Thursday, August 25, 2016

Caring for a Cockapoo


Experienced in home restoration and roofing, Barry Grummer serves as a home improvement contractor and as president of KR&R, based in New York City. Outside of his work life, Barry Grummer is a dog owner and enjoys spending his free time with his pet cockapoo.

A mix of the cocker spaniel and poodle breeds, the cockapoo’s origins date back to the mid-20th century. These are friendly dogs who are loyal because of their cocker spaniel heritage--but they also tend to shed less hair due to their poodle genes. For new owners of this hybrid breed, here are two basic care tips.

Pay close attention to your pet’s diet. While it may be tempting, don’t feed a cockapoo table scraps or leftovers from dinner. The best way to keep a cockapoo healthy is to feed it quality dry food, as it has the appropriate amount of vitamins and minerals that the dog needs.

Be sure the cockapoo gets enough exercise as well. Try to walk the dog at least twice a day, or if you have outside space, let the dog out for approximately two hours on a daily basis. This helps the animal get fresh air and acclimate to different spaces as well as burning energy in a healthy manner--all of which are beneficial to the dog’s overall well-being.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Two Underrated Spots to Visit in Peru

Barry Grummer has served as the president of KR&R since 2002 and possesses more than 40 years of experience in the roofing industry. Outside of his professional life, Barry Grummer enjoys international travel and has visited various international destinations including Peru.

Peru is a diverse country full of cultural history and landscapes ranging from arid to lush. Many people gravitate toward visiting Machu Picchu when in Peru, but there are other destinations that are also great places to check out.

For those who are fascinated by the history and cultural heritage of the Inca civilization, the Sacred Valley should be a must-visit destination. Running from the Urubamba River to Ollantaytambo, the ruins hearken back to the height of the Incan empire. Additionally, the region boasts more moisture and greenery in its landscapes than many other places in the country.

Once known as the home of “The Cloud People” of Peru, Chachapoyas is a picturesque location in the Andes that is almost always covered with cloud forest. The views are breathtaking, ranging from massive rivers to bright green hills, but its elevation in the Andes mountains also makes Chachapoyas colder than other spots in Peru.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

NYU Certificate in Construction Management Offers a Solid Foundation


The president of KR&R in New York, Barry Grummer has been working in the construction and contracting business for more than three decades. He has extensive experience with waterproofing, masonry, and overall business management, and he leverages this knowledge to lead KR&R. Barry Grummer also relies on his education, as he is certified in all types of materials and roofing and holds a construction management certificate from NYU.

The graduate certificate in construction management at NYU is designed for students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree. It is a great way for professionals to gain a solid foundation in construction management or simply improve their credentials. Students of the graduate certificate in construction management curriculum complete a subset of courses from NYU’s related master’s degree program. This allows them to apply their certificate credits to the master’s program for further study. However, the foundational knowledge taught in the certificate courses is plenty for students to begin their professional practice.

NYU’s graduate certificate in construction management teaches students about standards and basic practices in the industry. All certificate students must complete at least six courses that cover such topics as the construction process, legal principles, and construction cost estimating. All courses are taught by reputable construction management professionals, which gives classes a stronger connection to the real-world profession and helps students better understand how construction management really works.