March 2008 Table of Contents

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Remodeling Should Look to Other Industries for Inspiration on Solving Labor Problem Remodeling Should Look to Other Industries for Inspiration on Solving Labor Problem

There are a million stories in the U.S. residential remodeling industry, and every one began with an introduction to the profession. Read more

Remodelers Share Tips On How To Survive the Slow Market Remodelers Share Tips On How To Survive the Slow Market

While it's true that remodeling is in better shape than the new-home market and that the slowdown has hit some areas and some companies harder than others, there's no denying that these are difficult times. Companies of all sizes and business models doing all types of work are affected. Remodelers offer tips for weathering the downturn. Read more

Remodelers Use Drug Tests To Screen Employees Remodelers Use Drug Tests To Screen Employees

Although there are no hard statistics announcing a substance abuse problem in the remodeling industry specifically, the construction industry's issues with it have been documented and widely reported. With concerns about liability, client and worker safety, and lost revenue, many remodelers are turning to drug screening. Read more

Bringing Design In-House Can Improve Client Experience and Your Bottom Line Bringing Design In-House Can Improve Client Experience and Your Bottom Line

Hiring full-time designers can not only improve the client experience but give a boost to your bottom line as well. During the last decade, especially as public awareness of the design/build model has continued to grow, many remodelers have decided to make design a major part of their company's service offering. Read more

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