PR January 2011

January 03, 2011


Blanco's Solon Compost Systems collects up to 192 ounces of organic waste below the counter in seamless, elegant style suited for any decor.

Design expert offers advice on what you need to know about today's shower options

When someone makes a purchase, it has to have value to them and that value is based on what they are willing to pay for it.

NAHB has launched a newly-designed consumer-oriented website,, to provide up-to-date information on the threat to the mortgage interest deduction. The site contains fact sheets, frequently asked questions, statistics, and other information to allow consumers to stay informed as debate on the mortgage interest deduction moves forward.

Marvin Windows and Doors offers an even more energy-efficient option for several of its window and door collections with Tripane with Krypton, which involves filling insulated glass units with a blend of three gases: krypton, argon, and air.

Kolbe has expanded its selection of interior wood species with an engineered, laminated veneer bamboo (LVB) product.

No longer thought of as substitutes, replacement windows are growing in performance, features and style

Selling the right way is all about delivering what the customer needs in the exterior/replacement business

While the devil is in the details, for the Leitzel home remodel, so is the joy. Ceylon and Karen Leitzel bought their rural Mt. Gretna, Pa., house not for what it was—a plain Jane, 1970 two-story with dull rooms—but for the ornate, luxurious, Victorian-style “Painted Lady” they envisioned that it could become.

The dearth of financing for remodeling projects continues to be a major problem for remodelers and most don’t expect it to get any better this year.

‘Socialnomics’ author Erik Qualman on how social media is shaping the future

How remodelers are successfully leveraging social media and the Web

Like most remodelers you’ve probably worked hard over the years to build your firm’s corporate brand. But what about your personal brand? What do potential clients know about you, the owner?

Energy auditing offers an intriguing business opportunity for remodelers

Face it, with 10 percent unemployment, improving employee morale, or even measuring it, is not high on your priority list. But in a recent survey of workers by, 33 percent say they dislike their current job and will begin looking for a new one when the economy begins to ease.

More than ever, it’s important to build a good sales team. Professional Remodeler’s Jud Motsenbocker talked to Charlie Gindele and Andy Wells about how they do it.

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