RB Roberts

Biography

Everyone’s life is replete with a wide diversity of experiences. Certainly, many of us are not what we thought we would be (or where) when we were children. Quite naturally, RB is no exception. He wanted to be a rock star.
Born September 6, 1954 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Hewitt and Rose Roberts, he was their “Evil Genius.” But to his only brother and sister, he was just a “cry baby.” On occasion, RB’s father would take him on projects he had lined up with residents of private homes.
Those were magical experiences for the boy. He knew, even then, that there was really something so special about being in your own home that it was worth looking after, fighting for, and preserving. Little did he know that those times were just the cornerstones for who he is today ….. and where.
RB's passion has always been, since childhood, for working in, on, and around property, and his compassion is eternally towards the people residing in the private residential sector of America ( whether they own or rent their homes).
Succinctly, his related experiences have been taken to another level of service. In the literal sense of the word, he has worked for/with just about every sort of home dweller and residential contractor imaginable. He believes that it is these experiences, beginning way back in 1960-something, which prepared him for this honorable mission through HGRBS, today.

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Currently, although it’s easy for some critics to assume that I’m just another person vegetating at the keyboard with expectations for and proliferation of “effortless returns,” nothing is farther from the truth. Aside from my volunteer efforts, I work as a temporary laborer at a menial hourly rate comparable to most in the country.
Although working as a temp on primarily menial jobs is hardly a means for reliable income continuity, I’m undaunted in my personal commitment, continuing to actively support your rights and privileges as an American homeowner or homerenter towards safer and more effective home maintenance and improvement projects.

Another little known fact is that, although I was laid off from my maintenance job at a local boat yard in 2010 [having been there only three years], I consistently volunteered under the auspices of HGRBS using a fair portion of my unemployment insurance benefits (until they were depleted two years later) for financing domestic outreach operations which included affiliate websites, web design, electronics accessories, office supplies, independent public relations contractors, transportation, systems maintenance and upgrading, production and release of related self-help audios, digital script, flyers, and brochures, etc ……..

Prior to 2007
Previous to working for the boat company, I worked my final 6 years as a full-time 7/12’s-oriented self-employed independent contractor. My repertoire of home maintenance and improvement projects performed were:

General maintenance and repair, drywall (repair/installation); interior/exterior painting; pressure washing; adjustment, removal, and installation of fences and gates; light masonry (mortar work included); base and wall cabinet installation; manual residential interior/exterior demos; driveway resurfacing and striping; concrete patch; trenches; appliance repair and/or replacement; finish duct work; gutter cleaning, adjusting, sealing, and/or replacing; general household insulation; stucco; diversified minor electrical and plumbing; an assortment of carpentry; lawn & garden (all phases); window ornaments; roof repair; doors and door locks; window replacement and window screens; general debris removal; general yard, basement, and garage clean up and organizing; and other general maintenance and repair work.

The years preceding 2001 included for me a mix of “in between” engagement which entailed:
a number of tele-sales and door-to-door sales positions; a stint as a trainee with stock brokerage firm in New York; a 3-year period working with various courier outfits; a couple years (off-on) as a hawker/doorman for strip joints (also in New York); five years as a weight control specialist with a business venture aptly registered as “Control International,” in Niagara Falls, New York. Intermittently, there was also a 20-25-year (off-on) unsuccessful bid in the performing arts.

However, throughout the time elapsed, since the 1960's, there has always been some engagement in one form of property maintenance and improvement or another. So, without exaggeration, I’ve really got more than enough exposure and practice among such an enormous diversity of people and professions to qualify for my present role as your personal home projects consultant. In other words, when taken as a whole (all things considered), I’ve gleaned and I tend to glean much of the most practical positive elements of my experiences and encounters to share with you recommended tips and strategies which you can use to set you on top of the game in terms of home maintenance and improvement policy.

What I share as your personal home projects consultant (of which my e-booklets and e-books are only representative) you’re not going to get from someone who has no true experience or basis with such an interesting cavalcade of real people, in real situations, who genuinely knows the psychology behind leveraging negotiations to the effect of that you’ll actually be enabled to orchestrate successful home business relations which are more to your best home project and financial advantages. Essentially, none of this is theoretically-based. This you’ll inevitably prove to yourself. That’s what I’m counting on!

Home is the best wonder of the world! You’re it’s best keeper! You’re getting even better! Awesome!
Why My E-books Are Sold Instead of Made Available for Free
My first choice is to just give them away. If not for the demands on the progress to be made requiring funds, I would.

