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  • Getting Certified for Home Energy Audits

    As the owner of a small remodeling and handyman company (nearly $1 million annual sales before the downturn), I’ve always been careful to stay focused on our core offerings — bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and small jobs ranging from two-hour service calls to week-long “honey do” lists.

  • As Lead Rules Loom, Remodelers Aren't Ready

  • Streamlining Kitchen Remodels

    We run a full-service remodeling company with a division solely dedicated to kitchen and bathroom remodels.

  • Faster, Smaller, and More Connected Than Ever

    Four technology trends that will change how you build and remodel.

  • Letters

    Remodeling opportunities abound; weatherization wages too low; in defense of vinyl siding; more

  • Is the Lead Carpenter System for You?

    In this article, I’ll address the most common questions I’ve been asked by company owners who are implementing their own lead carpenter system.

  • Energy Tax Credits

    Roll over this interactive poster to see the requirements and deadlines for remodeling-related energy improvements and equipment. The information comes from Remodeling magazine’s coverage of the stimulus package.

  • Setting Up a Storefront

    Setting up a storefront

  • Are Your Contracts Bulletproof?

    Effective July 1, 2009, the state of Pennsylvania will require a written contract for nearly every construction task in or around a residence — even minor repair work like repainting or reroofing.

  • New Rules for Lead-Safe Remodeling

    If you plan to work on pre-1978 houses, you’ll need certification by April 2010.