Making Contractors’ Lives Easier Using An Obvious Yet Overlooked
Oak Harbor, Washington, USA – Monk and DBug, LLC is set to launch
InformedContractors.com, an innovative new website and newsletter
focused on making life easier for contractors – using an
This 4th in a series of construction-related websites focuses on
providing information that readers specifically request. The related
newsletter is the first of its kind – made to keep up with the
contractor rather than slow him down.
• Is designed to be read within 5-10 minutes
• Has one article (written by an industry expert) answering
• Provides practical solutions for contractors to increase their
income while decreasing their hassles
“With today’s smartphones and tablets the contractor doesn’t
even have to be in his office to read the newsletter. He can read it
on his mobile device wherever he’s at. He can also print it to take
with him should he wish. It’s all about what works best for the
contractor.” explains Diane Dennis, founder of Monk and DBug, LLC
and a battle-scarred ex-contractor herself.
Early on in her contracting career she learned that there was
painfully little information available for contractors.
“Now the exact opposite is true. There’s too much information, so
much so that it’s impossible for the busy contractor to find time to
wade through and find the practical solutions that’ll lessen their
hassles and increase their income.” said Diane.
Based on responses from 2000 of her current subscribers she created a
free gift “Thrive in Today’s Contracting World – An Exclusive
Collection Of Articles Written By Industry Experts” consisting of
short, quick-to-read articles answering various questions from her
Individuals interested in benefiting from the information provided are
welcome to visit the website and claim their free gift.
Diane, known as “Diane at TheContractorsGroup.com” since 1999, has
become a top advocate for contractors. In 2011 she formed “Monk and
She currently resides on Whidbey Island in Washington with her son and
daughter. She named the LLC by drawing on her kids’ nicknames –
“Monk” for “Monkey” (her daughter’s nickname) and “DBug”
for “DoodleBug” (her son’s nickname).
For more information about and to claim your free gift, please visit:
“As the new Administrative Assistant for a fledgling construction
company, I knew I needed forms for liens, preliminary notices and all
of the required information pertaining to running our business
correctly in California. Although I had taken construction management
courses through UCLA Extension, I needed to brush up on lien law,
having been on a hiatus from construction for 15 years. Laws change
and what I had learned in the 80′s and 90′s probably no longer
As I searched the Internet, I found an article about California
Preliminary Notices prepared by Diane Dennis. Aha! Just what I needed
to brush up on! Then when I saw the packages offered by
TheContractorsGroup.com, it was even better. And so reasonable too.
And, best yet, was the idea that I could fill them out on my computer!
No handwriting necessary!
Suffice it to say, TheContractorsGroup.com has been an amazing asset
to the operation of our company. And, if I have a question about
specific items, Diane is always able to pull it together or point me
in the right direction.
Recently I was privileged to read the newest scoop from Diane …
InformedContractors.com. Here is a compilation of short, concise
articles on how to grow your business, what pitfalls there may be in
obtaining Liability or other insurances, articles on Liens, etc.
Pithy, short (who really has time to read a 10 page article?), these
are just what I am looking for to help me with the daily challenges of
helping my boss while he is in the field! He expects me to know what
is required to satisfy California’s myriad laws regulating
construction. That is where Diane and TheContractorsGroup.com is
I can write to Diane, asking her, what do you know or have written
about Joint Ventures. And, here comes the article. Perfect. Question
answered. I admit, I will check other sources, but Diane’s are spot
on. Once InformedContractors.com is launched, anyone and everyone who
is in the construction industry will find the articles relevant and a
response to whatever subject they need answers.
I don’t know from where Diane pulls all of her energy. She is
tremendously upbeat and yet is a full-time mother to an autistic son,
whose demands on her time are legion. She always manages to give a
smile (even if it is an icon); you can feel the warmth behind it.
Although I am sure much of her energy is now devoted to getting
InformedContractors.com up and running, she is more than an amateur
Titanic sleuth! I am looking forward to reading her histories of that
Robin Sauls, Administrative Assistant, Siding Pros Corporation