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Quality management systems may be the single most important factor in every building company’s success. Reputation is everything in this industry. All it takes are a few avoidable mishaps to ruin your brand. Therefore, it behooves builders to constantly improve oversight, even if it means taking on a major project to test one’s practices. Surely, […]

Suzanne Shelton, president of Shelton Group (Knoxville, Tenn.), has spent the past decade thinking green. As a researcher, Shelton has studied how Americans feel about environmental and energy issues, and building professionals should take note. The If you build it, they will come philosophy may work for cornfield baseball diamonds and ghosts, but green building? Not so […]

Here’s the kind of news we love to read on a Friday: A recent Houzz survey of more than 6,500 service providers — including home builders, architects, remodelers, landscape professionals and interior designs — found that 90 percent expected revenue to grow in 2014. Ninety percent! This optimism could be connected to last year’s performance, […]

Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors is proud to announce that it will once again honor the nation’s premier builders, remodelers and architects in the 2014 Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award Program. The award recognizes outstanding design, innovation, sustainability and quality in projects using Integrity products. Winners are nominated by the Integrity dealers and distributors […]

Designing and building a 4,000-square-foot American Craftsman? No problem. Designing and building a professional website optimized for desktop, tablet and mobile? Now that’s a challenge. Digital marketing is now more important than ever for building professionals. That’s why a sharp and intuitive website can’t be overlooked, especially with the number of digital natives entering the […]

The building industry appears to be suffering serious cabin fever. February’s NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index fell 10 points to 46 (on a scale of 10) from the January level — the sharpest decrease in the 30-year history of the index. That’s not insignificant news. The previous record came in October 2001 — a decrease […]

How hot is green building in the residential sector? According to a new study, the market will more than double its value within just three years — from $36 billion in 2013 to somewhere between $83 billion and $105 billion in 2016. This is according to a McGraw-Hill Construction study (“Green Home Builders and Remodelers […]

For years, the NAHB’s International Builders’ Show (IBS) has served as a thermometer for the building industry. Suffice it to say this year’s show, which concluded yesterday in Las Vegas, left many in the industry feeling optimistic about the year ahead. According to the NAHB, this year’s show drew more than 75,000 building professionals — […]

Integrity is now offering building professionals a chance to boost their productivity — on and off the job site — with a new Apple iPad Air™. Our 2014 Integrity iPad Sweepstakes offers qualified entrants a chance every month to win an iPad, from February through December. Each month, one winner will receive an Apple iPad […]

“Can our hardwood floors be salvaged?” If you’re a remodeler, chances are you have heard that question from clients a couple thousand times. It’s a completely understandable question, too. Homeowners often are aware of the potential costs associated with a remodeling project, but whether hardwood floors can be saved or need to be replaced is […]

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