Sal Alfano is executive editor for Professional Remodeler. firstname.lastname@example.org, 202.365.9070
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The do-it-for-me generation values a business model that’s different from the way remodelers have always done it
Selling has never been easy, but it’s far harder today than it was even a few years ago
Next time you're reluctant to ask a prospect about budget, remember: It isn’t just about you
Your Sunday Box holds that which you once considered essential but have now managed to live without
As with a hospital stay, even a good remodeling outcome can’t overcome a bad experience
Have remodeling pundits—me included—been too dogmatic when discussing the dos and don’ts of how to be a professional remodeler?
The trend toward more frequent, more subjective employee appraisals begs the question: What should you be measuring?
A cantilever over glass drawers creates a dramatic floating effect in this stone countertop. Here’s how it’s done.
Like the weather, everyone complains about the labor shortage, but no one does anything about it—until now
Why a culture of trust and information sharing trumps one of competition driven by me-first motives
Instead of worrying about external changes, focus on making internal changes that you can control
This work of functional art was a collaboration involving an imaginative design team, a well-organized remodeler, and a master stonemason
The star-based incentive program used by Tundraland for its craftsmen engages employees and customers
With the Go Figure app and a laser measurer, you can make a proposal using an iPad touch screen and a few photos
It’s our fault that working with both your back and your brain is revered in athletes but disparaged in tradesmen
For books it was Amazon; for music, iTunes; for taxi services, Uber. Whatever will disrupt the remodeling industry is probably already underway.
Homeowners need a certified technician to work on their cars, but they can hire just about anybody to remodel their homes. Why is that and what can we do about it?
A step-by-step guide for the right way to make kickout flashing from a piece of step flashing
While building a business, you're also building a life. Years from now when you look back on both, will the scales be balanced?
Who knows how the next year will play out, but these four issues are likely to affect most remodelers in 2016