In today’s slowing market, remodelers are faced with complex questions about their business. From surviving the downturn to differentiating your company from the competition to increasing gross profits even as material costs continue to rise, the 2008 Remodeling Show offers answers to the toughest challenges.

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This September 10 – 12, the Show returns to Baltimore, where attendees will find the top-notch programming for which the Remodeling Show is known, as well as fresh new educational opportunities.

  • Deck Design Competition. New to the Show this year, this interactive three-day competition will give attendees the opportunity to interact with deck building manufacturers and learn more about this burgeoning and lucrative industry. Manufacturers will work together on each deck design, and all construction will take place during Show hours.

  • Green Certification. For the first time, Show attendees will have the opportunity to earn the National Association of Home Builders’ Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation by completing courses on site.
    The designation recognizes builders, remodelers, and other industry professionals who incorporate green building principles into their work. The coursework provides remodelers with a solid background in green building practices, as well as the sales and marketing tools to communicate with consumers about sustainable building. The three-course program begins Sunday, September 7.

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  • Business Clinics. Introduced at the 2006 Remodeling Show in Chicago, the Business Clinics have become a staple on the Show floor.
    This year brings 12 fast-paced, informative sessions, led by remodeling industry experts who are also featured in the conference program, including Remodeling columnist Shawn McCadden. The Clinics offer a chance to learn from the industry’s brightest about managing your company and best practices to keep your business running smoothly.

  • Kitchen & Bath Showcase. Kitchen and bathroom projects are among the most popular with consumers — and potentially the most profitable for remodelers. This year’s K&B Showcase will feature some new courses, including sessions with a focus on sustainability. The hands-on, interactive courses will be presented by industry leaders Mike Sloggatt, Mark Clement, Jamie Gibbs, and Jim Krengel, among others.

  • Installation Clinics. These interactive sessions return once again to the Show floor, connecting you with top industry specialists who provide an up-close look at the latest in tools, materials, and building techniques.
    For remodelers who want to get a leg up on the competition, this year’s lineup includes several sessions on green building, with a focus on energy efficiency, health, and safety.

  • Meet the Editors Lounge. If you’re looking for industry insight, want to let the Remodeling editors know about specific issues you’d like to see covered in the magazine, or think other remodelers may have something to learn from your best practices, take advantage of this opportunity to connect with the folks who create Remodeling magazine.