Dream Housing: The BuilderFish Newsletter Dec. 6, 2013Sent Friday, December 6, 2013
Hi , Another company milestone, our fish logo is now officially registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. So now we're just like the Swoosh, but with a splash instead. A side note from last week's newsletter,
the stuffing recipes were a real winner. I combined a little from both but relied mostly on Jo Ann's sausage and cranberry version but I recommend both, and who says you can't have stuffing year round?
Happy ThanksgivingSent Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Hi , Keeping it simple seems to be the theme this year, we've called around asking about prepared feasts and most stores are sold out.For those going it alone, I'm sharing Gooseberry Patch's two best stuffing recipes
and they include a few others.Be safe if you're traveling. We appreciate you.Happy Thanksgiving,Todd, Jonathan and the BuilderFish family.
Dream Housing: The BuilderFish Newsletter Nov. 22, 2013Sent Friday, November 22, 2013
Hi , This is a first, I'm sharing a business tool. I suspect many of you use business cards for one reason or another. As a paperless company, we're always looking for ways to save more trees and we just discovered One Card Me, a digital business card.
The graphic design is OK, what makes One Card Me handy is how flexible you can share from your mobile device. Here's mine as an example. (Feel free to test by sharing on your social media pages-ha.) […]
Dream Housing: The BuilderFish Newsletter Nov. 15, 2013Sent Friday, November 15, 2013
Hi , We're growing, which is both scary and exciting. The coolest part of being an owner, I know who will be building my next home. What's even better, our team members recognize and tell Jonathan and me how talented their coworkers are, which makes us smile. Meet our All-Star team
(not everyone is in the photo) we're proud of them and they are fine people.
I don't like the word accessible because it […]
Dream Housing: The BuilderFish Newsletter Nov. 8, 2013Sent Friday, November 8, 2013
Hi , Every so often I'm drawn into debating on social media. This week I had some lively back and forth with fellow professionals in a blog post written for home owners, 6 Steps to Planning a Successful Building Project
.Scan the article but read the comments. What's your opinion?
The BF Way
So that exchange triggered a regular thought I have about whether anyone ever reads our process page, The BuilderFish Way, where we […]
Dream Housing: The BuilderFish Newsletter Nov. 1, 2013Sent Friday, November 1, 2013
Hi , I dream of owning a pure custom log home and we have a project manager, Scott Mullins, to build them so I'm learning all I can. People generically call all log homes "cabins" but there's substantial difference between the traditional cabin and custom log or timber frame homes. I don't have space to cover here but you can learn more by flipping through the magazines
Log Home Living and sister publication Timber Home Living. Both offer free apps […]
Dream Housing: The BuilderFish Newsletter Oct. 25, 2013Sent Friday, October 25, 2013
Who has joined me waiting until the very last minute to carve their pumpkin? Phew, glad I still have nearly another week. Southern Living to the rescue with 31 carving ideas and, for the truly harried, these simple, printable patterns.
On the far side of the spectrum you have owners who really get into this holiday and seemingly prepare for a year, watch this music and laser show, the 4:13 video has been viewed over 9.5 million times! Frost definitely on the […]
Dream Housing: The BuilderFish Newsletter Oct. 18, 2013Sent Friday, October 18, 2013
Hi , I revised our Lifetime Home Survey (LTHS) this week. This blog post explains some of the many updates, and you can always access directly the most current LTHS at LifetimeHomeSurvey.com.
Any colored or underlined text within the PDFs is likely an embedded link to source material or a product example. Assuming you have Acrobat Reader and can open PDFs, simply put your mouse pointer on that text, click and your browser should take you to that web […]
Dream Housing: The BuilderFish Newsletter Oct. 11, 2013Sent Friday, October 11, 2013
Hi , Next week I'll release the quarterly update of our Lifetime Home Survey but here's an instructive article by Stacey Freed in June's
Remodeling magazine that complements our survey with pictures. Design it Forward points out convenience features and applications which would otherwise go unnoticed.
Home for Life
We call ours a Lifetime Home and another project team has dubbed Home for Life 2013, the retrofit of a […]
Dream Housing: The BuilderFish Newsletter Oct. 4, 2013Sent Friday, October 4, 2013
Hi , Did you know we have a Tumblr page, or do you even know about Tumblr?
The short, technical answer, Tumblr is a micro-blogging site but best described as a cross between Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. (I give up if you don't know abut those ;>) You can follow different people, causes and interests (even news and sports) just as you would any other social site and the posts are shorter and often include multi-media. Tumblr isn't as long as a […]