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Use these guidelines to change your approach to work 

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One of the top stories for 2017 was architect Doug Walter's article on evidence-based kitchen-lighting design. (Photo: Pexels)

Dormers, kitchen and bath lighting, and roofing warranties were among the topics most sought after this past year

Succession planning and passing the “bus test” ought to be a priority for every remodeling company owner

Ads list what they want in a candidate, but nothing about what they offer

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Two updates to the popular social media platforms that every home improvement business owner should know about

The season of giving may be a good time to evaluate how charitable contributions figure into your company’s business model

Product selection is taking longer and longer. Here’s how to guide the process.

Design meetings that involve every employee generate better results and a deeper understanding of the project

Are surveyor’s drawings entitled to the same protections as an architect’s blueprints? That depends.

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A tale of two young entrepreneurs 

For a company that sells $5 million or more, someone besides the owner should be managing the salesforce. Here’s what to consider when hiring a sales manager.

A well-run remodeling company needs to be good at marketing 

Brian Elias, who sold his business 1-800-Hansons

A look at the strategies that went into the sale of 1-800-Hansons

example of specifications for a remodeling project by Otagawa-Anschel Design+Build

In some cases, specs are separate documents detailing product choices and installation practices. In other instances, the remodeler will put as much product info as will fit on the blueprints. This example is from Otogawa-Anschel Design+Build, in Minneapolis. 

Project specification documents have a big impact on a remodeler’s profit. Follow these guidelines to make sure they’re detailed, clear, and accurate. 

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Social media, a tight job market, and advancing technology give remodelers cause to rethink their companies’ adaptability

Kira Obermeier and Ariel Darmoni of 123 Remodeling in Chicago discuss a project 

Until we rehabilitate our industry’s sexist reputation, it will be hard to attract women to our vocation

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A big-ticket multi-family project can look super-tempting, but many siding contractors would rather not bid it

Tolerating or ignoring sexual harassment could toxify your workplace and set you up for a lawsuit

The city of Austin

Austin, Texas, fights to keep its citizens in place and well-housed

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An idea that went from crazy to genious in 16 games

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