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Effects of housing slowdown on remodeling varies

The consensus among remodelers and industry analysts is that remodeling isn't expected to fall nearly as hard as home building. However, the overall slumping of the housing market has implications beyond the public's attitude toward investing in their homes. Read more

Profile: Chuck and Robert Vailes
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Profile: Chuck and Robert Vailes

Vailes Brothers (Big50 1997), in Fishersville, Va., conducts customer surveys for... Read more

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From showroom to classroom

Three years ago Vailes Brothers built a new showroom that included a working kitchen and an open room in the back for future expansion. When Robert Vailes, owner of the Fishersville, Va., remodeling company was approached by a former client who worked at a local community college about using the spaces for adult education classes, he knew it would be a good match. Read more

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Figure This
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Knights Every Day

Swords and shields don't have much place in modern business ó or do they? Byrne Brothers Construction in Allentown, N.J., wants to bring that Old World ethic to today's work environment. Read more

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Enjoy the Trip

At Brothers Strong, we think of the term "takeoff" not as an estimate but rather as that point in time when a project is passed from sales to production and a job takes flight. On large-scale remodeling jobs -- whether large-scale to you is $20,000 or $200,000 -- the systems you develop are the only thing to fall back on when surprises hit. Read more

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Profile: Phil and Tom Callen

It's not always easy for brothers to agree, nor is it for co-owners of a remodeling company. The two, separated in age by 10 years, have agreed often enough on the right decisions to shape Callen Construction (Big50 2000) into a thriving $5.4 million company. Read more

Skid Steer: FilterVent: DustDoor
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Skid Steer: FilterVent: DustDoor

Lonnie Cox of Brothers Strong was looking for a way to ventilate upper-story... Read more

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Robin Barker: helps Owing's clients select plumbing products

Remodeler Mike Owings no longer has to worry about helping his clients select plumbing products. Consultant Robin Barker works with the clients of Owings Brothers Contracting, Eldersburg, Md., to choose faucets and fittings. Read more

Growing Up Smart
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Growing Up Smart

In 1990, Don Strong started Brothers Strong, a house painting company, with his... Read more

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