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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Once a job taken for granted, the window installer today is seen as key to the operation
Small businesses are hit more frequently by embezzlement, and often with more serious consequences
Regular and sometimes steep increases in the cost of materials are a fact of life in residential construction. Too bad homeowners don’t know it.
How do you sell a homeowner something they’re not even sure they really want? Dress it up.
Creating a successful internship program for your company is all about creating a process, including managing it
The last step in your hiring process may prove to be the most crucial
Today’s shapes, materials, colors, and appliances have elevated the deck to a living room’s equal. How far can it go?
What's causing a drop in sales? Here are the most likely causes
Some economists suggest the U.S. is overdue for a downturn. Here are key steps to take to prepare your company in case they’re right.
Gutters are often an afterthought for homeowners on roofing or siding projects
You can’t control how the prospect heard about your company, but you can control that first phone interaction
Buying a car used to involve haggling with a salesperson on the dealership lot. Now most car dealers have an online sales department. Is home improvement next?
The goal of this software: collect all of the separate functions essential to home improvement sales in one application
You might not think your sales methodology is “hard sell,” but consumers may see it that way
With more and more manufacturers promising windows that last a lifetime, window replacement contractors are often choosing to follow suit
The effect of announced plans to change or eliminate the Affordable Care Act, scale back taxes, and rein in OSHA enforcement will likely not be seen right away
Determining what kind of help you need, and when, can not only see your business through a crisis, it can help provide a basis for stable growth
A contentious election year produces an unexpected result. Here’s what some contractors would like to see happen next.
Until recently, employees who left a company were considered disloyal and were often prohibited from being rehired. But today re-hires happen often enough to have a name—Boomerang employees.
You finished that replacement job two weeks ago and collected the final check. Today a letter from the bank arrives: you've got a bounced check.