October 2003 Table of Contents

Features
Next generation of remodelers Next generation of remodelers

The next generation of remodelers is smart, business savvy, and fiercely determined to make a blue-collar industry white-collar respectable. Read more

Training is essential to growth

Training yourself, your managers, and your field crews will turn your chaotic circus into a well-orchestrated troop. Read more

Tom Kelly: teamwork system and business analysis Tom Kelly: teamwork system and business analysis

Soon after taking over the company named for and established by his father, Neil, Tom Kelly was faced with steering the company through the harsh recession of the 1980s. Read more

Traditional kitchen remodel: Contemporary bath with "wave" design Traditional kitchen remodel: Contemporary bath with "wave" design

A Raleigh, N.C., contractor wins over clients on a traditional kitchen remodel, then returns for a contemporary his-and-hers bath awash in Japanese undertones. Read more

Reader Panel: Joining Up Reader Panel: Joining Up

Most remodelers nix ties to remodeling organizations in favor of devoting time to groups more in tune with their needs and that directly help their business.Membership in the two national remodeling associations, at about 9,200 contractors, is a fraction of the 171,500 general and specialty firms identified by Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies. Read more

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