January 2003 Table of Contents

Tax planning for taxing endeavors

New federal tax laws were designed to stimulate the economy. One of the most difficult -- and often overlooked -- aspects of tax planning involves reconciling the objectives of deferring or reducing federal taxes with the liability for state and local taxes. Read more

Big Box Retailers Shaping the Industry Big Box Retailers Shaping the Industry

For better or for worse, the large home improvement retailers are changing the face of remodeling. Read more

Solutions to Labor shortages

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for construction workers will grow 13.3% by 2010. "The employee can't work for you unless he or she has valid work authorization," she says. Read more

Contractor remodels his own company's headquarters Contractor remodels his own company's headquarters

When a remodeling contractor works for himself, every headache associated with designing and building a project disappears, right? "The [Scott] Building needed a tremendous amount of work," says Joseph Cacioppo, of JPC & Associates, Architects, the Long Island architect Jaworowski worked with on the project. Read more

Salary and Benefits Survey

Average hourly pay for a lead carpenter nationwide is $24.63, according to our sampling of 646 remodelers with payrolls. Average production manager pay is $27.81 an hour. Read more

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