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Growth in volume measures growth in transactions, but no one goes into business just to maximize transactions 

Michael and Sherry Waldorf were worn out before their remodeling even started, having bounced from architect to architect trying to obtain a complete and buildable plan. When Matt Plaskoff Construction took over, both the project and the Waldorfs were ...

The Waldorf job rained multiples -- four architects, two project managers, three dozen change orders and a set of twins. But remodeler Matt Plaskoff managed to weather the deluge and come out shining.

'I’ve never had a problem with cash flow,' says Matt Plaskoff. It’s easy to see why because MPC's accounting system leaves little chance for expenses to overtake revenue on jobs.

This fall’s annual meeting at Home Finishes Inc. in San Ramon, Calif., will bear a striking resemblance to the United Nations, figures Ned Seawell, CGR, vice president of business development.

It frustrates Ned Seawell and Tony Friday that so many ambitious, hard-working students turn their backs on construction as career.

To a dabble in spec remodeling, the real estate agent’s call last spring would have been tantalizing.

There’s no doubt that Mark Wade is an expert in his market, says Bill Asdal, and that John Fries does first-rate work.

Dan Bawden of Legal Eagle Contractors warned us to be wary of professional clients such as doctors, lawyers, etc. I could not disagree more.

Years ago, while writing about the building materials retail side of this industry, we interviewed remodelers to determine how they bought product and how retailers could better serve them.

Rebuilding an existing home is nothing new. Remodelers have been doing it room by room for some time now. But a Maryland-based company is taking the gut remodel a step further.

The 1999 Chrysalis Awards were presented in Atlanta this summer. The Chrysalis Awards recognize superior achievements in quality, craftsmanship and design.

The September/October issue of Metropolitan Home, a consumer magazine perused by owners of all types of homes, focuses on home renovation

There is something agreeable to our better nature in having a home that we can call our own.

Certified Graduate Remodelor (CGR) is an exclusive professional designation.

Successful remodeling firms across the county have adopted a bottom-up production management system to ensure high-quality, on-time, on-budget jobs

It’s not always going to be a slam dunk to close a home remodeling job, particularly in situations where a contractor quotes the cost of a home improvement project that’s a little too steep for a homeowner’s wallet.

John and Ann Smith review R.L. Connelly & Sons' work.

Cash flow analysis on a time and materials job

A snapshot of R.L. Connelly & Sons

The instant the Smiths bought their 1920 bungalow -- make that the instant they considered buying it -- they started remodeling it.

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