Ideas & Learning Center

Access contractor tips, management training, emergency prep guidance and more from experts at Ferguson.

How-to articles and tips

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Trade Talk

Read ideas, tips and trends for professional contractors and tradespeople.

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Business Insider

Get ideas to grow your contracting business.

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Safety Matters

See what you can do to minimize the risk of work-related injuries.

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Trading Up

Discover the opportunities and benefits of becoming a tradesperson, and see how to launch your future career in the trades.

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Green Ideas

Learn sustainable and eco-friendly building ideas to conserve, preserve and save natural resources.

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Emergency Preparedness

Get solutions to prepare and protect your home and business from natural disasters.

Voices in the Trades


Explore perspectives and advice from women succeeding in the skilled trades, and learn how you can get your start in a rewarding career.

Commodity Insider

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The costs of commodity products like base metals and pipe are constantly in flux, and the impact of these changes can be felt across the pro trade industry. Stay informed about current market trends with Commodity Insider.

Case studies

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See how real-life customers overcame challenges on the job.