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Skills only part of home improvement success



 

Skills only part of home improvement success

Skills only part of home improvement success
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The custom-milled hardwood stair edging here matches the thickness of this laminate floor, and is an example of stopping and optimizing a situation, rather than plowing ahead with a less than ideal approach. This kind of attitude is key to any home improvement success.

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By Steve Maxwell Home Repairs Advice

A good house in good repair. This is my idea of home improvement success, and if it’s also yours, then I want to explain something that rarely gets talked about.

Whether or not you’re seriously into doing renovations and maintenance yourself, or you hire a professional to do everything right up to replacing the light bulbs, the key to a good house isn’t fundamentally about hands-on skills. Sure, the ability to work with tools is important (either your ability or that of the pros you hire), but skills are not enough.

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Thibodaux home-improvement worker charged with fraud for second time
News from Houma Courier:

Published: Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 9:02 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 9:02 a.m.

A Thibodaux home-improvement worker who was charged with stealing money from a customer last year has now been charged with defrauding his employees and a customer.

His customer is accusing Kent Michael Pierron, 35, of 1415 Park Drive, of scamming him into paying for treatment of mold that did not exist. Two of his employees are also accusing Pierron of not paying them.

The customer, who called police early last month, said he contracted Pierron to tear down a wall along with other tasks, and Pierron said he discovered mold in the process, police said.

Pierron said the customer would have to pay $ 1,800 for a special mold cleaner. According to one of Pierron’s employees whom detectives later interviewed, the cleaner was only bleach.

The customer is also accusing Pierron of doing work while he was not at home and of not completing all tasks requested. Pierron’s employees have accused him of paying them thousands of dollars less than they were promised.

Pierron was arrested in September for allegedly stealing $ 2,900 from a customer with dementia.

Pierron is charged with misapplication of payments and home-improvement fraud and remained in Lafourche Parish jail on a $ 10,000 bond.

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