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remodelers can take prep courses through NARI before their certification exams

Three courses are set to start in February, two in March 

homeowners can find financing options through their remodeling home improvement contractors

Modernize survey reveals how homeowners are planning to pay for their remodeling projects 

how to address the labor shortage with subcontractor loyalty

Abby Binder, owner of Abby Window & Exteriors, gives her take on the labor shortage and how to keep subcontractors loyal. 

Mycelium fibers that will be the future of building materials

These fine white filaments are mycelium—basically mushroom roots. It is the means by which fungus stays connected and nuorished, but researchers have also discovered it may be a means to disrupt the building materials market. Insulation, door cores, flooring, cladding, light fixtures, furniture—mycelium is a cheap, durable, and easy to manufacture alternative to all and more. 

With price spikes and shortages of traditional building materials, it may be time to start considering non-traditional ones

women-owned businesses in remodeling

From left to right: Ashley Wainscott, founder of Simply Sold, Anna Karp, co-founder of Bolster, and Michelle Lamb, founder of Better Home Texas

Though women make up a small percentage of business owners in the industry, their use of innovative leadership styles and technology may reshape the industry. 

Criner Remodeling

Robert Criner and his son, Paul.

See what one remodeler learned as he prepared to pass his business to his son.

joe altieri hugging his Shark Tank investor Lorie Greiner

How a salesman became an inventor who became a business owner that ended up on Shark Tank (and not by application but by request) 

IBS has gone virtual for 2021 and registration is now live

Already registered for the in-person event? Here's what you need to know.

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A good team starts with great coaching

KBIS and IBS remove the in-person portion of their show, leaving it all virtual

After long deliberations, NKBA and NAHB have decided that Design & Construction Week 2021 will be an all-virtual event.

NKBA innovative showroom winner 2020

2020 Innovative Showroom Award winner JennAir Experience

NKBA's annual Innovative Showroom Awards (because of the pandemic) are expected to be particularly interesting this year 

cabinet hardware is a popular remodeling project in down times

Mary Kathryn Reese and Jennifer Sherrill of Kitchen Design Concepts talk about remodeling trends business owners need to take note of now.

deceptive acts are hurting remodeling

Veteran remodeler Michael Anschel makes a case for integrity in remodeling 

Remodeling Mastery Mark Richardson

With intentional leadership, home improvement companies can create stronger, more effective leadership teams that are ready to tackle challenges and crush goals. 

softwood lumber prices are up and it could hurt remodelers

A 70% increase to softwood lumber products prices in single-family homes is landing first on contractors and then on to homeowners 

Final thoughts on TFG and HIRI's weekly COVID-19 tracker and the reopening of the economy from three industry and economic experts 

An investigation from the New York Attorney General revealed Trade Off Construction Services had not only ignored severe complaints of sexual harassment but retaliated against them for it

Award show with trophy

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Categories include Remodeler of the Year, Home for Life Awards

Houzz's 2020 renovation survey is out and the data tells quite a few stories 

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