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• Duggan's 3rd Annual pre-St. Patrick's Day Party!
• Lunch On Us
• Did you know...
• Project Snapshots
• Duggan Scrapbook

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It's almost here! Our 3rd annual pre-St. Patrick's Day client appreciation party is a laid-back opportunity to mix and mingle with the Duggan and Associates team, as well as your fellow industry members.

All Duggan clients, and future clients, are invited! Please make sure you have RSVP'd to crystal@dugganla.com by March 9.

We're in the last month of our Q1 Lunch On Us promotion! Winners so far are:

Week 1: Ed M. with the Ratkovich Company in DTLA
Week 2: Karla D. with CBRE in Century City
Week 3: Patrick M. with the Onni Group in DTLA
Week 4: Lily V. with CBRE in Los Angeles
Week 5: Gilbert T. with CBRE in Century City
Week 6: Mike P. with Able Engineering and CBRE in Beverly Hills
Week 7: Jill S. with Equity Office in Torrance
Week 8: ????????


Remember - each estimate we give you counts as 1 entry. A new winner is picked every week throughout the 1st quarter. We have 5 weeks remaining! Read the full details here.

Email crystal@dugganla.com with any questions.

(Image from TRI-KES website)

Did you know...

Thinking about sprucing up your building with new wallcovering for your corridors, offices, etc.? When creating your budget, you may want to make sure you add a line for "attic stock". Wallcovering manufacturers have enormous libraries of design and color options for you to choose from. In order to keep up with the times though, they are constantly creating new products, but discontinuing old ones. This becomes a costly issue when you need to repair a damaged area of your wallcovering, but don't have any extra wallcovering in stock ("attic stock"), and find out that the product is no longer being produced. What could have been a small patch repair, now becomes an entire corridor/office remodel.

Most wallcovering manufacturers will guarantee stock of an item for 3-5 years after its introduction. Sometimes a popular design may be kept around, but the color will be changed every 5 years or so. And once in awhile, a very high-selling product may be moved into a building standards collection, where it may stay available for 7-10 years. The manufacturer will be able to tell you when the item was created, and a rough estimate of how long the product will still be available for.

(Image from TRI-KES website)

Another thing to keep in mind is what is called "shading". Whenever a new run of a product is done, there is a good chance that the colors may be a slight shade different than a previous "dye lot". Not a big deal if you're replacing an entire wall, but if you're patching just a strip or two in a corridor or office, you're likely going to see the color difference when placed next to the original installation. The best chance of avoiding this, is to use your attic stock of the product, as it should have been ordered from the same dye lot as the original wallcovering. There's always a small possibility of there still being some shading if the attic stock was run at the end of the dye lot and you're replacing wallcovering that was from the beginning of the dye lot, but the odds are significantly smaller.

And as always, you can contact us at Duggan and Associates for a free quote, or with any additional questions about your project.

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Christa, Stan, and Chris at the IREM 2016 Forecast dinner held at the Skirball Center
(photo by Paul Gnasso)

Greg and Josh at the IREM 2016 Forecast dinner held at the Skirball Center
(photo by Paul Gnasso)

Chris and Robert (Brookfield) at the IREM 2016 Forecast dinner held at the Skirball Center
(photo by Paul Gnasso)

Lisa, Lillian, Maneli (all with Brookfield), and Frank enjoying a Lakers game at the Staples Center

Rosie (Kennedy Wilson), Crystal (Duggan), Mario (ValleyCrest), Christina (Har-Bro), Barrett (Equity Office), and Manny (Douglas Emmett) sipping on scotch at BOMA's Scotch tasting event held at Hollywood's Next Door Lounge

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