This issue: Top 100 Markets — Our second annual forecast of the 100
U.S. markets that will be most active in 2012 is based, as was the
inaugural list, on the Residential Remodeling Index, or RRI. The good
news: more than three-quarters of the cities on the list are over 80% of
the way back to their 2007 levels of remodeling activity.
This issue: Sales Alchemy — Several remodelers offer suggestions such as
offering bath packages, using seminars to sell, and offering financing
to help prospects make the decision to remodel.
This issue: K&B: Dollars and Sense — Today's homeowners are
demanding increased value in their kitchen and bath remodels. We show
you how to deliver.
This issue: The Big50 Class of 2012 — Meet the 50 extraordinary
companies that are this year’s Big50 and learn about their best
practices. Big or small, they set an example for us all. Congratulations
to the Big 50 Class of 2012.
This issue: Lifelong Design — Remodeling that works for every body, every age, and every ability.
This issue: Social Skills — Social media is here to stay. Are you ready to join in?
This issue: 2012 Remodeling 550 — Because home renovation is the most
fragmented industry in the U.S., REMODELING magazine provides an annual
list of the industry’s largest companies. The list includes 550
businesses divided in four groups: full-service remodelers; replacement
This issue: 2012 Remodeling Design Awards — What makes a winning
project? Design that hits high marks in craftsmanship, aesthetics,
sustainability, and livability. While many projects in this year’s crop
of 215 entries struck the right notes, 20 stood out as clear winners.
This issue: The Fred Case Entrepreneur of the Year Award — Brian Elias,
owner of 1-800-Hansons, in Detroit, gets his inspiration from a wide
variety of places and uses it to generate impressive business results.
This issue: Energy Retrofits — Reasons to get up to speed on energy
efficiency and make energy retrofits part of your remodeling business.
This issue: Wage + Benefit Survey — In May 2006 construction-related
employment peaked at 6.5 million jobs; by 2010 (post-recession) that
figure was 4.9 million jobs. The lowest paid employees in the industry —
carpenters, carpenter helpers, laborers — were the hardest hit.