Category Archives: In the Media

Oh Canada – thanks for your support

It’s not every day that we get to hang out with Canadian dignitaries, but on May 24th we did. We attended an event by the Government of Canada announcing financial support for innovative companies like ours, so I thought I’d share some pictures.

Can Hang & Level™ Impress a Smart Shopper?

Daphne Munro, the host of ABC 15’s Smart Shopper series, is always on the lookout for great deals and new products to try before her viewers decide whether to buy. She recently did just that with our Hang & Level – she wanted to test out whether it really makes picture hanging as easy as we say it does.

Thumbs Up from the Handyman

A professional handyman tries hundreds of tools, so when he gives something a thumbs up, it means a lot. That’s why we were so excited to hear how handyman Shawn Schmidt had done just that for our Hang & Level, Déco Hammer and Anchor Points.

Throwback Thursday – Wall Décor on a Budget

In 2010, I was featured on TELUS TV showcasing some innovative ways that you can create huge impact on your walls – not your wallet. We may no longer be in a deep recession, but the economic downturn had a lasting impact on how we live, shop and spend. We still want to create a beautiful and comfortable home we’ll love, but we’re also looking for ways to trim our spending and balance our budgets. Home décor doesn’t have to be expensive. Anything from children’s art to cd covers can become art. In fact, some of the most beautiful pieces that have the biggest impression are often the most affordable. Click to view the video.

UTR Products Get a Cross-Country Workout

North, South, East and West; our picture hanging tools have really had a workout lately.

For a warm-up, Tyler Ryan from WACH-Fox TV took our products to a Lowe’s store in Columbia, North Carolina for his DIY Painting and Walls demonstration. Tyler was definitely impressed when he tried our CenterFinder, Hang & Level, Déco Nails and Déco Screws. He liked them so much that he wrote a full review on his blog, where he also championed our Déco Hammer and Anchor Points.

Behind the Scenes – Lights, Camera, Action!

It’s been a crazy busy week at our office with the planning and filming of our new “How To” product videos. We’ve been writing, editing, shooting, and editing again — it’s a lot of work, but so much fun at the same time.

Here’s a sneak peek of what we did:

In the News: Extra, Extra, Extra! Read All About It

We’ve had good news times three this month. We were happy to learn that two major newspapers and a leading magazine featured our products. Thanks to Tribune Newspapers, readers of both the Chicago Tribune and the Daily Press will find it much easier to hang artwork without having to do any math. Our CenterFinder™ was […]

Hang & Level Gets an A+

My co-workers’ sister, Nina, and her fellow teachers spruced up the walls of their Regina Christian School boardroom with the help of Hang & Level. We were so impressed with their display that we wanted to share. With the frames perfectly hung, their plan is to switch the pictures periodically to highlight the current activities […]

Strut Your Well Hung Stuff™

Spread the word about your decorating talents with one of our “Well Hung Stuff” mugs. We had such an enthusiastic reaction to our t-shirts – including HGTV celebrities like Colin & Justin and Mike Holmes – that we just had to find another way for our fans to strut their stuff. Why drink your coffee […]

Our Anchor Points in House & Home Magazine

We always love it when the latest issue of House & Home magazine shows up at our office, but this week the arrival of the June issue was extra special for us. While we were flipping through the magazine the words “straighten up” caught our attention and we spotted our Anchor Points in the Style […]

Top Trends: Quirky and Trendy Faux Taxidermy

It’s a trend that we’re seeing everywhere: wall-mounted animal heads made of all kinds of materials like papier maché, fun fur, ceramics, cardboard, bronze, wool, painted wood and so much more. If you’re uncertain about where you stand on this new trend, head to our Wall Noggins Pinterest board, where you’ll find a variety of […]

UTR’s TV Commercial turns 7

On April 13, 2007 we filmed a 30 second TV commercial — it’s been seven years since we made the ad. This may sound cliché, but wow, where does the time go? I remember the whole day. Yes, it took a whole day — 9 hours to be exact — to film a 30 second TV […]

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Don’t miss any of the news and great tips that we post on our blog every week! If you add your email address to our subscriber list, we’ll send new blog posts straight to your inbox.   We like to use our blog posts to inspire readers to make the most of their home decor. […]

Throwback Thursday: UTR in CalgaryInc

It’s Throwback Thursday time and this week we’re looking back at our appearance in CalgaryInc Magazine. We were featured in the magazine in June of 2007 in a series called “10 Innovators to Watch.” We were thrilled for our company Under the Roof to be part of that issue and to be able to share […]

Hang & Level Now Sold By Craig Frames

  We’re pleased to announce that our Hang & Level picture hanging tool is now available on the Craig Frames website! Craig Frames manufactures and sells high quality picture frames.  Now when people buy a frame from the site, they can also buy the tool to hang it with. Our picture-hanging tool helps people hang […]