Home Depot’s First-quarter Sales Rise 2.9 Percent | Reuters

Knowing the Basics Before Starting Home Improvement | KSMU

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Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst (Reuters) – Home Depot Inc (HD.N), the world’s largest home improvement chain, reported a 2.9 percent rise in quarterly sales as its spring selling season got off to a slow start. Home Depot’s net income rose to $1.38 billion, or $1.00 per share, in the first quarter ended May 4 from $1.23 billion, or 83 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $19.69 billion from $19.12 billion. Comparable store sales increased 2.6 percent. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/20/us-home-depot-results-idUSBREA4J0A320140520

People walk outside a Home Depot store in Washington February 20, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

“A lot of companies are providing more of a lead generation services, trying to connect up consumers with a pro,” said CEOMatt Williams. “We’re much more about the actual act of getting a job done – what is it you’re trying to get done, how much money it will cost and then let’s help you find someone who’s the right person for the job.” Williams’s startup experience is another advantage for Pro.com; the Amazon alumnus is a former CEOof online news aggregator Digg. His new company has raised $3.5 million in seed money from top venture firms Madrona Ventures of Seattle, Silicon Valley’s Andreesen Horowitz, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ personal investment fund, Bezos Expeditions. Williams said in Pro.com’s short life span, it has already lined up “tens of millions of dollars of jobs” for customers. He believes that validates the opportunity he and his team first saw in this industry. http://www.king5.com/news/technology/Seattle-startup-throws-hardhat-into-web-based-home-improvement-arena-260109321.html

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There are also different mechanical and electric work permits. Residents can apply for these by going to the Building Development Services on the first floor of the Busch Municipal Building. Rick Garner is a professional engineer for the department. We would check it for zoning compliance with respect to the setbacks, and then there are some limitations on the height and area that structures can be based on zoning, Garner said. Garner says there are a couple things to bring when applying for the permit. http://ksmu.org/article/knowing-basics-starting-home-improvement-84626

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