Alan Hanbury is partner with his brother, Bob, in House of Hanbury, a third-generation Newington, Ct., remodeling company.
How about throwing in a free half-bath with that new kitchen? According to new research, consumers see items given away for free as being more valuable than those offered at a deep discount, particularly when paired with something seen as a luxury.
The average remodeler posted a 3% net profit in 2011 and took home 6% in owners' compensation, NAHB finds.
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