Home Improvements: All About Cabinets and Countertops – Episode #31, Segment 4

Ted Speir, co-owner of All About Cabinets & Countertops in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, joins us to continue our exploration of “The Business of Home Improvement.”  When upgrading kitchens or bathrooms, Speir says it is important that homeowners remember not to overspend.  “What we try to do is tailor budgets based off of your home’s value,” he explains.

Speir and his partner, Nick McAvoy, have worked together for more than a decade.  He says the entire All About Cabinets & Countertops team work closely to make visitors to their 6,000-square-foot showroom feel welcome.  “We understand there is tons of trepidation with doing a remodel, but what try to do is ease the process."

Also on this segment, Homer Hudson Hillis Jr., B. Unconventional’s Certified Entrepreneur #1, talks about his own business “home improvement” – a facelift for his aging website at www.HHHEnterprises.com.  He also explains why he shied away from the recent Facebook stock IPO – a wise decision it turns out.

Homer’s regular segments on B. Unconventional are sponsored in part by NewsBios.com – where you’ll find in-depth, unauthorized dossiers on more than 7,000 of the world’s most influential journalists.  Get to know the journalists who interview you better than their own newsroom colleagues know them.

Business Unconventional is hosted by David Biondo and Dean Rotbart and airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (Mountain Time).  The program is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com.

Original Air Date: May 27, 2012
Photo: Nick McAvoy, in the All About Cabinets & Countertops showroom 

Direct download: PODCASTS-052712-Segment4.mp3
Category:Home Improvement -- posted at: 6:49pm MST

Swingle: Boosting Colorado Property Values Since 1947 – Episode #31, Segment 2

John Peer, owner of High Plateau Truss, says that earning his customers trust has been one of the main ingredients that has allowed his Commerce City, Colorado-based business to weather the economic slump that has plagued the construction and remodeling industry since 2008.

“We don’t take our responsibility lightly,” Peer tells co-hosts David Biondo and Dean Rotbart.  “We do things that are very difficult and we do them well.”

Peer is the first guest on a special “Business of Home Improvement” edition of Business Unconventional.  He was also interviewed in Segment #1 of this week’s program.

Also on this segment is Tony Hahn, a landscape care consultant with Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care. Hahn discusses the role his company, established in 1947, plays in helping property owners enjoy their space and raise their homes’ value.  Swingle has locations in Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Longmont, Monument, Boulder, Castle Rock and, of course, Denver.

Business Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (Mountain Time).  The program is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com.

Original Air Date: May 27, 2012
Photo: Tony Hahn, Swingle

Direct download: PODCASTS-052712-Segment2.mp3
Category:Home Improvement -- posted at: 5:56pm MST

Business of Home Improvement – Episode #31, Segment 1

There is good money to be made helping homeowners spruce up their homes and boost their property values.  This week Business Unconventional examines ‘The Business of Home Improvement.’

Our first guest is John Peer, owner of High Plateau Truss, which has been serving satisfied contractors, builders and homeowners for more than 20 years.  Peer, who acquired the business in 2008, explains the important role trusses play in creating a unique roofline for custom homes; restoring an outdated or damaged home, and quality remodeling.

This is the first of a two-part interview with Peer

Business Unconventional airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (Mountain Time).  The program is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com.

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Original Air Date: May 27, 2012
Photo: John Peer (l) and David Biondo

Direct download: PODCASTS-052712-Segment1.mp3
Category:Home Improvement -- posted at: 5:12pm MST