July 2013 Table of Contents

Features
Hiring's New Rules Hiring's New Rules

Remodelers are in a hiring mood these days, but they say the pickings are slim. Increase your odds of success by rethinking what kind of staff you need and how to find those potential stars. Read more

Review Response Review Response

The Internet and social media have compounded how reviews are sharedówhether they are positive or negative. Your company needs a strategy for this new reality. Read more

Feature: Hiring's New Rules
When You Begin Looking for Workers, Turn on the Remote When You Begin Looking for Workers, Turn on the Remote

Technological advancements are making it possible for you to find and employ people located far from your office -- even on the opposite coast. Read more

Where and How To Look for a Good Hire Where and How To Look for a Good Hire

A Tennessee remodeler has rebuilt his staff by recruiting college graduates who don't know his business but have the drive and aptitude to learn. Read more

The One Way To Resolve Remodelers' Hiring Woes The One Way To Resolve Remodelers' Hiring Woes

Given all the seemingly intractable problems that remodelers face when finding new workers, their best solution is to promote training programs. Read more

How To Know When It's Time To Grow How To Know When It's Time To Grow

Here's a guide that enables you to use cold hard facts to make the tough decision about when to hire a new employee. Read more

First Word
Why the Lead-Paint Rule Is Like 'Saving Private Ryan'

Our debate over the lead-paint rule fundamentally is a fight over the needs of the many vs. the needs of the few. Read more

Dashboard
Tight Lies: Regular Worker or Independent Contractor? Tight Lies: Regular Worker or Independent Contractor?

Two federal agencies and 14 states have stepped up efforts this year to find and penalize companies that misclassify regular workers as independent contractors. Read more

Waterlogged: Flood Insurance Relief Short-Lived Waterlogged: Flood Insurance Relief Short-Lived

As premiums rise for some homeowners, provisions that phase out subsidies could make owning a house in flood-prone areas too expensive. Read more

Your Business
Exit Planning: Creating a Methodical Plan for a Successful Sale Exit Planning: Creating a Methodical Plan for a Successful Sale

Planning for the sale of a remodeling company typically takes longer than most owners imagineóabout a year to plan and six or so years to execute. Here's what to keep in mind as you map your path. Read more

Your Clients
How To Recognize the Traits of the Price-Driven Consumer

Remodeler be warned: Shawn McCadden describes nine traits of consumers who select their remodeling company based on price. Read more

What's To Be Learned From Gathering Customer Feedback

Remodeler Jeb Breithaupt details what his company learns from conducting customer surveys. Read more

Your Team
Help Is on the Way: Create Some Breathing Room by Hiring an Intern Help Is on the Way: Create Some Breathing Room by Hiring an Intern

John Rogers of John Rogers Renovations, in Woodstock, Ga., hired an intern to help gather information that would help the company create processes and systems. Read more

Group Dynamics: How To Create a Dynamic Group Process Group Dynamics: How To Create a Dynamic Group Process

Tim Faller offers tips for ways to create a dynamic group process through team sharing of ideas and solutions. Read more

Take Heat Safety Seriously Take Heat Safety Seriously

Ignoring heat safety and its related illnesses could risk your employees' health and put your business at risk of thousands of dollars in fines. Read more

Your Projects
Home for Life Returns Home for Life Returns

The 2013 version offers more features than ever to help remodelers create a healthy, energy-efficient, accessible home for their clients. Read more

Customize Projects Using Artisan Craftwork Customize Projects Using Artisan Craftwork

Locally sourced products help clients add a personal touch to their projects while helping to boost the local economy. Read more

K+B
Rack 'Em: Electrolux Stainless Steel Dishwasher Rack 'Em: Electrolux Stainless Steel Dishwasher

This Electrolux dishwasher offers an innovative adjustable racking system. Read more

Cool Installation: Perlick Beauty Drawer Cool Installation: Perlick Beauty Drawer

The Perlick 15-inch Beauty Drawer allows you to safely store perishable beauty products. Read more

Home Performance
Divert Attention: American Standardís Two-Handle Thermostatic Shower Valves Divert Attention: American Standardís Two-Handle Thermostatic Shower Valves

To save water, American Standardís two-handle thermostatic shower valves feature built-in one-, two-, or three-way diverters and donít allow shared outlet use. Read more

Smart Irrigation: RainDripís WeatherSmart Pro Irrigation Controller Smart Irrigation: RainDripís WeatherSmart Pro Irrigation Controller

A smart irrigation controller can help homeowners keep their lawns lush even as drought persists around the country. Read more

Free Falling: Niagara Rainfall Showerhead Free Falling: Niagara Rainfall Showerhead

Powerful but sleek, and Rainfall showerhead saves water. Read more

Water-Saving Products: What's New in Low-Flow Faucets Water-Saving Products: What's New in Low-Flow Faucets

Could your kitchen and bath designs meet CalGreen standards? These new kitchen and bath faucets can help and are designed to save both water and energy with updated designs and technologies. Read more

Products
Kitchen Trends That Bring the Heat Kitchen Trends That Bring the Heat

A hot orange finish from Bertazzoni, hot water through the fridge door, and a clever solution for wall oven installation are among the latest trends in kitchen appliances. Read more

Good Looking Glass: New Developments in Glass Technology Good Looking Glass: New Developments in Glass Technology

What could be better than being able to see through walls? New technology brings advancements to what glass can do for the home. Read more

Dual Action: Kolbe Ultra Series Tilt-Turn Windows Dual Action: Kolbe Ultra Series Tilt-Turn Windows

These multifunctional windows offer a sleek aesthetic with energy-efficient features. Read more

Tough Tread: Buyers Products Powder Coated Aluminum Tool Boxes Tough Tread: Buyers Products Powder Coated Aluminum Tool Boxes

Get a more durable finish on a variety of truck boxes with powder coating. Read more

Line Extension: Dickies Tool Storage Line Extension: Dickies Tool Storage

Dickies and JS Products are banding together to offer a collection of Dickies-branded tool storage items. Read more

Spotlight: Organizing Options from Klein Tools Spotlight: Organizing Options from Klein Tools

A rundown of new tool storage options from Klein Tools, including a rolling tool bag and hacksaw storage. Read more

Frame Up: Hitachi NV90AG Lightweight Cordless Framing Nailer Frame Up: Hitachi NV90AG Lightweight Cordless Framing Nailer

Don't worry about wear and tear on this tough tool. Read more

Strength & Beauty: Rosboro Treated X-Beam Glulam Strength & Beauty: Rosboro Treated X-Beam Glulam

Unlike other treated wood products, this versatile component retains an attractive wood look. Read more

Picture Perfect: Zola PanoramicView Tilt & Turn Windows Picture Perfect: Zola PanoramicView Tilt & Turn Windows

These multifunctional windows offer a sleek aesthetic with energy-efficient features. Read more

Rooftop Connection: Anchor Products U-Anchor 2400 Rooftop Connection: Anchor Products U-Anchor 2400

Use this anchor with approved fasteners to connect rooftop elements directly to structural members of a building. Read more

Metal Shop: AlligatorBoard Metal Pegboard Panels Metal Shop: AlligatorBoard Metal Pegboard Panels

Spruce up your shop with these sleek metal pegboards. Read more

Good Form
Here's a Simple Way To Track Lead Sources Here's a Simple Way To Track Lead Sources

A combination of pen-and-paper and simple spreadsheet commands provides an efficient way for All Pro Builders to track lead sources and determine ROI. Read more

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