For the last couple of years I've been speaking to groups of remodelers about crafting a social media strategy for their firms and one of the things I always say to do is to create a social media policy for your employees.
One thing I didn't know about until this last weekend was that you need to
The 100 Best Kitchens & Dining Rooms
This new book from Beta-Plus is a nice collection of design ideas, but definitely more of the coffee table variety than for the pro.
That said, it could definitely be a source of inspiration for you or your clients. There's a nice mix of contemporary and
Excuse me if you've heard this before ...
In what we can't exactly call a surprise, another government program aimed at helping underwater homeowners is falling well short of it's goal.
This time it's the Obama administration's "Hardest Hit" program, which was announced in 2010 that targeted states
When you look at your trade contractors, your suppliers, product distributors, what do you see?
Are they a line item, an expense, a necessary evil or are they true partners?
It’s easy to look at your drywall guy, your lumber yard or your window supplier as someone with which you simply do business
Employers have had it pretty good the last few years when it comes to managing employee turnover and keeping workers happy.
The state of the economy has made it difficult for unhappy employees to find other opportunities. Many companies have taken advantage of this to see just how much work they
Having arrived in Orlando for the International Builders Show and NAHB Winter Boards, a few quick updates and observations:
Still no word on NAHB's lawsuit against the EPA to get the opt-out restored to the lead paint rules, but the NAHB legal staff didn't sound too optimistic on the potential
Over the last few months, I've talked to a lot of remodelers that are opting to use the cloud to store their files and share them with subs and clients.
The idea is that it gives companies an easy way to back-up files and move them without spending a lot of money on servers, extra hard drives, etc
We reached out to dozens of remodelers for this month’s cover story, asking them what they saw as their top challenges and opportunities for 2012.
We also asked them to define their “key to a successful 2012.” And that’s where things got interesting.
When asking the question, we purposely didn’t
So apparently there is something Republicans and Democrats can agree on: the housing industry is an easy target.
The latest proposal from both Senate Democrats and House Republicans to pay for the extension of the payroll tax cut calls for extra fees to be tacked on to what Fannie and Freddie
This month we named our Remodeler of the Year — Anthony Home Improvements in Elkins Park, Pa.
We chose the company for a number of reasons, but reason No. 1A is the company’s ability to adapt to a changing climate, something many firms have struggled to do.
That willingness to constantly change