Project Management

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

Power Home Remodeling Group employees cheer on Pitbull at a concert thrown by the company. 

How three unrelated companies became distinguished voices in a crowded industry

It’s great to have choices, but having too many options threatens our ability to make a decision

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Shingling over an old roof may be faster, cheaper, and a common practice. But some companies refuse to do it.

How deck builders weigh potential liability against the needs of budget-conscious homeowners who just want a repair

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

Product selection is taking longer and longer. Here’s how to guide the process.

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

example of specifications for a remodeling project by Otagawa-Anschel Design+Build

In some cases, specs are separate documents detailing product choices and installation practices. In other instances, the remodeler will put as much product info as will fit on the blueprints. This example is from Otogawa-Anschel Design+Build, in Minneapolis. 

Project specification documents have a big impact on a remodeler’s profit. Follow these guidelines to make sure they’re detailed, clear, and accurate. 

Meadowlark Design + Build uses this clear graphic to bring homeowners up to speed on what's involved in a remodeling project

cadsoft envisioneer v13 screenshot remodelers

New 3-D Design software that keeps you (even further) ahead of the curve

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Photo: Pexels, CC0 license

From tracking time to organizing jobs to finding inspiration, these apps belong in your digital toolbox

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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 

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

Four remodeling industry veterans’ thoughts on transparency

The best siding companies make proper installation a calling card and point of differentiation

These common technologies are simple yet effective for keeping projects on track

Once a job taken for granted, the window installer today is seen as key to the operation

Deckorators Deck Visualizer is a tool for professional remodelers

A range of updates and improvements add to the power of this 3-D visualizing app

Bright Ideas by Martinec using iPads on jobsite

 

Photo: courtesy Bright Ideas by Martinec

For this New York–state remodeler, iPads pave the way for greater efficiency and better communication

@ symbol on email—remodeling change order details are increasingly sent via email

The medium used to communicate and approve changes on a project matters. Consider these pointers 

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