Management

How becoming transparent has freed our company and increased close rates 

When a local college student wandered into Magee Construction five years ago to inquire about internship possibilities, Wayne Magee didn’t think his business could afford the time to train an intern or that he even needed the extra help. Today, that on...

Bill Asdal, CGR, of Asdal Builders LLC in Chester, N.J., a long-time member and former chairman of the NAHB Remodelors Council, was named 2000 Remodelor of the Year during the council’s awards banquet in Philadelphia.

The operations manual at TCI is considered a benchmark quality practice by the NAHB Research Center and was instrumental in helping win the company a 2000 National Remodeling Quality Award.

Letters to the editor about handling bad press and customizing draw schedules.

Gary Nash, owner of Nash Construction, developed a 12-point checklist that describes every phase of the construction process to clients.

Working as a designer/architect for B&E Contractors offers hands-on learning.

Converting a company to handle an in-house, profitable design staff takes time.

Next year, Professional Remodeler will publish 12 issues--including three product tabloids.

Restoration of a fire- and smoke-damaged house.

Mark Brick takes the design/build concept a step further by hiring architects.

Woods Restoration Services strives to lessen the trauma for its fire-restoration clients.

The financial breakdown of the Turcotte fire-restoration project.

Michael and Sherry Waldorf were worn out before their remodeling even started, having bounced from architect to architect trying to obtain a complete and buildable plan. When Matt Plaskoff Construction took over, both the project and the Waldorfs were ...

The Waldorf job rained multiples -- four architects, two project managers, three dozen change orders and a set of twins. But remodeler Matt Plaskoff managed to weather the deluge and come out shining.

'I’ve never had a problem with cash flow,' says Matt Plaskoff. It’s easy to see why because MPC's accounting system leaves little chance for expenses to overtake revenue on jobs.

This fall’s annual meeting at Home Finishes Inc. in San Ramon, Calif., will bear a striking resemblance to the United Nations, figures Ned Seawell, CGR, vice president of business development.

It frustrates Ned Seawell and Tony Friday that so many ambitious, hard-working students turn their backs on construction as career.

To a dabble in spec remodeling, the real estate agent’s call last spring would have been tantalizing.

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