All of us at On The House are very excited. We have teamed up with Rebuilding Together to conduct a nationwide search for the Tradesperson of the Year. The Rebuilding Together Tradesperson of the Year is an individual who gives back to the community, adds value to their industry and, like the 200,000 who volunteer annually for Rebuilding Together, is committed to helping others.

Nominations for the Rebuilding Together Tradesperson of the Year contest will begin soon. Six (6) finalists will be chosen from nominations of skilled tradespersons such as carpenters, electricians, plumbers, painters, flooring installers, roofers, sheetrockers and more.

The Grand Prize winner will receive a Super Bowl Getaway for two, including travel, lodging, Superbowl game tickets and $500 in cash. In addition, the Grand Prize winner will appear as a guest co-host during our live national radio broadcast from Rebuilding Together’s annual Kickoff to Rebuild during Super Bowl weekend.

The five (5) runner-up winners as well as each person who nominated one of the six (6) finalists will receive a selection of wonderful prizes from Rebuilding Together’s sponsors.

Please visit our website at for more nomination information.

  Morris, James and Rebecca
  Morris and James Carey and Rebecca Cole

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Rebuilding Together – Changing Lives One Home at a Time

On Saturday, April 25th, sawing and hammering was heard in hundreds of neighborhoods – from border to border and coast to coast – as more than 200,000 caring volunteers pitched in to repair, update and revitalize over 4,000 homes belonging to the elderly, disabled and thousands of low-income families and individuals who simply need a helping hand.   Read more…

Garden Hose Repairs

. Does your garden hose look like a snake digesting a rat? Perhaps it has a small pinhole leak that occasionally spritzes your face. Worse yet, your hose might be leaking massively, wasting gallons of precious water and leaving you with little or no water pressure.   Read more…

Sky's The Limit With Backyard Entertaining

. Americans today are increasingly turning to their homes and backyards as a retreat for comfortable, cost-effective and carefree entertaining.   Read more…

Karel’s Korner

. I have noticed most of the folks calling in asking questions on a variety of home or garden challenges are over the age of 40.   Read more…

If you can't stand the heat: Getting a new air conditioner

. During a recent heat wave, the central air conditioning system failed in our home.   Read more…

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Here are some of Rebecca’s best Gardening and Decorating tips to keep you busy indoors and out all month long!

Top 10 Indoor Plants for the Home — Indoor gardening is just as fun as having an outdoor garden. In fact, indoor plants not only help clean the environment around them, but they act as a quick decorating tool.

How to Transplant in the Summertime — Summer is never the best time to move or transplant garden plants. However, sometimes you have no choice but to move your plants during the hot months.

Designing a Home Office — Whether you’re an aspiring novelist, the family bookkeeper or a stay at home CEO, designing a home office isn’t just a matter of turning your extra bedroom into a work area.

How to use High-Fashion Lights for a Low-Budget Price — Lighting is the number one most important thing you can do to change the look and feel of your bathroom. And you can do it all on a modest budget.

Late Summer Gardening — Enjoy the last bite of summer gardening with these tips.....


Summer Grilling Tips — Before you fire up the grill, read my tips for the perfect BBQ

Campsite Cookouts — OK Campers…Here are a few handy tips to make your next campsite cooking experience an open-air taste sensation.

Wedding Season — Champagne and wedding cake are not the best pairing. For all of you girls and gents getting married, or those that know a bride or groom to be -- read on!

Supermarket Shopping Tips — Make your food shopping a breeze.

Grill Everything! — Create your entire menu “On the Grill”


PHONE-Y BUSINESS — Recycle your old cell phone - now that's nothing to laugh at!

LIGHTING UP THE SKY…OR AT LEAST YOUR HOME — Changing your lighting is a significant way to reduce your energy consumption.

ENGINE OIL IN DEMAND — Engine oil needs to be disposed and recycled properly.

PIPE DREAM — Insulating your water pipes is another way to save precious energy.

It's In The Stars — Don't wait until it's cold to start saving money on your energy bill.

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