Tag Archives: Remodeling

Review from the Summit: Cost vs. Value Report

The next presenter at the Summit was Jim Cory, the editor of Replacement Contractor, a Hanley Wood publication for roofing, siding and window contractors. He currently contributes to both Remodeling and Replacement Contractor magazine as well as their respective web … Continue reading

Bathroom Remodeling Remains High on ROI Lists

According to a recent article from the ARA ? while foreclosures are at record rates the vast majority of homeowners are still current with their mortgages. Between the low interest rates and the fact that most of these homeowners are … Continue reading

Energy Tax Credits . . . Q & A – Part III

In this posting we?re going to wrap up the series of Energy Tax Credits questions and answers. So, on to the next question. Q. If I?m not in the window, insulation, roofing, etc. business, is it difficult to get those … Continue reading

Energy Tax Credits . . . Q & A – Part II

Let?s pick up where we left off in the last posting with some more questions and answers about the Energy Tax Credits. Q. How do we present the tax credit to prospects? A. It is best to have it as … Continue reading

Energy Tax Credits . . . Q & A

We discussed the excellent marketing potential the new Energy Tax Credits in the massive government stimulus package provide for us in the last posting. There is $6 billion available for home improvement manufacturers and retailers. In order for you to … Continue reading

Let’s Talk Energy . . . Savings!

You are probably aware that there is an energy tax credit incentive for home owners built in to the government?s massive Stimulus Bill. Let?s recap this tax credit incentive and examine how this can be a massive opportunity for home … Continue reading

A Challenge to the Home Improvement Industry . . .

Let us prepare ourselves for what is to be! A renowned philosopher once opined that, ?in times of great change, it is the learners who have the greatest potential for success, for the learned find themselves equipped to deal only … Continue reading

The Home Improvement Industry Positively Impacts the Economy . . .

In 2007, while researching for a book I authored entitled Why. . . Buy Replacement Windows? I found that there were 22 million windows manufactured for new home construction. During the same period, there were 33 million windows manufactured for … Continue reading

Economic Crisis – Challenge or Opportunity . . .

Yes! We face economic challenges in our business and personal life. Yes! Our country is enmeshed in a crisis of transition and adjustment. And, yes, we are challenged by the lack of cooperative research and understanding by the political pundits … Continue reading

Beware The Nattering Nabobs . . .

As you read in my last posting, I was commenting at the 2009 Home Improvement Economic Summit earlier this month, on those who denigrate, are critical naysayers and prophets of doom ? usually the media. I reminded those in attendance … Continue reading