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Close Up:Chancey Walker III and Chris Ettel
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Close Up:Chancey Walker III and Chris Ettel

From the day it was founded in 1988, VB Contractors (Big50 2006) was a 50-50... More

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Local Forecast: Switching Gears

Until recently, roughly 90% of The Lykos Group's work was done on condominiums, according to company president Tom Lykos. That changed, he says, when the condo market ó like new homes ó started its sharp decline. So he began focusing on marketing to the single-family segment. More

Remodeling activity fell in fourth quarter of 2007
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Remodeling activity fell in fourth quarter of 2007

Remodeling activity fell sharply in the fourth quarter of 2007, according to the... More

Cities Mandate Paid Sick Leave
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Cities Mandate Paid Sick Leave

Legislation passed last month in the District of Columbia mandating paid leave for... More

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Local Forecast: Just in Case ...

The sluggish remodeling market hasn't hit Curb Appeal Renovations, in Keller, Texas. More

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Remodeling Clients Reluctant to Start Projects in Slow Times

Like many across the country, the once-booming Northern Virginia remodeling market has hit a rough patch. And though Bob Benedict, president of Northwood Construction, in Sterling, says he hasn't had any potential clients back out of their scheduled projects, he has noticed that they seem to be in less of a hurry to break ground. More

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Local Forecast: Controlling Cash Flow With Communication

John Hanson says he doesn't necessarily ascribe Hanson General Contracting's recent cash flow problems to an economic slowdown, but it's a decent bet that the two are related. More

New Worker Classification Laws in Illinois, New Jersey
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New Worker Classification Laws in Illinois, New Jersey

Recent legislation in Illinois and New Jersey places new emphasis on proper... More

2007 Business Benchmarking Survey
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2007 Business Benchmarking Survey

How do remodelers measure their companies' financial performance? More

Responding to natural disasters
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Responding to natural disasters

Final tallies on the destruction due to October's wildfires in Southern California... More

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