Riley Shirey

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Survey about remodeling businesses on the Web

This month's Reader Panel shows that remodelers are still on the on-ramp to the... More

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Handing Off Responsibilities

Delegation ó or the lack of it ó is probably the biggest obstacle facing new... More

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Keep Jobs Profitable Even When Homeowners Buy The Materials Themselves

Projects for which the homeowner supplies some or all of the materials ó buy-it-yourself, or BIY for short ó have traditionally caused headaches for remodelers. They pose all sorts of scheduling and quality control problems, and there are post-completion issues with warranty and repair, as well. More important, however, removing the price of certain materials from the overall cost of a project puts the job's profitability in jeopardy. More

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