January 2004 Table of Contents

Features
Kitchen Exhibit with latest design practices Kitchen Exhibit with latest design practices

When REMODELING decided to crate a state-of-the-art Dream Kitchen as the centerpiece of the 2003 Remodelers' Show in Baltimore, we asked designer Christopher Coleman to provide attendees with the hottest, most innovative products and designs. Coleman, of Coleman Design, wanted to create a family-friendly kitchen that could accommodate a range of activities. Read more

Company jeopardizes success after market collapse; avoid unhealthy growth and straying away from core business functions

The phone stopped ringing in Tom Davison's Sonoma, Calif., office in early 2001. Not a year after Davison Remodeling celebrated its best earnings ever, the unwanted quiet set off a two-year slide that almost killed the company. Read more

How Are Your Business Ethics? How Are Your Business Ethics?

Remodelers have their own sense of what's wrong: 92% would never use illegal aliens as day laborers. Read more

Knatz and Mulvey team with Devereaux, an ex-foe, for a remodeling job Knatz and Mulvey team with Devereaux, an ex-foe, for a remodeling job

When Geraldine Knatz and John Mulvey set out to renovate their 1936 Long Beach, Calif., home -- with its exquisite leaded glass windows, clipped gables, and charming shingled roof and walls -- the one person Knatz knew to call for advice was a man she had just spent months battling in court. Read more

Remodeling Ethics Remodeling Ethics

Remodeling has progressed in its long march toward professionalism, but unethical and unqualified contractors still plague the industry. Most readers agree that to continue its advancement, the industry needs to establish standards for quality and ethical behavior. Read more

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