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Pro Advice on How to Manage the Short- and Long-Term Effects of COVID-19

In the last few months, the world has been completely upended by COVID-19. Construction and building material suppliers have been named “es…

Business Advice4 min
Tips for Staying Productive During the Spring Construction Season

As much of the country thaws out from winter, spring promises warmer temperatures, longer daylight hours and more construction jobs. The sp…

Business Advice4 min
Top 5 Construction Trends Impacting the Industry in 2020

Each year, innovations and issues emerge that impact the construction industry, and this year is no exception. While it’s just the start of…

Business Advice3 min
Five Best Practices to Build Your Business

Whether you’re starting a new homebuilding or remodeling business or if you just want to build on an existing, successful company, growing …

Business Advice4 min
Top 5 Time Management Tips for Building Professionals

If you had one project that underperformed within the past few years, you’re not alone. KPMG’s 2016 Global Construction Survey found most p…

Inspiration4 min
Dos and Don’ts of Installing Alternative-Use Sheds

Traditional sheds offer practical storage for items like tools, garden equipment and out-of-season toys. Today, sheds are becoming an exten…

Business Advice6 min
5 Tips to Conquer Cash Flow Challenges

If you’re feeling the pinch in cash flow this month, you’re not alone. In fact, 84% of all construction companies face tough cash flow chal…

Business Advice4 min
How Remodelers Sell Value to a Homeowner

Over the past 25 years, Jim Peterson has learned how to sell value to his remodeling customers. Peterson owns Rembrandt Exteriors, LLC in s…

Business Advice5 min
Tips for Increasing Builder Profit

There are basically two ways builders can boost their bottom lines: lower costs and increased revenue. In a previous blog, we focused on th…

Business Advice5 min
A Remodeler’s Perspective: Steps to a Successful Re-side

When James and Stella bought their home in coastal Wilmington, NC, in 2011, the original wood siding was still on the 108-year-old home. Un…

Business Advice6 min
Infographic: Tips for Retaining Your Best Employees

There’s been a 5% increase in construction employment in the last year, and unemployment is at a 20-year low. According to projections from…

Business Advice6 min
On the Cutting Edge of Cost-Cutting

There are only two ways to boost your bottom line: increase revenue and cut costs. In this blog, we’ll explore innovative ways for builders…

Protecting Your Business From Subcontractor Mistakes

Both general contractors and building product dealers have a lot on the line when they use subs, so it’s important to understand subcontrac…

Industry Trends7 min
A Solution for the Labor Shortage?

The on-going shortage of skilled labor in the construction field is forcing manufacturers to find creative ways to deal with it, particular…

Industry Trends5 min
Attracting More Millennial Homebuyers

About half of America’s would-be homebuyers are Millennials, but many have postponed their first home purchase because of sizeable student …

Business Advice5 min
How Remodelers Can Increase Business with HOAs

Home Owner Associations (HOAs) are the governing bodies of many communities throughout the U.S. – and remodelers can miss out on HOA busine…