Mark Scott

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  • Local Forecast

    Bethesda, Md., remodeler Mark Scott has noticed the spec housing market dying in his area. The owner of Mark IV Builders ó who got his start in commercial construction and moved into spec homes before switching over to remodeling óknows from experience that many of those builders will turn to home improvements.

  • Upscale remodelers must not only keep pace with competitors but find ways to differentiate themselves.

  • Rekindle the romance with your home.” “Restore your home to its old glory.” “Gratitude Ö can turn Ö a house into a home.”

  • Remodelers and architects are notoriously uneasy partners. Interior designers and decorators also often leave contractors leery. For most firms, though, third-party design partners remain a fact of business, and making those partnerships work is essential to completing jobs on time, on budget, and to everyone's satisfaction.

  • Remodelers are facing one of the most unforgiving insurance markets in years. Slammed by soaring premiums and multiplying exclusions, impenetrable contracts and fleeing providers, they're struggling to afford and hold onto good commercial policies that won't leave them high and dry on the rare occasions they actually need them.

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