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How to Talk with Clients: Remodeling for Retirement

By: Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. How do you talk about aging when you are interviewing a new client about their remodeling project? In a recent interview with Stephanie Loucka, Director of the Ohio Department of Aging, she said, “People just don’t like talking about aging. Builders and remodelers need to have a conversation with their clients to … Continue reading

6 Steps to Help Clients Understand Their Style

by Jason Walsh and Patrick Ege, Masonite Homeowners and home buyers are blessed with seemingly endless options across numerous product categories. But amid all those choices, many find themselves overwhelmed, unable to narrow down home designs and styling to meet a specific focus. Remodelers can take this as an opportunity to guide clients in understanding … Continue reading

Net Zero Energy Homes

Can remodels reach zero energy? By Steve Russell A recent post on NARI’s blog noted that “94% of remodelers are involved in one or more types of energy savings upgrades,” based on a survey of 621 NARI members. These upgrades ranged from duct insulation to high efficiency furnaces. The number one upgrade? Insulating the building … Continue reading

From remodeler to new product developer

As temperatures go up, so do the windows in many homes. While opening windows can be a good way to cool down a house, open windows have proven to be a potential source of injury and death for young children. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that falls from windows result in an average … Continue reading

Green elements sell houses

When the homeowners came to Botond Laszlo, CR, CKBR, GCP, president of Marvelous Home Makeovers LLC, they had no intention of selling their home any time soon. In fact, they were taking a phased approach to remodeling, slowly updating their home while making it more efficient with green remodeling. “They wanted to make their house … Continue reading

NARI business resolutions

NARI business resolutions For the bulk of the remodeling community, they will be glad to close the books on 2012 and look ahead to growing business in 2013. As the world continues to spin, NARI members pause to evaluate what’s happened over the past year and plan their New Year’s resolutions for future business success. … Continue reading