Christopher "Chris" Repp

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Project Descriptions

What's the payback for remodeling? Our annual report compares construction cost with resale value in 60 markets. More

Customer surveys can provide remodelers with valuable information
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Customer surveys can provide remodelers with valuable information

Bowers Construction, McLean, Va., has been conducting post-job customer surveys... More

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Employee Takeover

In the fall of 2003, Chris Repp was ill. His doctors, uncertain of what he had, nevertheless put him on medication to ease his discomfort. The combination of the medication and stress resulted in a man who, in his own words, was “inconsistent and frustrated everyone in the office.” Not good skills for the president of a $1.5-million remodeling firm. More

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Big50 answers to big business questions

Some examples, though, would be the project took longer than the homeowner anticipated; the homeowner is intimidated by what they view as a one-sided contract; the homeowner thinks someone will be working on their project every day; the homeowner feels there could be better communication during the project. More

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Giving Microwaves a Built-in Look

Alon Toker says most manufacturers offer trim kits to give microwaves a built-in look. In Toker's experience, a 1/16-inch clearance is adequate because the appliances generate very little heat. More

Positioning the Microwave
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Positioning the Microwave

Microwaves are the most neglected and overlooked appliance in the kitchen," says... More

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