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We are here to help bring value to your home with natural and manufactured products for you to create your ultimate living space..Under your roof and in your backyard
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We are here to help bring value to your home with natural and manufactured products for you to create your ultimate living space..Under your roof and in your backyard




Episode 32 - The State Of The Construction World With special guest John Kemp: President Of Build-ing Solutions at CRH Americas

What is the real state of our construction economy? This week we will talk to John Kemp. President of one of that largest supply and manufacturing companies in the building and construction world . John is on the front lines and we will talk about the heath of our business and how things will be changing now that large companies like Amazon are entering our space. We also touch base on the issues of non skilled and skilled labor shortages and how CRH hopes to help and inspire the next...


Episode 31- Arboriculture

Taking care of the trees and shrubs on your property it not always just for aesthetics. Dying or damaged trees near your home or office can cause serious damage to life and property. We are joined by Brendan McCarthy, a graduate of the Stockbridge program at UMASS Amherst and expert Arborist to discuss signs of dying trees.


Episode 30- Water Features with Kip Northrup

There is nothing like adding a water feature when designing an outdoor room, home or office space. This week we are joined by the owner of one of the leaders in the water feature market, Kip Northrup from Blue Thumb.


Episode 29 - Trade Schools

One of Dean and Derek’s passions is helping to train and mentor the next generation of Tradesmen and Tradeswomen. This weeks guest is Tom Hart who is teaching the Horticulture and Landscape Construction class at the school. There is a pressing need for more workers in the trades and Tom is on the ground floor of helping to train the next generation.


Episode 28 - Techo-Bloc Pavers

Our in studio guest is Danielle Chin who is the dealer representative for Techo-Bloc in the New England area. Techo-Bloc is one of the leading manufacturers in the concrete paving and interlocking wall business. If are in the business or you are thinking about starting a new hardscape or outdoor room project, this is the show for you!


Episode 27 - Your Healthy Home

We spend most of our lives in our homes and never stop to think how toxic our air quality can be. Do you or a family member have asthma or severe allergies? Are your worried about mold and mildew in your basement? What are some of the household products that constantly omit unsafe chemicals? Caroline Blazovsky CEO of My Healthy Home answers all your questions this week.


Episode 26 - - Paint with Behr

Jodi Allen Global Chief Marketing Officer at Behr Paint and Erika Woelfel VP Color and Creative Services are our special guests. Jodi and Erika are very passionate about the business of paint. If you are getting ready to paint the inside or outside of your home, don’t touch that paint brush until you listen to this show!


Episode 25 - Front Steps

There are so many choices when considering building new or remodeling existing front steps. The front entryway of your house is one of the most important aspects of your homes curb appeal. Dean and Derek will break down some of the options that will help you design the right steps for your home. Whether it’s masonry or composite steps we have got you covered.


Episode 24 - Engineered Cements & Mortars

Choosing the right stone or tile for either your residential or commercial project can be a serious investment. Choosing the right mortar or cement is just as important. Our guest today is Barry Cullen from Ardex. Ardex is an international company that is one of the leaders in the masonry and tile adhesive business. Barry is here to educate us on the right mortars and moisture barriers to use that will ensure your projects last for many years to come.


Episode 23 - Cambridge Pavers

Keith Vincigurra from Cambridge Pavers is here to let us know what’s new and exciting for the coming year in pavers and wall products. Cambridge Pavers have been one of the leaders in the hardscape supply business and have just completed construction on the largest concrete paving manufacturing plant in the United States. Manufactured pavers are one of the leading segments of the hardscape design business and continue to grow each year. The past few years have seen tremendous advancement in...


Episode 22 - The Masters Class of Plants

On this weeks episode we have plant expert Steve Tomasi owner of Tomasi Nurseries in Pembroke MA. Steve has been in the plant supply business for two generations and is also a landscape architect. He is one of the most knowledgeable experts in the field and we have him in studio. If you are looking for insight into plant designs tune in because this is the “Master Class” of the plant world. Unfortunately there isn’t enough time to touch on everything, so it looks like Steve is on the top of...


Episode 21 - Appliances

Yale Appliance And Electric in Boston, MA is one of the largest family owned appliance and lighting businesses in the country with over 100 employees. Dennis MacDonald who has worked with Yale for over 17 years in the sales division is our guest. Our focus will be on what’s new in refrigerators, dishwashers, and stoves. What is the best choice for you? Who are the leading manufacturers in the business? What features should you be looking for in your new appliance? Dennis will help us answer...


Episode 20 - Countertops

If you are in the process of purchasing a new vanity top or new kitchen countertops this is the episode for you! Dean and Derek have invited Jim Mcadden owner of Tiles By Perfection to stop by and talk about whats new and exciting in the countertop world. There have been a lot of changes in the business with textures and new products. We are going to touch all of the bases make you an educated consumer, and hopefully help you avoid some of the expensive pitfalls when it comes to spending...


Episode 19 - Aggregate & Loam

Do you know your Aggregates? The different types and what they are used for? How about Loam? Is it just a pile of dirt? Mikey Driscoll from J.F. Price and Plymouth Quarries is our guest this week, and we will break it all down for you. Crushed stone, size of stone, and how you can use them on your jobs and on your property. Did you know that not all Loam is the same? Well it isn’t, and if you are installing a new lawn, or planting a garden stay tuned to get informed!!


Episode 18 - Kitchen Cabinets

On this weeks episode we are very lucky to have as our guest Tracy Martin owner of Blue Lotus Kitchen and Bath out of Pennington New Jersey. Tracy is a top designer in New Jersey, New York City, and has worked on designs around the country. When its comes to choosing kitchen cabinets the choices are endless and there are a lot of mistakes you can make if you aren’t informed. Like to old saying goes “The best consumer is and educated consumer” Lets get educated!


Episode 17 - Mulch

This show is dedicated to Mulch! Are you excited? Well you should be! Mulch is not just processed tree bark, or ground up stumps. There are many old and new options in the mulch world to choose from. Not only will Dean and Derek talk about all the options


Episode 16 - Living Walls

Just because you live in an Urban environment doesnt mean you cant grow your own vegetables, herbs, or beautiful plantings. Living Walls are the new Thing for city dwellers, office buildings, and for people who have limited space for gardens. Our special


Episode 15 - Driveways

Who in their right mind would do an entire show on driveways? Of course it would be Dean and Derek. Believe it or not there is a lot of information to cover when it comes to driveways. Not every driveway is alike, and believe it or not there are so many


Episode 14 - Fireplaces and Inserts with Curt Ludlow

One of the most popular features in a home, new addition, or commercial office is a gas fireplace or insert. Special guest Curt Ludlow of August West Fireplace will tell us what is new to the market, mistakes customers make, and what are some of the new H


Episode 13 - Grades & Platforms

One of the most challenging problems in Outdoor Design is working with grade changes. Homes on hills, or homes below street level an cost some serious money when it comes to entryways, walkways, and patios. Dean and Derek have done many of these designs o