Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN

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Why Equity Is Key for Growing Your Business

Getting the right employees in place can help you sell more and, as a result, build equity in your business so your company can continue to grow. More

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Class Act: How Interactive Whiteboards Could Help Your Remodeling Business

Companies are discovering the virtues of interactive whiteboards, the popular classroom staple that has proven useful for sharing information and sparking ideas in business settings. More

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Lead-Gen Lesson: Training Clients in Lead Generation

One remodeler is proactive in instructing his clients on how to refer their friends and family. More

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Stepping up to Solar: Photovoltaic Panels

Specifying and installing photovoltaic panels is a straightforward operation ñ... More

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Learning Curve: Educating Consumers About Home Performance

Consumers are thirsty for knowledge about how to save money on energy costs. The Energy Pros help educate both consumers and building professionals about home performance. More

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Contractors Consider Strategy in Year of Uncertainty

In a sustained downturn, home improvement contractors are learning to run their businesses differently. More

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Fielding Questions

Though most remodeling company owners focus on skills when hiring field staff, many recognize that attitude is equally or even more important than construction skills. “A lot of this business is about attitude,” says REMODELING contributor and consultant Tim Faller of Field Training Services in Westerly, R.I. More

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The 2004 Replacement 100

For many on this year's Replacement 100 list -- a compilation of the top home improvement companies in the United States, ranked by volume of replacement products sold -- the question is, Where will leads come from now? And if those leads are different, in quality and quantity, how will that affect the sales process? More

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Attitude Adjustment

A few years ago, Ben Tyler of Ben Tyler Building and Remodeling in Louisville, Ky., had a problem. To resolve the problem, Tyler first tried talking to each of the employees separately. When that failed to produce results, he sought the help of a human resources expert, who suggested testing to establish personality characteristics. More

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