Leadership

As the authority in one area of remodeling, your influence will grow. 

Why you should become not just another remodeler but an “authority” in the field

It’s important to understand whether your success comes from skill and strategy or a roll of the dice

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The goal: sell a deck today and install it tomorrow. A year after launch, this remodeler’s sale-to-install cycle is down to seven days and counting. 

Succession planning and passing the “bus test” ought to be a priority for every remodeling company owner

Ads list what they want in a candidate, but nothing about what they offer

The season of giving may be a good time to evaluate how charitable contributions figure into your company’s business model

Design meetings that involve every employee generate better results and a deeper understanding of the project

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Social media, a tight job market, and advancing technology give remodelers cause to rethink their companies’ adaptability

Kira Obermeier and Ariel Darmoni of 123 Remodeling in Chicago discuss a project 

Until we rehabilitate our industry’s sexist reputation, it will be hard to attract women to our vocation

Tolerating or ignoring sexual harassment could toxify your workplace and set you up for a lawsuit

The city of Austin

Austin, Texas, fights to keep its citizens in place and well-housed

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Photos: top and bottom right, Tomislav forgo / stock.adobe.com; right, Joshua Rainey / stock.adobe.com; bottom left, Jo Ann Snover / stock.adobe.com 

The line between doing business and committing fraud is thinner than you think 

As technology innovations proliferate, those who use them first will win

Three steps to mastering something new: Learn it, do it, then teach it
 

This simple checklist will help you plan for a successful 2018 

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Some of the most successful companies in home improvement are partnerships, but not every partnership is destined for success. (Photo: Pixabay)

Business partnerships in the home improvement industry can be golden—provided you take the necessary steps

four remodelers thoughts on transparency in pricing in the home improvement industry

Four remodeling industry veterans’ thoughts on transparency

When a stone of innovation hits calm water, the ripples can be hard to predict

Nine incorrect principles often held by less successful company owners

Action is a choice. Action is a conscious decision. Action is a success habit.

We are on the cusp of a truly exciting time for women in construction 

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