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preventing lost profits in remodeling

Use these tips to increase margins in 2019 

managing cash flow

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

800,000 homeowners have a new incentive to spend on home improvement 

Every time I go to a trade show I hope it’s different. It is, but it’s also the same.

Even in cases where a product has been around, the marketing has changed.

robots in remodeling are coming close to true skilled labor

Say "hello" to the first non-human drywaller 

remodelers working when they're working and resting when they're off

Allowing employees to be 100% "off" when they're not at work helps ensure that they're bringing full effort to their jobs.

How to implement a process for productive work hours and quality time off

remodelers will be affected by voice search

Three SEO professionals weigh in on the impact of voice search on home improvement, remodeling, and the internet 

Use these tips to increase margins in 2019 

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

Winemakers wait years for their creations to mature. Remodelers get more immediate feedback—every new project is like pulling the cork on a new vintage.

Experts from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University project remodeling spending to slow down but ultimately stay strong 

remodeling companies with strong sales cultures

Learn the signs of a positive sales environment

Customers can easily tarnish your reputation with a bad review. Avoid that by holding your company and its people accountable.

a kitchen designed by Danielle Burger

A clean, transitional look from Kitchen Vitality Design. Company owner Danielle Burger had to build her client list from the ground up after relocating her successful business. 

How one kitchen designer approached moving her renowned business to achieve success 

tips for digital interactions with remodeling and home improvement clients

Company guidelines will provide a starting point for communciation, but account for the unique client needs and wants to customize the experience. 

Digital communication options are boundless. Here’s how to use them while keeping a human touch. 

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

We surveyed hundreds of design-build firms across nine of the country's most active remodeling markets, to finally answer the question: what is competitive pay? In Washington D.C., average pay for a carpenter is 12% too low to keep pace with cost of living.

We surveyed hundreds of design-build firms across nine of the country's most active remodeling markets, to finally answer the question: what is competitive pay? Remodelers in San Francisco are expecting to increase pay for field staff by approximately 4.5% over the next 12 months.

We surveyed hundreds of design-build firms across nine of the country's most active remodeling markets, to finally answer the question: what is competitive pay? In Philadelphia, education didn’t translate into higher wages.

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