Fine Home Talks

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Welcome to Fine Home Talks! Join Hosts Dave and Sarah Perrotti as they share experiences and stories from their years of work in the home industry, as well as welcome guests from across Connecticut and New England.

Dave Perrotti is the owner of Fine Home Contracting and an Amazon Bestseller for his guidebook on FHA203k Renovation Loans. As a contractor and home improvement expert for over 20 years, Dave leverages his experience to help homeowners and residents make the most informed choices they can for their property, family, and lifestyle.

Sarah Perrotti is an accomplished realtor and holds her Masters in Social Work, which offers a unique lens into both the fiscal and social views of the housing and home improvement industries. As an expert in listing, buying, and selling properties, Sarah offers a unique viewpoint to Dave's contracting experience.

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Episodes

Mastering Home Glass Services with Nicole Maloid of Plymouth Glass | Fine Home Talks #32
30-05-2024
Mastering Home Glass Services with Nicole Maloid of Plymouth Glass | Fine Home Talks #32
Send us a Text Message.Tune in to this episode of Fine Home Talks where host Dave Perrotti discusses the complexities of auto and home glass services with Nicole Maloid of Plymouth Glass and Mirror. Nicole delves into the essential services offered by Plymouth Glass, including auto glass replacement and advanced recalibration technologies. They explore the intricate process of managing insurance claims for glass services, ensuring customer convenience and safety. Nicole also shares insights on the challenges of working with advanced safety features in modern vehicles and the importance of professional recalibration to maintain vehicle safety standards.Topics covered include:The comprehensive range of services offered by Plymouth Glass, from vehicle glass to residential and commercial installations.The critical role of recalibration in maintaining the safety features of modern vehicles.Strategies for handling insurance claims efficiently to streamline customer experiences.Discussion on the use of quality materials and the importance of professional installation to ensure the integrity of glass installations.Tips for homeowners and vehicle owners on maintaining and selecting the right glass services for their needs.This episode is packed with expert advice for anyone dealing with or interested in auto and home glass solutions, highlighting the blend of technical expertise and customer care that Plymouth Glass brings to the table.
Pro Home Organization with Leslie Raycraft | Home + Lifestyle Podcast | Fine Home Talks #28
25-04-2024
Pro Home Organization with Leslie Raycraft | Home + Lifestyle Podcast | Fine Home Talks #28
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, David Perrotti, the founder of Fine Home Contracting, hosts Leslie Raycraft, the founder of POSH Organizing. Leslie brings an exceptional understanding of professional home organization, turning cluttered and chaotic spaces into models of efficiency and aesthetic appeal. Her approach is not only practical but also deeply empathetic, acknowledging the emotional aspects of decluttering and organizing personal spaces.David and Leslie engage in a thorough discussion about the transformative impact of professional organizing on both the functionality of spaces and personal wellbeing. Leslie details the founding of POSH Organizing and explains how her services help clients overcome the overwhelm of disorganization. They delve into the practical aspects of organizing different areas of the home, such as kitchens, bedrooms, and playrooms, emphasizing the importance of customized solutions that cater to the unique needs and habits of each client.Topics Covered:•Leslie’s journey from starting POSH Organizing to becoming a trusted name in professional home organization.•The emotional and psychological benefits of decluttering and creating organized spaces.•Detailed strategies for tackling various home areas, including kitchens, where Leslie uses a methodical approach to reorganize and optimize space.•The role of professional organizing products and how they enhance the functionality of spaces like kitchens and closets.•The challenges and solutions in maintaining organization, with special attention to areas that are often overlooked, such as toy rooms and paperwork-heavy spaces like home offices.If your home feels cluttered or if managing your space seems overwhelming, this episode with Leslie Raycraft provides invaluable insights and actionable tips to help you regain control and peace of mind. Tune in to learn how professional organizing can not only transform your space but also significantly improve your daily life and mental clarity. Whether you're looking to tackle a specific room or overhaul your entire home organization system, Leslie’s expertise will guide you through making the most of your living environment.
