July 2005 Table of Contents

Planning for retirement Planning for retirement

Retirement is changing. Because we're living longer, healthier lives, we require more income to maintain current lifestyles for a longer time. That requires planning, and for remodelers, as for owners of other businesses, the sooner you start, the easier it will be to meet the needs of your own retirement. Read more

Licensing requirements face test

Michael Hamman sat for the California licensing exam more than a quarter of a century ago, but the memory still makes him laugh ó and cringe. Read more

Remodel provides host of challenges Remodel provides host of challenges

The transformation of the 1977 ranch house with its cramped box of a kitchen to a 3,965-square-foot house with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a wide open kitchen overlooking a great room ó inhabited by a happy client ó is a testament to Levy's, and project manager John Brechel's, perseverance and flexibility. Read more

Survey finds support for licensing Reader Panel Survey finds support for licensing

Licensing can be a frustrating part of the remodeling process. Most remodelers believe the profession should uphold professional and technical standards, but many say licensing ensures neither because of easy, meaningless, or nonexistent tests and educational requirements. Read more

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