2012 Issues

January 2012January 2012

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.

February 2012February 2012

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.

March 2012
April 2012April 2012

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.

May 2012May 2012

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.

June 2012June 2012

This issue: Lifelong Design — Remodeling that works for every body, every age, and every ability.

July 2012July 2012

This issue: Social Skills — Social media is here to stay. Are you ready to join in?

August 2012August 2012

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 or specialty...

September 2012September 2012

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.

October 2012October 2012

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.

November 2012November 2012

This issue: Energy Retrofits — Reasons to get up to speed on energy efficiency and make energy retrofits part of your remodeling business.

December 2012December 2012

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.

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