Jack Philbin

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Q&A: How Large Is Your Cash Reserve? Q&A: How Large Is Your Cash Reserve?

We ask several remodelers across the nation about the amount of ready cash they have available and how that's helping them in this turbulent economy. Read more

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NuHeat radiant floors: Ambiance LX: Bellacor.com NuHeat radiant floors: Ambiance LX: Bellacor.com

Remodeler: AJ Paron-Wildes Company: DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen, St. Louis Park, Minn. Product: Bellacor.com, www.bellacor.com. Remodeler: Jack Philbin, CR Company: Philbin Construction & Remodeling Co., Crestwood, Ill. Product: Ambiance LX linear lighting systems from Sea Gull Lighting, www.seagulllighting.com. Read more

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Accounting for Replacement Costs

Repair and replacement costs can take a bite out of your operating budget. Philbin's crews also pay to repair their tools, unless the damage was due to negligence of a co-worker, but Philbin pays to sharpen or replace bits and blades. Read more

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Face Off: Should you finish a job started by another contractor?

You hear a client's tale of woe about a bad contractor and think, "I'm a good guy, I won't treat them like this." In the past, I have taken over several jobs with mixed results. Read more

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Tool allowances for employees

Remodelers answer the question: Do you offer a tool allowance to your employees? Read more

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