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You’re going to be even more happy to learn we have a new and improved blog attached to our new and improved website!  Find current postings here:  http://urbanreferrals.com/blog/

 

Looking For Easy To Find, Contractor Friendly And Accurate Information About The RRP Rule?

The EPA’s extension on the RRP certification has expired – do not forget about getting your certification.

Click here for critical / current information by an industry expert.

Happy Remodeling!

Marla

Urban Referrals refer a friend promo! Our way of saying thanks….

Urban Referrals greatly appreciates you sending your friends, family, neighbors and associates (you get the picture) to Urban Referrals.

To show our appreciation we will send you a thank you gift!* When the person you refer hires a company from the Urban Referrals network we will send you $25.00. If the project is greater than $15,000 we will send you $50.00.

Please ask anyone you refer to provide your name when they talk with someone from our team.

BIG FAVOR – we realize it’s human nature to refer a company you’ve had an excellent experience with to those in need of that company’s services. We ask that you send people to Urban Referrals instead of directly to the company you hired through us. This enables us to: 1) make sure they are still licensed, insured 2) Verify they are EPA RRP certified (if appropriate) and 3) conducting proper business practices. Additionally, we can connect your friends/neighbors/other with a company that is a perfect match for their project goals, budget and time frame. Thank you very much!

Happy Remodeling!

Marla

*promotion ends 12/31/2010

Refer someone to Urban Referrals and receive money!

My team and I greatly appreciate you recommending our service to your friends, family, neighbors and associates (you get the point – lol).

To show our appreciation we will send you a thank you gift!

When the person you refer hires a company from the Urban Referrals Network we will send you $25.00. If the project is greater than $15,000 we will send you $50.00.

Please ask anyone you refer to us to provide your name when they talk with someone from our team.

BIG FAVOR – We request that you send people to Urban Referrals instead of directly to the company you hired from our network. We realize it is human nature to refer a company to those in need of their services thus emailing you about this today. Why do we ask this?

Urban Referrals makes sure that companies in our network are:

• Current with their appropriate licensing and insurance.
• Have their EPA RRP certification and are registered with the EPA (if appropriate).
• Are conducting proper business practices.
• Are the best fit for your friend/neighbor/others project goals, time frame and budget.
• Urban Referrals can continue to connect DC metro area consumers with reliable and quality home remodeling companies!

We look forward to sending you money!

Happy remodeling –

Marla

Want to save $3,400 and eliminate 108 lbs of waste?

In honor of Earth Day I wanted to share information on products I use in my home that my husband and I love!

Do you want to……..

• Save that $3,400!
• Eliminate 108 pounds of packaging waste from landfills.
• Eliminate 248 pounds of greenhouse gas.

Introducing Get Clean products by Shaklee – Safe for you, your home, and your planet.(TM)

If these products are good enough for the team at Urban Referrals, the Appalachian Mountain Club, the Jacques Cousteau Society, NASA, the White House, the Vice President’s residence, Oprah, hundreds of celebrities and many, many others they are definitely good enough for YOU! Tested, proven, smart for your wallet, and they work.

Get Clean products are only available through independent distributors. For more information or to order contact:

Victoria Torok – Shaklee Director
Phone: 303.369.5378
Email: Victoria@EliteMobileFit.com

Happy Remodeling!

Marla

Homeowner’s! Extended Energy Tax Credits Through 12/31/2010

“Energy-efficient appliances and products provide many benefits such as lower energy bills, increased indoor comfort, and reduced air pollution” http://www.energy.gov

For all qualified upgrades, the credit is 30% of the covered cost up to a $1500 total credit. The house must be your principal residence and the credits don’t apply to new construction. Other, upgrade-specific restrictions apply, so see the Energy Star site for details.

• Energy Efficient Windows and Doors, including many Storm Doors and Skylights. Cost eligible for the tax credit does not include installation costs. Certain other restrictions (like U-value and IECC qualifications apply).
• Water Heaters. Credit includes installation costs; some restrictions for energy efficiency apply.
• Metal and Asphalt Roofs. Credit does Not include installation costs. The roof must be highly energy efficient (asphalt roofs must have cooling granules, for instance).
• Insulation, whether spray foam, fiberglass, or blow-in cellulose, they’re all covered so long as they meet IECC requirements. Installation cost is NOT covered.
• HVAC Components, including certain Advanced Air Handlers, Air Force Heat Pumps, Central A/C Units, Boilers, Propane, and Gas Furnaces. Tax credits include installation costs.
• Biomass Stoves.

Time for funny stuff! One of our clients wrote this for us…….

The Top Ten Reasons to Green Your Home with Urban Referrals by Tos

10. You’re mesmerized at just how fast your electric meter can spin
09. You can fly a flag in the breeze from your leaky windows
08. The water company just sent you a gift basket for your excellent business!
07. It might be better to have a low-flow shower rather than a “no-flow” one
06. Flushing the toilet sounds like a day at the water park
05. Your air conditioner runs more than most marathoners
04. The IRS could pay you for once (tax credits!)
03. Greenpeace launches a protest every time you turn on the heat
02. Your lawn uses more water than most golf courses
01. You’re getting a sunburn from your track lighting