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nari delchester and omaha split from nari national to become professional remodeling organizations

NARI chapters Omaha and DelChester terminate chapter agreements and reform as Professional Remodeling Orgnaization Nebraska-Iowa and Delaware Valley, respectively

Video interviews help business owners learn how customers find them

Keep up with Google updates and employ innovative strategies to stay ahead of the curve.

remodelers can take prep courses through NARI before their certification exams

Three courses are set to start in February, two in March 

homeowners can find financing options through their remodeling home improvement contractors

Modernize survey reveals how homeowners are planning to pay for their remodeling projects 

how to address the labor shortage with subcontractor loyalty

Abby Binder, owner of Abby Window & Exteriors, gives her take on the labor shortage and how to keep subcontractors loyal. 

Mycelium fibers that will be the future of building materials

These fine white filaments are mycelium—basically mushroom roots. It is the means by which fungus stays connected and nuorished, but researchers have also discovered it may be a means to disrupt the building materials market. Insulation, door cores, flooring, cladding, light fixtures, furniture—mycelium is a cheap, durable, and easy to manufacture alternative to all and more. 

With price spikes and shortages of traditional building materials, it may be time to start considering non-traditional ones

women-owned businesses in remodeling

From left to right: Ashley Wainscott, founder of Simply Sold, Anna Karp, co-founder of Bolster, and Michelle Lamb, founder of Better Home Texas

Though women make up a small percentage of business owners in the industry, their use of innovative leadership styles and technology may reshape the industry. 

Financing options in remodeling

Remodelers often shy away from offering financing right off the bat, but doing so can generate new leads.

Criner Remodeling

Robert Criner and his son, Paul.

See what one remodeler learned as he prepared to pass his business to his son.

homeadvisor state of spending on pro remodeler millennials spend most

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

transparency in remodeling cost breakdown

How transparent do you need to be when estimating remodeling jobs? Some say totally, some not so much.

Modernize webinar with pro remodeler managing editor james mcclister on weathering the off season

Exterior projects are the most popular option heading into the winter season, but 10% of homeowners are still planning interior projects (with 17% planning both exterior and interior)

What are homeowners planning for this off-season and how can remodelers capitalize on it? 

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) 

IBS has gone virtual for 2021 and registration is now live

Already registered for the in-person event? Here's what you need to know.

Free is for Bottom Feeders

Remodeler Michael Anschel explains how leaning on discounts reduces a remodelers value.

How to Make a DIY Teleprompter

How one remodeler built a simple teleprompter for his own video production

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A good team starts with great coaching

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.

Sales Tactics

How to give remodeling clients what they need, instead of what they want

NKBA innovative showroom winner 2020

2020 Innovative Showroom Award winner JennAir Experience

NKBA's annual Innovative Showroom Awards (because of the pandemic) are expected to be particularly interesting this year 

cabinet hardware is a popular remodeling project in down times

Mary Kathryn Reese and Jennifer Sherrill of Kitchen Design Concepts talk about remodeling trends business owners need to take note of now.

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