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Tracking Metrics

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There are certain metrics that every remodeler should be tracking in order to see how their business is performing, and how the numbers compare to other successful companies.
 

how to address the labor shortage with subcontractor loyalty

Abby Binder, owner of Abby Window & Exteriors, gives her take on the labor shortage and how to keep subcontractors loyal. 

Pantone Color of the Year Ultimate Gray and Illuminating

Why Pantone selected two colors instead of one for Color of the Year, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. 

Diffuse by Nesite

Radiant flooring with cement-free installation

Owens Corning beauty shot

A shingle that exudes warmth  by Owens Corning

MagikFlame Fireplace Insert

A new kind of electric fireplace with realistic special effects

laying large format tiles

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When large tiles break, the substrate usually gets the blame. But often the real culprit is using the wrong technique to trowel the mortar.

Marketsharp

One pro shares her favorite CRM that everyone on her team uses for contracts, scheduling, and more. 

Mycelium fibers that will be the future of building materials

These fine white filaments are mycelium—basically mushroom roots. It is the means by which fungus stays connected and nuorished, but researchers have also discovered it may be a means to disrupt the building materials market. Insulation, door cores, flooring, cladding, light fixtures, furniture—mycelium is a cheap, durable, and easy to manufacture alternative to all and more. 

With price spikes and shortages of traditional building materials, it may be time to start considering non-traditional ones

Breezy

One pro's favorite platform fosters collaboration and team investment in the hiring process. 

wood kitchen with blue accents

By Magryt | Adobe Stock

Pandemic has homeowners gravitating toward warm tones and materials

The New American Remodel Lakeshore Levels

This year’s New American Remodel exemplifies creative problem-solving 

Dreamstyle Remodeling door install

Dreamstyle Remodeling modernizes an iconic Mossman-Gladden house in the 2020 Model ReModel.

Financing options in remodeling

Remodelers often shy away from offering financing right off the bat, but doing so can generate new leads.

homeadvisor state of spending on pro remodeler millennials spend most

Three important takeaways from HomeAdvisor's 2020 State of Home Spending report

Pelican Industrial 14 QT Cooler

Plus, other ways to keep your phone safe from a job site's extreme weather

transparency in remodeling cost breakdown

How transparent do you need to be when estimating remodeling jobs? Some say totally, some not so much.

Rapid remodeling product showcase

In light of the IBSx announcement, Managing Editor James McClister reviews four remodeling products that manufacturers sent to him.

Modernize webinar with pro remodeler managing editor james mcclister on weathering the off season

Exterior projects are the most popular option heading into the winter season, but 10% of homeowners are still planning interior projects (with 17% planning both exterior and interior)

What are homeowners planning for this off-season and how can remodelers capitalize on it? 

Glenn forstner bathroom curbless shower

From an ocean oasis to a transitional beauty, these curbless showers will inspire you to step up your bathroom remodeling game. 

joe altieri hugging his Shark Tank investor Lorie Greiner

How a salesman became an inventor who became a business owner that ended up on Shark Tank (and not by application but by request) 

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