CAPS and Aging in Place with Kathy Moniello | Home + Lifestyle Podcast | Fine Home Talks #27
18-04-2024
CAPS and Aging in Place with Kathy Moniello | Home + Lifestyle Podcast | Fine Home Talks #27
Send us a Text Message.Join host Sarah Perrotti as she welcomes Kathy Moniello from Forevermore Homes, a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), to this enlightening episode of our podcast. Kathy's expertise in real estate and home modifications provides invaluable insights for those looking to adapt their homes for comfort and safety in their golden years.In this episode, Kathy shares her professional journey and passion for helping seniors maintain independence through thoughtful home design. She delves into the emotional and practical aspects of aging in place, offering advice on modifications that can make a significant difference in the daily lives of older adults.Sarah and Kathy discuss common challenges faced by seniors and the solutions that Forevermore Homes provides, emphasizing the importance of creating a safe and comfortable living environment. They explore real-life scenarios where strategic modifications have helped seniors navigate their spaces better, emphasizing the blend of compassion and expertise required in this field.Whether you're considering modifications for yourself or a loved one, or you're just interested in the field of home adaptations for seniors, this episode is packed with practical tips and heartwarming stories that showcase the impact of thoughtful design in enhancing quality of life.#podcast #CAPS #AginginPlace #homecare #inhomecare #eldercare #seniorliving #senioradvocate #seniorcare #curblessshowers #ADAremodel #ADA #Accessibility
Dog Training and Care with Jessica Barry of RCO PetCare | Home + Lifestyle Podcast | Fine Home Talks #24
01-04-2024
Dog Training and Care with Jessica Barry of RCO PetCare | Home + Lifestyle Podcast | Fine Home Talks #24
Send us a Text Message.Join us in this engaging episode as host Sarah Perrotti, skilled realtor of Sarah Sells Connecticut with a passion for integrating pet-friendly spaces in homes, welcomes Jess Barry to the Podcast. Jessica Barry, is the entrepreneurial force behind RCO Petcare and Where Sit Happens, known for her innovative approach to pet care and training. Together, they delve into the harmonious blend of home living and pet companionship, sharing insights that resonate with pet lovers and homeowners alike. Sarah and Jessica discuss the daily nuances of pet ownership and the importance of dedicated pet care. Jess shares her journey from founding RCO Petcare to establishing Where Sit Happens, shedding light on her mission to enhance the quality of life for pets and their owners through professional training and care services. The conversation navigates through the challenges pets face during home showings and relocations, offering valuable tips and strategies to ensure their comfort and safety.Topics Covered:The integral role of pets in our homes and the joys and responsibilities that come with pet ownership.Jess Barry's entrepreneurial path in the pet care industry, highlighting the inception of RCO Petcare and the founding of Where Sit Happens.Practical advice for pet owners on managing pet anxiety during home showings and transitions, emphasizing the effectiveness of positive reinforcement and patient, understanding care.For those looking to enrich their lives and homes with the joy of pet companionship, this episode is a must-listen. Gain insights from Sarah and Jess on creating pet-friendly living spaces and the significance of professional pet care and training. Let this episode guide you toward fostering a deeper bond with your furry family members, ensuring their happiness and well-being in every corner of your home.
Building Smart with Chris Haggerty of Around Town| Home + Lifestyle Podcast | Fine Home Talks #23
08-03-2024
Building Smart with Chris Haggerty of Around Town| Home + Lifestyle Podcast | Fine Home Talks #23
Send us a Text Message.Join host David Perrotti, distinguished contractor with a wealth of experience in the construction industry and the driving force behind Fine Home Contracting, as we welcome Chris Haggerty of Around Town Real Estate to the program. Chris is a renowned realtor celebrated for his expertise in identifying prime land for new developments and his deep understanding of the real estate market's intricacies.The episode begins with an engaging dialogue on the everyday challenges homeowners face, such as routine maintenance tasks, underlining the importance of detail-oriented property management. David and Chris discuss innovative approaches to enhancing customer service in home care, suggesting that a more hands-on approach by account executives could significantly improve client satisfaction.Dave and Chris dive into the complexities of new construction, addressing the prevalent challenges in finding suitable homes and the apprehension many feel towards building anew. Chris and David dismantle the fears associated with new constructions, advocating for client education to demystify the process. They provide a step-by-step guide to new construction, from land selection to the critical choice of a builder that aligns with the client's vision, emphasizing the need for a transparent, communicative relationship between the builder and client.Financial aspects of constructing a new home, including budgeting and setting realistic price expectations, are also discussed. Financial aspects of constructing a new home, including budgeting and setting realistic price expectations, are also discussed. Other Topics Covered:The daily challenges of homeownership, such as routine maintenance and the importance of attention to detail in property management.Innovative customer service approaches in home care, highlighting the benefits of account executives performing hands-on maintenance tasks.The complexities of new construction, including the challenges of the current housing market and the common fears associated with building a new home.The importance of client education in demystifying the construction process and setting realistic expectations.The step-by-step journey of new construction, from selecting the right piece of land to choosing a builder whose vision aligns with the client's.The significance of a harmonious relationship between the builder and client, based on mutual respect, understanding, and shared goals.Financial considerations in new home construction, including budgeting, pricing expectations, and the impact of market trends.Personal anecdotes and professional experiences that illustrate common pitfalls and best practices in the building process.The long-term relationship between homeowners and builders, emphasizing the importance of choosing the right partners for a successful construction project.The critical role of real estate professionals in finding suitable land for new developments and navigating the real estate market.
