AUGUST 2010 HOW TO START ANY HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECT 1 E-MAIL THE EXPERT & MBC Building & Remodeling, LLC JUST FOR LAUGHS 2 WANT $75? INTRODUCING OUR 3 NEW REFERRAL REWARDS! FOR OUR FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS (717) 371-5136 www.MBCremodeling.com Mike@MBCremodeling.com How to Start Your Home Improvement Project A question we’re often asked during our Do-It-Yourself Tutoring Sessions stem from our 1. Must Have Items Lancaster, PA clients watching a 2. Would Like to Have Items home improvement show and 3. Dream Items wondering to themselves; “Can I do that to my home?” or “How Once your list is complete, think do I begin a project like that?” about your budget… but don’t over think it! Too many people Starting any home improvement get hung up on this and never project can seem daunting but even begin their projects. You there are some simple steps you must begin to formulate what can take to get your project you’ll be comfortable investing in under way. more marketable. Whatever the your home, but remember; until reason, identify it. If there’s you talk with an experienced First, decide why you’d like to more than one – even better! remodeling contractor, you remodel. There are several good The point is that in order for you won’t be able to take into reasons to renovate. Your home to be thrilled at the end of the account all of the methods that may no longer reflect your project, you need to first are available to help you get tastes or your lifestyle. Your understand why you want the more out of your budget. A family dynamics may have change. home improvement professional changed. Maybe you’d like to is experienced and up to date make your home more The next step is to make a list of with the latest tax credits, environmentally friendly. You everything you’d like to have rebates, alternative building may even be planning a move in done and divide the items on materials, and cost the future and you’d like to that list into 3 categories: invest in your home to make it Continued on page 3 “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching MBC also does Handyman work! the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time” Need some painting done? Time for some new windows? - John Lubbock There’s no job too small (or big) for MBC Building & Remodeling, LLC. Throughout the Easy and Delicious Key Lime Pie course of his 30+ years in the Lancaster County Ingredients area, Mike has learned every facet of home remodeling. Not everyone needs a new garage, 1 (10 inch) pie crust, baked and cooled 1 tablespoon grated lime zest and we understand that. That’s why we’re here to 1 cup fresh lime juice take care of the little things you need done. 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed Give us a call to set up a free appointment! Directions 1. In a large bowl, mix together lime rind, lime juice, (717) 371-5136 and condensed milk. 2. Whisk in pudding mix and allow to set up 5 minutes. 3. Fold in 8 ounce tub of whipped topping. THANK YOU FRIENDS FOR YOUR REFERRALS 4. Pour mixture into pastry shell. We cannot thank enough everyone who has referred MBC 5. Chill at least 2 hours before serving. Building & Remodeling, LLC to their friends or family this 6. Garnish with additional whipped topping if desired. past month. Your kind actions are really what make us a success. While we don’t have enough room to mention everyone, here are a few: Kathy & Dave Hefner from Ken Hollinger Pam & Paul Mattiani from Alan Dumas & Donna Bissinger Time to start thinking about those Fall projects!! It’s never too early to schedule your next home improvement project. Fall is around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking inside. Maybe the kitchen needs new cabinets? Is it time for some new windows to keep in the heat? Give us a call! Here’s a list of some of the projects we specialize in: Kitchens Basements Windows Siding & Insulation Room Addition Interior Handyman Work JUST FOR LAUGHS :) Summer vacation was over and Little Johnny returned back to school. Only two days later his teacher phoned his mother to tell her that he was misbehaving. "Wait a minute," she said. "I had Johnny with me for three months and I never called you once when he misbehaved!" How to Start Your Home Improvement Project Since the advent of the World Cup in 1930, Continued from page 1 two trophies have represented victory: the this important to the Jules Rimet Trophy from 1930 to 1970, and saving methods that can unqualified, inexperienced, the FIFA World Cup Trophy from 1974 to make many of your “Dream uninsured, or anyone the present day. Why was the trophy promising you something replaced? Items” possible! that you know is too good A: Jules Rimet died What Next? to be true. You owe it to B: Rules mandated a change yourself and your home to C: The original cup was offensive Once you’ve created your begin with speaking to a D: The cup was accidentally lost at sea list of remodeling projects trusted professional. The first correct answer emailed to and considered your budget, When you’re ready to Mike@MBCremodeling.com will be it’s time to get a this month’s winner of 2 Movie professional working with discuss your home Passes to Penn Cinema in Lititz! you to develop a plan to improvement needs or make your project a reality. you’d like some help getting LAST ISSUE’S TRIVIA WINNER When dealing with started, call our experienced home improvement team. MBC Building & Remodeling, LLC is something as important as pleased to announce last issue’s Trivia your home, you don’t want We’ve built a strong Challenge winner. Bill Havner of to settle for just anyone. reputation here in the Landisville! Bill was the first person to community for being correctly answer this question: Selecting an unqualified individual or low quality knowledgeable, trust Many people are aware that the Maple Leaf renovation crew can cost worthy, and capable of is the national emblem of Canada. What is you dearly in the end. Don’t making home improvements more uncommonly known is that Canada trust something this happen! has a second official national emblem. Can you name it? important to the something Answer: The Beaver WE WELCOME OUR NEW WANT $75?! FRIENDS INTO THE Introducing the NEW MBC Referral Rewards MBC FAMILY Program! We believe in treating all of our customers like family, just ask any of Step 1 - $25: Refer someone to MBC Building & our longtime customers. We are excited to welcome each of our first Remodeling, LLC and we will send you $25 when we time MBC Building & Remodeling, get an appointment with them, no strings attached! LLC customers. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you and hope to see you again very soon. Here are just Step 2 - $50: When your referral signs a contract with us a few of the new members of the family. over $1000, we will send you another $50… plus give them 5% Off their project, up to $500! 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