PR April 2003

August 16, 2010


I used to think the way to handle a business problem was to tough it out alone.

Industry pictures from Remodelers Executive Roundtables, Remodelors Council and Greater Cleveland NARI Home Improvement Show

Jack Hussey, owner of Jack's Custom Woodworking in Burlington, Mass., is no stranger to remodeling.

Liars always figure, and figures always lie. Heard that one before?

The classic television room has been transformed into a high-tech computerized space that looks nothing like the traditional family gathering place.

The new home sector has shown extraordinary strength as the national economy has meandered through the past three years.

When most of us started in this business, redwood, western cedar and pressure-treated pine were pretty much our only choices for deck boards.

This 90-year-old home in the Boston area called for a face lift.

This job would be so great if it weren't for the people.

Poorly installed synthetic stucco on homes constructed in the 1980s and '90s has created homeowner nightmares and substantial litigation.

Developing and maintaining relationships with trade contractors and suppliers is a daily fact of life for remodelers.

Bringing the subtle, classic interior of a Chicago home to a sleek, modern home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles presented a different kind of project for Steve Straughan

Alex Dean uses a stable of professional service partners to help run The Alexander Group, his eight-person, $1.7 million company.

When twin brothers Randy and Rick Ruzanski started their remodeling firm 12 years ago, one of the two of them or Randy's fiancée took care of all the paperwork.

Sometimes the best thing you can do for your business is to spend time cultivating your life outside of work.

Over the past 25 years as a builder, building inspector and lumber industry representative, I've inspected a great deal of framing all over the country.

The Internet, a proliferation of do-it-yourself shows on television and an abundance of home stores have created homeowners who are savvy in the ways of remodeling.

An investment in two digital cameras has provided Mark Scott, president of Mark IV Builders in Cabin John, Md., with a means to boost the company's productivity as well as its marketing savvy.

The Remodelers Foundation is a volunteer organization in Portland, Ore., dedicated to enabling the elderly and those with disabilities to stay in their homes.

Tom Poulin, CGR, owner of Poulin Design Remodeling Inc. in Albuquerque, N.M., saw his profits increase by 22% in one year.

In a time when the number of skilled laborers continues to decline, Chicago Women in Trades is working to train and educate an often overlooked and underrepresented source of trade workers.

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