Karen Dowd

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Hiring outside the remodeling industry

Remodeling is a highly technical art. It requires a grasp of the principles and practice of electricity, plumbing, engineering, geometry, and architecture. It requires a high level of craftsmanship as well as an ability to manage homeowners' expectations during a very emotional process. All of this while turning a profit. More

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Moving on up to your own office

Have you outgrown your home office? It's a sign that the time has come to move out... More

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Be Diligent About Collections

Cash is king in this business, and that's why Karen Dowd-Carpenter is fanatical about collections in her Alexandria, Va., company, Potomac Builders. More

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