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A trim system that solves one of PVC’s main challenges

When it comes to selling, home improvement is a retail business, with one important difference

Delta faucet with Touch20 Technology

It may look straightforward, but tremendous research went into creating this faucet

Write stuff down if youre a remodeler

A clear org chart and job descriptions will streamline operations and align expectations—just make sure you provide enough detail.

An interior chase on an exterior wall is an often-overlooked source of major air leaks

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Some of the most successful companies in home improvement are partnerships, but not every partnership is destined for success. (Photo: Pixabay)

Business partnerships in the home improvement industry can be golden—provided you take the necessary steps

pair of salvaged corbels inspires trim design

A pair of salvaged corbels inspires the trim design for a replacement entry door

four remodelers thoughts on transparency in pricing in the home improvement industry

Four remodeling industry veterans’ thoughts on transparency

Regularly contacting past clients is a sure way to increase leads and close more sales

Home Advisor

From a commercial as part of the "Just Ask Home Advisor" marketing campaign, which challenges the friends-and-family referral concept. 

A $500 million merger aimed at stomping out the relevance of friends and family referrals

prequalifying prospects

The prequalifying conversation is essential to prevent remodelers from wasting valuable time

For the first part of our two-part story, we focus on energy efficiency and practical solutions to everyday construction challenges 

beach house shake

Randy Burton is picky about exterior products, but he likes this cedar-look polypropylene shake

Combine a point laser and a rotary laser, throw in a range of handy features, and you get this Makita product

For the very young, the very old, and the injured of any age, most homes are an accident waiting to happen

A series of powerful weather events creates plenty of exterior repair work. But insurance work can easily find you in over your head.

Sure, an informal agreement with minimal documentation is easy, but it could cost you time, money, and referrals

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