Remodelers

EPA Waives Lead Paint Requirements for Certain Renovations

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Remodelers by on September 18, 2017 0 Comments
EPA Waives Lead Paint Requirements for Certain Renovations

As recovery and rebuilding efforts begin in Texas and Florida following devastating hurricanes, many may wonder if EPA’s Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule still applies to these post-disaster renovations. The answer: Not entirely.

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4 Keys to Working with Insurance Adjusters

4 Keys to Working with Insurance Adjusters

The rebuilding process after a natural disaster is arduous, even for those who have flood insurance. Home owners who want to get their lives back in order as quickly as possible will seek out a seasoned builder who knows what to expect and how best to collaborate with insurance adjusters.

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Flood Catastrophe: 15 Coping Strategies for Remodelers

Filed in Business Management, Disaster Response, Remodelers by on August 29, 2017 3 Comments
Flood Catastrophe: 15 Coping Strategies for Remodelers

Whether it’s Hurricane Harvey or a future weather catastrophe, any of us could find ourselves in the chaos of a destructive storm. When it happens, brace yourself. Have a plan in place and be ready to respond.

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Redfin Ranks Top 10 Green Neighborhoods

Filed in Environmental, Home Building, Remodelers by on August 29, 2017 0 Comments
Redfin Ranks Top 10 Green Neighborhoods

Real estate brokerage Redfin has published a report of the top 10 green neighborhoods nationwide. Leading the list is Villanova, Pa., near Philadelphia, followed by Villages of Irvine, Calif., and downtown Santa Monica, Calif. Five of the 10 most sustainable neighborhoods are in California.

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Building a Business from the Ground Up

Filed in Awards, Remodelers by on August 29, 2017 0 Comments
Building a Business from the Ground Up

Jake Brown of Winston Brown Construction of Topeka, Kan., took an enormous risk in January 2008: He started a remodeling business during the height of the Great Recession. But over the last nine years, his annual revenue has gradually grown from $400,000 to $5 million.

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Use NAHB’s Marketing Data to Eclipse Your Competition

Filed in Business Management, Economics, Remodelers by on August 21, 2017 0 Comments
Use NAHB’s Marketing Data to Eclipse Your Competition

As Monday’s total eclipse draws near, it’s too late for communities in the Path of Totality (100% coverage) to remodel to accommodate all their extra guests. But we thought it’d be fun to use our Remodeling Expenditures by ZIP Code marketing intelligence data set to show what some areas who’ll get the best view are […]

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Longtime Industry Advocate: Retirement Isn’t the End

Longtime Industry Advocate: Retirement Isn’t the End

After working in home building for more than 40 years and serving in a variety of prominent advocacy and leadership roles, Bob Hanbury last month entered the retirement phase of his career. However, he intends to continue serving the industry in whatever capacity he can.

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5 Ways to Get Competitive with CAPS

Filed in Education, Remodelers by on August 8, 2017 0 Comments
5 Ways to Get Competitive with CAPS

The term universal design has been traced back to the late 1970s, when, according to a timeline from Professional Builder magazine, architect Ron Mace coined the term. This 70’s invention turned into an NAHB educational designation focusing on retrofitting existing homes. It’s not exactly a “secret” weapon if more than 3,000 builders and remodelers across the country are […]

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Tragedy Becomes Tutorial for Virginia Remodeler

Filed in Remodelers by on August 2, 2017 0 Comments
Tragedy Becomes Tutorial for Virginia Remodeler

Robert Criner, founder and president of Criner Remodeling in Newport News, Va., recounts the lessons he learned during the exhaustive process of rebuilding his home after a fire caused significant damage.

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Awards That Give Remodelers National Prestige

Filed in Awards, Remodelers by on July 26, 2017 0 Comments
Awards That Give Remodelers National Prestige

The most successful companies typically implement innovative strategies, deliver superior products, and consistently provide high-quality service. But rather than simply saying your work is exemplary, validate it with an award through NAHB Remodelers.

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