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Stacey Freed / REMODELING / August 22, 2013
Past is present in our 2013 Remodeling Design Awards Best of the Year award winner. This abandoned Victorian in San Francisco gets a serious remodel, but manages to keep the traditional exterior without overwhelming the neighborhood.
• Update the home while keeping its Victorian charm
• Create three bedrooms on the upper level
• Design something that would satisfy a variety of possible buyers
Joe Stoddard / REMODELING / August 16, 2013
There are plenty of great construction-oriented smartphone and tablet apps out there, and more are popping up every day, but sometimes KISS (keep it simple, stupid) is the way to go. Here are several of my favorite utility-type mobile applications that you may not have considered. If you don’t like these, there are loads of similar apps out there in each category — just search the AppStore (iOS) or Google Play for Android.
Illuminating app: Don’t laugh, this has turned out to be something I use almost every day. The best ones use both the camera’s flash LED and the screen itself for brightnessRead More
Nina Patel / REMODELING / August 14, 2013
Mapping the reach of referrals
When Lori Bryan, vice president and COO of Marrokal Design & Remodeling, in San Diego, created a chart to show the reach of a specific client, she was surprised to find that $4.7 million worth of work over 12 years had resulted from a $100,000 project. The first clients, the Smiths (all client names have been changed for this article), heard about Marrokal from a radio ad. “No matter how much it cost for radio that year, it paid off!” Bryan says.
That original job led to two other raving-fan clients who referred much of the additional work. Johnson referredRead More
REMODELING / August 21, 2013
Top full-service remodelers and home improvement contractors expect $3.84 billion in sales
America’s biggest remodelers expect to see a 19.9% increase in revenue from 2012, while the nation’s largest home improvement contractors are looking for a 14.5% gain this year, the just-issued Remodeling 550 shows.
The top 300 full-service remodelers responding to this year’s survey said that they expect to take in $1.35 billion this year, according to the report in the August issue of REMODELING. That compares with $1.12 billion in 2012 collected on 47,278 jobs at an average valueRead More
John Caulfield / BUILDER / August 8, 2013
Insights, analysis, and expert hiring Tips to help you staff up for the new-Home Building comeback.
The Beutler Corp., one of the largest HVAC, plumbing, and fire sprinkler contractors in the western U.S., hired 270 employees last year, bringing its total workforce to more than 600. It expects to hire another 250 employees in 2013. At a time when home builders and subcontractors around the country are becoming nervous about the availability and rising cost of labor in core trades, McClellan, Calif.–based Beutler is Exhibit A for how construction companies with foresight are getting