Junk Management with Chris Jackson of C&M Carting | Fine Home Talks #22
01-03-2024
Junk Management with Chris Jackson of C&M Carting | Fine Home Talks #22
Send us a Text Message.In this captivating episode, host David Perrotti, the seasoned contractor and visionary behind Fine Home Contracting, welcomes Chris Jackson, the enterprising owner of C&M Carting. Chris has carved a niche in providing top-notch dumpster services, specializing in catering to the needs of both homeowners and contractors alike. Together, they delve into the nitty-gritty of waste management and the critical role of dumpsters in the construction and renovation industry.The discussion kicks off with Chris sharing his journey from working in construction rental equipment to founding C&M Carting, driven by a desire to be closer to home and serve his community better. Chris and David explore the intricacies of dumpster services, from selecting the right dumpster size for various projects to understanding the unique challenges and solutions in waste management. They also touch on the importance of customer service, the strategic approach to business growth, and the innovative ways C&M Carting contributes to sustainability through recycling and repurposing waste.Topics Covered:Chris Jackson's transition from construction rental equipment to establishing C&M Carting.The importance of choosing the correct dumpster size for different projects and how C&M Carting assists clients in making informed decisions.The balance between meeting immediate customer needs and strategic business growth, including expanding service areas and increasing the fleet.Insights into the challenges of waste management in the construction industry and innovative solutions provided by C&M Carting.The role of customer service in building a successful business and the impact of word-of-mouth referrals.C&M Carting's commitment to sustainability through efficient waste segregation, recycling, and repurposing.For anyone embarking on a construction, renovation, or clean-out project, this episode is a goldmine of valuable insights and practical tips. David and Chris's conversation sheds light on the often-overlooked aspects of waste management and the pivotal role of dumpsters in keeping our projects and communities clean. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of how choosing the right dumpster service can streamline your project and contribute to a more sustainable environment.Find Chris and C&M Carting at https://cmcartingsolutions.com/Find Dave and Fine Home Contracting at https://finehomecontracting.com/
Creative Small Business Marketing with Luke Pepper, Luke Pepper Creative| Home + Lifestyle Podcast | Fine Home Talks #21
29-02-2024
Creative Small Business Marketing with Luke Pepper, Luke Pepper Creative| Home + Lifestyle Podcast | Fine Home Talks #21
Send us a Text Message.Dive into this fascinating episode of our podcast with host David Perrotti, the experienced contractor and visionary behind Fine Home Contracting, as he engages in a dynamic conversation with Luke Pepper. Luke is the creative force behind Luke Pepper Creative, a digital marketing agency with a unique focus on serving blue-collar companies. Together, they unravel the essence of digital storytelling and the transformative power of video content in the blue-collar industry.Luke shares his journey with Luke Pepper Creative, emphasizing the agency's commitment to crafting compelling visual narratives that resonate with the blue-collar sector. As the conversation unfolds, they explore the crucial role of video content in building brand recognition, fostering customer relationships, and navigating the digital landscape in today's social media-driven world.Topics Covered:The evolution and mission of Luke Pepper Creative in championing blue-collar businesses through creative marketing strategies.The significance of video content in enhancing brand visibility and customer engagement in the digital age.Practical insights into leveraging social media platforms and video content to foster a strong online presence for blue-collar companies.The impact of storytelling and visual narratives in connecting blue-collar businesses with their audience, transcending traditional marketing approaches.The challenges and rewards of growing a business in the digital marketing space, including the importance of building meaningful relationships with clients and adapting to technological advancements like AI.For blue-collar business owners and marketers eager to elevate their brand and connect more authentically with their audience, this episode is a goldmine of inspiration and actionable advice. Immerse yourself in the conversation with David and Luke to discover how embracing digital storytelling and innovative content can transform your business's digital footprint and forge deeper connections with your community.
