By the EPA's estimates, 80 percent of contractors who are working on pre-1978 housing are still uncertified under the Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule. Competing against those guys is tough, because they don't have to factor compliance costs into their bids. So we've developed some practical strategies for our small remodeling company that have reduced our costs and made lead-safe remodeling less of a burden. This makes our bids more competitive and has allowed us to close on a higher percentage of jobs than we did when we first became RRP certified. If you take the time to read...

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