Senior Contributing Editor

Philadelphia-based writer Jim Cory is a senior contributing editor to Professional Remodeler who specializes in covering the remodeling and home improvement industry. Reach him at

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June 27, 2019

The intracies of deck building often elude homeowners. As the contractor, It's up to you to get them up to speed.

April 22, 2019

Many homeowners have no idea there are different ways to install replacement windows. Teaching them helps you, too. 

March 21, 2019

Set yourself up for successful siding jobs by prepping customers from the start

February 22, 2019

As safety concerns drive ever more stringent deck codes, remodelers and builders find ways to ensure projects pass inspection

January 23, 2019

With fewer skilled subs in higher demand than ever, roofing contractors need to earn subs' loyalty

December 27, 2018

Window veterans reflect on the industry's long-term changes

December 27, 2018

Google updated its rules this spring to prohibit review gating, the practice of screening negative reviews to manipulate company ratings

November 27, 2018

How to turn the industry's negative reputation into your company's bottom-line results

November 14, 2018

Seasonality, cycle time, weather, and other variables make cash flow management a challenge for home improvement contractors

October 24, 2018

In an increasingly digital society, many contractors still require cash or check from their customers. But is that the best practice for your business?

October 08, 2018

Know the rules that govern whether or not, and how, you can monitor the activities of those who work for you

September 27, 2018

Apps promise to make connecting the customer to a lender a fast and easy part of the sales process

September 26, 2018

It's great to have lots of jobs in the pipeline, but only if you manage your future revenue stream properly

September 12, 2018

Statistics show that roofing is one of the most dangerous activities in construction. Yet many companies continue to ignore OSHA safety rules.

August 23, 2018

Estimating man-hours can be tricky on the tough or unique roofing jobs most companies will walk away from.

August 08, 2018

Recognizing potential leaders within your organization is key to its future growth. 

July 25, 2018

The abundance of products available can confuse—or energize—potential clients

July 23, 2018

Use of subcontracted labor by roofing, siding, window, or deck contractors is an issue for many homeowners. It comes down to accountability.

July 10, 2018

Figure out what sets your company apart, and make sure your employees know it, too 

June 28, 2018

Manufactured stone veneer provides instant curb appeal, but lack of installers and the increased cost and time involved are a challenge for siding contractors

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