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From what I gather in my dealings with builders and designers, our industry underutilizes spreadsheets.
Professional Remodeler’s annual Market Leaders list, which identifies the top remodelers in the nation’s major markets. Many remodelers reported a better 2012 than 2011, as well as...
Lending practices still affecting the size of projects, delaying others, but financing is better than it was two years ago.
This month, the Remodeler’s Exchange examines the problems associated with growing a remodeling business. Professional Remodeler’s Tom Swartz talked with Robert Criner and Scott Sevon,...
Finding builders full of good people operating with no better than marginal processes is common. So what’s that got to do with profit margin? Plenty.
The two trophies most builder sales operations covet are more qualified traffic and more sales. An often-overlooked way to attain both is a well-thought-out and executed participation program for...
In home building, the customer is rarely right. Wow, I bet you didn’t think you would see that statement coming from a customer satisfaction expert; but it is true, and here is why.
This month we asked, “Is the market in 2013 meeting your expectations and projections?”
The Echo Boomers are predicted to outnumber Baby Boomers by more than 12 million as they enter their peak remodeling years over the next decade.
￼Of all the quality management tools available to builders, process mapping has the potential to deliver the greatest impact on improving a builder’s operations by eliminating redundancies and...
Scott Sedam wraps up his six-part series on quality management with 10 techniques for building efficient processes and ensuring a better product.
17 industry leaders share their secrets on the challenges and opportunities they expect to face in 2013. Also, they reveal how they are positioning their business for growth.
Arguably better than any of the Giant builders, Toll Brothers built a business that was ready to absorb and pivot from the historic downturn to a new market.
Remodelers remain hopeful for 2013, still await big recovery.
Following a mostly flat 2012, home builders are projecting higher revenue and more home sales next year.
Bullish outlook: Biggest remodelers see more growth in 2013
Not fully using manufacturers’ rebate programs is like burning your hard-earned money. Yet many builders don’t utilize these programs to their fullest advantage.
As green homes become more prominent, builders are experiencing growing pains when it comes to appraisals. Builders share their secrets for getting the value out of green.
By adopting the principles of category management, builders can greatly
simplify the bidding process and achieve considerable savings.
Buying concrete turnkey can add a level of confusion about what is being purchased and for how much. Purchasing expert Charles Schneider offers a better way.