Walt Stoeppelwerth

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Improve Your Close Ratios

Financing may be the ticket to bringing more prospects to contract. More

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Consolidation the Future of Remodeling

The lack of consolidation in the remodeling world -- which continues to consist of tens of thousands of small companies -- makes me believe that the market is ripe for it. In the next five to 10 years, I predict design/build companies will start to use more subcontractors and will open branch offices. More

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Subcontractor ABCs
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Residential Construction Market Is Now a New Game

People often remark on the fact that remodeling is an easy business to get into. But changes in the remodeling and home building market indicate that in the future it will be more difficult for individuals to start a remodeling company and stay in business. More

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Helpful Tips for Opening a Remodeling Company

In the remodeling and home improvement universe, there's plenty of room for... More

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Handyman work has great earning potential

In the past five years, many design/build contractors have been asked by past... More

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Subcontracting Your Way To Success

Remodeling contractors need look no further than the new home builder to see their... More

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Immigrant Labor needed for Remodeling Market

In the past 10 to 15 years, use of immigrant labor in home building has... More

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Design/Build flexibility moving into middle class market

The low-bidding contractor is usually awarded the project and the architect's pay -- 5% to 7% of the price of the job -- doesn't include job supervision.Lastly, many contractors -- or their most technologically astute employees -- design in-house, usually using a CAD program. More

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Surviving in a growing installation sales market

If past trends in American industry are any indication, more and more building products manufacturers and retailers will be forced to install what they make or sell. How can contractors survive and prosper in a market where installed sales are going to get bigger and bigger? More

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