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Excellence in design and energy efficiency has long been the M.O. for architects based in the Pacific Northwest. Year after year, the region produces some of the  most innovative homes which feature sustainable materials and generous use of natural elements. For that very reason, we sent some questions along to Eric Drivdahl, a Seattle-based architect […]

In December, Stacey Freed of Remodeling Magazine profiled four remodeling companies of different sizes and strategies to identify how some are navigating the murky marketplace. Freed participated in a live chat Tuesday at the Integrity Facebook page to share findings about what the best remodeling companies are doing not only to survive, but thrive. When […]

On the final day of PCBC 2011, we caught up with green architect Eric Corey Freed by phone to discuss renewable energy technologies. Freed offered his perspective and more than 20 years of experience at the Renewable Energy Pavilion at PCBC on Wednesday: You participated in the Renewable Energy Pavilion at PCBC/West Coast Green. Among […]

We caught up with remodeler David West of Meadowview Construction in Massachusetts for a chat about how he markets his business, what social media tools have done for him, and the changes he’s seen in the industry over the past few years. For more about David, find him on Twitter @remodeling_dude or on his blog. […]

After several years as a senior editor at Hanley Wood, Leah Thayer founded Daily 5 Remodel in 2010 to provide a daily resource for building professionals interested in industry news, trends and best practices. She’s fostered an ever-growing online community, leading to a constant conversation about the happenings of the remodeling industry. For this week’s […]

Chat with Michael Matson for a few minutes and you’ll learn his philosophies about green building balance passion, practicality and wit. For this week’s BuildChat, Matson advises builders to take steps toward greener construction, but only within your client’s budget and comfort zone. What’s the biggest misconception about green building? In my particular market: That […]

Just over a year ago, we interviewed Matt Risinger, president of Risinger Homes, an Austin, Texas-based green building company. We recently circled back to ask Risinger about his use of social media marketing. When he’s not busy pounding nails, he’s pounding the keyboard for his blog and Facebook page. He also has a YouTube channel […]

For our latest BuildChat, we caught up with residential designer Kelly Morisseau, CMKBD, CID, who resides in Northern California and maintains an excellent home remodeling blog, Kelly’s Kitchen Sync. We discussed trends in the kitchen and bathroom. We also found out the key to an effective designer-contractor relationship. Which kitchen design trend are you most […]

For builders who focus on new construction, remodeling projects have been a lifeline as the marketplace has sagged. However, the healthy remodeling market isn’t just a fad. In fact, a recent study from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard suggests remodeling projects will continue to thrive over the next decade. What does this mean? We […]

Recently, the Builder Blog caught up with Sal Alfano, editorial director for Remodeling Magazine and the Journal of Light Construction, to talk about the thriving remodeling market. As more builders take on remodeling projects, it’s increasingly important to learn the new landscape and which factors are motivating consumers to stay and improve rather than move […]

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