About Me

Green Home Improvements .info is written by Charles Faust. Charles has been in the home improvement industry since the early 1990's and has owned his own company for a little over 10 years. This blog was created to show Charles' efforts in making his lifestyle more "Green" and how his product selections for his clients are becoming "Greener".

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About Us

Written by green1 on Feb 21st, 2008 | Filed under: General Information

This site was created in order to provide a resource for green home improvement projects. As the “green movement” moves towards the east coast I wanted to create my own site to promote my own “green” views. Finding good unused domain names (name of the website) was getting hard so I got this one while it was still for sale.

I also purchased the www.greenchatforum.com which is collecting dust until I can find enough people that have an interest in posting on it. If you have a bunch of friends that are looking for a place to chat about green stuff please let me know and I will finish up the forum.





11 Responses to “About Us”

  1. We produce a home improvement television show airing in the WSAV/NBC area out of Savannah, GA. We are interested in featuring product and service providers on our show. The show is not a do it yourself or infomercial format.

    Contact me, perhaps we can do something together to promote your business in the Savannah area.

  2. Jane, this is for people all over the US and anywhere else that has internet access. You can feel free to run a spot on the site however since the site is a free public service we can not pay you.

    Disclaimer: The site is not really a non-profit site, it is a site that is not set up to make a profit. In the next 30 days we might make enough to cover our hosting fees without enough left over for a good cup of coffee. We are currently in need of gift cards for Starbucks.

  3. Hi Green Home,

    My name is Stephen Baker, and I’m working with Done Right to help validate their service within the online community. Done Right is a directory of guaranteed home improvement professionals, and we’re interested in learning what you think of this service and its relevance to your site. Thus, we would like to ask you a few questions, and in return, we’d like to offer you a $10 gift card to Home Depot.

    Done Right is a listing of licensed contractors, landscapers, handymen, and other reputable home service providers. If, for instance, you’re looking for a roofer in your area, you can visit Done Right and find the right guys for the job, along with testimonials from previous clients. It’s free for users, and it’s much more reliable than the phone book, which is how most people find somebody to work on their home.

    Upon request, I can provide you with our short questionnaire to fill out and return. We appreciate your time, and look forward to reading any feedback that you can provide.

    Sincerely,

    Stephen Baker

  4. Stephen, I took a quick look over at contractor talk (.com) and you folks are not on the radar yet. My door & window company has used several on-line lead services in the past couple of years and most of them are shady. By shady I mean that they sell the same lead 5-10 times creating a flood of calls to the homeowners who signed up for 1-3 calls. Most of them also kill an honest contractors ability to meet with a fair percentage on the clients.

    If your service somehow outshines the tainted field that you are in, I would be very interested in seeing what you have to offer. If your service re-sells leads to other companies then I would not have any interest. I just entered into an agreement with a company with integrity to sell my out of service area window leads. The company is paying me less than 50% of what I was offered by a couple companies who lack integrity. I much rather earn less and provide my visitors/readers with a great service.

    If your company uses any of the contractors on Contractor Talk, let me know and I will ask them about you folks.

  5. Stephen,

    I hope this finds you well - I saw your mention of trying to start up a green chat forum…we have done just that and are in the midst of getting moving. Our product review, forum, wiki, image hosting, etc. platform is very robust and is in the process of getting off the ground. I thought you and your readers may be interested in sharing your insights to help us spread the word, and also maybe get some free green goodness:

    http://greenhome.huddler.com/pages/contest

    Regardless, I appreciate your candor in your posts and in these comments - keep up the great work and we’ll get the word out to the masses about the viability and benefits of sustainable alternatives. Take care.

    dan

  6. Dan, I just checked out your site briefly and it looks like a good resource for everything green (products, discussion…….). I’ll poke around your forum in a little while.

    In reference to my comments, I should add a warning somewhere that I publish all comments and give my opinion on them without any sugar coating!

  7. Hey there,

    Really cool site. I am a big suporter of “Green Products” and “Green Living”. I can’t wait till there is a little more content.

    Note: I did see a ton of stuff on solar powered gadgets but I didn’t see to much stuff on other Green Home Improvements. Is that on the way or is the site mostly about Solar Power?

    Thanks again and great start!
    Nick

  8. Forge, I’ve been on a solar power ‘mission ‘ for the past couple of weeks, I find it more exciting than home improvements. Currently I have a few articles that I am waiting to release, but in each case something is holding me up!

    Dual flush toilets- 2 of the other blogs that I visit just published an article. It sucks since I traveled to get some information on them and take some pictures.

    Metal roofs & plastic fake slate roofs- waiting for some input from installers before I publish it.

    Green up your home office- pending an ad code from Myfax, I don’t like to pimp products that I don’t use and I now use my fax.

    I’m in the process of setting up another blog so this one can maintain a focus, in the meanwhile the content will be all over the place.

  9. Hi Charles,

    As an environmentally conscious blogger who has posted several times on topics of green residences and construction, I thought you would be interested in this great opportunity to promote innovative ideas to help the environment.

    The Consensus Business Group Environmental Challenge is inviting people to submit their inspirational environmental ideas which can reduce the energy consumption or carbon footprint of individual residential blocks of flats, which can cover a variety of topics ranging from alternative energy, construction, landscaping, and recycling.

    The best sustainability tips submitted will win a cash prize or assistance to make their ideas a commercial reality. Vincent Tchenguiz, one largest owners of residential property in the UK, is a supporter and backer of this competition.

    Let me know if you’re interested in finding out more about the competition and I’ll send you relevant information for a possible post–it’s a fantastic opportunity for all creative and explorative thinkers and would help establish applicable solutions to a global problem.

    Thank you
    Leang Chaing

  10. You might want to chat with Patricia, a friend of mine, whom I have been bad about communicating as of lately. She’s into green in the gardening aspect. Has some good ideas that she might be willing to share with you. As for green in the spring aspect, I would love to see it come early and these sub zero temps leave Maine for good!

  11. Susan, check out http://www.ecotours.me/salt-water-turning-into-ice when salt water freezes you know it’s cold out!

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