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Employee Spotlight: Katharine Sleeman

Katharine (in our design department) was nominated for Employee of the Month in September by five different coworkers for taking on an additional workload, not complaining, working hard and producing excellent work, always with a smile. I interviewed her to find out what she enjoys about working for Kopke, what makes her tick, and what activities she enjoys outside of work. Kayla Kopke: What sets Kopke apart from other places you have worked? Katharine Sleeman: Everyone at Kopke is so
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We Are Sponsoring a Holiday Toy Drive for Children’s Leukemia Foundation of MI

An Opportunity to Give Back This Holiday Season Please join us in donating a new, unwrapped toy to the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan. Living with a serious illness puts a significant strain on a family’s finances, time, and emotions. To combat some of these stresses and make the December holidays brighter, CLF distributes gift packages to child patients and their siblings, and to the children of adult patients. We will be using our Sterling Heights Showroom as a toy
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The A-Z Glossary of Home Remodeling Terms

Abatement The encapsulation or removal of building materials containing pollutants (such as lead or asbestos) to prevent the release of or exposure to fibers. Acclimation The adjustment to changes in the climate or environment. Some materials may need time to acclimate before they are positioned in a kitchen or bath. Accessories Additional cabinetry items such as overlays, moldings, etc to enhance the appearance and quality of a project. Also includes towel bars, soap dishes, hardwa
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The Benefits of Visiting Our Showroom

The majority of our potential clients will initiate their contact with us by sending an email or calling us on the phone, and requesting a free in-home consultation. While we in no way discourage this, I would humbly suggest that the better route to take would be to first stop by our Showroom. We are open from 8:30 to 5:30 Monday through Friday, and from 10:00 to 3:00 on Saturday, which should accommodate almost any schedule. The reason I see it most beneficial to visit our Showroom befor
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Our Favorite Bathroom Accessory: Showerfloss

This shower accessory takes flossing to the next level! I am sure you are familiar with the Waterpik, a dentist-recommended way to floss between your teeth, using a thin stream of water at high pressure. I don’t know about you, but this has always sounded like a disaster waiting to happen in my bathroom. Regular flossing never really managed to make the transition from “goal” to “habit” for me either. When our family discovered Showerfloss, however, our lives were changed! We ha
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Employee Spotlight: Dale Dexter

Dale Dexter has been working with Kopke for as long as I can remember. He started out as a subcontractor of ours, doing most of our window installations. We asked him to come on board as an employee about 5 years ago, and we made him Exterior Production Manager. Now, he oversees all exterior renovations, and is also still our main window installer. I’ve nominated him for Employee of the Month because of the numerous customer feedback forms I’ve received lately thanking Dale for his gr
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