PR July 2014

July 08, 2014

40 Under 40

2014 Chrysalis Awards

Backyard Resort


Here are five more lessons I’ve learned from my 26 years in the remodeling business.

We're seeing the leads coming in but sales are lagging. Today, the better remodeling firms need to make “landing the planes” a top priority.

Professional Remodeler’s Tom Swartz talked with Molly Switzer and Zak Fleming, who offer tips for running a successful business, how and why they chose to enter the remodeling business, the challenges of starting a remodeling business, and more, all while under the age of 40.

Design competitions: What’s in it for your remodeling company?

Remodelers continue to invest in tablets and smartphones to manage their business.

Class of 2014 represents diverse background, momentum for future of remodeling industry.

Southview Design develops outdoor living area fit for the whole family.

Recently, a major manufacturer studied the path of the cook as they worked in the space. The information is helpful when considering the options for a storage system and placing items within cabinet interiors.

New manufacturer offerings give remodelers more choices for their vans and trucks.

Is there anything you would like to change about your workweek?

The filler spout has a flow rate of 7.5 gpm at 60 psi; the shower’s flow is 2.0 gpm at 80 psi.

The molded stone of Guildstone comes from a mixture of ground natural minerals, and is easy to clean and maintain.

The spout is rotatable and detachable, and dishwasher-safe.

The drains are available in six standard sizes, ranging from 26 to 60 inches, with a welded 2-inch-diameter central outlet.

Moen offers the Iso shower in Chrome and Spot Resist Brushed Nickel finishes.

Bulbs will last up to 25,000 hours, meaning users will likely never have to replace them.

Devonshire shingles are available in four distinct colors.

All pieces—whether for interior or exterior use—are manufactured as “full bed” for standard installation.

The 25-foot rolls can be installed quickly with a nail gun; installation guides are embossed directly on the product.

All blades sport a 1-inch oversized body with Perma-SHIELD non-stick aluminum alloy coating.

The lavatory’s deep basin reduces water splashing, and its SanaGloss glaze repels bacteria and soap debris.

The sink can be positioned in the center or offset to the right or left in counter sizes from 24 inches up to 108 inches.

The tub’s Englishcast is a naturally white material rich in volcanic limestone that is hand finished to create a glossy look.

The compact tub eliminates the need for costly installation.

Thermostat uses the location of your smartphone to automatically turn the device into energy-saving mode when the home’s empty.

WallyHome will immediately send out a detailed alert via text, push message, and email when it detects a problem in the home.

Warm white LED light diffuses evenly through a snap-on frosted lens.

The system is controlled by a programmable thermostat with 250 preset programs.

The LED system uses approximately 80-percent less energy than incandescent bulbs.

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