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newsouth window solutions sold to PGT Innovations

Dan Ochstein (left) and Earl Rahn opened NewSouth Windows in the middle of the recession and targeted one of the hardest-hit areas to start their company. "It was an opportunity," Rahn says. Today, NewSouth employs more than 165 people across the state. The windows for all locations are made in Tampa. 

Following a growing trend of acquisitions in home improvement, PGT innovations has effectively acquired NewSouth Window Solutions

opioid addiction is an occupational hazard when youre a remodeler

Why does our industry have such a serious opioid problem?

texas women in trades

Industry organization Texas Women in Trades connects tradeswomen to employers and each other, while educating future generations on construction and remodeling

The innovative, crisp designs of the remodels above (and below) garnered TimeLine Renovations recognition in Pro Remodeler’s Design Awards in 2013 and 2015.

Robi Kirsic, NARI National’s current president, has shown impressive drive in the remodeling industry time and again. So, what’s next?

the swiss cheese model in remodeling

When we learn from our mistakes, we avoid making the same mistake twice. When we learn from the mistakes of others, we avoid making a mistake in the first place.

We don’t question the problems, or if we do, we procrastinate making fixes

Ask yourself this series of questions to determine your business mindset

3 tips for making a successful move from salesperson to sales manager

To price a painting by the square foot reduces an act of imagination and skill to paint-by-numbers. Take-it-or-leave-it pricing does the same for remodeling.

Remodelers should forget every city ordinance that requires a certain exterior building material, because they no longer matter

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

I had no clear, codified personal mission statement to use as a north star

Top takeaways after more than 30 years in the business

Two thirds of consumers today find a company untrustworthy unless its website has some form of pricing transparency.

And 5 tips for embracing it in your own remodeling business

persuasion can be a bad strategy for sales in remodeling

Focusing too much on persuasion can lead you to miss telltale signs that a prospect is not right for your business.

When it comes to remodeling, which tactic is more effective? 

remodelers can tap realtors for leads

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

women tend to spend more long-term than men for remodeling projects

Forty-three percent of women consider themselves the “sole decision-maker.”

And two other interesting remodeling facts from HomeAdvisor’s latest report

the shape of a room can affect price in remodeling

Unit pricing is an invaluable tool for fast, accurate estimating. But counting units is not the same as estimating. Make sure your estimator knows the difference.

storms are increasing in number and severity and remodelers are noticing

The frequency and intensity of severe weather events continue to increase in the U.S. How are remodelers responding?

blockchain could change remodeling with smart contracts

The contract of the future could be a blockchain-verified digital document with embedded, executable code 

Video posters should start paying extra close attention to these three ranking factors

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