Darius Baker

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Value-Subtracted: Tighter Appraisal and Lending Practices Continue to Affect Remodeling Market Value-Subtracted: Tighter Appraisal and Lending Practices Continue to Affect Remodeling Market

Lower property values coupled with restrictive lending practices is leaving more remodelers with the bulk of their sales coming from customers who can self-finance. More

A Bluff-Proof Hiring Tool: A Self-Assessment Ranking for Prospective Employees
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A Bluff-Proof Hiring Tool: A Self-Assessment Ranking for Prospective Employees

D&J Kitchens & Baths uses a detailed self-assessment form to help screen job... More

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A Filter for Hires: Two-Step Hiring Process Filters All But Strongest Job Candidates

California remodeler's two-step hiring process includes 242-task self-assessment form. More

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Marketing to the New Remodeling Client Marketing to the New Remodeling Client

In a tough economy, remodelers are reviewing the value of every promotional dollar they spend. Consumers have changed, and so must remodelers' ways of reaching them. More

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Budgeting: Working in Reverse

For one remodeler, "reverse budgeting" helps clients define and stay within their budget range. More

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How to Hit That Budget Target How to Hit That Budget Target

Using job cost percentages aids one remodeler in value-engineering and helps clients stay on budget. More

What Lies Ahead in 2009
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What Lies Ahead in 2009

What are the prospects for remodeling markets in 2009? Remodelers from across the... More

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Do Better Deals for Homeowners Mean More to Spend on Remodeling? Do Better Deals for Homeowners Mean More to Spend on Remodeling?

Remodelers and industry insiders consider the impact of dropping home prices and mortgage interest rates on a potential new sector of remodeling clientele. More

Remodelers Look For Ways To Attract Young Workers
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Remodelers Look For Ways To Attract Young Workers

Remodelers who lament the challenges of attracting new people to the profession... More

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Distributing gifts to clients

Distributing gifts to clients... More

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