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October 2011

Fichtner Services Supports Fish for a Cure

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As you are aware, cancer affects many people. On November 5th, 2011, Tom Fichtner and a boat full of
friends and co-workers are participating in a fishing tournament set up to
raise money to help fight cancer.
The Fish For A Cure tournament has raised over $100,000 since 2007. The goal
for 2011 is to raise over $150,000. My team, “Over My Head”, sponsored by
Fichtner Services, has pledged to raise a large amount of money to support the
F4AC organization.  To sponsor our boat, please click here: Over
My Head
.  Any amount you can donate is greatly appreciated and
contributes directly to combatting this terrible disease.

Employee Spotlight: Mike Bafford

By Employee Spotlight, Gutters, Insulation, Insulation Contractors, Replacement Windows, Roofing Contractor, Roofing Services, Siding, Siding Contractors

Mike Bafford has worked with Fichtner Services since 2003. He is the sales consultant and estimator for Howard County, West Baltimore, Carroll County and parts of Montgomery and Prince George’s County. A number of projects that Fichtner Services completes are in the Ellicott City area, which include residential projects for single family homes and town homes as well as commercial projects and multi-family complexes.

Mike grew up in Catonsville, just four miles from Ellicott City, and knows the area well. After living in the area for more than 20 years, Mike relocated to Westminster in Carroll County. A true people person, Mike enjoys working with homeowners and property managers to help them improve the beauty and longevity of their property. Mike shares the principles of Fichtner Services, which are customer service and quality.

Fichtner Services recently completed a commercial roofing project in the Clarksville area for a major national restaurant chain. It is important for a commercial contractor to communicate well with other contractors and complete work on schedule and on budget. Mike enjoys working on commercial projects because it allows him and his crew to use materials like metal roofing that aren’t incorporated into the everyday residential project.

In addition, Fichtner Services works with a number of custom home builders in the Ellicott City area, giving them the ability to work on exciting projects with a range of materials including green and recycled materials. Recycled materials, says Mike are very appealing to the environmentally conscious homeowner. Eco Star is a manufacturer of recycled home improvement products offered by Fichtner Services. Using recycled rubber and plastic, they create natural looking, imitation slate and cedar roofing.

Above all, says Mike, customer service is what differentiates Fichtner Services from other contractors. “There are many other contractors who sell the same products we do, but it is what you do with the product and what you provide for the client after the installation that differentiates Fichtner Services.”

Learn more about how Fichtner Services can improve the value and beauty of your home, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Inspect for Hurricane and Earthquake Damage

By Earthquake Damage, Emergency Repair Service, Gutters, Hurricane Damage, Hurricane Season Begins, Roofing Contractor, Roofing Services, Siding

It’s been over two weeks since Maryland was affected by the Earthquake and Hurricane Irene. Now that all of the power has been restored to our area, major debris has been cleared away, and everyone is getting back to “normal”, it is important for homeowners to take a close look at their homes to inspect for hurricane and earthquake damage that might have been overlooked.

 

Hurricane and Earthquake Damage – What to Look For:

• Missing Shingles or Ridge Vent
• Missing or Loose Siding or Trim
• Overflowing or Loose Gutters
• Wet Spots or Sagging Ceilings or Walls Inside Home
• Debris Embedded Through Roof or Siding
• Blown Off Chimney Caps
• Cracked Windows
• Cracked Foundation or Brick Chimney

Some of the damage from the earthquake or hurricane may seem insignificant, but even the tiniest problems can lead to big trouble if left unfixed. With the winter months coming, rain, snow and cold air can enter your home through small holes in the roof or siding, potentially causing major damage. Also, water can seep into cracks in the foundation or brick and freeze in cold months, worsening the damage.

Fichtner Services has been working with homeowners throughout Annapolis and Baltimore, providing emergency repair service for those affected by the earthquake and hurricane. Some repairs may be covered by your homeowners insurance.
If you think that your home has damage from the earthquake or hurricane, contact us to schedule an appointment for a consultation and inspection.