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Mike Olivieri
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More College Construction Leads to More Jobs
As more people head to college, universities are running out of space. The answer? More buildings, of course. Areas like New York are seeing a wave of construction at various institutions of higher learning. That's good news for students and builders alike....
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It's Time For Home Fall Design Trends
What's happening in the world of home design this fall? According to this group of experts, it's more "mix" and less "match." But do they agree on grey being the color of the season? Take a look at what they had to say about these topics and more. http://ww...
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Remodeling Your Home? Keep It Small
When people dream about renovating their home, they sometimes envision grandiose plans of addition and expansion. But often it's better to keep everything on a smaller scale. Before you go crazy on your next remodeling project, take a step back and ask, "Is...
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Photos Show New World Atop NY's Highest Building
Man-made buildings can be wondrous things, especially those that literally reach for the sky. Not everyone is privy to the view from these staggering edifices, but thanks to the efforts of one Instagram photographer, we get a peek at the world atop 432 Park...
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Replacing House Windows Can Yield Resale Benefits
We all know there are certain home improvement projects that are more exciting than others. Redoing your bathroom or kitchen, for example, allows for a certain amount of creativity. When it comes to replacing windows, however, most homeowners respond with a...
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TV Expanding Its Foundation of Home Improvement Shows
If you like watching home improvement shows, then you are probably pretty satisfied with your TV options these days. Networks are zeroing in on the popularity of DIY projects, with about 180 renovation-related shows currently in development. Wow. http://www...
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Builder Using Recycled Shipping Containers To Make House
It's always interesting to see what kind of materials can be used to build a house these days. In Michigan, a home is being constructed out of red metal shipping containers like those you see on a rail car or in a boatyard. The recycled material is touted a...
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Skilled Construction Workers in High Demand
It seems there is so much talk about how difficult it is to get a job nowadays. But if you are a skilled construction worker, there are plenty of opportunities. Take a look at this story, and you'll see what I mean. http://www.npr.org/2014/08/06/338011367/c...
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Saying Grace Earns Discount at NC Diner
Many restaurants offer coupons and other specials to help bring in customers. But an eatery in Winston-Salem, N.C, has added a little heavenly guidance to the mix. Mary's Gourmet Diner gives a 15 percent discount to guests who pray before digging into their...
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Restaurants' Social Media Snafus A Marketing Nightmare
There is no doubt this is the age of social media. And while Facebook, Twitter and the like can bring their share of goodness and light, they can also ruin reputations with the tap of a finger. Take the impact that social media has had on various restaurant...
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