EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

EDUCATION/BUILDING RESOURCE
Here you are at our resource page. Why do we provide this page on our website? Owner of Coppola Brothers and veteran contractor and project manager, Frank Coppola, believes that any home owner deserves the education and advice on how to protect and improve their most valuable asset….their home. Per Frank, “I have seen too many homeowners preyed upon by unscrupulous contractors”. Coppola Brothers LLC prides itself on being honest, customer service oriented, providing premier workmanship and going above and beyond a customer’s needs.

Words of Wisdom from Frank Coppola
How to find a good contractor!
If their financial house is in order, then their business is in order”. What are some of the steps to finding the right contractor for your project? Frank has a few suggestions to get you started. Read more below in this article from the Star Ledger.
Article begins on Page 12. To read the full article…

Frank Coppola Interview in Star Ledger, Page 12

“The Contractor Bid – Are you being overcharged??!!”

Sean Thompson, currently with Caliber Home Loans in Bridgewater, NJ, is one of the Nation’s leading “Renovation Lending Expert”,   Frank recently sat down with him on one of Sean’s Podcasts to discuss “The Contractor Bid – Are you being overcharged??!!”  Click here to watch the Podcast https://youtu.be/zbNUTaXfsdU

More information on Sean can be found on https://www.facebook.com/TheRenovationGuy/

Some Advice From Tom Silva From “This Old House”

Who doesn’t love the general contractor, Tom Silva from “This Old House”? Tom has some additional tips on what you should know before you hire a contractor.

8 Pro Tips on How to Hire a Contractor – This Old House

Want some more advice? Be an informed consumer. Below is an article from the Federal Trade Commission.
How to Avoid a Home Improvement Scam

Positive Impact Women are Making in the Industry ,Construction Included
Our own company Website/HR/Marketing team member, Linda Garvey, penned an article in one of the local HBA’s in New Jersey, Metro Builders and Contractors Association of New Jersey, in their quarterly publication called, On Site Magazine. See what she has to say about women in the building industry.
Women in Construction, page 18

And some more great advice from Wisestep.com

Top 12 Advantages Women Bring to the Workplace – Any Workplace!

Why is it Important to Find a Contractor who Offers Great Customer Service?
Your contractor should provide the customer service that meets your needs and goes above those needs. Read the following article in Builder Online that provides advice to builders on what they should offer their customers.

Seven Secrets to Exceptional Customer Service

Why Should the Contractor You Select be a Member of a HBA?
Why it is important the contractor you select is a member of a local National Association of Home Builders (HBA) chapter. Find out below.

NAHB

International Building Codes
International Codes (I-Codes), developed by the International Code Council, are a family of fifteen coordinated, modern building safety codes that help ensure the engineering of safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures.
These codes are the most widely accepted, comprehensive set of model codes used in the United States. All fifty states, the District of Columbia, and many other countries have adopted the I-Codes at the state or jurisdictional level.
The Uniform Construction Code (UCC) adopts codes by regulation. The codes are administered by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Division of Codes & Standards. They are uniform statewide and local jurisdictions are not permitted to amend.

International Codes
New Jersey Building Codes
Florida Building Codes
North Carolina Building Codes