March 2015 Table of Contents

From the Editor
You Hate Regulations Less Than You Think

As we begin to recount controversial rules, keep in mind they're part of life in a democracy Read more

Your Business
RRI Points to Speedup in Remodeling Activity in 2015 RRI Points to Speedup in Remodeling Activity in 2015

Every metropolitan statistical area in the United States can look forward to increasing remodeling activity this year, with growth averaging 4% and the nation as a whole set to reach an unprecedented level of activity by the third quarter. Those are the economic signals emanating today from the latest edition of the Residential Remodeling Index (RRI), a product of Hanley Wood's Metrostudy unit. Read more

Beware: Small Mistakes Can Add Up to Big Headaches

Together, these 8 categories can siphon away profits Read more

A Remodeling Insider’s Capitol Hill Forecast A Remodeling Insider’s Capitol Hill Forecast

Don’t expect much. But if you want good news, you need to get into the fight Read more

To Your Advantage Why Generation-Specific Marketing Doesn’t Work for Remodelers

The distinctions are getting too fuzzy to serve your specific needs Read more

Feature
What You Need to Know About RRP What You Need to Know About RRP

The EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule has been in force for five years now. Is it working? Read more

Dos and Don’ts to Keep You Out of Court Regulations Dos and Don’ts to Keep You Out of Court

Legal trouble can be costly, time-consuming, and damaging to the reputation of your business. Here’s how to stay out of the courtroom. Read more

Managing Your Workers’ Compensation Costs Regulations Managing Your Workers’ Compensation Costs

Why taking the time to find your ideal provider can save you time and money in the long run Read more

OSHA Trends to Watch Regulations OSHA Trends to Watch

From bulked-up reporting requirements to increased fines, here’s what to look for in 2015 and beyond Read more

How to Create an OSHA-Compliant Training Program Regulations How to Create an OSHA-Compliant Training Program

Setting up a solid safety plan doesn’t have to take up a lot of time or cost Read more

Buckle Up: How to Stay Current on Fall Protection Rules Safety and Regulations Buckle Up: How to Stay Current on Fall Protection Rules

OSHA has stepped up enforcement for residential fall protection. Here’s what you need to know to stay out of trouble. Read more

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