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PR February 2013

February 15, 2013

11 ways to get referrals | Virtual showrooms | Exterior product trends


Our PRIME advisory panel includes the remodeling industry’s top companies is, “How do you manage conflict among your employees?”

HomerWood has carefully selected 54 premium visuals in a range of beautiful colors, styles, textures, and surface treatments to fit residential interiors.

BioFelt is an innovative, PVC-free tile backing system composed of 82 percent pre- and post-consumer content.

Perennial Wood decking and flooring is real wood made to endure.

This new collection includes two long-lasting colors, Brown Oak and Silver Maple.

Low-maintenance Restoration Millwork cellular PVC column wraps simply slide around existing posts and one side swings closed, sealing shut with PVC adhesive on two corners for a quick, accurate insulation.

Zip-UP Ceiling provides a quick, easy way to finish ceilings in basements and other residential spaces with open ceilings, while saving headroom and maintaining accessibility to overhead plumbing and wiring.

This new collection of decorative screens showcases popular Gothic patterns carved into wood panels encased in solid hardwood frames.

The Trim-Tex Shower Bead is designed to quickly and easily finish drywall terminating at shower/bath enclosures.

Low-flow mandates not restricting manufacturers from offering high-tech, custom shower options.

Native Trails has expanded the range of its hand-hammered products with the Milano and Divinity mirrors.

Complying with accessibility standards for children and adults, the Murro lavatory sink is a universal design product with barrier-free operation and includes EverClean antimicrobial surface for easier maintenance.

Magic Corner II is a pullout cabinet storage unit designed for use with hinged doors.

The new two-piece wall-outlet Riose toilet is the perfect choice where a bottom outlet is not readily available.

Due to the number and variety of cooking appliances today, multiple cooking stations can be designed within one kitchen. Depending on a client’s habits, preferences, and needs, a surface cooking center, an oven center or centers, a microwave and/or speed cooking center, and space for smaller cooking appliances may need to be incorporated into the design.

Remodeler turns a 60-year-old home into a modern, energy-efficient masterpiece.

Elegant indoor and outdoor living for year-round entertaining in New Mexico.

Increased curb appeal, energy efficiency, and low maintenance lead attributes of increasing number of exterior remodeling projects.

Effective strategies to increase your company’s bottom line.

Creating a “virtual showroom” for the design and development process can help your remodeling firm lower costs, increase efficiency, and improve client satisfaction.

The mere thought of turning down a job may seem out of the question. However, some remodelers turn down a job because they know it’s the best decision for their business. Professional Remodeler’s Tom Swartz talked to Paul Eldrenkamp and Ben Morey about turning down a job.

Our first hurdles were the insulation listings and specs submitted by the architect to the planners. With the help of our cellulose manufacturer, we were able to locate listings that would satisfy every wall assembly except the floors.

Last month I started sharing some of the lessons I learned from the last 25 years of owning a remodeling business. Here is the continuation of what I have learned from others regarding building a company and working with people.

Confidence can affect individuals, markets, and an entire country. Confidence allows us to focus on the future rather than just the here and now.

Robust spending on home improvement in the second half of 2012 suggests the remodeling recovery is already underway, and annual homeowner improvement spending should see accelerating double-digit growth through the third quarter of 2013, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA).

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) announced the election of its 2013 executive board, which will preside over the trade group’s 50th anniversary this year.

“Remodelers are indicating major growth in the future, with many saying that clients are feeling more stable in their financial future and their employment situations; therefore, they are spending more freely on remodeling needs,” says Tom O’Grady, CR, CKBR, chairman of NARI’s Strategic Planning & Research Committee and president of O’Grady Builders, based in Drexel Hill, Pa.

To a remodeling contractor, saying “no” to a potential client could possibly be the best decision you make for your company.

This collection of hardwood flooring honors the look of reclaimed timbers found in dismantled antique structures.

The Jacquard Collection includes Damask Modern and Baroque Motif, both patterns that embrace old world design but with a new look in a large-format porcelain tile.

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