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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 coryjim@earthlink.net.

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December 07, 2017

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.

November 23, 2017

A big-ticket multi-family project can look super-tempting, but many siding contractors would rather not bid it

November 23, 2017

Tolerating or ignoring sexual harassment could toxify your workplace and set you up for a lawsuit

November 09, 2017

Homeowners are often shocked to discover that the roofing company that installed their new roof or repaired their old one is out of business

October 27, 2017

Contractor attitudes toward the social media giant vary from enthusiastic to dismissive

October 27, 2017

When it comes to selling windows, some companies believe something is better than nothing

October 10, 2017

Business partnerships in the home improvement industry can be golden—provided you take the necessary steps

September 27, 2017

A series of powerful weather events creates plenty of exterior repair work. But insurance work can easily find you in over your head.

September 27, 2017

Sure, an informal agreement with minimal documentation is easy, but it could cost you time, money, and referrals

September 14, 2017

Suspect substance abuse? Unless you have a policy in place, your choice in how to respond is to either tolerate it or fire the employee

August 24, 2017

The best siding companies make proper installation a calling card and point of differentiation

August 21, 2017

Many business owners think that an office manager should be the last person you hire as your company grows. Those with experience say otherwise.

August 04, 2017

The quality of your employment records may be the thing that fends off an expensive defense in court

July 27, 2017

Deck builders balance potential liability against the budget-conscious homeowner’s desire for just a repair

July 27, 2017

Be proactive and put a person-to-person process in place

July 13, 2017

The benefits of hiring someone with a criminal record can outweigh the risks 

June 22, 2017

Small-business burnout is common, and the contracting business is especially vulnerable

June 21, 2017

For some roofing companies, 'customer for life' starts with a timely repair

June 16, 2017

Medical treatment and lost wages ... When someone working on a roof falls and is injured, there's a price to pay

May 31, 2017

The term ‘warranty’ may be used quite a bit in a roofing sale, but do homeowners actually understand what’s meant by it?

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