By Gina Weidie Solar has evolved from a cleantech commodity to a sensible home upgrade that many friends and neighbors in our community are researching and considering. And why not? Solar can save you an average of $26,000 on electricity costs over 20 years. What’s more, U.S. solar installation cost...
By Erin Bakker, Specialty Roofers Inc. For most people, the most daunting aspect of getting a roof replaced or repaired is cost. Often, by the time someone looks into roof repair costs, it is actually time to replace all of the shingles instead of just patching them up. This leads...
By Victoria Ostrosky Protecting your assets (and your bank account) from losses you wouldn’t otherwise be able to financially afford is what insurance is about. Making sure you have the correct amount of coverage can be the difference between rebuilding your entire structure versus a partial rebuild. Take Larry for instance....
By Lori Leath Smith What is a Destinite? According to Destinites.com Owner and Destinites Facebook (locals only) group creator Patricia Lee, it’s someone with a vested interest in the Destin community—residents, business or property owners and even those who work or do business here. “Those are the people who care...
By Shane Moody, President and CEO, Destin Chamber of Commerce There has been some negativity about the Florida legislature looking to pass a bill to require online shopping retailers to charge and remit to Florida sales tax on their purchases. The tax dollars generated from the online sales tax would...
By Chris Balzer, ECES I have been in the home improvement industry for over 17 years and have heard just about all the sales gimmicks and cheeky techniques used by sales people to wow customers. One slightly stretched story I heard about radiant barrier is that radiant barrier was developed...
By Ricky Harper, C12 Working from home, remote work, teleworkers or virtual teams; call it what you will, it is fast becoming the nature of today’s workplace dynamics. But working from home is nothing new. I have been doing it since 1995 when the company I was working for at...
By Maurice Stouse, Branch Manager and Financial Advisor The Financial Services Sector of the stock market has been the 2nd best performing sector so far this year. A sector of the market consists of similar industries and those which have other things in common such as, in this case, interest...
By Matthew Vanderford, Claimology There’s a lot going on in the world of insurance these days. And I mean a lot. Over the last few years, Florida has been hit several times with severe hurricanes. And Floridians have been boots on the ground rebuilding their lives; living out brotherly and...
By Gina Weidie Now’s a great time to consider solar options! U.S. solar installation cost decreased by roughly 70% during the past 10 years. In this past year alone, the residential market saw a 5% percent decrease in cost. Solar has now evolved from a cleantech commodity to a sensible...

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