Snapshot of a survey that'll help you understand your clients better

Working with more than one vendor has its advantages

If you insist that husband and wife have to be there, some homeowners will start to disconnect

Space clearing tools that Mina Fies uses at Synergy Design & Construction

How the daughter of a hippie truck driver teamed up with a guy who loves spreadsheets to change the remodeling experience 

Call center workers at desks

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Reborn Cabinets uses a clear, well-defined sales system, and its call center reaps the rewards

Once a job taken for granted, the window installer today is seen as key to the operation

Effective strategies for making the most of your time

Small businesses are hit more frequently by embezzlement, and often with more serious consequences

Homeadvisor acquires Angie's List

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There is big potential here for remodelers, so says HomeAdvisor

carpenters tool

The state is taking steps to combat the labor shortage

Five decidedly unexciting tips for a stronger financial return, better client experience, and less stress on your organization

Rising costs


Regular and sometimes steep increases in the cost of materials are a fact of life in residential construction. Too bad homeowners don’t know it.

If you’re not thinking about technology for your business now, you may soon be playing catch-up with customers

For older clients, bring in an occupational therapist who understands home modifications to act as a design consultant.

Adaptive home modifications for older clients can be a satisfying and profitable niche. But it’s not for everyone.

As with a hospital stay, even a good remodeling outcome can’t overcome a bad experience

Deckorators Deck Visualizer is a tool for professional remodelers

A range of updates and improvements add to the power of this 3-D visualizing app

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When making decisions, it's important to balance gut feelings with facts and figures

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Success habits like being on time don't require skill or practice, they just need the right mindset

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