Business — Home Improvement

metal roofing in remodeling is becoming a huge trend

Homeowners are choosing longevity over price when they replace their roofs with steel, aluminum, or copper tiles and panels

Florida Home Improvement Associates chooses Texas remodeler Statewide Remodeling to start its national expansion

remodelers can tap realtors for leads

How joining an association became a central part our lead gen strategy (especially for our handyman services)

An affordable, targeted marketing campaign in minutes

window installation

Many homeowners have no idea there are different ways to install replacement windows. Teaching them helps you, too. 

outdoor living spaces are becoming increasingly popular in remodeling

Remodeler Larry Rych, president of Imperial Kitchens and Baths, has embraced the outdoor living trend, remodeling the backyard of his own Chicago home. In this image, to avoid visual clutter, Rych selected L-shaped cedar benches to pull double duty as comfortable seating and hidden storage space.

Four big takeaways every remodeler needs to know

Remodelers discussing punch lists

7 rules for creating zero punch-list remodeling jobs

Figure out what sets your company apart and make sure your employees know it, too 

Figure out what sets your company apart, and make sure your employees know it, too 

noncompete agreement

As more employers make use of noncompetes, courts find that these restrictive agreements are going beyond the bounds of original intent

Roofer with harness on rooftop

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

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Some of the most successful companies in home improvement are partnerships, but not every partnership is destined for success. (Photo: Pixabay)

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

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

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

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

Seated man with with 6 arms each juggling a different task

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

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

Wallet squeezed in a C-clamp

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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.  

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

Online remodeling sales are gaining traction with consumers

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? 

Donald Trump

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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

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