1st Quarter Newsletter March 2014

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In This Issue
The Red Carpet Experience
Blueberry Cake Recipe
Employee Spotlight
BPI Assessments
Funny Bone
Energy Savings Tip
 
Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake
Ingredients:
– 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp.
– 2 tsp. lemon zest
– 7/8 cup + 1 tbs. sugar
– 1 egg, room temperature
– 1 tsp. vanilla
– 2 cups flour (set aside 1/4 cup of this to toss with the blueberries)
– 2 tsp. baking powder
– 1 tsp. kosher salt
– 2 cups fresh blueberries
– ½ cup buttermilk
* This 1 tablespoon is for sprinkling on top.Preheat oven to 350ºF. Cream butter with lemon zest and 7/8 cup of the sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Meanwhile, toss blueberries with ¼ cup of flour, then whisk together the remaining flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to the batter a little at a time, alternating with the buttermilk. Fold in blueberries. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan with butter or coat with non-stick spray. Spread batter into pan. Sprinkle batter with remaining tablespoon of sugar. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes. Check with a toothpick for doneness. If necessary, return pan to oven for a few more minutes. (Note: Baking for as long as 10 minutes more might be necessary.) Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving.

The Funny Bone
Sam walks into his boss’s office. ‘Sir, I’ll be straight with you, I know the economy isn’t great, but there are three companies after me, and I would like to respectfully ask for a raise.’ After a few minutes of haggling, the boss finally agrees to a 5% raise, and Sam happily gets up to leave.

‘By the way,’ asks the boss as Sam is getting up, ‘which three companies are after you?’ ‘The electric company, the water company, and the  phone company,’ Sam replied.

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The Red Carpet Experience

At North Georgia Replacement Windows (NGRW), we understand that you can purhcase a window from a lot of places. Some are better than others, but there’s one thing that will always separate NGRW from other companies and that’s our ‘Red Carpet Experience.’

It starts from the initial call or visit to our showroom where you’re greeted by friendly, knowledgeable personnel who can guide you through the process of choosing the best windows, doors or insulation for your home. When you have one of our expert consultants in your home, you’ll immediately recognize that we are there to serve your best interest, and our no-hassle, no-gimmick, no-pressure approach to doing business will be truly appreciated.

The ‘Red Carpet Experience’ is also the way we treat your home. The actual red carpets are thick, rubber backed rugs used to protect the surfaces of the areas we are working around. They are safer to work on and provide superior protection. Our master carpenters wear booties and pay attention to the fine details of their craft, like using premium OSI sealants and even wiping your new windows down.

When we leave, we want your home to be more clean and beautiful than the condition we found it in. Plus, you’ll enjoy savings on your energy bills and maintenance for as long as you live in your home. 

Employee Spotlight
Rebecca Scott
In April 2008, NGRW was growing fast and the owners were growing weary. After interviewing many job applicants, Ted called his mother to express the hardship of finding the perfect office administrator. At this time, Ted’s mom tells him of a smart young lady that she goes to church with that was looking for a job. Meet Rebecca Scott…

Rebecca is a graduate from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. (She’s our editor – a.k.a Grammar Queen.) Rebecca has one of the most competitive spirits, while at the same time being one of the most compassionate people you could ever meet. Along with being a die-hard Braves fan, Rebecca is very involved with her church and recently just came back from a mission trip to the Philippines.

Rebecca handles answering the phone calls, placing orders, posting on social media, and above all keeping the guys around the office in-line. We are truly blessed to have Rebecca as part of the NGRW team and anyone who has ever dealt with her understands why.

 

   

Learn More About BPI Whole Home Assessments

Watch this video to learn how you can earn a rebate from Georgia Power, all while identifying what improvements can be made to make your home more energy efficient. Contact NGRW to schedule your BPI Whole Home Assessment today!

Energy Savings Tip

With the recent snow and ice, it’s hard to believe that Spring is just around the corner. However, before you know it, the temperatures will be warming up. Here are a few tips for how you can save energy this Spring:

1. Natural Ventilation – when temperatures are moderate and humidity is limited, you can cool/heat your home simply by opening a window or door.

2. Get Moving- with nicer temperatures, enjoy a walk or bike ride as opposed to driving your car. This will keep you healthy and reduce fuel consumption.

3. Don’t Heat Your Home With Appliances – On warmer days, avoid using the oven. Try a toaster oven or even grilling outside.

For more tips on how to save energy this Spring, click here.

U.S. Department of Energy

Stop by our showroom at the corner of Mansell Rd and Warsaw Rd in Roswell, GA. We are open Monday – Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm.
1210 Warsaw Road, Suite 1000
Roswell, GA 30076
(770) 888-1604(770) 888-1604
[email protected]

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