Orren Pickell

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Apply Online: Remodeling Companies Get Web-Savvy With Job Applications

Online job applications are one way some remodelers are streamlining the hiring process and finding qualified employees. More

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Hiring and Firing Best Practices

What you need to know before making the decisions that change the face of your company. More

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What design/build means

When a remodeler says his company is "design/build" what exactly does that mean? More

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Not all salespeople are comfortable with traditional compensation

Not all full-line remodeling and design/build salespeople are comfortable with traditional compensation. More

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Payment After Punch List

When exactly is a punch list finished? At the Orren Pickell Remodeling Group in Chicago, conflicting answers to that question have led some clients to withhold the final 5% of their payments. More

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Design can be a profitable venture

When he started out 16 years ago as a practicing architect and partner in Socha Builders, Rob Adler did not charge anything for the creative phase. “We charged nothing so as to get noticed, and we agreed in advance that if the client was pleased with the design, they were only obligated to pay for the construction documents,” he says. More

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Streamline Smaller Projects

It takes a lot of overhead and management to complete the more than 600 “process... More

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