Phelps Painting & Carpentry offers home improvement services with integrity

By Vicki Greene, Contributing Writer

 Phelps Painting & Carpentry is dedicated to completing home improvement jobs efficiently and with attention to detail.
Phelps Painting & Carpentry is dedicated to completing home improvement jobs efficiently and with attention to detail.

WESTBOROUGH – Darren Phelps, owner of Westborough-based Phelps Painting & Carpentry, isn’t slowing down after more than 30 years in the residential home improvement business.  

After working on dozens of projects across the region with other companies, this month marks the two-year anniversary of his decision to form his own company with his name on the proverbial sign.


Honesty and integrity guaranteed for every customer   

Phelps Painting & Carpentry is a team of five who have expertise in

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Get up to 60% on tools and furniture with these home improvement offers

The summer months have always been a popular time for home renovations. Whether you’re mending the wear and tear of a year at home or making improvements to a new house, take advantage of these home improvement sales. Get to work on those DIY projects with savings up to 60% off selected categories when you shop at Home Depot, Overstock, Lowe’s and Ace Hardware.

Read more: Cheap ways to make your new house feel like home


Tools at Lowe’s are also seeing a price cut, get up to 30% off now with free shipping and store pickup where available.

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Heartland Financial offers home improvement loan to low-income clients

Heartland Financial USA Inc., or HTLF, a bank holding company based in Dubuque, Iowa, is offering a home improvement loan product designed for low- and moderate-income homeowners through its 11 chartered units in 12 states.

This fixed-rate installment loan is secured by the borrower’s primary residence. It has a 60-month term, with dollar amounts between $5,001 and $14,999.

“This is another way we can help serve the communities that we’re in,” said Brian Jensen, senior vice president, segment marketing director at HTLF. “We know that a lot of larger national banks have announced they’re discontinuing some lending, pulling back

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Gerald Carpenter: Music Academy Offers Deep Plate American Pies | Art & Entertainment

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There were no musicians in my immediate family.My dad loved music Al Jolson, Ted Lewis, And that Mills Brothers It threatened him. I didn’t go to many concerts as a boy or a young man. I grew up on vinyl. The composers who made me a music lover died long before I was born.

As a teenager, I started listening to the music of several living composers — mostly Shostakovich When Stravinsky; barber, Copland When Menotti. It wasn’t until I started writing about music as a journalist that I finally caught up

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