Laurie is managing editor of Qualified Remodeler, where she has been on staff since June 2011. For the five years prior, she was an editor of several nationally circulated commercial-building magazines. Laurie enjoys talking with industry professionals and attending events to learn more about the industry, trends and projects. Laurie can be reached at Laurie.Banyay@cygnus.com or on Twitter at @Lauriethewriter.
Although techniques for replacing windows vary based on the material and condition of the structure, window replacement will always elevate a home’s curb appeal and create a tighter assembly when properly installed.
More than three quarters of remodelers surveyed by Qualified Remodeler indicate they struggle to find young, new talent, yet the vast majority do very little to recruit new talent, such as speaking at local schools or attending job fairs.
Running a successful remodeling business necessitates two major skill sets: craftsmanship and a business-oriented mind. Success on the business end often comes down to how organized one is and how well procedures and systems are implemented.
Although the news media often covers stories about homeowners who are unhappy with their contractors, the other side of the equation is the contractor who encounters difficult homeowners – a story that rarely gets told.
This two-story, 1,300-sq.ft. garage houses up to five cars and comes complete with a wine cellar, a car lift, radiant heating, efficiency kitchen, sophisticated sound and light control systems, and more.