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a kitchen designed by Danielle Burger

A clean, transitional look from Kitchen Vitality Design. Company owner Danielle Burger had to build her client list from the ground up after relocating her successful business. 

How one kitchen designer approached moving her renowned business to achieve success 

Know the rules that govern whether or not, and how, you can monitor the activities of those who work for you

A written daily log of the who, what, and when of job progress is a good business-survival tool. Audio recordings are even better ... when they’re legal.

Surgeons, attorneys, and other professionals aren't expected to open their books for you, so why should contractors be any different?

Are you tempted to reveal your costs to homeowners? Think again. 

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As more employers make use of noncompetes, courts find that these restrictive agreements are going beyond the bounds of original intent

It's going to affect a lot of your materials 

remodelrs had a lot of work after hurricane harvey

Hurricane Harvey displaced 39,000 people and damaged over 200,000 homes. 

If you have an addition coming up and you're in Houston, take note

Bluebeam Revu

A program designed to streamline workflows for businesses big and small

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If your backlog is bumping up against a labor shortage, converting subcontractors to payroll employees might make sense. Here’s what that process entails.

helocs are tax deductible if used for substantial home improvement, according to irs

Approximately 10 million consumers are expected to originate a home equity line of credit (HELOC) between 2018 and 2022. This would more than double the 4.8 million HELOCs originated in the previous five-year period (2012-2016). Source: TransUnion, “The Return of HELOCs”

The IRS has confirmed it: interest on home equity lines of credit is tax deductible, kind of. 

A bill moving through NYC's City Council aims to counterbalance controversial construction safety training legislation passed in 2017

One way to combat the labor shortage is by using methods—such as modular construction—that require fewer workers and less time. Modular builds have picked up steam in the commercial market and many are predicting a slow, but steady, increase on the residential side as well. Installing a custom modular addition typically takes less than half the time as building an addition on site. 

The coming year will bring faster paced, more significant change across multiple areas of the remodeling market 

For companies dealing with the labor shortage, growth is only possible by adding efficiency

Solid growth happens after you take a hard look at your company’s strengths and weaknesses

Pro Remodeler is taking on an ambitious project this year, with the goal of benefiting the industry

Are surveyor’s drawings entitled to the same protections as an architect’s blueprints? That depends.

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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

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

Turns out punctuation matters in remodeling, too—particularly when it comes to finances and legal matters

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