PR March 2010

August 16, 2010

Features

Professional Remodeler examines the outdoor living trends in each part of the country

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It's easy for your clients to tune out your green building message. Here's how remodelers can stay fresh.

As part of a new regular feature in Professional Remodeler, we’ll be tapping the insights of our National Housing Quality Executive Council in monthly roundtables. This month, Editor in Chief Jonathan Sweet talks to four members of our council – Bruce Case, Allison Iantosca, Denis Leonard and Douglas Shipman – about how remodelers can craft a strategic plan for their business.

Professional Remodeler Editor in Chief Jonathan Sweet reminds remodelers the recession will end -- and they should be prepared.

This month's Corner Office features Father & Son Construction in Detroit

The last few years have been an unprecedented challenge for most remodeling firms. Some companies, though, have found a way to thrive. Professional Remodeler profiles six firms that are making it work.

This month's Executive Insight answers a remodeler's question about whether or not a handyman division is a good idea.

More remodelers and consumers are buying into the sustainability trend than in past years, but there’s also still a healthy amount of skepticism about “green” remodeling. That’s according to our third Professional Remodeler survey on green remodeling challenges and opportunities.

The 2008 National Electrical Code adoption for arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) has generally been going well. The 2008 NEC has been adopted without any amendment to arc faults in 34 states. Last September, the North Carolina Building Code Council voted to continue requiring special circuit-breakers in new homes.

Having good relationships with trade contractors is more important than ever. Professional Remodeler’s Tom Swartz talked to remodeler Stephen Hann and roofing contractor Steve Waggoner about making the most of trade contractor relationships.

Top business coach Bill Fotsch shares his insights on making the economics of remodeling come alive to your employees

Homeowners are continuing to invest in the exteriors of their homes and many remodelers are doing pricier exterior projects than they were a year ago, according to the latest Professional Remodeler research.

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