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    New Concept Painting and Home Improvement

    Why Small Businesses Matter Shop small, do big things for your community Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story! You’re IT New Concept Painting and Home Improvement! Three questions with Ramon Martins, founder of New Concept Painting and Home Improvement. Why did you start your business? From the time I was very young, I wanted to have my own  

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    Home improvement guide: Ask a flooring specialist

    The National Association of Home Builders offers routine home maintenance tips for homeowners looking to maintain their homes’ value and ensure their safety. (Community Impact Newspaper staff) IONE Flooring offers a wide selection of flooring materials ranging from vinyl planking to carpet with installation complete in two to three business days for in-stock products. What flooring is best for homeowners worried about flood damage? Tile is great as far as being able to withstand [flooding]. Say your house floods. OK, your tile is fine, your floors survived the flood. But now let’s see the other side of the spectrum. Say  

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    Heartland Financial offers home improvement loan to low-income clients

    Heartland Financial USA Inc., or HTLF, a bank holding company based in Dubuque, Iowa, is offering a home improvement loan product designed for low- and moderate-income homeowners through its 11 chartered units in 12 states. This fixed-rate installment loan is secured by the borrower’s primary residence. It has a 60-month term, with dollar amounts between $5,001 and $14,999. “This is another way we can help serve the communities that we’re in,” said Brian Jensen, senior vice president, segment marketing director at HTLF. “We know that a lot of larger national banks have announced they’re discontinuing some lending, pulling back  

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    Home improvement big box stores update COVID mask policies

    Home Depot & Lowe’s have adjusted their polices based on the increase in COVID cases nationwide LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Two big names in home improvement have updated their mask policies nationwide. Both Home Depot and Lowe’s updated their policies effective Monday in light of growing COVID cases. LOWE’S UPDATE 8/2: “The health and safety of our associates and customers continue to be our highest priority. Because of the increased cases of COVID-19 and the rapid spread of the delta variant, effective August 2, Lowe’s associates are required to wear masks indoors at all U.S. locations and while working in  

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    HOME IMPROVEMENT GUIDE: 3 rug care tips from Tomball-based Great American Rug Cleaning Co.

    Richard Middleton, owner of the Great American Rug Cleaning Co. in Tomball, offers advice for how homeowners can care for their rugs. How can homeowners best care for their rugs? [Homeowners should] start by vacuuming in the home, spot cleaning appropriately, rotating the rug at least a couple of times a year, and having your rugs cleaned for your typical household every couple of years. What is the difference between in-home cleaning and taking a rug to get it cleaned? When you’re coming into someone’s home you’re going to be utilizing, typically, a steam-cleaning-focused, or hot-water extraction, method. You can  

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