I’m writing this blog post as I overlook the fountain at the Bellagio hotel! I’m here early for the IBS show and enjoying some vacation time with my wife. We got here Thursday and have enjoyed some great food & entertainment. But, the work starts today for me. I’m about to head to the convention center to build the mock-ups at the High Performance Building Zone in the South Hall. I’ll be speaking Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at the HPBZ from 11:15Am-12:15Pm on three different Building Science topics. Here’s a link to all the HPBZ schedules. And this is my three topics:Read More »
As 2015 winds down to a close, I want to take a minute to say thanks to all my blog & video followers who regularly consume my content! It’s been a banner year for my online following including MattRisinger.com, YouTube, Twitter, & Instagram. I basically fell into the blogging after seeing David Meerman Scott speak and buying his book titled “The New Rules of Marketing & PR“. I started this blog in 2007 as a way to market myself and my company. I’ve grown my following quite a bit, but for some reason this year has really seen things jump in terms of eyes on my content. At the risk of seeming egotistical, here’s some stats for the year that are interesting (to me at least):
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In this video I’m back to visit a house our company built for the farmers who own Springdale Farms in Central Austin Texas.
After you watch the video here’s a few extras and links that you might find helpful as you consider your new/remodel kitchen.
1: Exhaust Fan for Gas Cooktop In the video I mention the need for venting your gas cooktop, and I gave a brief overview of how we turned this inexpensive Broan insert fan hood into something spectacular. This topic of gas cooktops and the pollutants they introduce into your house has really gotten some headlines of late. If you want more on the topic see this article on the National Institute of Health website titled “Take Care In the Kitchen: Continue ReadingRead More »
I’m a gear nerd. I like things that work well, I like owning the best. I think many Builders, DIY’s, and Dads think similarly. I buy things that will work well, and last.
This is my third year producing a Gift Guide and my first time doing it on video. I hope this helps you shop for those people on your list that aren’t usually easy to shop for… Let’s get to it, here’s my top 10 for 2015.
1. Gear Ties by NiteEyes $4-12 each. (Fantastic Stocking Stuffer!)
These are incredibly handy! I’d start with the yellow one in the picture for wrapping electrical cords. Then, buy the smaller ones for organizing your cell phone charger cords. Frankly, I’ve found uses for several flavors. You can’t go wrong. Continue ReadingRead More »