Bob Hanbury

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What's New With the Lead-Paint Rule

Editor-in-chief, Craig Webb, talks with Bob Hanbury from House of Hanbury Builders... More

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Remodelers Brace for April Deadline of Lead Paint Rule

Seventeen years in the making, the EPA's lead paint rule promises massive changes in remodelers' work practices -- at least for remodelers who comply with the law. More

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Required Reading: Financial Statements 101

What follows are some insights regarding the P&L, also called the income statement, and the balance sheet. More

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The Association Junkie

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

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EPA-Proposed New Lead Paint Work Rule

It's been nearly 15 years since Title X of the Housing and Community Development Act ó the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 ówas signed into law; a decade since the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that contractors would be required to notify homeowners of the potential hazards of remodeling in areas containing lead-based paint. 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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Owner's compensation at greatest risk when business grows or shrinks

A recent Benchmark column prompted an e-mail response from Bob Hanbury, CGR, of House of Hanbury Builders in Newington, Ct. Hanbury points out that the relationship between risk and owner's compensation isn't static and is affected by any change in a company's normal course of business. More important, says Hanbury, risk increases with any change in volume, but especially with rapid growth. More

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Mold may be biggest issue facing remodeling industry: mold is more troublesome than other hazards

Mold may be the biggest issue facing the remodeling industry. Five years ago, when Brothers Strong, in Houston, came across household mold in the course of a project, "you didn't even talk about it," recalls company owner Michael Strong. And panicky homeowners facing $35,000 or more in out-of-pocket expenses for mold remediation may decide to scale back or postpone the remodeling project that uncovered the mold in the first place. More

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