Joseph F. Schuler Jr.

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Reader Panel: How Fast Should You Grow?

Most remodelers say they have been surprised by growth, and the group is split on whether growth is necessary to remain healthy and vital. Has your business growth ever been unmanageable? Why? What suffers most? Read more

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All CAD, All The Time All CAD, All The Time

How an architectural firm made 3-D computer-aided design central to its design process, from client presentation through project completion.One such firm that has overcome the obstacles and embraced 3-D computer-aided design, making it essential to its business, is Rill and Decker, Bethesda, Md. The residential architectural shop typically works on $450,000 projects, designing 25 remodels and a dozen custom homes annually. Consultant Matthew Lohden, of Lohden Steele in Frederick, Md., who has transitioned a few hundred people to ArchiCAD, says the biggest mistake companies make when incorporating 3-D CAD into their process is failing to understand the commitment. Read more

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BEFORE + AFTER: Floor Plans BEFORE + AFTER: Floor Plans

Fire prompts a remodel that overcomes all the elements of disaster: distance, family ties, and multiple players. Floor Plans Read more

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Four conceptual sketches Four conceptual sketches

Four conceptual sketches addressing the entry and window plan for this remodel's new A-gable end hide larger issues. Read more

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Remodel of a 1970s A-frame house Remodel of a 1970s A-frame house

Disaster provoked it. And at the outset, disaster could have been scrawled all over the remodel of this rustic 1970s A-frame. Read more

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