Sunday, August 10, 2008

The new website launch.

Hey, y’all!

You know me as Rosie’s son and co-host on our Saturday morning Rosie on the House radio show. You also might know that I’m pretty good with my hands, be it with a tool belt or computer. I am an Arizona native raised by a Cajun family on my Daddy's side and by an Irish family on my Mama's side, and I'm proud of both!

Right now, I’m proud of launching the new Rosie on the House Web site in August. This newly designed, newly content-rich Web site has been my “baby.” I had a lot of help from the Rosie on the House team, of course, but I devoted months and months of planning and ideas as I worked with our new Web partner. i-ology.

One of the site’s new features is this blog. This is our first-ever blog, and we're planning to use it to share our thoughts about everything from home improvement tips to hot remodeling trends to our family’s secret recipes for down-home Cajun cooking. (OK, we might only give away half of the secret recipes). We’ll blog about the Rosie on the House show, about the experiences Rosie and I have working with Habitat for Humanity and about some of the great, indepth ideas our listeners bring to our attention when they call us on the air or submit an idea for a show..

I hope you’ll enjoy our blog every month and let us know what you think. Send Romey (me) your ideas and we’ll blog about them. And check our Web site often. This redesign is just Phase 1 of a three-phase makeover!

While you’re on our new Web site, have a look around. Here are some of my personal favorites on the site:

Romey’s Pick #1: Did you know Rosie has a Referral Network that includes a list of the Arizona home-improvement contractors he thinks are the best in the state? If you need a plumber, drywaller, remodeler, HVAC guy--anyone to help you with a home-improvement, maintenance or building project--you’ll find someone here who’s so good that Rosie & I would (and do) hire him to work on own homes. Go to the Home Page and click on “Let’s Find a Rosie-Certified Parnter.” You’ll be asked to choose a password the first time you log on so you can enter the Referral Network without any hassle in the future.

Romey’s Pick #2: If you want to do your job yourself, you can get lots of help from our “See How It’s Done” section, which offers you step-by-step instructions--with photos--for projects like flattoo imprinting and building an Integra wall. Click on “Learn from Rosie” to see our small-but-growing list of “See How It’s Done” topics. This is a new feature and will more than likely be our largest area of growth in the next six months!

Romey’s Pick #3: Check out our frequently asked questions (FAQs) about dozens of home-improvement topics. Our new site makes it easier for you to find the information you need because we have added subcategories to narrow down broad categories like plumbing and flooring. That means less searching and scrolling for you! Click on “Learn from Rosie” to see our huge library of FAQs.

Our Web site will continue to evolve as we add new features that bring you the best of 20 years of Rosie on the House.

We aim to keep Arizona’s premier Web site for homeowners. If there is something missing that you are personally looking for, drop us a line and let us know what y’all would like to see. It's as easy as clicking here to Contact Us!


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