Legal

Should you cash a final check marked “paid in full” if you dispute the amount that’s owed?  

What does a 25% chance of recession mean for a remodeling business? If there were the same odds of bad weather, a car accident, or cancer, what would you do differently?  

Arbitration may historically be the favorite method of construction pros, but it comes with some troubling issues

...and really all contractors

know when to say no to a remodeling client

The prequalifying questionnaire also provides an opportunity to preview homeowners’ communication style

Taking on the wrong remodeling job can hurt your profits and company morale. But how do you know when a project isn’t a good fit?

cyberattacks can be costly to remodelers

How remodelers can better protect themselves against cyber threats

selling a division of your remodeling company to an employee can be good

Selling a division to a trusted employee like Jason DeLong (pictured here) gives peace of mind that your hard work will be in good hands.

You’re ready to sell part of your remodeling business, and an employee is interested in buying. But where do you start?

It was too obvious to miss.

canary signs thought leaders pro remodeler

10 indicators that show remodelers current and future market conditions 

Remodeling business owners reveal how they keep their production teams from being poached by other companies

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 

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

A written daily log of the who, what, and when of job progress is a good business-survival tool. Audio recordings are even better ... when they’re legal.

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. 

noncompete agreement

As more employers make use of noncompetes, courts find that these restrictive agreements are going beyond the bounds of original intent

It's going to affect a lot of your materials 

remodelrs had a lot of work after hurricane harvey

Hurricane Harvey displaced 39,000 people and damaged over 200,000 homes. 

If you have an addition coming up and you're in Houston, take note

Bluebeam Revu

A program designed to streamline workflows for businesses big and small

photo of carpenter toolbelt on a roof

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If your backlog is bumping up against a labor shortage, converting subcontractors to payroll employees might make sense. Here’s what that process entails.

helocs are tax deductible if used for substantial home improvement, according to irs

Approximately 10 million consumers are expected to originate a home equity line of credit (HELOC) between 2018 and 2022. This would more than double the 4.8 million HELOCs originated in the previous five-year period (2012-2016). Source: TransUnion, “The Return of HELOCs”

The IRS has confirmed it: interest on home equity lines of credit is tax deductible, kind of. 

A bill moving through NYC's City Council aims to counterbalance controversial construction safety training legislation passed in 2017

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