The Tile Doctor

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Special Guest

Curt Rapp

The Tile Doctor

joins The Housing Hour this week to explain how his once small DIY blog website  tuned into  millions of followers and ‘The Tile Doctor’   brand in 2000. The Tile Doctor is the U.S. Distributor for Litokol, the world’s premier tile setting, and grouting products.  The Tile Doctor is currently launching a new innovation in the stone category; VersaLite Stone®, a thin stone veneer available in large lightweight panels used in many unique applications.

Curt has more than 30 years of tile industry experience. Fourteen years with Dal-Tile and four years as Product Merchandise Manager and National Captain for Ceramic Tile with The Home Depot. In 2003 Rapp Founded Tile Partners for Humanity (TPFH), the first national charity focused on supporting worthy causes by the tile industry. TPFH’s specific focus was on providing labor and materials to Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI). By 2013 TPFH had supplied over 23million in support to worthy causes worldwide including HFHI.

Topics Include:

  • Tile setting and grouting
  • Product choices
  • Epoxy grout vs  traditional
  • VersaLite Stone®, a thin stone veneer (It’s Time to Rethink Stone)
  • Support of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI)
Check out this example of simple tutorials:  TileDoctor.com

Crazy Home Inspections VI

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Special Guest

Jack Feldmann

Clayton  Inspection Service

(865) 693-7109 ph

joins The Housing Hour for the 6th  installment of our Crazy Home Inspection  Series.  Jack shares with us the special honor he recently received for his years of dedicated service to  the  American Society of Home  Inspectors   (ASHI) and  the East Tennessee Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ETASHI).

Also, Jack brings us more of those Crazy Home Inspection photos that have made this series of of our most popular!

Follow the pictures as Jack,  Mark and guest co-host Richard Swan as we have fun discussing these Crazy photos!!

 

Home Inspections in Knoxville and the Surrounding Area

Clayton Inspection Service Inc., a certified member of the American Society of Home Inspectors®, was established in 1989. Located in Knoxville, Tennessee we have completed thousands of inspections and we typically inspect over 1,000,000 square feet per year. With over twenty years of construction experience you can be certain that you will receive the highest level of professional service available in today’s market.

View a PDF sample report.

Services Available
Radon Testing
Commercial Inspections
Asbestos Inspection & Testing
Construction Inspection
Expert Witness
Water Testing

Clayton Inspection Service services the following counties and cities –
Knox, Blount, Anderson, Roane, Monroe, Campbell Counties, Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Maryville, Alcoa, Tellico Village, Rarity Bay, Clinton, Kingston, Harriman, Loudon, Townsend, Walland, Clinton, LaFollette and surrounding areas.

Clayton Inspection Service, Inc.

(865) 693-7109 ph

CertainTeed Solar Roofing

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Special Guest

Christopher Fisher 

Solar Product Manager 

CertainTeed Corporation

joins The Housing Hour this week to discuss the latest technology in a roof-integrated energy production system, using high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon solar cells to capture the most energy per square foot of any solar tile.  Their  Apollo II system is a versatile solution for power and aesthetics when installing directly on a new or existing asphalt shingle roof.

Seeing is believing!

Topic Includes:

  • Solar History
  • Efficiency
  • Durability
  • Wind resistant
  • Cost vs Return of Investment
  • Warranty

Christopher Fisher is responsible for both R&D and marketing for CertainTeed Solar. Chris joined CertainTeed in 2009 as a product development engineer and has been responsible for new product development activities leading to the commercialization of several generations of solar and solar roofing products.

Prior to joining CertainTeed, Chris was the manufacturing manager and head of process optimization for a solar module manufacturer.

Chris holds a  BAS from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from Villanova University.

Why the future is bright for solar  shingles?  

By Christopher Fisher

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum and ceilings. A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

Budgeting: Saving Fundamentals

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Budgeting Fundamentals Series

Special Guest

Jeff Jeter

President & CEO of Shepherd Financial Freedom, Inc.

joins The Housing Hour this week to talk about his passion for serving families. Jeff is an expert in budgeting and brings his knowledge to our studios to help everyone with understanding the fundamentals of budgeting. He repeats his saying, “There’s no right or wrong but what’s right for you!”

The Housing Hour is excited to Start this special Series on Budgeting!

Part II Topics Include:

  • Saving for the future
  • Wealth Accumulation vs Pension/Retirement Income Planning
  • Qualified Savings vs Non-Qualified Savings
  • Assets
  • Plan Now!!

Part I   Topics Include:

  1. What is a Budget?
  2. Why do we put it off?
  3. Making a Budget
  4. Sticking to it
  5. Revising
  6. Mint App

and so much more!

 

Join us for  Part I Budgeting Fundamentals!

Professionally, Jeff is Series 7 & 66 registered, and licensed to produce life, health and annuity products in Tennessee and Texas. As a Financial Advisor Jeff is devoted to helping individuals and families with personal financial planning, emphasizing retirement income strategies. He also works with many small business owners with personal finances, business financial plans, employee benefits, and succession strategies. He is recognized as a certified estate planner by the National Institute of Certified Estate Planners (NICEP). Additionally, Jeff is a board member and secretary for the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) – Knoxville; and member of both the Blount County and Knoxville Chambers of Commerce. Jeff is a founding member & vice president of a local BNI Chapter and Director/Consultant for BNI Knox. Formerly, Jeff served as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Army for seven years. He is a veteran of Desert Storm and proud member of both the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) and the American Legion.

As an Investment Advisor Representative (IAR), I am bound to always put your interests first.”

Sit down with Jeff for a short conversation to discuss your dreams, goals and a realistic plan to reach them!!

(865) 556-7783