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Webinar: Project and Trade Management Musts—The New American Remodel 2023

Access the webinar here to learn project and trade management lessons from The New American Remodel 2023

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Energy Audits: Remodeling Profit Center vs. Loss Leader

Energy audits are one of the popular cure-alls in the remodeling industry these days as firms look for new ways to capture business.
Some remodelers are opting to use them as a loss leader, while others are finding the audits a way to generate profit and drive more work.

Preparing Your Remodeling Company for Sale

Coming up with an exit strategy is never easy. What do you need to do to successfully sell your business? Professional Remodeler’s Jud Mostenbocker (who sold his own company to his son) talked to radio host and former remodeler Rosie Romero, who sold his firm in 2002 to a group of employees, and Chuck Solomon, who is preparing to sell his company.

5 simple tips for boosting client satisfaction

For every dissatisfied customer you create, you need two satisfied customers just to offset the negative talk.

Employee benefit programs that work

Providing good benefits is an important way to keep the best employees, but at the same time it can be an expensive thing to do, especially for small companies. Professional Remodeler’s Tom Swartz talked to remodelers Greg Antonioli and Amie Riggs about crafting benefits programs.

Pattern sheets: What?s old is new

Pattern sheets let remodelers and builders offer design details to ensure a quality outcome

Make your advertising accountable with ?pay for performance?

The whole premise of pay-for-performance advertising is that you actually know what parts of your advertising are working. Even better, you only pay for it if it delivers.

Managing the independent contractor crackdown

How remodelers can deal with the IRS's new focus on independent contractors

In the absence of adding resale value, customers need a new reason to trust their decision

Joaquin Erazo is senior vice president of marketing and public relations at Bethesda, Md.-based Case Design/Remodeling, a highly respected full-…

Window market banking on energy efficiency

Even with tax credits soon to expire, manufacturers expect market to stay strong

Reaching the female homeowner

Bridget Brennan, an expert on female consumer behavior, talks about how to sell to that important demographic

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