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

It’s History . . .

That’s right! The 2009 Home Improvement Economic Summit Conference is now part of the history books of our industry. On April 1st and 2nd, about 100 industry leaders representing the manufacturers, retail sellers, installers, trade media and providers of ancillary … Continue reading

The Summit Is In Sight . . .

The Home Improvement Economic Summit is upon us. April 1st and 2nd are rapidly approaching when the movers and shakers from the Home Improvement Industry will be gathering in Chantilly, VA at the Westfields Conference Center to discuss the current … Continue reading

A Changing Economy

“Insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different outcome” – Albert Einstein In 1982 the unemployment rate was over 10%. Residential mortgages were loaded at 15-20% interest. Auto loans were – 14.8% – and – almost 30% … Continue reading

Welcome to The Home Improvement Industry Hotwire . . .

Thank you for checking out the inaugural posting of this new blog created specifically for YOU, the Home Improvement Professional. Read on and learn how this blog is going to assist you and your business not only to survive, but … Continue reading