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PR September 2002

August 16, 2010
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With growing interest in green remodeling, contractors, designers and architects might want to read The Resourceful Renovator, A Gallery of Ideas for Reusing Building Materials.

Half-round and full-round rope moldings in thicknesses from 3/8 inch to 1 inch are stocked in maple, oak, poplar, cherry and flexible formats in 8-foot lengths and MDF in 6- to 12-foot lengths.

Marketing is not about slick magazine advertisements and complicated Web sites but about results.

Everyone agrees. “Com-munication is the biggest thing,” says Ray Cichocki, a lead carpenter for Great Renovations Inc. in Farmington Hills, Mich.

'Buyer, beware!' might be advisable for consumers, but 'Remodeler, beware!' is appropriate when it comes to state laws concerning home-improvement contractors.

My parents decided to remodel their powder room. They asked me for help. I have given them the names of local remodelers, explained how design/build works, taken them to showrooms.

Customer satisfaction is vital for the survival and growth of any business, and nowhere is that more true than in the remodeling industry.

As annoying as the phrase “Oh, while we’re at it” can be to deadline oriented contractors, change orders can be a lucrative part of any job.

Sixteen percent of remodeling clients -- 25% in the West -- cite improving the home's energy efficiency as a reason for remodeling.

Whether you’ve started your own remodeling business, inherited one or purchased a franchise, what is required is the entrepreneurial spirit, the continuing pursuit of new opportunity.

Composed of a pump, an intelligent system controller and a remote display unit, the SmartPump sump pump system is designed to serve as both a primary and a backup system.

Using a built-in rather than conventional vacuum improves quality of life for people allergic to house dust, according to new research published in the Journal of Investigational Allergology and Clinical Immunology

The DS200-AC adds corded power to the company’s DuraSpin collated-feed screwgun.

“Smart window” technology has made its way from commercial to residential use, letting homeowners control the amount of light and heat that enters the home by turning a dial to darken the window.

Summit blowing insulation is a virgin white fiber glass that is low-dust, retains its fire-resistant properties for the life of a home, and does not support corrosion or microbial growth, the company says.

By 2020, remodelers will be able to draw upon an additional 22.2 million net new homeowners.

LifeGuard windows and doors are engineered to meet coastal building codes.

Through an in-house employee survey, Mark Scott, owner of Mark IV Builders in Cabin John, Md., learned from his employees that he delegated responsibility well.

The Gold Coast Series of routed MDF doors offers more than 70 interior designs and the option of creating custom designs.

The pocket-size book English/Spanish for Painters & Contractors provides translations of common terms and phrases, enabling non-Spanish speakers to communicate better with Hispanic contractors.

The Cable Bay window, part of the Replacement Series, has a vinyl frame and is offered with various glass options.

After two sluggish quarters, expenditures on remodeling increased in the second quarter of 2002 to an annual rate of 1.9%, according to the Remodeling Activities Index from the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies.

The fiberglass Aerocell SRW for the Chevrolet and GMC single-rear-wheel cutaway chassis is designed to provide more space and headroom in a cargo van.

Small remodeling companies that hire people formerly employed by larger firms might do well to look at an unusual way to cut health insurance costs.

The polished chrome, brushed chrome and satin chrome finishes of Abstractions cabinet hardware are designed to blend with stainless steel kitchen appliances and surfaces.

The proposed Historic Homeownership Assistance Act received the support of the U.S. Conference of Mayors during its summer meeting in Madison, Wis.

The Carrara raised-panel interior door now comes in an 8-foot version, along with standard (6-foot, 8-inch) and 7-foot heights.

Remodelers trying to help customers find an easy, relatively in-expensive way to im-prove their home’s ap-pearance.

The 11318EVS SDS-max is one of three new demolition hammers that remove 350 to 400 pounds of 5,000-pound-per-square-inch concrete per hour

A firm that handles both design and construction can make life easier for its clients.

Laid between tile (or stone or marble) and the subfloor by a tile installer and then connected by an electrician, the Nuheat floor-warming system is designed to heat the floor to 85-88 degrees.

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