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Kickbacks and Referral Fees

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Here’s an issue we run across frequently: Kickbacks and Referral FeesWhat’s the difference between the two?First off, we can define a kickback as a payment to someone solely for making something happen for the benefit of the payer, generally related to business. The word kickback is often used in the same breath right before or […]

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How do you know what to ask a contractor or a consultant – to be sure they’re the right choice for you?

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The three questions for the best takeaways… The three questions for the best takeaways I would offer after decades in the business are listed below. And these go equally well for a builder or an architect or anyone else with whom you consider trusting your project, your money and your time.Question #1:What projects have you done that […]

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When should you hire a Landscape Architect?

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SOMETIMES YOU MUST HIRE ONE, because their participation on a design team for a public or semi-public project is mandated by a town or city. For most projects, however, there is one good answer. “When the services of a landscape architect will ensure demonstrably better results.” Of course, that’s probably true for any project! A landscape architect should […]

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What is a landscape architect, anyway?

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what is a landscape architect? OK, so A LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT BRINGS PROFESSIONAL ARTISTIC AND TECHNICAL SKILLS TO HELP shape THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT. That means…A landscape architect works on a team with building architects and engineers. Or they work independently.Landscape architects plan how a space will be used to its best potential. They design how that space […]

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