PR October 2004

August 16, 2010

Features

Nine-year-old Quality Craftsmen Remodeling in East Lansing, Mich., does an annual volume between $500,000 and $1 million. Owner Allen Drouare, CGR, says the company does multi-trade remodels for a higher-end market. His financing consists of referring customers to lending institutions. Ken Greene, president of St.

The changing face of kitchen remodeling

A.O. Smith Water Products Company has introduced its new patented Blue Diamond glass coating. It provides enhanced protection against tank corrosion for the company's top-of-the-line Conservationist gas and electric water heaters. Enriched with higher levels of zircon, The Blue Diamond formula results in a much harder protective inner tank coating that provides two times the corrosion resistanc...

The changing face of kitchen remodeling

A new embossed deck surface will become the standard surface for popular Classic Manor vinyl deck product. Developed in response to feedback from both contractors and consumers, the new slip-resistant finish offers improved aesthetic appeal and easier alignment of adjacent boards. It is available in white, tan, khaki and cottage grey in lengths of 16, 20 and 24 feet.

Business benchmarks and how to hit them

Villeroy & Boch collaborated with GranitiFiandre, one of the world's leading manufacturers of technical tiles, to create Marmorino Naturale. Marmorino Naturale combines all the visual characteristics of marble with the advantages of ceramics. It is offered in rose, green, black, gray, beige and white, in either a semi-matte or polished finish, or polished Vilboguard, which assures against s...

Great design means fit and finish, not square footage. Get ideas on how to win consumers in the West - and the rest - with these elegant elevations and intricate interiors.

Great design means fit and finish, not square footage. Get ideas on how to win consumers in the West - and the rest - with these elegant elevations and intricate interiors.

Great design means fit and finish, not square footage. Get ideas on how to win consumers in the West - and the rest - with these elegant elevations and intricate interiors.

Great design means fit and finish, not square footage. Get ideas on how to win consumers in the West - and the rest - with these elegant elevations and intricate interiors.

An attractive business opportunity may be staring you in the face — the cabinet face, that is. More and more homeowners are determined to give their kitchens a new look, but kitchen remodels can be pricey, not to mention inconvenient for homeowners while the work is being done. Enter cabinet refacing, a faster, more economical yet equally stylish alternative.

Great design means fit and finish, not square footage. Get ideas on how to win consumers in the West - and the rest - with these elegant elevations and intricate interiors.

Revenues dropped in 2003. According to Professional Remodeler's annual business results survey, total annual installed dollar volume dropped by 24.5 percent, from an average of $3.1 million in 2002 to an average of $2,340,370 in 2003. Firm size shrunk too, from anaverage of 18 full-time employees to 12.

New products have this 1860s home producing its own power

Business benchmarks and how to hit them

Some remodelers value quality design, materials and craftsmanship to the point that they sometimes give away the store.

Business benchmarks and how to hit them

A hint of country charm gives an old house new life

Great design means fit and finish, not square footage. Get ideas on how to win consumers in the West - and the rest - with these elegant elevations and intricate interiors.

The structural tricks of a three-season porch provide more than meets the eye

Great design means fit and finish, not square footage. Get ideas on how to win consumers in the West - and the rest - with these elegant elevations and intricate interiors.

A corporate identity represents the brand visually through logo design, consistent use of the logo, and marketing materials that convey the same message.

Gold ADDITION OVER $100,000 Remodeler: Red Oak Remodeling, York, Pa. Architect: Shermeyer & Associates Architects, Inc., York, Pa. While farmhouse renovations are common in the Northeast, this addition stood out for one soaring reason: three levels. Seamlessly integrating three new stories with a home built in 1869, the judges felt, was truly remarkable.

Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne left ruined homes throughout Florida. But the state's builders and remodelers have been through hurricanes before, and know how to react.

The Masterpiece Collection features custom bathroom vanities with exotic veneers such as ash burl, walnut burl, zebrawood and sapele. This collection features more than 40 designs in more than 40 finishes. Options available include custom double bowl pieces, his-and-hers custom pieces, tub surrounds to match and custom medicine cabinet surrounds.

To save the customer the cost and time of excavating the floor, installing underground piping or creating a raised floor, consider a macerating toilet.

Great design means fit and finish, not square footage. Get ideas on how to win consumers in the West - and the rest - with these elegant elevations and intricate interiors.

Business benchmarks and how to hit them

Recycling and restoring 100-year-old materials costs time, makes money

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