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As a self-confessed Frank Lloyd Wright dork, you would think I already knew about the Historic Park Inn in Mason City, Iowa—the last remaining Wright-designed hotel on the planet.

As we closed the books on 2012, many readers reported to Professional Remodeler that business has been picking up steam, according to a survey conducted in late 2012.

In late October, Hurricane Sandy destroyed much of the Eastern Seaboard.

A good friend of mine who is also a 40-year veteran of the construction industry has taught me a lot about relationships over the past few years.

This past summer, staff members of Professional Remodeler convened in a conference room on the outskirts of Chicago to review this year’s Design Awards.

Many of you are looking at this editorial page and probably wondering: Where’s Jonathan? And who is this new guy?

You probably missed it. 

Nearly everyone did.

Sept. 201977, was the day that I breathlessly awaited the conclusion of the shark-jumping episode of "Happy Days." All week long I had fretted about Fonzie’s mid-air cliff hanger.

In your personal and professional life, being easy to talk to is a skill worth developing. But good conversationalists are rare. 

Standards provide crucial communication, alignment and compatibility at an international, national, industry and individual organizational level.  These standards, accessible to everyone from global powers to developing countries, from international corporations to the Mom and Pop small business,

An article in the Chicago Sun-Times this past Sunday featured the Chicago bungalow, an architectural style much beloved in the Windy City. Former Mayor Richard M.

A CNN Money article this week elaborated on what many construction

To a remodeling contractor, saying “no” to a potential client could possibly be the best decision you make for your company.

 

For over 20 years, the National Housing Quality Award has been helping some of America’s best home builders improve their operations and make more money!

Learn how applying for the NHQ Award can help your company:

 

A new theme park just opened in Houston, and it’s not Six Flags. MainStreet America is a collection of 12 show homes, ranging from 1,800 to 6,000 square feet and representing a smorgasbord of architectural styles.

I read thousands of customer surveys every year – THOUSANDS!  This customer insight gives me a unique perspective on many home building topics, like today’s “Finding Your Special Agent 007s For Huge Sales Increases."

There’s a new business buzzword spreading like Strep Throat. I’m betting it’s still in the early adoption phase, but these viral epidemics (pandemics?) move quickly. 

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