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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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May 25, 2017

Once a job taken for granted, the window installer today is seen as key to the operation

May 24, 2017

Small businesses are hit more frequently by embezzlement, and often with more serious consequences

May 11, 2017

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.

April 27, 2017

How do you sell a homeowner something they’re not even sure they really want? Dress it up.

April 27, 2017

Creating a successful internship program for your company is all about creating a process, including managing it

April 10, 2017

The last step in your hiring process may prove to be the most crucial

March 24, 2017

Today’s shapes, materials, colors, and appliances have elevated the deck to a living room’s equal. How far can it go? 

March 22, 2017

What's causing a drop in sales? Here are the most likely causes

March 08, 2017

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.  

February 23, 2017

Gutters are often an afterthought for homeowners on roofing or siding projects

February 21, 2017

You can’t control how the prospect heard about your company, but you can control that first phone interaction

February 16, 2017

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? 

February 15, 2017

The goal of this software: collect all of the separate functions essential to home improvement sales in one application

February 10, 2017

You might not think your sales methodology is “hard sell,” but consumers may see it that way

January 26, 2017

With more and more manufacturers promising windows that last a lifetime, window replacement contractors are often choosing to follow suit

January 24, 2017

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

January 09, 2017

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

December 23, 2016

A contentious election year produces an unexpected result. Here’s what some contractors would like to see happen next.

December 20, 2016

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.

December 08, 2016

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.

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