January 2015 Table of Contents

From the Editor
Change Is in Order

Our updated look aims to better match your needs Read more

Your Business
Who's in the 100% Club Cost vs. Value Who's in the 100% Club

An interactive look at projects with resale values topping 100% of costs Read more

Job Closeout Done Well, Part 1

The first part of this three-part series focuses on starting early—informing clients about closeout during the sales process. Read more

Job Closeout Done Well, Part 2

Maintaining an accurate completion list is key to a smooth closeout. Also key is getting your client engaged in that process. Here's how. Read more

Job Closeout Done Well, Part 3

Why defining 'substantial completion' is so important to a successful job closeout Read more

Your Business March of the Millennials

Millennials are on track to make up 75% of the U.S. workforce by 2025. Are you ready for them? Read more

Cost vs. Value
The 2015 Cost vs. Value Report The 2015 Cost vs. Value Report

A tepid housing market and rising job costs have pushed back the payoff on remodeling projects Read more

How Remodeling Projects Influence Home Prices at Resale How Remodeling Projects Influence Home Prices at Resale

Real estate agents explain how the market responds to remodeling activity Read more

How to Harness the History of Cost vs. Value How to Harness the History of Cost vs. Value

Use the report's long-term track record to back you up when you explain to clients what it really costs to do a project Read more

Should You Save or Splurge When Selecting Products? Should You Save or Splurge When Selecting Products?

We dug into product pricing to find the wiggle room in Cost vs. Value project costs Read more

Tips to Skip the Sticker Shock When Pitching to Clients Tips to Skip the Sticker Shock When Pitching to Clients

How to use the Cost vs. Value Report to set expectations and help clients get a sense of a project’s cost Read more

You Built It
Custom Cabinets Keep Produce Fresh You Built It Custom Cabinets Keep Produce Fresh

This custom kitchen cabinetry uses perforated metal baskets to keep contents at room temperature Read more

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