It can be the toughest choice to make in an overcast remodeling climate: when to say no to a project. Like many of our peers, we have seen a slight dip in sales due to the stagnant housing market, fluctuating interest rates, and a general “tightening of financial belts” by our clients. The six-month backlog of work we once took for granted is now more like six weeks. Fortunately, we've been able to keep our heads above water and keep our valuable staff. But we don't walk with the swagger that we once did ó we can no longer turn our backs on the smaller or less-desirable projects.