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Were Back or We’re back – you decide

It’s always good to take time off.  And coming home feels just as good.  So were back… We’re Back aka Were Back! Okay.  This is our first post since coming back from a month off.  Since you can’t use punctuation in good SEO, the We’re is now were.  You have to take your SEO points […]

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Happy Holidays and Gift ideas from Sunriver Metal Works

Custom Metal Work | Christmas 2017

It’s never too early to plan for Christmas 2017.  Especially when Sunriver Metal Works will be closed for most of September! Christmas 2017 In November 2015, we wrote a blog about the trials and tribulations of waiting until the last minute to order custom metal work for Christmas.  Between weather and computer crashes, we hustled […]

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get priorities straight

Get Priorities Straight – It Makes Life Easier!

Running a small business and balancing life issues can make you crazy sometimes.  This year we’ve tried to get priorities straight both personally and professionally.  Life becomes a bit more hectic when you do that, but the gains outweigh the challenges. Get Priorities Straight It’s easy to let your business run your life.  You get […]

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using text

Using Text in Metal Art and Signs

People request text in many of the custom metal art and sign projects we work on.  Using text can be as simple as your address numbers, name, or ranch name.  They all follow the same types of consideration. Using Text As a general rule, we keep text to 1-1/2 inch minimum in height.  We know […]

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People Read Blogs – Amazing!

We found out recently that people read blogs.  A potential customer actually quoted a recent blog post about saying “no” to some projects. People Read Blogs Our blog posts are located on the home page of our website.  We keep new products and (hopefully) weekly posts front and center for people to see what’s going […]

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hard to say no

It Is Hard To Say No – Really!

Believe it or not, it is hard to say no to customers.  We’ve been doing it a lot lately.  Never in a million years did we think we would come to this place… It’s Hard to Say No In the past, we have always tried to figure out how to make the customer happy.  We […]

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customer communication

Customer Communication Is Key

In a previous blog post about Ordering Custom Metal Art, we gave your an overview of the process.  We start a new series with this blog post, delving in depth into each part of our process.  As outlined in the previous blog post, the Contact Form is generally the starting point for an order.  Customer communication […]

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sunriver oregon

Sunriver Oregon | Home of Sunriver Metal Works

If you Google “Sunriver Oregon“, you’ll find all kinds of useful information.  Since it’s a destination resort, you’ll find links to rentals, lodging, businesses, stores, etc.  But where exactly is Sunriver, Oregon? Sunriver Oregon Sunriver is the perfect place for our business.  It’s a small community with Sunriver Resort, houses, condos, and plenty of golf […]

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Blog Post or Housework – Must Be Tuesday

Yes – it must be Tuesday.  Should I write a blog post or do housework?  Sometimes it’s a hard choice to make! Blog Post? We (I) try to write a blog post every Tuesday or Wednesday.  Well there’s the simple answer.  Delay writing it until Wednesday!  More often than not, we have errands scheduled on […]

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be careful what you wish for

Be Careful What You Wish For

You’ve probably heard the phrase before.  Be careful what you wish for.  Because you may actually get it.  And then some… Be Careful What You Wish For When we first started this business, we got really excited when a Wufoo came in.  Wufoo is the program that allows us to capture contact forms from potential […]

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