In 2007, DreamMaker Ogden won Franchise of the Year for their concerted effort to help veterans and seniors with special needs remodel their kitchens and baths. Nate Coombs (middle) was in a sales role at the time, where he worked under his father and learned firsthand how a tanking economy can disrupt the remodeling industry.
Four DreamMaker remodelers share what they learned from surviving the recession
Seasonality, cycle time, weather, and other variables make cash flow management a challenge for home improvement contractors
800,000 homeowners have a new incentive to spend on home improvement
Every time I go to a trade show I hope it’s different. It is, but it’s also the same.
Even in cases where a product has been around, the marketing has changed.
Say "hello" to the first non-human drywaller
How to implement a process for productive work hours and quality time off
Three SEO professionals weigh in on the impact of voice search on home improvement, remodeling, and the internet
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
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.
How one kitchen designer approached moving her renowned business to achieve success
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.