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TOLL FREE (877) 983-2899 info@majorshomeimprovement.com Jan 2011
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In this Issue:

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home
Green Tip of the Month
Ask Mike
Monthly Trivia Challenge
New Year’s Resolution Stats

Majors Home Improvement

6433 Old Hwy 90
Milton, FL 32570
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We Welcome Our New Friends into the Majors Home Improvement Family

We believe in treating all of our customers like family, just ask any of our longtime customers.

We are excited to welcome each of our first time Majors Home Improvement customers. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you and hope to see you again very soon.

Here are just a few of the new members of the family:

Vic Patel
– Pensacola
Kent Harvey
- Navarre
Rudy & Holly Kasper
- Shalimar
Billy & Mathilde Smith
– Mary Esther

Lynn & Myrtice Mullican
- Pace

Thank you and welcome to everyone who recently joined our Majors Home Improvement family… we couldn't do it without YOU!

Would You like to Have the Nicest Home in the Neighborhood?

Your family deserves to live in a beautiful home. Let us help you upgrade your home to the home of your dreams. Here are just a few ways we can help:

Replacement Windows
Hurricane Shutters
Sunrooms & Enclosures
Screenrooms & Patio Covers
Awnings
Entry Doors
Click here to request an appointment!

REFER YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY AND GET A $25 GIFT CARD

Many of our customers “find” us as a result of word of mouth. This simple, yet gracious, act by our customers has allowed us to be successful. For this generosity, we offer our gratitude and a token of our appreciation through our Referral Reward Program!

Click here to email a referral to us : )

Major's Trivia Challenge

The tradition of using a baby to signify the New Year began in Greece around 600 BC. It was tradition at that time to celebrate by parading a baby in a basket. The baby represented the rebirth of which god.

A: Dionysus
B: Athena
C: Gaea
D: Ananke

The first correct answer emailed in will be this month's winner of 2 Movie Passes!

Click here to email
your trivia answer

Last Issue's Answer

Congratulations to James Summerville, the winner of the last issue's Trivia Challenge… James correctly answered this question:

James Stewart cited George Bailey as being his favorite character. The part was originally developed at another studio with the part earmarked for another actor. When Frank Capra inherited the project, he rewrote it to suit Stewart.

For which actor was the part originally intended?

Answer:
Clark Gable

New Year’s Resolutions
for Your Home

As the end of the year rapidly approaches, many of us focus on our list of resolutions for the New Year.  Often times, personal improvements such as healthier diet and a routine exercise plan are at the top of the list.  We recognize that we have neglected ourselves, but what about our homes? 

When evaluating your possibilities for improvement, take a moment to think about a more efficient and healthier home.   Jump-start your creativity by considering not only cosmetic changes, but also improvements that would pay off years to come.   It is important to consider what type of return you may receive on your investment, particularly in these budget conscious times.  It is also important to consider how to increase your home’s efficiency and make your home work better to meet your needs. 

Here are ten do-able home resolutions for 2011:

Go GREENBy updating your furnace, water heater, installing or updating your air conditioning system and updating your appliances with energy efficient options, you’ll save on your monthly bills and add to your homes value.  An energy assessment of your home is a smart way to find out if updating your home systems is right for you.

Go Healthy by installing a home air filtration system to eliminate allergens and pollutions in your home air.  This can generally be installed within one day in most homes.

Get Organized!  Are your closets in need of an overhaul?  Do you need additional closets added to your home?  We’re experienced in maximizing space and adding closet organizational systems in homes of all sizes.  Often times our clients remark they are able to eliminate the costly storage units they have been maintaining when their home storage space is maximized and updated.

Curb Appeal Plus!  Just as an energy efficient furnace helps your home to run more smoothly and cost-effectively, a well-designed landscape can save to time and money, while adding to the value of your home.  Proper placement of trees and shrubbery can save on the cost to cool your home.  Ornamental grasses and other perennial plantings are easy maintenance alternatives to annual flowerbeds.  Time-saving automatic watering system can also be installed to take the worry out of hydrating your plantings and lawn.

Get a Face Lift for your Kitchen and Bath!  Remodeling your kitchen and bath are two of the best ways to increase the value of your home.  We specialize in remodels for all budgets and can work with you on how to maximize your remodel dollars. 

Stop the Draft!  Whether it’s the heat or the cold, energy may be seeping out around your windows and doors.  Proper installation of fiberglass doors and replacement windows will help keep your home more comfortable and at a noticeable savings.

Protect your Foundation by assuring your gutters and downspouts are carrying moisture away from your home.  It’s also important to have a well functioning water evacuation system in your basement to prevent mold, mildew and damage to your home’s foundation.

Add a little Color to your Life!  Paint is associated with personal energy levels and may help to add a warm and inviting feel to your home.  This is a relatively inexpensive way to update your space and bring a fresh look to your home.

Protect your Investment with a Home Security System.  The most effective deterrent against criminal invasion of your home is an electric security system.  A wide variety of home security options are available to protect your home and your family.

Create a space to help you carry out your personal New Year’s resolutions.  Chances are if you have space within your home designated to assist you with achieving your goals, you are more likely to do so.  A home office addition may allow you more time with your family.  A new work out area will make it much more likely you’ll find the time to get started with your new exercise routine.  Make it happen!

Our well-experienced and knowledgeable contractors are here to help you put your resolutions into action.  Happy New Year!

GREEN TIP OF THE MONTH

How about giving the car a holiday once or twice a week? Taking a walk or riding a bicycle whenever possible help save fuel and also reduce emission. Other ideas to minimize car usage are car pools, car sharing and using public transport.

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Question: Some how the arm on my leather recliner picked up a light scratch. Can you tell me how to repair or hide it? - Mike Badlam

Answer: Aside from calling in a professional leather repair expert, there are only a couple of things you can try. 1. Use a leather conditioner on your entire reclienr. It may well hide a scratch. 2. Buy a leather repair kit and use it on the scratch. In the right hands these kits can work. If these solutions do not do the trick, it woud be wise to call in a professional.

Got a Question? Ask Mike! Simply click here "Ask Mike."

Please be sure to include your name and phone number in case additional information is required to answer your question.

Famous Quote

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. ~ Bill Vaughan

New Year’s Resolution Stats

50% of adults in North America will make a New Year's resolution

  • The top two resolutions are to stop smoking and drink less alchol.
  • 22% those who make a resolution fail after one week
  • 40% those who make a resolution fail after after one month
  • 50% those who make a resolution fail after three months
  • According to researcher Richard Koestner, the 3 reasons for failing are:
    1. Unclear and vague goals. It is better to state "I plan on losing 20 lbs by June 1st" rather than "I plan on being more healthy."
    2. Failure to gauge one's progress toward the stated goals. It is better to weigh yourself every Friday morning as a means of gauging your weight loss rather than leaving it to how "well you feel in your pants."
    3. Weak self-control and self-regulation when facing challenges that impede one's ability to achieve the stated goals. It is better to state that once you go on vacation, you will only have a single plate at any meal at the all-you can eat buffet rather than having to respond to the temptations at each meal void of a self-regulatory action plan.

Thank You for Your Kind Words...

“[Our consultant] didn't try to oversell us or make us feel uncomfortable. It was a very good experience and we will get [additional projects] done with them in the future.” – Lidia & Daniel Labrador, Navarre

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