December 2012 Table of Contents

Features
Coming to Grips With Hurricane SandyComing to Grips With Hurricane Sandy

Long Island remodelers took a direct hit from the hurricane. Now they“re in the front lines of the recovery. Read more

Sea Change: Historical Waterfront Bed and Breakfast Reborn as Single-Family HomeSea Change: Historical Waterfront Bed and Breakfast Reborn as Single-Family Home

Breathing new life and modern convenience into an inn“s steam-age floor plan to bring the building in line with the needs of a single family. Read more

Wages on Hold for Remodeling Companies

Hourly wages and salaries begin to increase, but inflation is eating into buying power. Read more

Wage and Benefit Survey: Remodeling IndustryWage and Benefit Survey: Remodeling Industry

Wages and benefits for employees may be down, but companies are beginning to hire again. Read more

What's Offered, What's Not: Remodeling Company Owners Still See Benefits as Vital to Employee RetentionWhat's Offered, What's Not: Remodeling Company Owners Still See Benefits as Vital to Employee Retention

Though remodeling companies' benefit packages may have shrunk during the recession, they're still important to retain good staff. Read more

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