forty under 40 professional remodeler

We surveyed our Forty Under 40 winners and found that while totally different, they’re a lot alike.

Over the past few months, Amazon made a bold move in the home services space

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

Large walk in showers are popular in remodeling

2017's No. 1 feature was No. 4 in 2016

joint center for housing studies data

Data selections provided by researchers from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies give new insight into a changing industry 

The remodeling market is strong, but are you ready to take advantage of it? Take this simple fitness test to see if you’re properly positioned for growth. 

Keep It Simple: People are motivated by clearly defined pay structures. If your percentages need to change based on volume or tiers, keep the tiers to a minimum and inform salespeople how they are doing on a monthly basis. 

Rather than searching for a one-size-fits-all pay plan, use big-picture tactics to keep teams motivated

finding the right remodeling sales person

It’s great to have sales experience, but rounding it out with production experience makes a big difference. Show your sales team the effort it takes to solve differences between design and execution to help them anticipate and address problems earlier. 

Let go of hiring the perfect candidate. Instead, hire potential and train to perfection.

A new book by an industry author helps contractors with time management

consider these questions before purchasing digital solutions for your company

Even today, many smaller companies don’t take advantage of software solutions. A study from Fit Small Business revealed that no single type of software category had a full 50 percent usage rate. The highest ranked—accounting-based programs—was at 49.8 percent. The most common reason given for not purchasing the software was cost, yet the efficiency gained by using the right tools will pay back the initial investment many times over.

Consider these questions before purchasing digital solutions for your company

remodeling installing home run-proof windows from Pella

In removing the original windows, workers exposed evidence of substandard installation. The steel lintels had been wrapped with an aluminum siding-type trim coil and caulked to the masonry, which was trapping moisture in the wall cavity. Crews had to remove the work to build a new drainage system.  

Windows specially tested against the brutal force of a professionally hit home run ball

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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