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    :: Friday, October 26, 2007 ::

    Homeowners Turn Remodeling Sessions Into House Parties - By Jennifer Saranow, The Wall Street Journal Online
    Contractors say these parties have become a marketing opportunity. Orange County, Calif., handyman Paul Maceyka says a couple in their 30s recently paid his company almost $4,000 to undo a mess their inexperienced friends had made with a paint sprayer. "There were beer bottles everywhere," he says. Georgia electrical contractor Bill Boots says he's been hired to repair a light fixture one partygoer bashed with a hammer and to restore power at another home after one reveler with a Sawzall -- a power cutting tool often used for demolition -- mistakenly clipped some electrical wires. Johnny Herbert, a general contractor in Nashville, Tenn., has begun offering to supervise these parties for $40 an hour.
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