Editor's Blog

Editor's Blog
ICS editor Eric Fish sounds off on events, news and all the latest hot topics surrounding the carpet cleaning and restoration industries.

Can Your Employees Be Stealing Your Calls?

February 20, 2011
Yes! And when I hear the pain in the voice of contractors who have fallen prey to their own staff stealing their calls it’s sickening. Even if you haven’t been
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Winning the Race: Expo Generates New Optimism

February 14, 2011
The last two years remind me of running in the San Diego Marathon. It was a brutally hot event. At the starting line, race organizers distributed salt packets and issued dire warnings to slow our pace – or face the consequences.
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Can I Be an Effective Manager and Owner and Still Be Nice?

February 6, 2011
My dad believed that I should never ask any employee to do what I hadn’t done myself.
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Builders Show Spotlights Innovative Products

January 28, 2011
The International Builders Show (IBS) always delivers panache. Building product manufacturers use the industry’s biggest stage to unveil their latest and greatest designs, often with the excessive exuberance needed to stand out among the sea of products on display.
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Never Made a Putt...I Didn't Think Was Going In

January 23, 2011
This blog is not about my golf game!
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2011 Building Forecast: Sustainable with a Chance of Profits

January 21, 2011
Canvassing the International Builders Show (IBS) usually is like drinking water from a fire hose. Fortunately, this year’s version was easier to ingest.
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Building Pros Help a Hero, Turn a House into a Home

January 17, 2011
At first, I did not notice the all-access design of the NextGen Experience house. But then I spotted Waldemar Alameda, a 39-year-old father of two. He was using a walker to navigate the crowded house.
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Love Connection...The Office Romance

January 9, 2011
The question is where can people connect with one another socially, emotionally and when desired form a love connection?
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Water Quality Takes Center Stage

January 7, 2011
Blame it on the recession. Concerns over water quality seem to drop from the public’s radar for much of 2009 and 2010.  
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Aliens Among Us: A Tribute to Engineers

December 23, 2010
I’ve been thinking a lot about engineers lately and concluded they must be alien beings. For reasons I do not understand, God sent these advanced life forms to earth to keep people like me from mass chaos. There must be an engineering angel whose job is to keep us from self-destruction.
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