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2 men killed in Baldwin County were contractors from Seattle



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BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. — Deputies say two men were found dead in Baldwin County early Friday morning. Deputies have ruled the deaths as homicides.

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office said the bodies were found on County Road 95 around 4 a.m.

The victims have been identified as Ryan Fraizer and Joshua Carroll — both of the Seattle, Washington area. Deputies say both men install fiberoptic cable and were in the area performing contract work.

“I believe it was a newspaper delivery person, out and about this morning,” said Lt. Andre Reid with the Baldwin County Major Crimes Unit. “Came across the two victims and notified police.”

At this time, officials don’t know if they were killed on County Road 95 or brought there. But Reid says both experienced trauma.

Autopsies will be done to determine the cause of death for both.

An investigation is ongoing. No suspects have been arrested at this time.

Investigators say this is an isolated crime and there is no current threat to the community.

This is a developing story. Check back here for more updates.

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She thought they were renovating the kitchen, he worked with a Seattle company on a bigger surprise

30 years into their marriage and nearly 20 years in the same house, Alvin and Joanne were ready for a refresh — not the marriage, Alvin emphasizes.

“It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long! We still feel like newlyweds who got married yesterday,” he says.

But the house was starting to feel a little dated, and the couple heard from a friend that Granite Transformations did really great work. As a former interior designer Joanne took the lead on most decisions, and then Alvin came up with a plan to celebrate their love at the same time.

“I said honey, I don’t think we can afford to do all this, and convinced her to postpone the fireplace and bathroom renovations. But of course in my head I thought ‘I’m going to make sure we get this done.”

Alvin worked with Granite Transformations to orchestrate a surprise, and they completed the bathroom and fireplace renovations while Joanne was away working as a flight attendant.

“The crew from Granite Transformations were great about working on the surprise. They’d bring paperwork to the school where I volunteer, separated invoices to keep things secret — things like that.”

Gorgeous transformation

Alvin emphasizes that his wife was the decision-maker for all the gorgeous design details, and he just said, ‘yes dear.’ But if he didn’t know her preferences, how did he pull together the surprise?

“The fireplace matches the marbled countertops in the kitchen, so that was a no-brainer,” Alvin says, and Joanne had already started to pick things out for the bathroom before they put the project on hold. “I said why don’t you put all your top picks in the folder for later on? And then I took all that to Granite Transformations.”

FURTHER READING: Your easy-clean kitchen never looked so good!

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Best Pick Reports Provides Seattle and Tacoma Area Homeowners a Source for Guaranteed Home Service Contractors

SEATTLE, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — For the first time, homeowners in the Seattle and Tacoma areas counties are receiving a new home services contractors guide that – unlike other listings – provides a guarantee on the work of its companies. Best Pick Reports has a strong focus on supporting local businesses to help lessen the impact of the pandemic on the local economies of the Seattle and Tacoma areas.  They also understand that finding a trusted professional to complete home services and improvement projects can be tricky.

Best Pick Reports Provides Seattle and Tacoma Area Homeowners a Source for Guaranteed Home Service Contractors

Each Best Pick company has been thoroughly reviewed via an unparalleled, independent certification process. Inclusion in the guide is by invitation alone, and that invitation is extended only if a company has met strict qualifying criteria. Companies are not able to buy space in the guide or pay for a good rating – they are individually evaluated based on hundreds of customer interviews, must achieve an “A” rating and must have all licenses and insurance verified and up to date.

After spending a significant amount of time at home over the past several months, many homeowners may be thinking about home improvement projects they are ready to get started on – whether adding a home office, updating family spaces, adding a fresh coat of paint, or washing windows. In fact, recent research from National Association of Realtors shows that 67% of homeowners are either contemplating a remodeling project or have already spent money on one. 

Best Pick Reports includes recommended contractors in many different specialties, including electrical work, plumbing, heating/air conditioning, and painting. Homeowners in the Seattle and Tacoma metro areas will receive their Best Pick Reports guide via U.S. mail, or they can access the directory online anytime.  Best Pick Reports’ referral guide stands behind the work of the professionals

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Seattle Roofing Contractors – How To Find The Best

In the home of rain and sleet, commercial coffee and grunge, and the famous space needle, you can find a home that will suit you. Seattle, Washington can be a good place to build a home, but you need Seattle roofing contractors to help you out. Your roof is, after all, the crowning glory of your home, and your strongest line of defense against the elements. You need to have something that is not only built to last, but built to attract and make your home more beautiful

Harsh Weather

Why are roofing contractors so important in this part of the country? Because Seattle is often bombarded by rain and other harsh weather conditions, you need a roof that can withstand all the forces of nature. With this in mind, you need people who know the Seattle weather best, and who know what materials can best go into your roof in order for it to last far longer in the area. In addition to all this, you need to blend with the rest of the houses in your living area, so you cannot simply get whatever roof you please.

In all these aspects, a Seattle roofing contractor should be able to help you out. All you need to do is search for Seattle roofing contractors online so that you can get the best value for your money without wondering if the contractor will suddenly run away with it and leave you roof-less.

Why the Contractor Model Works

If you want to put up your roof on your own, you will have to buy a whole lot of materials, secure permits and licenses, and get materials that are suited to keep you safe against harsh extremes of Seattle weather. This means that if you are a DIY sort of guy or …

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