In This Issue: November 2012
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.
The Top 200 ranking is extrapolated from Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500 list (August 2012) and based on reported percentages in each of the project category shown in the table.
Remodeling contractors, while experts at fixing problems with their clients' homes, must accept that they cannot fix or change the clients themselves
Remodeling Spending Set to Increase
Projections for spending on home improvement and remodeling indicate an increase through the remainder of 2012 and into 2013, based on improving housing market conditions and record low...
A focal point of a whole-house remodel in Des Moines, Iowa, is a den addition.
NyloDeck by Nyloboard LLC is made from recycled carpet fiber and VOC-free bonding resins and has UV protection.
Chief Architect Software
Chief Architect Software has released version X5 of its architectural home design and drafting software.
Sauder Woodworking Co.
Solid hardwood FriendlyWall panes from ?Finium? are suitable to create a contemporary, warm look to any room.
Angel Guard Products
The Deck Demon by Angel Guard Products is designed to quickly remove any type of decking materials, as well as any fasteners left behind.
SFA Saniflo USA
New Aeris Wx1000 Series Windows from ProVia feature an exclusive design.
Winter Carnival and Summer Carnival, the newest additions to Wilsonart’s HD laminate collection, are inspired by the natural granite out of Brazil.
Clubhouse decking from Deceuninck is made with the company’s Korelite technology to provide a dense cell structure.
Tamko Building Products Inc.
TAMKO Building Products Inc. has released EverGrain Envision bonded composite deck board screws as part of a complete system for Envision composite decking.
TimberTech’s newly introduced Evolutions Rail features a flat, continuous top rail uninterrupted by posts that is suitable for holding drinks or small plates.
DSV Decking Screws from Simpson Strong-Tie are designed for preservative-treated decking applications.
Kitchen storage is part of good design, so plan where to place pots, pans and utensils to maximize convenience, functionality and safety
Water shortages are affecting the whole world and now is the time to aggressively conserve the remaining resources.
Embracing process in your remodeling business is one of those areas of business and life that, if you give it some time, will give you back many more times the value of that time.
A remodeler handling his or her own business finances alone may suffice as a stop-gap measure in the beginning, but it isn’t always the best idea in the long term.
Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry
Plain & Fancy has added three new enamel paints - Vista Gray, Graystone and Java - to its line of 104 standard colors. Intended as foundation colors, the three shades are warm and subtle variations of gray and taupe. Shown from left to right are...
Mid Continent Cabinetry
Mid Continent Cabinetry offers a range of cabinet styles and finishes the Roycraft door style in Natural Rustic Alder. The cabinetry is finished in a Chocolate glaze.