Remodelers remain optimistic that the merger will lead to the combination of the best aspects of both companies, but are still cautious of the impact on clients.
PR editors will moderate seven panel discussions at the Chicago show
Bill would amend Toxic Substance Control Act for renovations in pre-1978 homes
Energy audits can be a way to drive business, but challenges persist, remodelers say
Are you prepared for more oversight? Here are some new and updated regulations to pay attention to this year.
Contractor goes into high gear as remodeling plans swell
For many clients, design matters more than ever
Outdoor living area is big on changes, challenges and creativity
The latest updates this summer to the Lead Paint Repair and Renovation Program rules that apply to pre-1978 homes were, all-in-all, a positive for remodelers
Project management goes mobile with iPad
The iPad and other mobile technology are fundamentally changing the way remodelers do business
The rules governing lead paint and renovation continue to evolve, presenting new challenges for remodelers.
Remodelers can increase business by extending warranties on their projects beyond the standard one year
The more details that can be discussed, clarified and understood before signing a construction contract, the better it is for both the homeowner and the contractor.
While the devil is in the details, for the Leitzel home remodel, so is the joy. Ceylon and Karen Leitzel bought their rural Mt. Gretna, Pa., house not for what it was—a plain Jane, 1970 two-story with dull rooms—but for the ornate, luxurious, Victorian-style “Painted Lady” they envisioned that it could become.
Some remodelers have been known to take an adversarial, lowest-price-is-best mentality when it comes to dealing with their trade partners. They still view trade contractors as subcontractors. The good news is that most of these ultimately fail in business before too long.
mackmiller design+build capitalizes on surprises to make a successful remodel.