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This extrusion does double duty as both a hidden fastener and a deck drainage system

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 

These metal plates restore strength to joists that have encountered an overzealous plumber

These metal plates restore strength to joists that have encountered an overzealous plumber

Time-tested architectural elements in masonry buildings not only look good, but serve to channel water away from the walls

A hole saw and a scrap of drywall make for a strong, invisible patch

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. 

The New American Remodel is co-sponsored by Professional Remodeler and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The home will be open for tours during the International Builders’ Show in January 2018.

Transforming a 1930s Orlando home into a showcase of contemporary living

Lessons learned-man ponders equation on blackboard-Pixabay image

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

Image features the Easy Drain from Easy Sanitary Solutions

A more-is-less trend that's leading to much sleeker showers and sinks

TrimJoist

Open-web floor trusses are great for routing utilities, but having to custom order them can hold up a framing schedule. Enter TrimJoist. 

Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Blower

A lightweight, cordless blower that pushes air out at hurricane-force speeds

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

Image of commercial property with For Lease sign

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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

robot for remodeling

Remodeling is at low risk for losing jobs to robots and AI over the next 10 years ... but it is at risk

natural building materials

These innovative materials make use of stuff that would otherwise have been thrown away

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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