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.
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.
This issue is the Buyer's Guide and is not available online.
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.
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.
This special issue of REMODELING focuses on the American Recovery and Reinvestmant Act of 2009 and the associated tax credits.
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.
This month REMODELING introduces the Remodeling 550, a list of the
biggest companies and franchise organizations in the home improvement
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.
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.
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 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."