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newsouth window solutions sold to PGT Innovations

Dan Ochstein (left) and Earl Rahn opened NewSouth Windows in the middle of the recession and targeted one of the hardest-hit areas to start their company. "It was an opportunity," Rahn says. Today, NewSouth employs more than 165 people across the state. The windows for all locations are made in Tampa. 

Following a growing trend of acquisitions in home improvement, PGT innovations has effectively acquired NewSouth Window Solutions

bosch power tool tool belt tetris competition begins

340 contestants will ultimately take home a BLAZE laser measuring kit

Without a clear vision of success, it’s tough to stick to any resolutions

Another study shows construction and remodeling have an opioid problem

Injuries and job insecurity seem to be the major culprits

getting fired can be a gift for remodelers

Identifying and developing the right person to take over the helm of your company is a process that should be started 5-10 years in advance.

For company owners who control the process, getting fired means freedom. Here are five tips to think about when preparing for that day.

bellweather design build remodeler meeting

Holding a tear-down meeting after each job carves out time to reflect on successes, and failures, in order to grow.

... to build up your company. But what’s needed for a successful tear-down meeting?

early payment discounts can pay off pro remodeler

You bet they are. In fact, you can borrow to pay in time to get the discount and still come out ahead.

drywall can be messy if you don't demo it right

Goodbye bull-and-jam demo. Magnets and drills are cleaner—and ultimately faster—than sledgehammers.

Beauty meets performance and fine design in this Arizona home

The Model ReModel projects are all but complete 

the new american remodel NAHB pro remodeler

The 2020 New American Remodel is a masterful example of modern design customized for one particular site

 

women at wirc episode 3 liysa callsen

Liysa Callsen, chief communications officer for CJC Carpentry, is also so much more: an improv loving, marketing-minded, sign language interpreter who one day found her way into the trades.

The fight against opioids and where remodelers fit into it

5 trends in smart home technology for remodelers to keep on their radar in 2020 and beyond 

LEDI LED inspire lighting

"You won’t see the lighting strip, but you will still get the benefits of an illuminated pathway when you have to get up in the middle of the night."

"Normally we’d pay four times the amount for this kind of look..."

You probably get work from past customers and referrals without really trying. Imagine what might happen if you leaned into it.

osha inspectors can issue violations to remodelers

Complying with OSHA’s safety rules requires planning, training and (most of all) supervision

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