Rules for remodelers when installing flexbile ductwork

Using flexible ducts saves time, but careless installation can cause performance-related problems that are hard to find and even harder to fix after the drywall goes up

A dustless solution that doesn’t sacrifice speed or accuracy

A dustless solution that doesn’t sacrifice speed or accuracy

This extrusion does double duty as both a hidden fastener and a deck drainage system

For a company that sells $5 million or more, someone besides the owner should be managing the salesforce. Here’s what to consider when hiring a sales manager.

A well-run remodeling company needs to be good at marketing 

These metal plates restore strength to joists that have encountered an overzealous plumber

These metal plates restore strength to joists that have encountered an overzealous plumber

Time-tested architectural elements in masonry buildings not only look good, but serve to channel water away from the walls

A hole saw and a scrap of drywall make for a strong, invisible patch

Brian Elias, who sold his business 1-800-Hansons

A look at the strategies that went into the sale of 1-800-Hansons

example of specifications for a remodeling project by Otagawa-Anschel Design+Build

In some cases, specs are separate documents detailing product choices and installation practices. In other instances, the remodeler will put as much product info as will fit on the blueprints. This example is from Otogawa-Anschel Design+Build, in Minneapolis. 

Project specification documents have a big impact on a remodeler’s profit. Follow these guidelines to make sure they’re detailed, clear, and accurate. 

The New American Remodel is co-sponsored by Professional Remodeler and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The home will be open for tours during the International Builders’ Show in January 2018.

Transforming a 1930s Orlando home into a showcase of contemporary living

Lessons learned-man ponders equation on blackboard-Pixabay image

Social media, a tight job market, and advancing technology give remodelers cause to rethink their companies’ adaptability

In this bathroom for a master suite addition to a Tudor-style home, most of the daylight comes from two north-facing skylights.

Part of a master suite addition to a Tudor-style home in Denver, most of the daylight comes from two north-facing skylights. A monochromatic palette of light colors was chosen, with a contrasting dark stain used for “his” vanity to make it feel more masculine. Interior designer: Kristi Dinner, KD Design; general contractor: Coggeshall Construction

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