David Tyson

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Prime Storage

When remodeler Dave Tyson thinks of pantries, he thinks of three things, storage,... More

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Can the Associations Better the Industry Together?

Can NARI and the Remodelors Council work together to better the industry, or are they just shouting each other down? More

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The Subway Diet
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Subcontractor ABCs
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Working in a Competitive Subcontractor Market

The subcontractor market is getting more competitive and more complicated. Remodelers are taking a new look at how they find, manage, and retain top-notch partners. More

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Remodelers learn customer service basics

Two of the six daylong sessions were devoted to discussing the results of a survey ELI conducted specifically for the seminar. The results of the survey are proprietary and must be kept under wraps, but according to participant David Tyson, of David A. Tyson Inc., a local design/build firm, "they threw some guys for a loop." More

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Requirements for decking a roof

North Carolina remodeler David Tyson sees them all the time down at beachfront properties on the coast. "Somebody gets a bright idea: Why not put a deck up there? But with no thought to loads, weight, or waterproofing." He's talking about decks that are built over existing living space. More

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Big Box Retailers Shaping the Industry

For better or for worse, the large home improvement retailers are changing the... More

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Concentrating purchases with one supplier vs. spreading amongst many

I spread out my window and door purchases between two suppliers. In terms of materials and supplies, I give about 70% or 75% to a single lumber supplier, because he can serve our account very well. More

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Get a Divorce -- From Production

Shortly after dissolving a partnership that did business as a subcontractor building and designing decks for home builders, I got a call from one of the home builder's superintendents asking me to build the decks on the new homes he was building. Today, my production manager, Tom, who once ran his own remodeling company, handles the day-to-day operations of the field management and dealing with clients and subs. More

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