Monthly Archives: October 2010

What Is VOC-Free Paint & GREENGUARD Certification?

VOCs are Volatile Organic Compounds which can have significant vapor pressure that can negatively affect the environment and human health.  VOCs can originate from plants, or can be man-made, but they are found everywhere.  VOCs are regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. GREENGUARD Certification programs were started by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute due to the worldwide demand for healthy, sustainable products and buildings.  Consumers, designers and building industry professionals seeking legitimate standards for evaluating product sustainability claims can verify if a product has been GREENGUARD Certified.  The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute is a well respected industry-independent, non-profit organization that establishes acceptable indoor air standards …

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Stay Warm this Winter with Wood Stoves & Winter Spare the Air Days

Ahhhh…Winter.  The word itself carries nostalgia and warm memories. Crisp, cool air breezily carrying the scents emerging from neighbors’ chimneys and kitchen windows as we go walking on our daily stroll around the neighborhood… Friends sitting around the warm hearth of a wood stove, drinking wine and cider and talking about days past and those ahead… Looking out over the morning frost that covers the valley’s vineyards while steam rises up from your morning cup of coffee… These are some of the enjoyable scenes that play out during Winter, and Friedman’s Home Improvement has additional ideas that will make this Winter season even more enjoyable. …

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Community Participation

“I respect generosity in people, and I respect it in companies too, I don’t look at it as philanthropy; I see it as an investment in the community.”–Paul Newman “We have to give our fellow citizens, not only within each nation but in the global community, at least a chance to share in our prosperity.” –Kofi Annan We, at Friedman’s Home Improvement, are big believers in giving back to our community.  When you give back, everyone wins.  You win because you feel good about helping others.  The non-profit organizations and charities feel good because they’re providing valuable services to others.  The recipients of those services win because they …

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