Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.
Keith, I got it!” replied Jerry, the director of recruiting for a national remodeling company. “I figured out my weakness in my leadership style and communication. My downfall is, I’m one of the guys.”
The weakness in house prices and consumer confidence has taken a toll on home improvement expenditures, with declines expected to extend well into 2008 according to the leading indicator developed by Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.
Two years ago, we initiated a new section in the magazine devoted to the business information needs of people who own and manage companies specializing in exterior jobs — firms that sell and install windows, roofing, siding, decks and sunrooms.
As I review the various programs designed to provide high performance homes to our clients I find that most programs are prescriptive in nature and are designed with the new home builder in mind. They enable the builder to achieve some sort of...