Senior Contributing Editor

Philadelphia-based writer Jim Cory is a senior contributing editor to Professional Remodeler who specializes in covering the remodeling and home improvement industry. Reach him at

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September 12, 2018

Statistics show that roofing is one of the most dangerous activities in construction. Yet many companies continue to ignore OSHA safety rules.

August 23, 2018

Estimating man-hours can be tricky on the tough or unique roofing jobs most companies will walk away from.

August 08, 2018

Recognizing potential leaders within your organization is key to its future growth. 

July 25, 2018

The abundance of products available can confuse—or energize—potential clients

July 23, 2018

Use of subcontracted labor by roofing, siding, window, or deck contractors is an issue for many homeowners. It comes down to accountability.

July 10, 2018

Figure out what sets your company apart, and make sure your employees know it, too 

June 28, 2018

Manufactured stone veneer provides instant curb appeal, but lack of installers and the increased cost and time involved are a challenge for siding contractors

June 26, 2018

Outsourcing your hiring efforts puts recruiting in the hands of specialists

June 13, 2018

Strategies that enable employees to enjoy a better work-life balance are becoming more popular. But can a home improvement company adopt them?

May 31, 2018

When it comes to selling windows, something may be better than nothing

May 23, 2018

Panic ensues when something goes wrong with the garage door

May 22, 2018

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

May 10, 2018

Many things make the difference, including curbing the urge to talk

April 26, 2018

The need to replace a roof early can come from weather, subpar installation, or product failure

April 24, 2018

You can argue about whether or not it’s ethical, but employee poaching is going to happen. So what can you do about it?

April 12, 2018

Successfully managing people involves acquiring a cluster of skills. These can be learned.

March 22, 2018

A full-time marketer skilled in lead generation methods can drive big growth. Finding that person might not be easy.

March 08, 2018

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

February 23, 2018

He found out that asking for the sale was a lot easier when it followed all the other steps in the selling system.

February 23, 2018

Service issues are a touchy but inevitable part of the window replacement business.

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