Life After Wearing a Cast

This article features one of our clients, PhysioDC, a physical therapy rehabilitation clinic located in the heart of Washington, D.C. Visit them online at www.physiodc.com or call them at (202) 223-8500. Typically, orthopedists recommend keeping a broken bone in a cast for between four and six weeks. During that time, the cast must be treated with care, meaning kept dry and free from bearing weight. While the cast is on, the fracture line will have a chance to naturally fill with cartilage, which stabilizes the area. Eventually, the cartilage will be replaced with new bone which will, in … [Read more...]

Three Lies of Materialism

This article features one of our clients, eGiving.com. Visit them online at www.egiving.com or call them toll free at (888) 780-4483. It’s no secret that many Americans are in way over their heads in debt. The same power of compound interest that investors rely on for long-term benefits can be financially crippling to those who have racked up tens of thousands in consumer debt. While Christian financial counselors like Dave Ramsey have some excellent suggestions for how to get out of debt, they heartily acknowledge that the best route is to avoid indebtedness in the first place. If you find … [Read more...]

Design Your Commercial Hardwood Floors with Durability, Availability & Price in Mind

This article features one of our clients, Rehmeyer Precision Millwork, Inc. Visit them online at rehmeyerfloors.com or call them toll free at (888) 474-4047. When designing a commercial space, the contractor has to consider not only the overall theme of the business, but also the heaviness of foot traffic and how this will contribute to the wear and tear of the floor over the years. Obviously, most contractors would be very cautious in installing carpet in a heavily traveled area; instead, a quality hardwood floor using a durable species of wood is often chosen. A Red Oak floor, readily … [Read more...]

Finding a Teak Alternative for Your Next Project

This article features one of our clients, the J. Gibson McIlvain company. Visit them online at www.mcilvain.com or call them toll free at (800) 638-9100. As a log ban scheduled for April 2014 in Myanmar threatens to significantly decrease Teak supply, add longer delays, and perhaps increase prices, contractors may find themselves looking for an alternative to Teak. While the log ban could quite possibly increase quality control, as well as add sustainable measures into the Teak supply of Myanmar, the net results of the log ban are as follows: Teak will no longer be exported as logs, but … [Read more...]

The Importance of Establishing a Ministry Vision

This article features one of our past clients, eGiving.com. Visit them online at www.egiving.com or call them toll free at (888) 780-4483. In Step 1 of our Getting Started process, we request that ministries describe their goals and vision and what they hope to accomplish through online giving. Why do we do that? We believe that the significance of such details highly affects the success — and ability to measure success — that your ministry has with its eGiving.com online giving program. Helping your ministry succeed in achieving its unique goals is important to our fulfilling our own … [Read more...]

Authentic Hand Scraped Floors Replicate an Era of the Past

This article features one of our clients, Rehmeyer Precision Millwork, Inc. Visit them online at rehmeyerfloors.com or call them toll free at (888) 474-4047. Like many other home fashions, hardwood flooring has seen its fair share of trends and trendsetting. For many years, the trend in hardwood flooring had been to choose engineered, solid wood floors that offered a lower cost with a relatively simple, non time consuming installation process. However, a recent trend which has emerged in the hardwood flooring world is to move away from an easy, mass produced solution toward a more complex, … [Read more...]

NuCedar: An Alternative to the Traditional Cedar Siding

This article features one of our clients, the J. Gibson McIlvain company. Visit them online at www.mcilvain.com or call them toll free at (800) 638-9100. While a genuine, cedar siding home will look great, it will certainly require a great deal of regular maintenance on the homeowner’s part. Because the surface will constantly be exposed to weather, it can become discolored, moldy, or even erode. While you can clean or refinish your cedar siding every few years, chances are if you do not have the time or means to provide continual maintenance on a cedar home, you may need to find an … [Read more...]

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

This article features one of our clients, PhysioDC, a physical therapy rehabilitation clinic located in the heart of Washington, D.C. Visit them online at www.physiodc.com or call them at (202) 223-8500. “Thoracic outlet” is the name for the area where vital nerves and arteries flow from the neck to the arm. Because so many structures exist in that area, there’s a high potential for the nerves to be pinched or otherwise disrupted in the thoracic outlet; such issues are lumped together and described as “thoracic outlet syndrome.” Symptoms As a result of the wide variety of potential … [Read more...]

Lumber Market News: Mahogany Alternatives from Africa

This article features one of our clients, the J. Gibson McIlvain company. Visit them online at www.mcilvain.com or call them toll free at (800) 638-9100. There’s nothing that compares to African hardwoods and their unique combination of beauty and resilience. Especially with the increased regulations and inconsistencies surrounding South American Genuine Mahogany, we’re growing in our appreciation and understanding of many African alternatives for Genuine Mahogany. African Alternatives for Mahogany Sapele, African Mahogany (or Khaya), and Utile (or Sipo) are all excellent Mahogany … [Read more...]

Ipe: A Dense, Weather-Resistant Hardwood Option for Your Dock

This article features one of our clients, the J. Gibson McIlvain company. Visit them online at www.mcilvain.com or call them toll free at (800) 638-9100. As the fall days end, it is time to close up your favorite summer spot, be it your favorite fishing shack or lake house. As you close up your summer spot, you may want to take a look around at structures that are in need of replacement. The fall can be a great time to replace structures such as a deck or boating dock because the price of Ipe short boards may be lower and the availability/quality may be better. Because Ipe is a top … [Read more...]