David Zuckerman

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Profile: Phil and Tom Callen

It's not always easy for brothers to agree, nor is it for co-owners of a remodeling company. The two, separated in age by 10 years, have agreed often enough on the right decisions to shape Callen Construction (Big50 2000) into a thriving $5.4 million company. More

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Excel task list to replace Post-It notes

Larson used Excel to create an electronic message board on the company's 10 networked computers. Larson says the Task List helps reduce clutter, but more important, it improves staff communication. More

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Stone Sampler guide to 576 varieties of Stone

New from W.W. Norton's Architecture Books series, Stone Sampler is a comprehensive... More

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Online hiring over company websites

Thanks to companies like Maine Window and Sunroom, remodelers may finally be ready to shed their Luddite image: Even installers won't find work at the company without Internet access. And since dropping newspaper ads, the company has realized "astronomical cost savings," Levangelo says. More

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Selection Master: Online file cabinet

Selection Master, a recently developed Web-based application, is designed to organize, track, and share product information. Essentially an online file cabinet, Selection Master provides a central location for storing all the loose bits of information about the products you're installing on a project. More

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Design Alternatives to Walls

Ever wiser about modern design trends, homeowners often want to add bright, open... More

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Ebay: Construction Category

EBay, the San Francisco-based online auction house, isn't just for stereos and rare collectibles anymore. Laser levels, heavy equipment like skid loaders and backhoes, and hand tools like pipe threaders, saws, and hammer drills are among the best selling items, says construction category manager Ben Hanna. More

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Merit Award: A Better Bungalow

Not content simply to refurbish, the owner of this 1928 Craftsman-style house... More

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Merit Award: Bare Essentials

The centerpiece of its designers' stunningly unadorned modernist kitchen, this... More

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Merit Award: All Together Now

Marked by an obsession with grids, architect-homeowner Barry Sugerman's design... More

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