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10 Tips for Working With a Contractor

Written by Debbie Rodgers

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Working with a contractor takes a little preparation, but following these steps is well worth it. Are you looking forward to your new outdoor space?

Debbie Rodgers, the haven maven, owns and operates Paradise Porch, and is dedicated to helping people create outdoor living spaces that nurture and enrich them. Visit her on the web at and get a free report on “Eight easy ways to create privacy in your outdoor space”. Mail to

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