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Use these guidelines to change your approach to work 

Moving from scarcity to specificity

The most successful remodeling companies today have changed how they look at sales and production

Trim-Tex Rigid Jumbo Corner Bead

These vinyl beads come with a handy modification that makes them perfect for remodeling jobs

Tests for permeability measure vapor diffusion through a material with 50 percent RH air on one side and either a desiccant (“dry cup test”) or liquid water (“wet cup test)” on the other.

Understanding how water vapor interacts with building materials is critical to avoiding moisture problems in building assemblies

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For fast, accurate installation, organize and cut trim pieces by window size, then preassemble into frames in the shop

Solid growth happens after you take a hard look at your company’s strengths and weaknesses

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What they want from a company and a sales job is different from what those of similar age in the past were looking for

Photo courtesy Jeffrey A. Davis, Davis Photograph

This inspiring modernization of an 80-year-old historical structure holds lessons any remodeler can put to work

Four pillars of one company's proven hiring process

Hiring a recruiter

Hiring a professional recruiting firm can help remodelers find qualified workers. Here's what you need to know. 

How deck builders weigh potential liability against the needs of budget-conscious homeowners who just want a repair

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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

Mapei ultraflex tile

A mortar that solved all the problems large-format tiles caused 

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

Railings provide safety but also define the overall look of a deck. Contractor views differ on what works, what doesn’t, and who decides.

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

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