Project Management

international builders' show panel with jackson design and remodeling, CMM construction, and Houzz

Mark McClanahan spoke on this topic during a panel at the International Builders’ Show in February. The other speakers were (L to R) Todd Jackson, of Jackson Design and Remodeling; Christopher Amato, of CMM Construction; and Liza Hausman, of Houzz. 

Use these tips to get maximum value from your project management system 

Start tracking the metric your business can’t live without in 2019 and beyond 

If your estimates are accurate, but you’re still losing money, it could be a miscalculated markup. Here’s how to correct your mistake.

...and really all contractors

setting siding standards with clients

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

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?

the LG solar array on this year's new american remodel

Sunny Las Vegas is perfect for solar, and the home has a 7-kilowatt rooftop array from LG. The panels’ location makes them invisible from the ground.

The New American Remodel explores creative approaches to sustainable design

A smartsheet is akin to a Google Sheet on steroids. 

The larger the management team, the more latency there is in the network. Success depends  on the people, the systems they use, and how often they use them.

Many great project managers are unprepared to run a business

Combining cable rails and floating treads in place of flanking walls and risers creates the illusion of more space without the cost associated with changing a home’s footprint. 

Three innovative tips for remodelers looking for new ways to open up a space

Remodelers discussing punch lists

7 rules for creating zero punch-list remodeling jobs

It was too obvious to miss.

Time starved? Use these simple tricks to add precious hours to your week.

canary signs thought leaders pro remodeler

10 indicators that show remodelers current and future market conditions 

roofing installation model remodel

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

It’s easy to get lured in by the profit potential of larger jobs, but without the proper preparation and tools, that profit can quickly turn into a loss. 

Increasing the size and price point of your projects can improve your company’s revenue and reputation

huber engineered wood taping panel and pro remodeler

Taping panel seams on an integrated sheathing roof deck creates a tight, continuous water barrier to help prevent water intrusion during construction or if cladding is damaged in high-wind events.

Tips for easing the transition between traditional products and processes and newer, resilient options

CJC carl callsen burger boat room

During his time with the Burger Boat Company, Carl Callsen crafted all of the woodwork in this master stateroom of a luxury ship.

Carl Callsen comes from a family of carpenters, but he is different from his parents in one extremely important way

Carrying the right equipment can save you a lot of time and money. Here’s a list of what’s in my truck.

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