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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

The sun on your face, the wind in your hair -- don't you love being outside? Except for when it's too hot, or too cold or too windy. Or when the pain in your knee tells you it's going to rain.

How about the beauty of the outdoors with the comforts of the indoors — wouldn't that be nice? Well, Russ Tychsen can make it happen. Russ is the owner of Four Seasons Sunrooms of Utah. Russ told me that Four Seasons Sunrooms is the world's largest manufacturer of sunroom additions for the home, including patio rooms and conservatories, with franchise locations in more than 30 countries. All of their products feature their patented MC_ WonderGlass, which is a high performance glass that keeps heat out in the summer and in during the winter. I was surprised to learn that the glass even comes with a lifetime guarantee.

In our conversation I learned that Russ has been with the Utah franchise since the mid-80s. He learned the ins and outs of the business and became owner of the store in 1992. Success has been such that since taking over Russ has had to regulate his company's growth. Too much growth is a problem that more business owners probably wish they had. Russ has tried to keep his company's growth at around 20 percent in order to maintain the service and dependability that his customers have come to count on.

Construction of a sunroom addition in a home or business usually takes two to three weeks. The reason the workers are so fast, says Russ, is because they won't leave a project until it's finished. Don't worry — they won't be sleeping in the guest room or camping in your backyard! But unlike most homebuilders or remodeling firms who hire out specific tasks to sub-contractors, Russ's team does all of the work themselves. In other words, the same crew that pours the footing and foundation is the same crew that nails down the final woodwork. It's what's called a full "turn-key" operation. Consequently, customers of Four Season Sunrooms don't have to worry about scheduling hang-ups and there's no wait time between construction phases.

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

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