Veteran Los Angeles Landscape Contractor Warns of November Wildfires, Issues New Recommendations for Californians – Press Release

Jonathan M. Sidy, an experienced contractor and insurance claims expert, is empowering a new generation of Californians with the support and guidance they need to be adequately prepared for the next big fire. Sidy’s firm, Jonathan Company Home, is working to ensure residents have a well-designed, installed, and maintained landscape ahead of the fire season.

19 October, 2020 – Jonathan M. Sidy, a veteran gardener, landscaper, and insurance claims expert, is remedying many problems with residential gardens and landscapes across Los Angeles communities to help people prepare for the next disaster. The founder of Jonathan Company Home, an expert-level firm providing interior and exterior design services, Sidy is issuing a new warning that no one is immune from the next big fire.

“I do not understand how you can still drive through the hills of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills and see so much dry brush, dead trees, and wires

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HUD inspectors find Ben Carson’s actions didn’t benefit son in Baltimore deals, but had the ‘appearance’ of ethical issues

The inspector general’s office for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs released an investigative report Tuesday that found no evidence that HUD Secretary Ben Carson used his position to benefit his son’s business interests in Baltimore, but he “could have done more to avoid the appearance that he was not complying with federal ethics regulations.”

The investigation stems largely from a 2017 “listening tour” in the city by Carson, a former neurosurgeon at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

The report said the inspector general’s office received “multiple complaints” that the HUD secretary allowed his son to invite companies and individuals to participate in the tour to advance his own financial interests. Ben Carson Jr. is chairman of a Columbia-based investment firm called Interprise Partners.

The investigation by the HUD watchdog specifically focuses on a stop on the tour in the Poppleton neighborhood, a hardscrabble part of West

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Carpet Installation Issues in Apartment Buildings

There are several new condominium buildings that are having issues with the installation of carpets on the common corridors in their buildings. Third party carpet inspectors are generally the people who end up having to make the decision on why the carpets are failing. By the time a carpet inspector finally gets involved with one of these claims the carpet has been subjected to move-ins, steam cleaning, vacuuming and atmospheric issues.

The very nature of the hospitality style carpet used in condominium common areas can invite problems. Proper installation and maintenance procedures are extremely important if there is any hope to maintain a beautiful appearance for over ten years.

Carpeted common corridors in condominiums often have stylized borders and irregularly shaped hallways that require several carpet panels to be seamed together to complete the installation. The manner in which carpet seams are expected to be constructed has changed dramatically over … Read More

Intellectual Property Issues Within the Supply Chain

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are of the utmost importance in today’s capital markets. Not only do they provide protection for innovations which have been developed, but they now offer revenue generating opportunities for proactive companies looking to license or sell their products into new markets.

Unfortunately, there is an oft overlooked aspect of IPR. This is the impact to a company’s supply chain. Specifically what happens if a third party hits you with an infringement claim for technology which is in a vendor supplied component? Or what happens if a vendor goes out of business or decides to get out of a line of business which manufactures a key part for your product? Will your business be hamstrung by someone else’s decision?

Let’s examine how to mitigate the risks associated with those scenarios so that you can keep selling your products.

Build to Spec vs. Build to Print

First some … Read More