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Remodeling designs as intellectual property

Architect Alan Freysinger was far from pleased when a design review board in Whitefish Bay, Wis., raved about his plans for an extensive home remodel in the wealthy Milwaukee suburb. That's because the homeowner ó Freysinger's ex-client ó was passing off Freysinger's work as his own. More

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Environmental Curriculum

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is offering a green remodeling education program this year, and next year it plans to unveil a green certification program. More

Development of a four plan system for designs
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Development of a four plan system for designs

A kitchen or bath floor plan can get pretty cluttered when you include every... More

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Design Aid

Until about a year and a half ago, we solely drafted by hand. We now use AutoCAD LT for everything except hand-renderings or quick conceptual plans/elevations that give a sense of personalization to the project and keep it in the “idea” phase. More

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ThermoView consolidates subsidiaries under new national brand, THV

ThermoView Industries, owner of five exterior replacement and full-service remodeling operations, has announced plans to consolidate its subsidiaries under a new national brand. They include ThermoView of California, Rolox Industries, Leingang Century Siding and Window, Primax Home Center, and Thomas Construction. More

Remodeling on the Air
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Remodeling on the Air

Convince Mike Brunswick, senior producer at Brunswick Media, that your project... More

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Getting subcontractors together

Subcontractors play a key role in helping Gaspar's Construction in Seattle get its jobs built. Gaspar's Construction now plans to hold its subcontractor breakfast annually. More

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Future Boom? Will baby boomer retirement be a demographic bonanza or a washout for the remodeling industry?

Either that or they sold their homes and moved into childless retirement communities. San Diego marketing consultant Phil Goodman, operator of Boomer Marketing and author of Boomers, The Ageless Generation, predicts that for baby boomers, retirement in the conventional sense is "not an option." A 1998 AARP survey found 8 of 10 baby boomers expect to be working at least part-time during their retirement. More

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