Remodelers

Sports World and Remodeling Industry Eerily Similar … Kind Of

Filed in Business Management, Remodelers by on October 31, 2017 0 Comments
Sports World and Remodeling Industry Eerily Similar … Kind Of

Knocking a home run and knocking down a kitchen wall are two very different things. But the sports world and the remodeling industry do have some interesting parallels. For examples, look no further than NAHB’s Remodeling Expenditures by ZIP Code datasets.

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Hitting the ‘Reset Button’ and Finding Success

Filed in Business Management, Disaster Response, Remodelers by on October 24, 2017 0 Comments
Hitting the ‘Reset Button’ and Finding Success

Kevin Vick’s remodeling company in Florida was “decimated” by the recession, so he moved back to his hometown of Houston where he successfully learned how to start all over.

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Remodeling Market Indicators Stay Strong

Filed in Councils & Committees, Economics, Remodelers by on October 19, 2017 1 Comment
Remodeling Market Indicators Stay Strong

The NAHB Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 57 in the third quarter, up two points from the previous quarter. It’s the 18th consecutive RMI at or above 50, which indicates that more remodelers report market activity is higher compared to the prior quarter than report it is lower.

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Virginia Remodelers Form Win-Win Partnership with Local Government

Filed in NAHB Cares, Remodelers by on October 9, 2017 3 Comments
Virginia Remodelers Form Win-Win Partnership with Local Government

Members of the Peninsula HBA Remodelers Council in Newport News, Va., recently completed extensive renovations to the house of a military veteran — in just one weekend — thanks to their partnership with local county administrators.

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Hybrid Approach Leads to Remodeler’s Success

Filed in Awards, Remodelers by on September 27, 2017 0 Comments
Hybrid Approach Leads to Remodeler’s Success

A knack for building a thriving, charitable and versatile business is the primary reason Stuart Gaines, president of New Blue Construction in Chattanooga, Tenn., has been honored with the NAHB Remodeler of the Month award.

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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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