Ben White

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The 'R' Word: Are We Headed for a Double-Dip Recession? The 'R' Word: Are We Headed for a Double-Dip Recession?

Small businesses weather the recession and prepare for another possible downturn. More

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Upscale in a Dowturn Upscale in a Dowturn

Remodelers must work harder and smarter to capture the discretionary spending dollars of high-end clients in a down economy. More

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Remodeling Design Awards

There's rarely clear consensus in the selection of the Best of the Year Award, but this year's discussion went far beyond the usual debate. More

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The 2007 REMODELING Design Awards

The winners of the 2007 REMODELING Design Awards showcase the best in residential and light commercial remodeling across the country. From an island house addition to a log house update to a paint factory renovation, these projects highlight the work of talented design and construction teams. More

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Growing Pains

Unlike their single-line counterparts, full-service remodelers have not, historically, had a very easy time duplicating their success by expanding to another location. More

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Design Awards 2006

The winners of the 2006 REMODELING Design Awards showcase the best in residential and light commercial remodeling across the country. From an island house addition to a log house update to a paint factory renovation, these projects highlight the work of talented design and construction teams. More

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Designed to Win

In the quest for positive media coverage and word-of-mouth buzz, few tactics match the return on investment of design competitions. Every year, remodelers around the country enter dozens of local, regional, and national competitions, including this magazine's own REMODELING Design Awards (RDA). More

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Architectural Solution

Control. In a remodeling project, everyone wants it ó contractor, client, architect. In the traditional remodeling process, the three-way struggle for control creates instability. For many remodelers, bringing an architect in-house is the best way to achieve balance. More

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A complementary relationship between principals gives Benvenuti & Stein agility in the marketplace.

Geno Benvenuto is his affability. But he turns the oft-used quip about nice guys finishing last on its head. As owner of Benvenuti & Stein, Benvenuto has grown his Evanston, Ill., company from the blue-sky dreams of a 20-something carpenter to a profitable design/build company on course to take in $9 million this year. More

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Commission Control

Here's how four high-end remodelers have solved the sales commission problem. More

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