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  • The True Cost of Labor

    The true cost of labor

  • In the News

    Homeland Security reconsiders "no match" rule; Harvard Joint Center's Kermit Baker forecasts betters days for remodeling; more

  • Taming Butt Joints

    Have to finish your own drywall? You may want to take a look at this tool.

  • Are You Spending Your Time Profitably?

    Are you spending your time profitably?; four-day workweek pays off

  • Save Time With a Lead Sheet

    The first estimate my company ever produced was for a basement remodel. I spent an hour driving back and forth to the prospective client's house, two hours talking to her, and then several more hours doing a detailed estimate.

  • dba Design-Build

    In this article I'll share some of the lessons we've learned over the last seven years of design-build work. We still have much to master — if only I live that long.

  • Selling the Company

    In 1983, after working on my own for several years, I started Buck Brothers Construction (BBC) with my brother, Joe. We built the company slowly: At first we did all the work ourselves; then we started subbing out the mechanicals; then we hired carpenters; and finally we developed an office staff.

  • In the News

    Big builder goes solar; restoration show; affordable-housing index; more

  • Remodeling's Deadliest Sins

    Nine common business mistakes and how to avoid them.

  • In the News

    Remodeling study predicts growth; builder gets jail time for worker's death; more