Tom Swartz

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The Measure of a Man: Using Personality Profiling When Hiring The Measure of a Man: Using Personality Profiling When Hiring

Using a personality profile, such as Caliper, to evaluate job candidates can prevent costly hiring mistakes. More

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In Remodeling "Town Hall," Remodelers Share Challenges

How do you control costs in a down market, or when job costs run over budget? What's the hardest part about growing your company? How do you motivate production staff? What's your opinion of cost-plus pricing? In a "town hall meeting" for remodelers, the owners of three successful but very different remodeling companies answered these and other questions from a capacity crowd of hundreds of attendees of the 2007 Remodeling Show in Las Vegas. More

Strong Show
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Strong Show

For four days in October, more than 10,000 remodelers headed to the 2006... More

The Association Junkie
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The Association Junkie

Through his efforts at teaching and writing and updating course materials, this... More

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How to manage customer backlogs

With half the 120 million homes nationwide having been built before the bicentennial, new-home prices spiking, and built-up equity burning holes in homeowners' pockets, most remodelers have more work than they can handle. Some sit on 18-month-plus backlogs and mentally salivate as they watch their slice of the remodeling market's $199 billion pie fatten. More

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Review of 2005 Remodeling Show

At this year's Remodeling Show in mid-October, thousands of remodelers from around the country gathered in Baltimore to take part in seminars and certification programs, network with others in the industry, and check out the hundreds of companies demonstrating and discussing their products on the exhibition floor. More

On Message
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On Message

Who is Walt Stoeppelwerth? Remodeler and consultant Shawn McCadden calls him “the... More

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Industry milestones over 20 years

The remodeling industry has come a long way in the last 20 years. A convergence of opportunities and challenges has made remodelers more professional, respected ó and pressured. More

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New features at the Remodeling Show

This year's Remodeling Show promises some new features to really give you the chance to tailor the show to your needs. More

The Business of Design/Build
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The Business of Design/Build

In June, six design/build remodelers got together to talk about the business.... More

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