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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The intracies of deck building often elude homeowners. As the contractor, It's up to you to get them up to speed.
Many homeowners have no idea there are different ways to install replacement windows. Teaching them helps you, too.
Set yourself up for successful siding jobs by prepping customers from the start
As safety concerns drive ever more stringent deck codes, remodelers and builders find ways to ensure projects pass inspection
With fewer skilled subs in higher demand than ever, roofing contractors need to earn subs' loyalty
Window veterans reflect on the industry's long-term changes
Google updated its rules this spring to prohibit review gating, the practice of screening negative reviews to manipulate company ratings
How to turn the industry's negative reputation into your company's bottom-line results
Seasonality, cycle time, weather, and other variables make cash flow management a challenge for home improvement contractors
In an increasingly digital society, many contractors still require cash or check from their customers. But is that the best practice for your business?
Know the rules that govern whether or not, and how, you can monitor the activities of those who work for you
Apps promise to make connecting the customer to a lender a fast and easy part of the sales process
It's great to have lots of jobs in the pipeline, but only if you manage your future revenue stream properly
Statistics show that roofing is one of the most dangerous activities in construction. Yet many companies continue to ignore OSHA safety rules.
Estimating man-hours can be tricky on the tough or unique roofing jobs most companies will walk away from.
Recognizing potential leaders within your organization is key to its future growth.
The abundance of products available can confuse—or energize—potential clients
Use of subcontracted labor by roofing, siding, window, or deck contractors is an issue for many homeowners. It comes down to accountability.
Figure out what sets your company apart, and make sure your employees know it, too
Manufactured stone veneer provides instant curb appeal, but lack of installers and the increased cost and time involved are a challenge for siding contractors