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Tuesday, December 20 2016
AG Millworks has been named an Owler “HOT in 2016” winner in Ventura County.
Owler recognizes the top trending companies in cities around the world. They filtered through more than 15 million companies and picked 4,500 award winners across 600 cities worldwide.
Recipients were chosen based on several different metrics, including number of followers on Owler, insights collected from our community, social media followers, and blog posts over the past year.
“We’ve sorted through the database of millions of contributions from our community and landed on the top trending companies from around the world,” said Jim Fowler, CEO at Owler. “Being Hot In 2016 is an accomplishment to be proud of.”
AG Millworks, located in Ventura, California and established in 1986 is celebrating more than 30 years of excellence and leadership in the design and manufacture of custom aluminum clad bi-fold, multi-slide, lift and slide, pocketing and swinging patio doors as well as innovative custom entry door systems.
To see AG Millworks company profile on Owler, go to https://www.owler.com/agmillworks
Monday, December 19 2016
The holidays are here, and many of us haven’t started buying gifts for our loved ones yet. Nobody wants to buy an eleventh-hour cliché gift, but don’t fret, we’ve got you covered! We’ve found 2 companies that not only have awesome and unique gifts, but when you purchase from them, they give back in a generous way. Continue reading to find the best gifts that give and give back!
We all have that family member with a handbag obsession. Why not support their habit with a beautiful handbag that provides careers to military spouses who move frequently!
It all began in the small town of Dahlonega, Georgia, with two military wives in a small attic, one sewing machine, a little bit of canvas, and one big idea. From the handstitched liner to hand cut leather, The R. Riveter movement captures the humble and brave spirit of Rosie the Riveter. These women proudly stand by their American handmade products while providing a mobile income opportunity for military spouses who are constantly on the move. And it gets even better! R. Riveter has partnered up with over 10 likeminded non-profit, veteran owned & military spouse organizations.
The company provides more than handbags too; there are gifts for the whole family! They have shaving accessories, passport covers, old bullets repurposed as bottle openers, and the list goes on. You have to check out this company: http://www.rriveter.com/
Who doesn’t love a new pair of shoes? Especially shoes that help generate income for high potential, talented young women in Uganda to pursue their studies at a university!
Sseko Designs is a fashion brand based in East Africa that provides an opportunity for women to pursue their dreams of a bigger and brighter life. Sseko employs women from all walks of life to create beautiful sandals, accessories, and straps. To date, they have enabled 60 women to attend college by establishing a Sseko program that prepares them for their future. With their philosophy that good business can be an incredibly powerful force for positive social change, how can you not support the cause!
Not only is this brand amazing because it helps women achieve their dreams of going to college, but the products are sensational. With interchangeable ribbons and a variety of accents and accessories to choose from, you actually give 20+ different pairs of shoes when you give someone one gift. This is a must see: https://ssekodesigns.com
Open up your home for the holidays with a beautiful Bi-Fold, Multi-Slide, or Lift & Slide Patio Doors. AG Millworks can help you create the perfect indoor-outdoor living areas. Contact the professionals at AG Millworks to learn more OR by simply clicking the button below!
Tuesday, December 13 2016
It’s In the Name!
Our newest sill is the perfect solution for your sliding door; hence the name “SILLution”! Available in Clear Anodized and Bronze Anodized finishes, the heavy duty extruded aluminum makes for super-smooth operation and easy upkeep. The SILLution provides a flat and smooth surface so your Lift & Slide or Multi-Side patio doors glide with ease. Its superior design drives water through weep holes on the surface of the sill so it can escape through strategically placed exit gates* at the front.
With no raised tracks to trip over and no unsightly snap-on track covers, this is the ultimate SILLution to your patio door needs. Exclusively from AG Millworks.
To learn more about the SILLution, check out our Product Innovation page!
*Sill pan, by others, is required.
Ensure that your new threshold is ready for your Lift and Slides and Multi-Slide Patio Door Systems by finding out more information on our Products Innovation page. At AG Millworks, we can help you create the perfect indoor-outdoor living areas with beautiful Bi-Fold Patio Doors, Entry Doors, or Custom Windows. Contact the professionals at AG Millworks to learn more by simply clicking the Request a Quote button to get started.
Thursday, December 08 2016
With the fall season nearly behind us, it’s time to start planning your cool weather gardens. There are many different plants and vegetables that thrive in cold weather and bring beauty to your yard at the same time. Knowing which plants flourish in the ground and which ones in pots/containers can be one of the trickiest parts in starting your garden. Check out these tips to get the most out of your winter foliage!
It’s All About the Selection
Choosing the right flowers and vegetables makes a huge difference in how your garden will thrive. Certain vegetation becomes very susceptible to frost and root rot which make them bad candidates for cool weather gardening. Allium vegetables (onions, garlic and shallots) and Cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale and brussel sprouts) not only love cool and wet weather, but they are great winter veggies to add to stews and soups.
To add some color to your garden, select snapdragons, pansies, violas, calendulas, and bachelor buttons. These flowers will add the right touch of purples, yellows, and pinks and will be overflowing from your garden bed in no time! If you’re feeling adventurous, you can add pansies and violas into a salad for a beautiful and exciting treat. Red cabbage is beautiful, colorful and delicious. By selecting the right greenery to sow in your garden; you will see it effortlessly flourish in no time.
To Pot or not to Pot?
Knowing where to plant is as important as knowing what to plant. Although certain plants prefer wet-weathered climates, it’s key to know which ones require proper drainage and which can tolerate freezing. Cruciferous vegetables like to be planted in containers or raised garden beds. Providing them with plenty of water will allow them to freeze solid for a few days, if the weather gets cold enough, and bounce back when they thaw. After Cruciferous veggies freeze, they taste even sweeter!
Allium vegetables prefer to be planted straight in the ground. This type of vegetable does not grow up and out of the soil like most; rather, they grow down into the soil. By sowing your Alliums directly into the ground, this allows for them to reach their full potential of growth; meaning bigger and tastier garlic, onions, and shallots for your wintertime recipes.
Let your cool weathered garden fill your backyard with a seamless transition from outdoors to indoors with beautiful Bi-Fold Patio Doors, Multi-Slide Patio Doors or Lift and Slide Patio Doors. Finding the right patio door to for your home is easy with help and great products from AG Millworks Simply use the Match Me With A Dealer button to help get your project off to the right start!