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Business — Home Improvement

Three important takeaways from HomeAdvisor's 2020 State of Home Spending report

joe altieri hugging his Shark Tank investor Lorie Greiner

How a salesman became an inventor who became a business owner that ended up on Shark Tank (and not by application but by request) 

Remodeling Mastery Mark Richardson

One-on-one meetings remain top priorities whether or not there’s a pandemic. 

The money effect

Private equity firms are investing in home improvement companies. Here's how that will affect the industry.

KBIS and IBS remove the in-person portion of their show, leaving it all virtual

After long deliberations, NKBA and NAHB have decided that Design & Construction Week 2021 will be an all-virtual event.

Private Equity

Managing Editor James F. McClister gives his take on how private equity may change the home improvement industry

remodeling mastery forum with kermit baker, vince nardo, tony mancini, mark richardson, nima oftadeh, kathleen vamos, chris marentis, dean curtis

Eight industry and subject-matter experts, including moderator Mark Richardson, talk how the remodeling and home improvement industries are fairing in our curent environment, and what the future may hold as we move forward

remodeling playbook to get you through the unknown

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Three plays every remodeler should keep in their playbooks 

roofing and other home improvement verticals have been resilient during covid-19

A new report gives specialty contractors something to be optimistic about

Zoom call with coworkers

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The company connected with wellness programs, employee-hosted cooking webinars, and a talent show with cash prizes 

Assuring customers that they had a safety plan during the virus’ spread kept replacement contractors in business.

covid-19 has set a new normal for the world, and remodeling

Three unexpected things I've found during COVID-19 quarantine 

Remodeler siding

Data from The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute details the imapcts of the coronavirus pandemic on home improvement contractors

inside sales reps can be trained into rockstars

Expert in remodeling sales Angie Buchinger recounts how she found her top inside sales rep

covid-19 is affecting remodelers

BJ Werzyn, whose company operates in several states, explains how he was able to protect his business in the early days of COVID-19 in the US, and how his executives are using Facebook to stay engaged with worried employees

covid-19 is affecting remodelers

Veteran remodeler Vince Nardo shares budjet and staff adjustments his company's had to make 

See how Consultant and Marketing Director Megan McGuire is responding to the novel coronavirus

Recent consumer research by Synchrony reveals that people are streamlining their product purchasing patterns. Are you curious about what the data reveals regarding what consumers are looking for to help make their buying decision more quickly? What does this mean for the home improvement contractor?

homeshow can be tough for exterior replacement remodelers

Homeshows are exhausting, exciting chances to capture leads, and seal deals—but only if you survive. Follow these tips for making the most of the opportunity. 

thompson creek windows employees with Mary Walter

Mary Walter, a local radio on-air personality (center) visits the Thompson Creek factory.

Radio is a great way to reach an older demographic. Here’s what you need to know. 

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