Welcome to the site; I hope you find it informative. I'll discuss a wide variety of trades-related topics that reflect my own path in the trades, and issues relevant to what is happening with the new "College of Trades" here in the province of Ontario. Be sure to check older posts, and I'd welcome your comments


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Electrical Advice Orillia

ElectricalAdvice Orillia is a new blog I've started, with a dual purpose; to pass on some of my experience to people living in the area of Orillia, Ontario who are thinking about electrical installations and upgrades in their homes. It won't be a "how-to" for the do-it-yourselfer, but about assisting in making wise decisions. It's also about promoting my electrical contracting business.

That said, I'm sure it will have a broader appeal to those living in other areas as well. Please take a look, and your comments as well are welcome!



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