PR October 2009

August 16, 2010

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While some remodelers are realizing benefits from the stimulus package, most say it has had no effect on their business, according to the latest Professional Remodeler research.

Data and information on the New York remodeling market

Residential Standby Power Generators Models: 12 liquid-cooled models from 60 to 100 kW Options: Can provide power zones for whole-home or sectional power Features: Automatic remote starting, weekly exercise, UL-Listed circuit breaker Warranty: 2-year/2,000-hour limited For more info, go to HousingZone.

The Market Leaders list ranks the top companies in 20 top remodeling markets

Data and information on the Philadelphia remodeling market

Features: Drive-off pins for easy attachment

St. Louis has avoided many of the volatile ups and downs of the housing market, leaving it poised for a recovery

Data and information on the Phoenix remodeling market

HeatBloc-Ultra Applications: Attics Attributes: Radiant heat barrier coating that blocks over 80 percent of heat transfer Features: Emissivity rating of .19 Notable: May qualify for utility company rebates Environmental attributes: Coating has minimal odor and is low-VOC For more info, go to HousingZone.

Homeowners are opting for smaller projects after a longer process.

Data and information on the Portland remodeling market

Epicure 36-inch Gas Range

High-end materials a tougher sell, but State Roofing surviving increased competition in Seattle market with smart business practices

Data and information on the Sacramento remodeling market

Dimpler Applications: Drywall, decks Uses: To prevent over-driving or stripping out screws Attributes: Protects against drill motor burnout Sizes: Uses No. 2 driving bits For more info, go to HousingZone.com/PRinfo and enter # 259 www.vermontamerican.com

Phoenix has been hit harder than just about any housing market, but the city may be poised for a recovery

Data and information on the St. Louis remodeling market

Horizon Tropics Applications: Decking Features: PermaTech low-maintenance formula Sizes: 12 feet, 16 feet and 20 feet Colors: Bronze and slate solid colors Options: Optional Phantom hidden fastener system For more info, go to HousingZone.com/PRinfo and enter # 255 www.fiberondecking.com

Data and information on the Atlanta remodeling market

Data and information on the San Diego remodeling market

GTL3 Hybrid Line Laser Applications: Tile flooring, wall covering Notable: Able to project 45-degree layout lines

A look at the data and trends shaping each remodeling market

 

Data and information on the San Francisco remodeling market

Canterbury Collection Applications: Cabinet hardware Attributes: Inlaid design with lacquered finish MSRP: Knob $10.90; 5-inch pull $11.90; 7-inch pull $14.90 For more info, go to HousingZone.com/PRinfo and enter # 251 www.atlashomewares.com

Data and information on the Boston remodeling market

Data and information on the Seattle remodeling market

In2ition Showerhead Applications: Bath Features: Hand-held spray, five settings. Fixed showerhead with extra-wide spray Options: Mustang Red color For more info, go to HousingZone.com/PRinfo and enter # 256 www.alsons.com

Data and information on the Chicago remodeling market

Data and information on the Tampa remodeling market

OLED Fixture Prototypes Applications: Lighting Sizes: Mini chandelier or wall sconce Features: Six color-changeable, 3 inch organic LEDs Power consumption: 0.18 watt per OLED For more info, go to HousingZone.com/PRinfo and enter # 261 www.W2lighting.com

Data and information on the Dallas remodeling market

Data and information on the Washington remodeling market

Metal Master 20 Applications: Siding Features: Increased the throat depth to 203/8 inches, dual hollow core lock bar for improved strength Other features: Adjustable clamping jaws For more info, go to HousingZone.com/PRinfo and enter # 252 www.van-mark.com

We are in a transition period between two historical eras. We're in the waning days of the Industrial Revolution and the start of a new age. We don't have the perspective to know what to name this new age, but many have taken to calling it the Information Age. You're likely wondering what that has to do with remodeling.

Data and information on the Denver remodeling market

Using abandoned phone numbers can help remodelers pick up business from companies that have closed down

SLS-ELAN Applications: Lift-assist mechanism for pop-up doors Features: Allows door to stay open in any position For the homeowner: Damper-equipped for soft closing Installation: Left/right side, single or in pairs For more info, go to HousingZone.com/PRinfo and enter # 257 www.sugatsune.com

Wendy A. Jordan answers remodelers most difficult questions and reports them in Executive Insight

Data and information on the Detroit remodeling market

Faced with a shortfall of new business, remodelers have been obliged to make cuts in staff, pay and benefits and bring work in house that used to be outsourced.

What percentage of leads should a remodeler close and how do you reach that close ratio? Two leading remodelers offer their advice.

While gas-burning products continue to represent the largest number of fireplace products shipped to retailers in the U.S. (1,017,000), pellet stoves and inserts and other biomass-burning fireplaces saw a 161 percent spike in shipments (141,000) in 2008. The figures, posted by the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA), also show that fireplaces are a $5 billion—a-year industry.

Data and information on the Houston remodeling market

The new lead paint regulations are set to take effect April 22, 2010, and that will mean a big change in the way many remodelers do business.

The "U.S. Foamed Plastic Demand" report from market research firm Freedonia Group says spray-foam insulation in residential homes will grow 2.8 percent annually. Slightly better growth is expected for foamed flexible urethane products instead of their rigid counterparts through 2013, says Corinne Gangloff, media relations director for Freedonia.

Data and information on the Los Angeles remodeling market

Employees need to be involved in crafting a company's mission if they are going to truly buy into it.

It's no secret that 2008 was a tough year for remodelers, and the 2009 Professional Remodeler Market Leaders report shows that even the biggest companies felt the pain.

Data and information on the Twin Cities remodeling market

Grabber Cups Applications: Tile, flooring Features: Prevents cuts while handling non-porous materials Sizes: 4 available with one, two or multiple-finger grips Capacity: Up to 25 pounds For more info, go to HousingZone.com/PRinfo and enter # 254 www.vi-cas.com

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