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    Remodeling Company Owner Accused of Dumping 2 Tons of Waste Into Protected Wetlands

    A remodeling pro is facing three separate charges after allegedly dumping jobsite waste into an environmentally protected area.


    Stuff We Love: Plumbing Gear

    This week's "Stuff We Love" covers plumbing gear that pro plumbers will want to have on their radar.


    5 Things I Wish I Would Have Known as a Rookie Architect

    We spoke to an experienced architect to find out the five things he wishes he had known before his first...


    5 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Landscaping Tools

    We got advice from the owner of a landscape company on how to keep gear and tools running at optimal...


    5 Highest-Paying States for Flooring Contractors

    These five states have the highest average professional flooring contractor salaries across the U.S.


    5 Highest-Paying States for Masonry Contractors

    Take a look at the five states with the highest average professional masonry contractor salaries across the U.S.


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    Stuff We Love: Landscaping Tools That Last

    Be better prepared for anything that comes your way as a landscaper with these three tools we love.


    5 Essential Tips for Pro Carpenters

    Five game-changing pro tips for carpenters who want to up their game and get more efficient on the jobsite.

    Create Smooth Walls: A Mudslinger’s Guide

    Drywall taping is one of the most important jobs on any construction site. A skilled taper can hide a lot...


    5 Thing I Wish I Would Have Known as a Rookie Roofer

    Just getting started in roofing? We talked with a roofing industry veteran to find out five things he wishes he...


    5 Highest-Paying States for Roofers

    To net top dollar in the roofing industry, you should move to one of these states


    5 Highest-Paying States for Architects

    Looking for a job in architecture? These five states have the highest average professional architect salaries in the U.S.


    5 Things I Wish I Would Have Known as a Rookie Plumber

    We talked with a self-described ski-bum-turned-veteran-plumber to learn the five things he wishes he would have known when he started...


    5 Highest-Paying States for HVAC Contractors

    Looking for HVAC jobs? These five states have the highest average HVAC expert salaries in the U.S.


    Professor Works to Reduce Concrete Construction’s Carbon Footprint

    Concrete production leads to a lot of greenhouse gas and a lot of heat. A professor in Texas is working...


    5 Things I Wish I Would Have Known as a Rookie Landscaper

    We talked to a landscaping veteran to find out the five main things he wishes he would have known on...

    5 Things I Wish I Would Have Known as a Rookie Electrician

    We spoke to a veteran electrician to find out the five things he wishes he had known before his first...


    Highest-Paying States for Drywall Contractors

    Should drywall contractors looking for a pay raise consider moving? According to data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics,...


    5 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Plumbing Snake

    Consistent maintenance of your drain-cleaning equipment reduces effort on site and prolongs its useful lifespan.


    5 Highest-paying States for Painters

    Take a look at these five states with the highest average professional painter salaries in the U.S.


    Stuff We Love: Painting Tools (VIDEO)

    On this week's episode of Stuff We Love, Marty Dyck showcases three products that should be on every pro painter's...

    5 Highest-Paying States for Electricians

    Take a look at the five states with the highest average professional electrician salaries across the U.S.


    Tips for Plumbing With Plastic Pipe

    We asked Les Zell, a master plumber, to share some of his tips on working with plastic plumbing. Here are...


    Everything You Need to Know About Drywall

    Have a question about drywall? Here is our ultimate guide to all things drywall, from joint compound to corner bead...


    How to Choose and Use Painter’s Tape

    Apply painter's tape faster and more effectively so you can start painting sooner and make fewer mistakes.


    5 Things I Wish I Would Have Known as a Rookie Carpenter

    We spoke to a former lead carpenter to find out the five things he wishes he had known before his...


    What Does the Boost in Young Homeowners’ Remodeling Spending Mean?

    More people under 35 are buying homes, and they're starting to spend serious money on improvements.