design awards hero

The past year's best ideas in design, skillfully crafted


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You close your company and retire. Years later a former client wants to file a warranty claim. Are you still liable?


All photos: courtesy Tim Gillerlain

The 2016 Model ReModel home in Batavia, Ill., features design excellence, innovative materials, and construction best practices


Photo: Metris, courtesy Mercedes-Benz

Today's mobile workhorses offer features well-suited to home improvement pros

One profound principle that pays slow but steady dividends

Using a CRM system for sales leads


Industry-specific CRM software is often the first choice for home improvement companies with ambitious growth plans

roof warranties—materials and installation

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The term “warranty” may be used quite a bit in a roofing sale, but do homeowners actually understand what’s meant by it?


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Precision and utility are hallmarks of this mortise and tenon joiner from Festool

Timing is everything—especially with a "time is of the essence" provision

Why is every member of a random group of consumers interested in which car won a particular award?  

With a rapidly changing market, such as we have now, you need to be alert to any changes, so you can maintain a nimble, evolving business


Photo: courtesy Erika Taylor

Determination not yet binding; ITC decision due in January

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