Midwest Snips

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Utility Energy-Efficiency Programs to Double by 2025

Total spending expected to be about $9.5 billion by 2025. Read more

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MICHAEL ANSCHEL: Dust in the Wind

What is your plan? Not your business plan, but your intention and purpose -- knowing why you are here doing what you are doing and where you are headed. Read more

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Prairie School Companion: A 1920s Kitchen Gets Custom Treatment Prairie School Companion: A 1920s Kitchen Gets Custom Treatment

True to its Prairie-School roots, this kitchen is rich in original detail, taking its cue from the 1920s. Read more

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RMI: Remodeling Activity Slows from First Quarter

Yet another economic indicator is giving remodeling pros reason to keep the Alka Seltzer in the top drawer, this time courtesy of the NAHBís Remodeling Market Index. Read more

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US Pulls Record Energy During Heat Wave
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Reconstruction Lifts Economy After Disasters
Price Is King: Remodelers Working Harder, Taking Longer to Make the Sale
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Price Is King: Remodelers Working Harder, Taking Longer to Make the Sale

Though overall construction costs haven't really decreased, consumers think... Read more

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Learning Curve: Educating Consumers About Home Performance Learning Curve: Educating Consumers About Home Performance

Consumers are thirsty for knowledge about how to save money on energy costs. The Energy Pros help educate both consumers and building professionals about home performance. Read more

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Come Buy With Me: Building Materials, Purchased Direct Come Buy With Me: Building Materials, Purchased Direct

Frustrated with product shortages, high markups, and long lead times and delivery delays, growing numbers of remodelers are rethinking their ordering practices. Read more

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Refueling the Pipeline

It can be a challenge to keep salespeople motivated and upbeat when leads are harder to come by and contracts are less likely to be signed. Here are tips for sales team motivation. Read more

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