A compilation of HousingZone's articles, surveys, ideas, trends, and tips on management for residential builders, remodelers, and architects serving the residential construction industry.
Professional Builder 2013...
Six numbers you need to know
The ‘gotta have’ numbers that can help improve your remodeling business. Here’s how to get them.
Scott Sedam: Two sides of...
In response to Scott Sedam’s discussions of the coming labor shortage in America, Professional Builder readers sound off on both sides of the debate.
Are you fit to grow?
Following up on the success of the best-selling book “How Fit is Your Business,” is your business “Fit to Grow”
Most Recent in News Management
Rising demand for residential construction is starting to outpace the number of workers available to do the work, some home builders say.
Marketing, systems, and shared resources created to help smaller firms compete.
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry named immediate past president Dean Herriges as its chairman of the board and elevated Art Donnelly to the office of president.
Most people have found ways to gain more efficacies though repetition. Having a sales process allows you to achieve much higher levels of success (better close rates, higher total sales, and...
In looking ahead to 2013, we asked builders who placed in the middle of the pack in our survey about the lessons they learned from the downturn, and how they are applying that information to...
For this issue Pat O’Toole, our venerable publisher, asked me to write about the best business models among those home builders in what is often termed the second tier of the industry, or those...
From what I gather in my dealings with builders and designers, our industry underutilizes spreadsheets.
Our PRIME advisory panel includes some of the remodeling industry’s top professionals. This month we asked, “How do you motivate your employees to embrace change and take on new challenges?”
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,...
The NAHB and other organizations are recommending any new immigration law to include a program that opens a legal path for foreign workers to enter the United States when the economy needs them....
Proving copyright infringement of a song, screenplay, or house design typically relies on circumstantial evidence because eyewitnesses or a confession by the defendant are rarely available.
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...