Business Management

Remodeler of the Month: Focus on Hiring the Right People

Filed in Awards, Business Management, Remodelers by on March 28, 2017 0 Comments
Remodeler of the Month: Focus on Hiring the Right People

The NAHB Remodeler of the Month, Joseph Irons, shares his insights on how to grow a business and yield higher profits.

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Skyrocketing Lumber Prices Put Builders in a Bind

Filed in Business Management, Capitol Hill, Economics by on March 27, 2017 2 Comments
Skyrocketing Lumber Prices Put Builders in a Bind

Home builders are increasingly concerned with the now-expired Softwood Lumber Agreement. The uncertainty surrounding a new trade agreement is impacting businesses on both sides of the border, as it was the primary culprit behind the surging lumber prices so far this year.

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‘Live Online’ Classes Begin in April

‘Live Online’ Classes Begin in April

Life doesn’t seem to be getting any less busy. But if you’re interested in investing six hours in some worthwhile education, you might want to schedule yourself some time in front of your computer on Tuesdays starting in April.

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Revised CAPS Courses Give a Fresh Take on Aging-in-Place

Filed in Business Management, Education by on March 17, 2017 4 Comments
Revised CAPS Courses Give a Fresh Take on Aging-in-Place

With an increased emphasis on concepts, products and solutions, two of the three courses leading to the Certified Aging-in-Place designation have a new look – and now they are ready for primetime.

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Housing Market in Cuba? Committee to Learn More

Housing Market in Cuba? Committee to Learn More

An attorney whose firm helps its clients open businesses and establish joint ventures in Cuba spoke to members of NAHB’s Building Materials Subcommittee about challenges and opportunities in this market for the residential construction industry.

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Builders Rank the Most, Least Popular Green Practices

Builders Rank the Most, Least Popular Green Practices

Energy efficiency is the name of the game for both home building and home buying. Results from a recent NAHB survey show which green building techniques are getting the most love.

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How Much do Remodelers Make?

Filed in Business Management, Remodelers by on March 7, 2017 7 Comments
How Much do Remodelers Make?

Findings from the recently released Remodelers’ Cost of Doing Business Study: 2017 Edition show that the net profit margin for the typical residential remodeler increased to 5.3% in 2015, up from 3.0% in 2011.

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Coming this April: Estimating and Scheduling

Filed in Business Management, Education by on March 6, 2017 0 Comments
Coming this April: Estimating and Scheduling

“Prepare the foundation” has a double meaning when it comes to home building. It’s not just the dirt, it’s the time at your desk: Advance preparation will increase your efficiency, achieve greater client satisfaction, enhance team and vendor relationships and protect profitability.

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IBS 2017 Education Session Recordings Now Available

IBS 2017 Education Session Recordings Now Available

Don’t miss out on some of the industry’s best education from the leading experts. A subscription gives you access to more than 115 sessions.

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3 Ways to Make it Home in Time for Dinner

Filed in Business Management, Work/Life Balance by on February 23, 2017 1 Comment
3 Ways to Make it Home in Time for Dinner

If you’ve ever wondered what work/life balance looks like because you’ve been chasing it for so long and still haven’t caught up with it, don’t worry. Amy O’ Connor, a sales training consultant for Shore Consulting, said the concept of work/life balance is a big whopping fantasy.

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