Financials

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

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

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

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?

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

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.

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? Production managers in New York represent the only title across all nine markets where every respondent had job-related education.

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? Credentialed carpenters in Minneapolis earn a whopping 40.2% more than their counterparts.

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? Salaries follow the career ladder in Dallas, although carpenters are paid about the same regardless of their experience.

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? Chicago features some of the largest pay differences between employees with specialized job education and those without.

We surveyed nearly 1,000 remodeling firms across nine of the country's most active remodeling markets, to finally answer the question: what is competitive pay? Carpenters and lead carpenters with job-related education in Boston make about 15.5% and 12.5% more than their counterparts.

A detailed look at how much production teams are paid in different markets around the country 

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 Atlanta, average pay across the four positions surveyed for is more than 16% less than in the other eight markets.

Sebring Design Build and Advantage Remodel set pricing expectations early on and avoid needless phone time

Each of Harrell’s designers has a revenue target, but the emphasis is on meeting clients’ needs rather than upselling. Image courtesy alfexe / stock.adobe.com

One nationally renowned remodeling company doesn’t pay commissions to its sales team. Here’s why that works so well.  

When more work becomes too much work, it often leads to less profit, not more

Use these guidelines to protect your profits 

Surgeons, attorneys, and other professionals aren't expected to open their books for you, so why should contractors be any different?

Are you tempted to reveal your costs to homeowners? Think again. 

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