PR December 2008

August 16, 2010

Features

In this year's Best of the Best Design Award entries, the majority of projects featured at least some form of green building practices and products.

Professional Remodelers' overall winner of the Best of the Best Design Awards was a Historic Restoration project by Gardner/Fox Associates of Bryn Mawr, Pa.

Reuse is one of the most important tenets of green remodeling. With that in mind, this reclaimed barn turned retreat seems the very embodiment of green.

Remodeling a 60s waterfront home with good bones.

Lewis Aquatech created an incredible outdoor space and enhanced a stunning view of the Potomac River.

Magee Construction Co.'s biggest challenges in expanding a historic home was making sure the new addition blends with the existing exterior.

Janice Donald has been remodeling other people's homes as the owner of Eren Design and Remodel. She wanted to improve the kitchen in her 1955 ranch home but had never gotten around to it. This was her opportunity.

The clients for this master suite remodel by Lee Kimball were frequent travelers and wanted to recreate the spa-like feel they had encountered in the luxury hotels and resorts they frequent.

Creative Contracting was hired to transform this 1950s-style theater to a modern venue for live performances. The owner wanted to update the theater's lobby while at the same time preserving the historic character of the building, parts that dated back to the stables originally built on the site in 1894.

It was 25 years ago that Scott Mosby bought a $1,300 workers’ comp credit from his father, effectively taking over the two-man family construction business.

Gayler Construction of Danville, Calif. had heard about programs where homeowners had banded together to negotiate reduced prices from solar providers and thought that would be a good fit for their local community.

Product previews for the remodeling industry

Before the end of the year, write a disciplined and actioinable marketing plan for your remodeling firm

A business coach can help your remodeling business and personal life run more smoothly.

Remodeling expenditures are down more than 10 percent, and most remodelers are struggling to maintain sales volumes and margins. Survival has become a major issue for many companies.

Remodelers need to think through all changes in overhead and staffing to survive the worst case, it will force you to deal with your fear and your budget.

Predictions by both the Joint Center for Housing Studies Remodeling Futures Program and NAHB are for another year of decreasing revenue, but national forecasts have little bearing on the course you should map out for your business.

All designers and architects know that style and substance are not mutually exclusive, but in the specific realm of green design, the focus for most remodeling firms is on the building science component of green.

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