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Home Owners Shift Expenses from Entertainment to Home Improvement

Filed in Economics, Remodeling, Trends by on November 23, 2020 0 Comments
Home Owners Shift Expenses from Entertainment to Home Improvement

HomeAdvisor’s latest “State of Home Spending” survey revealed that home owners spent an average of $13,138 on home-improvement projects in 2020, compared to $9,081 in 2019.

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Adaptability is Key to Iowa Remodeler’s Success

Filed in Awards, Remodeling by on November 18, 2020 1 Comment
Adaptability is Key to Iowa Remodeler’s Success

The only way to run a successful business for over thirty years is to adapt with the times. That’s exactly what Jeff Ellis, owner of Firstcall Remodeling & Restoration in Grimes, Iowa, has done throughout his career, which is why he became the November NAHB Remodeler of the Month.

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Customer Service Equals Business Success for October’s Remodeler of the Month

Filed in Awards, Remodeling by on October 28, 2020 2 Comments
Customer Service Equals Business Success for October’s Remodeler of the Month

Joshua Edgell, owner of JEMM Construction in Painesville, Ohio, is NAHB’s October Remodeler of the Month. He’s been a dedicated member of NAHB Remodelers for several years, and he recognizes it is an integral part of his success.

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Inspiring More Women to Join the Building Trades

Inspiring More Women to Join the Building Trades

The number of women employed in the construction industry grew substantially last year, rising to around 1.2 million and surpassing the peak of pre-recession employment levels. Recruiting and training more females in the skilled trades can help the industry address its labor shortage.

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Remodelers’ Profits Remain Flat

Filed in Economics, Remodeling by on June 23, 2020 0 Comments
Remodelers’ Profits Remain Flat

The industry-average net profit margin for remodelers was 5.2% in 2018, essentially unchanged from the 5.3% reported in 2015, according to the latest Remodelers’ Cost of Doing Business Study. The report includes a nationwide survey of residential remodeling companies designed to produce profitability benchmarks for that segment of the construction industry.

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NAHB to Host Free Virtual Event ‘Remodelers REBOOT: From the Couch’

Filed in Education, Membership, Remodeling by on May 4, 2020 0 Comments
NAHB to Host Free Virtual Event ‘Remodelers REBOOT: From the Couch’

A brand-new interactive virtual event, “Remodelers REBOOT: From the Couch” – hosted by industry veteran Vince Butler, CAPS, GMB, GMR – will take place Wednesday, May 13, from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. ET.

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Members and HBAs Continue Helping Communities Respond to COVID-19

Filed in Disaster Response, Membership by on April 24, 2020 0 Comments
Members and HBAs Continue Helping Communities Respond to COVID-19

NAHB is highlighting members of the home building industry who have stepped up to help their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about their efforts.

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Coronavirus Causing Home Owners to Pull Back on Remodeling

Filed in Economics, Remodeling by on April 23, 2020 10 Comments
Coronavirus Causing Home Owners to Pull Back on Remodeling

A recent NAHB survey of professional remodelers shows the negative effect the coronavirus pandemic is having on the decision to remodel. More than 90% of remodelers in the survey reported a slowdown in both the rate at which inquiries are coming in, and in the general willingness of home owners to remodel at this time.

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Remodeler Sees Business Grow Through Steadfast Customer Service

Filed in Awards, Remodeling by on March 24, 2020 0 Comments
Remodeler Sees Business Grow Through Steadfast Customer Service

Maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction is easier said than done, especially for a company that is continually growing. But after working for several years at Southwest Airlines, Richard Lee, co-founder of Lee Brothers Construction in Huntsville, Texas, gained numerous insights on how to keep customers happy while attracting new customers in a highly competitive industry.

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Fine Tune Your Marketing Budget for 2020

Filed in Business Management, Remodeling by on December 20, 2019 1 Comment
Fine Tune Your Marketing Budget for 2020

NAHB developed the Remodeling Expenditure by ZIP Code Dataset as a resource for remodeling business owners and marketing professionals to help them best allocate marketing dollars to achieve the highest ROI.

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