Flood and Fire Recovery with Steve Flower of Restoration One | Home + Lifestyle Podcast | Fine Home Talks #18
22-02-2024
Flood and Fire Recovery with Steve Flower of Restoration One | Home + Lifestyle Podcast | Fine Home Talks #18
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, host David Perrotti, esteemed contractor and founder of Fine Home Contracting, sits down with Steve Flower of Restoration One. Steve, longtime friend and owner of a  successful restoration business, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in dealing with water, mold, fire, and smoke damage restoration.The dialogue begins with Steve recounting his career shift and the inception of Restoration One, emphasizing the unique challenges and rewards of the restoration industry. David and Steve delve into the critical aspects of restoration work, including emergency response, the importance of quick and effective communication, and the nuanced approaches to various types of damage restoration. They also discuss the significance of customer service in this line of work and share intriguing anecdotes that highlight the unpredictable nature of restoration jobs.Topics Covered:The day-to-day operations of Restoration One, focusing on emergency response to water, mold, fire, and smoke damage.The importance of rapid communication and reliability in the restoration industry and how it impacts customer trust and business reputation.Detailed insights into the process of water damage restoration, from identifying the source to the intricacies of dealing with different types of water damage.The unexpected role of a restoration professional in navigating customer emotions and the psychological aspects of home damage.An exploration of the technical and safety challenges involved in mold remediation and the steps involved in ensuring a safe and thorough cleanup.For anyone facing the daunting aftermath of home damage or interested in the behind-the-scenes of the restoration industry, this episode offers invaluable insights and practical advice. Join David and Steve as they navigate the complexities of restoring safety, comfort, and peace of mind to homeowners in distress. Whether you're dealing with a minor leak or a major disaster, their expert advice will equip you with the knowledge to tackle the challenge head-on.
Fireplace Construction and Design with Nick Sylvester of Superior Hearth, Spas, and Leisure  | Home + Lifestyle Podcast | Fine Home Talks #19
22-02-2024
Fireplace Construction and Design with Nick Sylvester of Superior Hearth, Spas, and Leisure | Home + Lifestyle Podcast | Fine Home Talks #19
Send us a Text Message.Join us in this engaging episode where host David Perrotti, renowned contractor and founder of Fine Home Contracting, dives into a compelling conversation with Nick Sylvester of Superior Hearth. Nick, with his rich background in providing top-tier hearth and home solutions, brings to the table a wealth of knowledge on the transformative power of fireplaces in both aesthetics and functionality within homes.The discussion unfolds with an exploration of the day-to-day operations and client interactions at Superior Hearth, highlighting the intricate process of fireplace installation and the meticulous planning involved. David and Nick delve into the significance of selecting the right fireplace to complement new constructions and renovations, emphasizing the role of fireplaces in enhancing home ambiance and warmth.Topics Covered:The journey of Nick Sylvester in the hearth industry and the evolution of Superior Hearth.The crucial steps in planning and executing fireplace installations, ensuring seamless integration within construction and remodeling projects.The balance between aesthetic appeal and functional utility in choosing the right fireplace, with a focus on modern and traditional designs.The impact of technology and design innovation on fireplace efficiency and environmental sustainability.Practical advice for homeowners on maintaining fireplaces and ensuring safety and longevity.For homeowners and contractors alike, this episode offers a treasure trove of insights into the art and science of incorporating fireplaces into living spaces. Whether you're contemplating a new build, a renovation, or simply looking to understand more about the functional art of fireplaces, David and Nick's conversation will guide you through the essentials, ensuring your next hearth project not only meets but exceeds your expectations.