Business Management

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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Employer Alert: Use the New I-9 Form

Filed in Business Management, Legal by on February 21, 2017 0 Comments

Because it wants to reduce errors and make it easier to complete the forms on a computer, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, and all employers are now required to use it.

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4 Ways to Differentiate Your Business

4 Ways to Differentiate Your Business

Alaina Money, division president of Garman Homes, a quirky custom home building company in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area, dropped a bit of wisdom at the International Builders’ Show during a brief, high-energy presentation focused on ways to stand out.

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Maximizing Remodeler Profits

Maximizing Remodeler Profits

Time is money.

This was the overriding message delivered by Rob Baugher, a remodeler with 44 years of experience and owner of Baugher Inc. based in Birmingham, Ala., during an International Builders’ Show seminar in Orlando, Fla. earlier this month.

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Remodeler Shares Keys to Greater Profits

Filed in Awards, Business Management, Remodelers by on January 24, 2017 0 Comments
Remodeler Shares Keys to Greater Profits

A slow-and-steady approach toward quality can help a business win the race for revenue. According to Aaron Marvin, owner and co-founder of A.C.T. Builders in Vancouver, Wash., developing that kind of strategy throughout his career has helped his company build steady revenue at greater profitability. It’s also a large reason why Marvin has been selected as the NAHB Remodeler of the Month for January.

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4 Steps to Ensure Your Firm’s Labor Needs are Met

4 Steps to Ensure Your Firm’s Labor Needs are Met

Many markets across the nation are grappling with chronic labor shortages. At an International Builders’ Show seminar in Orlando earlier this month, Brian Hall, vice president of construction at Charlotte, N.C.-based Classica Homes, outlined four steps his firm has taken to ensure it is the “builder of choice” in its local market.

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