg, MD. Since 1985, FineCraft has been building houses, additions, kitchens, baths and more for discerning families. Their blog can be seen at https://finecraftcontractors.com/blog/ and they can be reached at 301-330-9191.

We’re Following Best Practices Amidst Coronavirus

By George Papaheraklis

We know these are difficult times during the Coronavirus pandemic. We also know that an emergency may happen with your home that requires you to hire a professional to fix. Because we always keep the safety of our clients a priority, we wanted to list out some of the best practices we’re following in order to keep our clients and workers safe and healthy during this time.

1. Sanitary Projects

Some improvements and fixes are necessary for a professional to come to your home to handle. In a case like this, it’s very important to ensure the projects remain sanitary with proper social distancing and only allowing the essential workers to work on your home. Workers must provide daily wipe downs to sanitize the home before they begin working for the day and before they leave your home each day.

2. Only Healthy Workers Should Be Allowed

The safety of both you and our workers are very important. If you work with us, you’ll feel at ease knowing that all of our workers are healthy. If any of our workers show any sign of being sick, they are told to stay home. If you have already decided to work with a different company, make sure that they are following CDC Guidelines and are only allowing healthy workers to work on your home.

3. Free Online Estimates

We offer free online estimates so you don’t have to leave your home. You can find out what the cost will be for your project promptly and in the comfort of your own home. If you accept the quote, we will talk to you about your next steps and how we follow CDC guidelines while working on your home.

At Finecraft Contractors, if you can imagine it, we can build it. We always keep your health and comfort in mind when designing and building. If you have a specific project for your home, call us at 301-330-9191 and we’ll give you a thoroughly thought out estimate.

George Papaheraklis is the founder of FineCraft Contractors, Inc., located in Gaithersburg, MD. Since 1985, FineCraft has been building houses, additions, kitchens, baths and more for discerning families. Their blog can be seen at https://finecraftcontractors.com/blog/ and they can be reached at 301-330-9191.

Silva Construction Suggests That Businesses Do Planned Renovation While Employees are At Home

SAN PEDRO, CA: Silva Construction, (https://www.silvaconstruction.com) a commercial and residential construction company in Southern California’s South Bay, is suggesting to businesses and owners of commercial buildings that they get planned renovations done during the coronavirus pandemic, while many employees are staying home.

The principals at Silva Construction are suggesting that companies that have planned or scheduled renovation for sometime in 2020, to move that up and do it now.

Co-owner Dave Silva stated “If a business owner or a building owner has planned renovations or improvements to their location for sometime this year, it could make a lot of sense to move that timetable up and get started now. This is especially true for businesses that have been closed down, or have employees working from home right now.”

Dave Silva and David Clarke are owners of Silva Construction, Inc., located in San Pedro, CA. The company has over 40 years of experience in remodeling construction, and serves Southern California’s South Bay area, including Westchester, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, San Pedro, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Harbor City, Lomita, Torrance, and other select areas. Their blog can be seen at https://www.silvaconstruction.com/blog3/ and their website can be seen at https://www.silvaconstruction.com/. They can be reached at 310-831-6310.

Ulan Nutritional Systems to Host a 2020 Spring Symposium

CLEARWATER, FL: Ulan Nutritional Systems (https://unssymposium.com), a company delivering training to chiropractors, nutritionists and other alternative healthcare practitioners, is hosting a 2020 Spring Symposium in March.

The 2020 UNS Spring Symposium will be held on March 19 – 22 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The UNS Symposium is a conference where hundreds of Nutrition Response Testing® practitioners unite twice a year in Florida to get informed on new breakthroughs, products and procedures. There will be seven speakers at the event speaking on both clinical and practice management topics, including helping patients with vaccine issues, nutritional coaching, and detox. There will also be an awards banquet ceremony hosted by Dr. Ulan, where deserving practitioners are acknowledged for their efforts in changing the healthcare paradigm, demonstrating true and effective healthcare.

Kristy H., a past attendee, stated: “The evidence was overwhelming on the added benefit that the Heart Sound Recorder provides. I will be bringing the HSR into my practice. Once I know about something that can better help my patients, I am responsible for bringing it into my office. I believe this technology will keep me healthier and live longer.”

Another past attendee, Mark H., said, “I would recommend that all those interested in helping others get to the Symposiums, as the last one was incredible. So much info there it will take me a couple weeks to get it all ‘in.’ It’s always so wonderful to talk to old classmates and renew friendships and ‘catch up.’ It’s also great to meet new members of the team and see all the energy there to ‘Change the Paradigm.’ My son came to pick me up at the airport and I was so excited with the info that he caught the bug and has signed up to begin classes at UNS in May. Exciting times! Thanks to the UNS team and especially, Dr. Freddie!”

Ulan Nutritional Systems was founded in 2005 by Dr. Freddie Ulan. After his discoveries in the field of nutrition, he overcame a severe physical illness. He started receiving more and more demand from health care practitioners to train them on his methods. The company has trained thousands of practitioners nationwide in Dr. Ulan’s methods, and now offers not only training in Nutrition Response Testing, but also in patient management, practice management and personal development. Their website can be seen at http://unsinc.info. They can be reached at 866-418-4801.

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