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CJC carl callsen burger boat room

During his time with the Burger Boat Company, Carl Callsen crafted all of the woodwork in this master stateroom of a luxury ship.

Carl Callsen comes from a family of carpenters, but he is different from his parents in one extremely important way

remodelers working when they're working and resting when they're off

Allowing employees to be 100% "off" when they're not at work helps ensure that they're bringing full effort to their jobs.

How to implement a process for productive work hours and quality time off

remodelers will be affected by voice search

Three SEO professionals weigh in on the impact of voice search on home improvement, remodeling, and the internet 

Use these tips to increase margins in 2019 

In an increasingly digital society, many contractors still require cash or check from their customers. But is that the best practice for your business?

Winemakers wait years for their creations to mature. Remodelers get more immediate feedback—every new project is like pulling the cork on a new vintage.

Experts from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University project remodeling spending to slow down but ultimately stay strong 

remodeling companies with strong sales cultures

Learn the signs of a positive sales environment

Customers can easily tarnish your reputation with a bad review. Avoid that by holding your company and its people accountable.

a kitchen designed by Danielle Burger

A clean, transitional look from Kitchen Vitality Design. Company owner Danielle Burger had to build her client list from the ground up after relocating her successful business. 

How one kitchen designer approached moving her renowned business to achieve success 

tips for digital interactions with remodeling and home improvement clients

Company guidelines will provide a starting point for communciation, but account for the unique client needs and wants to customize the experience. 

Digital communication options are boundless. Here’s how to use them while keeping a human touch. 

Know the rules that govern whether or not, and how, you can monitor the activities of those who work for you

We surveyed hundreds of design-build firms across nine of the country's most active remodeling markets, to finally answer the question: what is competitive pay? In Washington D.C., average pay for a carpenter is 12% too low to keep pace with cost of living.

We surveyed hundreds of design-build firms across nine of the country's most active remodeling markets, to finally answer the question: what is competitive pay? Remodelers in San Francisco are expecting to increase pay for field staff by approximately 4.5% over the next 12 months.

We surveyed hundreds of design-build firms across nine of the country's most active remodeling markets, to finally answer the question: what is competitive pay? In Philadelphia, education didn’t translate into higher wages.

We surveyed hundreds of design-build firms across nine of the country's most active remodeling markets, to finally answer the question: what is competitive pay? Production managers in New York represent the only title across all nine markets where every respondent had job-related education.

We surveyed hundreds of design-build firms across nine of the country's most active remodeling markets, to finally answer the question: what is competitive pay? Credentialed carpenters in Minneapolis earn a whopping 40.2% more than their counterparts.

We surveyed hundreds of design-build firms across nine of the country's most active remodeling markets, to finally answer the question: what is competitive pay? Salaries follow the career ladder in Dallas, although carpenters are paid about the same regardless of their experience.

We surveyed hundreds of design-build firms across nine of the country's most active remodeling markets, to finally answer the question: what is competitive pay? Chicago features some of the largest pay differences between employees with specialized job education and those without.

We surveyed nearly 1,000 remodeling firms across nine of the country's most active remodeling markets, to finally answer the question: what is competitive pay? Carpenters and lead carpenters with job-related education in Boston make about 15.5% and 12.5% more than their counterparts.

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