Jonas Carnemark

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Silver Celebration: Marking a Remodeling Company's 25-year Anniversary

A remodeler celebrates with a party and a new logo -- and the occasion comes to mean more than just a marketing event. More

Special touches to kitchen designs
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Special touches to kitchen designs

Clever, beautiful details add a personal touch to kitchens and allow homeowners to... More

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Required Reading: Financial Statements 101

What follows are some insights regarding the P&L, also called the income statement, and the balance sheet. More

Honorable Mention: Bathroom Remodeling
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Honorable Mention: Bathroom Remodeling

Applauding its “strong use of materials” and “very sculptural, very quiet”... 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

Proper employee placement is key to success
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Proper employee placement is key to success

Jody Kenote took up framing at the age of 14, sharpened his carpentry skills in... More

Fee (Not So) Simple
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Fee (Not So) Simple

For some remodeling clients, the concept of a volume discount extends to... More

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Importance of product selection walkthrough

The job has been sold, the contract signed, and the preconstruction meeting held. The clients are excited to get started ó but they can't remember some of their selections, or some things are on allowance, or some items are wrong because a designer used examples as place holders. More

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Targeting profitable jobs

Separating the wheat from the chaff within that customer plain is how remodelers reap profitability. Case, for example, relies on computer-aided analyses of its extensive project database to predict future customer buying patterns. Other remodelers take the more basic route of screening potential customers to determine everything from the limitations of their budgets to how easy they would be to work with. These interviews help remodelers avoid customers who might impede their companies' productivity objectives. More

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Group Therapy

Erik Anderson of Winston-Salem, N.C., had only been in business for four years when, he says, “I realized I couldn't continue working at this pace. We thought if we worked hard, we'd earn a good living. We were working really hard and we were hitting a brick wall.” That's when he joined one of the NAHB's 20 Clubs for remodelers. More

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