August 2016 Table of Contents

Editor's Note
Is Being a Big Remodeler a Sign That You're a Good Remodeler? Editor's Note Is Being a Big Remodeler a Sign That You're a Good Remodeler?

Survival data suggests that's at least partly true, Remodeling's editor-in-chief suggests Read more

Cover Story
Introducing the 2016 Remodeling 550: Strong Growth, Stronger Foundations Introducing the 2016 Remodeling 550: Strong Growth, Stronger Foundations

Our annual list reflects how these are the best of times for pro remodelers Read more

The 2016 Remodeling 550 List Remodeling The 2016 Remodeling 550 List

Introducing the 2016 class of full-service remodelers, replacement contractors, insurance restoration firms, and franchisers across the country. Read more

Tips and Tricks From the Remodeling 550 Tips and Tricks From the Remodeling 550

Eight of the 2016 550 members offer their best tips for growing your business Read more

Your Business
HW Sets Roster for HIVE 2016 Conference BUILDER HW Sets Roster for HIVE 2016 Conference

Attendees will be inspired to put ideas into action by some of the nation’s leading luminaries, including William McDonough, Stuart Miller, Dowell Myers, Sarah Susanka, and Ivy Zelman. Read more

Top Five Home Modifications Boomers Require to Age In Place REMODELING Top Five Home Modifications Boomers Require to Age In Place

Results of the AARP's 2016 Age-Friendly Community Survey show that the majority of boomers would like to stay in their current home as they age, but certain modifications would need to be made to make that a possibility. Read more

Is the Remodeling Industry Ready for Landmark Regulations?

Bruce Case argues that the time is now for remodeling's "Title IX moment." Read more

OSHA Fines to Jump 78% Effective Aug. 1 OSHA Fines to Jump 78% Effective Aug. 1

Change in penalties implements 2015 law that adjusts current penalties for inflation Read more

Style Focus: Rustic Design Style Focus: Rustic Design

You don’t have to rough it with this classic style Read more

Angie's List Takes Down Walls Blocking Reviews and Ratings Angie's List Takes Down Walls Blocking Reviews and Ratings

It doesn't cost anything now for consumers to read reviews in Angie's List about your firm, but they will have to pay to get other services. Read more

Use This Guide to Spot How Your Company Is Struggling

Remodeling columnist Paul Winans gives you this compare-and-contrast exercise to help you find the problem areas hurting your operation. Read more

Banish Bad Leads With This Trick Remodelers Advantage Banish Bad Leads With This Trick

Using this email template in your inbox will save you time and keep you looking professional Read more

Design/Build
Stuck in the Design Doldrums? Here's Three Ways to Break Free Stuck in the Design Doldrums? Here's Three Ways to Break Free

Even the best remodelers can get trapped in a creative rut. Three design/build pros told us what they do to refresh Read more

Products
Eight Products to Help You Keep Your Cool This Summer JOBSITE SAFETY Eight Products to Help You Keep Your Cool This Summer

Beat the jobsite heat with the right worker gear and jobsite equipment Read more

Home Shields Home Shields

These four products will keep your clients' homes protected long after you're done with the remodel Read more

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