2009 Issues

January 2009January 2009

We look at what happened in 2008 regarding mortgage foreclosures, tight credit, record gas prices, and an official declaration of recession conspired to blow the best-laid plans out of the water. See what’s coming down the pike and how remodelers are coping.

February 2009February 2009

In this issue we review what's available in green certifications and programs for building professionals, we look at how some remodelers make home shows a success and much more.

March 2009

This issue is the Buyer's Guide and is not available online.

April 2009April 2009

This month, avoid fatal pricing mistakes by knowing your true costs with feature article "Price is Right." Also, see what some of the Big50 say about maintaining employee morale, the importance of company e-newsletters, and more.

May 2009May 2009

Check out the Big50 Class of 2009, get ideas for cross-marketing, see what advice and insight the columnists have to offer this month, check out the newest in high-tech tools and garage doors, and more.

June 2009June 2009

This special issue of REMODELING focuses on the American Recovery and Reinvestmant Act of 2009 and the associated tax credits.

July 2009July 2009

This month, learn how having an updated website could be bring in more business and take a look at three remodeling company owners whose firms are at different stages of growth.

August 2009August 2009

This month REMODELING introduces the Remodeling 550, a list of the biggest companies and franchise organizations in the home improvement industry.

September 2009September 2009

This month: the Remodeling Design Award winners - of 271 entries, this year's 16 winning projects stand out for their creativity, originality, and power of presentation.

October 2009October 2009

This month, we congratulate Iris Harrell, this year's Fred Case Remodeling Entrepreneur of the Year and owner of Harrell Remodeling, in Mountain View, Calif. Also, UPSCALE REMODELING appears as a supplement in this issue.

November 2009November 2009

Falling home prices pushed the value of remodeling investments down for the fourth consecutive year, but small-scale projects and replacements may be leading the way to recovery. See more in the 2009-10 Cost vs. Value Report and related articles.

December 2009December 2009

December features: 2009 Business Benchmarking Survey - use our baseline averages to see how your company stacks up, and see why many full-service remodelers are giving lead-service companies a second look in "Make Me a Match."

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