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Making Moving Easier – Replay

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Bob Morley
Earle Noyes & Sons
Agent for United Van Lines

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Robert has 22 years of experience as a Certified Moving Consultant handling relocations locally, interstate, and around the globe. During these past 22 years he has managed over 15,000 household goods moves and is a nine time winner of United Van Lines’ prestigious “Masters Club” award for sales excellence. A native of Maine Robert spent 6 years in the USAF, is a graduate of UNH with a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science and lives in York, ME with his wife and two daughters.

 

Financial Side of Home Buying

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Jeff Hess
Blue Stripe Mortgage

 

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Air and Water Quality

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Guest:


Jayson Morrison
Air and Water Quality

Air and Water Quality -

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Custom Building and Professional Organization

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Guests:

Amanda Vigue
Owner
Maine Contractor Directory

January Contractor Highlights Two Members:

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Craig Cooper
Rainbow Construction Inc.com

Custom Building -

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What began as just two evolved into a dedicated crew of fine craftsman who have been working together at Rainbow Construction for several years now, some for over 20 years.   Add to that the established network of strategic partnerships Craig has developed over the years, many which stretch back for decades with the best suppliers and subcontractors in the business, and what you have is a literal one stop shop for all your contracting needs, regardless of how big or small your project may be.

Born and raised in Maine, Craig Cooper works out of his office in Cape Elizabeth where he lives with his wife Jennifer, and is the very proud father of three young women.  Craig graduated from Southern Maine Technical College in 1972 with a degree in Building Construction.  He  opened Rainbow Construction in 1978 and has been remodeling and building fine homes for residents of the greater Portland area ever since.

The son of a preacher, Craig has always been passionate about being involved with the community by supporting various outreach programs.   A long standing supporter for Maine Handicapped Skiing he has  helped to raise over $50,000, and previously served on the Board of Directors.   He has helped the Boys and Girls Club, Mercy Hospital, and Habitat for Humanity on several occasions by donating both labor and materials as part of “Carpenter for a Day” programs.   Additionally Craig is a strong supporter of the arts, giving regularly to University of Southern Maine, School of Music and Portland Symphony Orchestra.  He continually donates to other causes as well such as Susan G. Komen’s Rally for the Cure.

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Dawna Hall
Organize ME!

Professional Organization -

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My name is Dawna Hall and I started OrganizeME! in the summer of 2008 to help overwhelmed Maine homeowners clear their clutter and simplify their lives.

I have a B.A. in Graphic Design and have spent 15+ years working in print & sign design in and around Portland. While I love design, I didn’t love sitting behind a computer all day… so, I decided it was time to make the leap into something that I’ve always enjoyed — organizing. For as long as I can remember, I have been highly organized and detail oriented. I enjoy decorating, space planning, problem solving and teaching others new skills. I love helping people tackle projects that seem overwhelming to them. To see the relief in someone when a room is organized or a filing system is set up is priceless.

Sexy Appliances

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Guest:

Kellie Levandowski
Fisher Paykel

Appliance Design -

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Fire Safety

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Captain Chris Pirone
Portland Fire Department
Fire Prevention Bureau

Homeowner Tips -

Captain Pirone was hired on May 1 1995 by the City of Portland Fire Department. His current position is Fire Captain/EMT of the Fire Prevention Bureau.

He was born and raised in Portland and currently resides here with his family.

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The Dynamics of Fitness – Replay

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Joe Schacht
Owner
Dynamic’s Fitness & Performance

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Preventative Law

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Molly Sinclair Bull, Atty.
Cooper & Bull, PA

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Molly Sinclair Bull’s practice is focused on real estate, estates, and business law.  Her real estate work includes residential and commercial transactions; short sales, workouts and foreclosures; landlord-tenant and boundary disputes.  Molly’s estate practice includes wills, probate settlement, and estate planning that includes special needs trusts.  Molly’s business practice includes entity formations, business agreements and disputes, and annual reporting.

Before practicing law, Molly was a high school teacher, newspaper reporter, and copy editor. Molly enjoys swimming, sailing, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, yoga, live music, and spending time with family and friends.  She lives in Westbrook with her husband, Tom.

Energy Efficiency in Older and Historic Buildings

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Christopher Closs
Preservation Services Advisor
Greater Portland Landmarks

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Christopher W. Closs joined the staff in July, 2009 as the Field Services Program Representative for Western & Southern Maine, a shared venture with Maine Preservation and in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In the Greater Portland Area, Chris focuses on outreach to long-established statewide & city-wide preservation organizations and commissions engaged in planning, economic development, downtown revitalization, federal and state rehabilitation tax credits, revolving funds, preservation easements, grants and funding, advocacy, weatherization & sustainability.

Site visits, pre-assessment evaluations, technical advice and public testimony are offered to both start-up organizations, as well as owners/stewards of civic, institutional, commercial, and residential properties, where the complementary goals of preservation and community and economic development converge. Chris holds master’s degrees in historic preservation and natural resource planning from the University of Vermont and brings over 35 years of  consulting, development and teaching experience to the Field Services position. If you would like for Chris to visit your property and offer guidance, contact him directly at (207) 809-9103 for a Project Information application.

Eco Friendly and Landscaping

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Guests:


Jan Robinson
EcoHome Studio

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EcoHome Studio’s mission statement is to promote an eco-conscious lifestyle, educating clientele and the community about sustainable decorating options for the home. We offer full interior design services as well as furniture and decorative accents that are in some way planet friendly and manufactured by companies that are socially responsible in their business practices. All products in my store have been hand picked by me and meet one or more of a very specific set of criteria. Those criteria include products manufactured in Maine (preferably) or at least in the US and products made from recycled, reclaimed or rapidly renewable materials.

EcoHome Studio is located in the old Pier One building along with Distinctive Tile and design, Kitchen Cover Cabinetry and Fixtures at 334 Forest Avenue in Portland, Maine.


Amanda Vigue
Owner

December Contractor Highlight

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Craig Wright
Coastal Inc.

Local Sales and Service-

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Coastal Lawn Care Inc. is a well rooted landscaping company who has been in business in the Greater Portland area for 17 years. Throughout its course of the growth the company’s geographical reach and diversity of services has blossomed. From Augusta to Kittery our customers have enjoyed our adaptability, commitment to maintaining quality and timeliness of completion. From our foremen to our mechanic, mowing crews, hardscape crews and designer, every individual has been selected for their knowledge, experience and dependability. A large fleet of one-ton trucks, skid steers, loaders and excavators rest at our disposal to complete your project. Coastal Lawn Care has watched the steady change and fast pace advance of the landscaping industry. As a result we have sought to maintain an honest straight forward approach to each individual challenge, earn various certifications to express our desire for higher standards and provide you with exactly what you pay for. It is our hope that you will find your experience working with us to be productive and satisfying.

Mission Statement:
Coastal Lawn Care, Inc. is a diverse landscaping company equipped to handle a wide range of residential and commercial needs. Our crews are capable of offering you a quality product whether your property is being constructed or needs renovation. We can assist you with your design and offer you the opportunity to put your creative thoughts on paper. It is our desire to help your ideas become your reality and commit to maintaining your investments in the years to come.