Here's a Little Background
Normally, in written communications I introduce myself and I suggest to be introduced as "a home projects consultant for HGRBS." The reason is that first and for most of all, I'm a disciple of Jesus Christ. In so being, I prefer not to be introduced in written communications as the actual founder. I've been blessed through this ministry with homeowners, homerenters, and with those having such aspirations and through a number of associates and influences in the various states.
I've yet to get a tally on the number of supporters of this ministry, but this year (as the Lord is willing)I'm going to have a more accurate idea. Then I can give a more accurate report.

HGRBS
When one goes on line to research HGRBS, there's quite a bit of amazement at the incredible store of data and of our "Free Service Policy." Most of what's been done and is being done through HGRBS to the benefit of the private home sector of America is without cost or obligation. The reason is that although this network is privately held, the premise is on volunteerism rather than profit. Interestingly enough, there was a time when our motto was: "God, People, Profit!." But it was inevitably dropped since it was regarded as too radical.
Yet, most importantly, God remains at the helm of serving others primarily relative to this ministry. The profit factor is only residual without which HGRBS has survived nearly five tumultuous years; without which this network will continue its improvements and innovations in lieu of serving others since it's founded on The Rock.

Now, More Directly
My e-books are on sale instead of free of charge because ... ... ...

1. we need to make more purchases in preparation for a series of neighborhood workshops(ministerial income)
2. the10-state tour is slated for later on next year (browser for "Works by RB")
3. I need more time to devote to this cause (more personal income required)

I'm always ready, willing, and able to answer whatever questions you may have. Hopefully, I've fully answered this one for you.

God Bless You, Your family, & Your Home!
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Where to find RB Roberts online


Books

Clinching The Deal!: Negotiating Successfully For Successful Home Projects
Price: Free! Words: 11,180. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Home remodeling
If you own or rent your private house in the U.S., "Clinching The Deal! ..." is ideal prepping for you reading, understanding, drafting, interpreting, and enforcing contracts without all the legal jargon. Many residents are intimidated by written contracts for reason of the legalese they're really not so interested in trying to understand. "Clinching The Deal! ..." spells it all out plainly.
Basics Of Home Project Managing: Your Handyman As Your Project Manager
Price: Free! Words: 5,090. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Home remodeling
“Basics of Home Project Managing” is one of the most resourceful personal communications of my repertoire in that it encourages homeowners and homerenters to consider upgrading the services of handymen to personal assistants on special home projects. These “personal assistants” are better defined as “Project Managers.” This is an evidential breakaway from traditional designations of handymen…
Level Ground: Know Whom You're Hiring ... ... Or Else
Price: Free! Words: 7,300. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Home remodeling
“Level Ground” presents a real challenge for you as a legitimate homeowner or homerenter residing anywhere in the country. The greatest challenge, of course, is to adopt protocol or a working system which is practically fool-proof against residential contractors whom you are not familiar with……but then…. with whom you may very well be.
Pocket The Money! - Investing Wisely On The Home Front (E-booklet)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,500. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Home networking
“Pocket the Money!” encompasses a reasonable array of vital tips and technique about how you, as an American homeowner/homerenter, can successfully implement your home projects at minimal expense, achieving maximal results and savings of from several thousands, hundreds of thousands, and millions of dollars.
Honor & Respect: Vigilance For Our Senior Home Dwellers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Home remodeling
"Honor & Respect" is an e-booklet specifically focused on self-empowerment of homeowners/homerenters who happen to be seniors residing in the U.S. I present real case scenarios of senior abuse in the realm of home maintenance and improvement. But then, I offer immediately applicable strategies you can use to deter the best of the worst scoundrels, yet screen in the best of the best contractors.
Contract For Home Services - Preferred Priorities For American Home Improvement
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,630. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Americana
Here, in "Contract for Home Services" R.B.dissects this historical contract format into 10 crucial Lessons which cumulatively flow into about 80 motivational points for thought and incorporation as needed. Can result in savings of several thousand to several million dollars. This occurs as you grasp and tactfully apply the strategies offered. This is a self-help e-book with live HGRBS support
Power In The House! - [American Homeowners Seizing The Moment]
Price: Free! Words: 64,350. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Home repair, Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Americana
The design of “Power in the House!” is to guide you towards making more of the right decisions which will protect you, your family, your home, your finances, and your future from the unknown depths of tragedy, frustration, and abject misery due to sustained losses attributable to bad choices with regard to the selection and hiring of dishonest people for your home projects. Time to get tough!
Project Management 2015: For Successful Home Projects
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,270. Language: American English. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Home repair, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
"Project Management 2015 ... ..." is a special written message devoted to you as an American homeowner or homerenter relative to making better selection/hiring decisions about contractors, especially at this stage of the game. Here, you are exposed to home strategy which, when well implemented, ensures that you will experience untold measures of success from one project to another. Unavoidable.

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