Jonathan Sweet

Jonathan Sweet is the editor in chief of Professional Remodeler, an award-winning trade publication for remodelers and home improvement contractors. He started his career covering homes and small businesses at a daily newspaper and has spent more than a decade writing for several construction trade publications including Qualified Remodeler, Construction Pro and Concrete Contractor+Jonathan Sweet

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There's not much doubt where new construction sits these days -- bouncing along the bottom.

The remodeling market, on the other hand, is a lot more difficult to get a read on.

On the positive side, the…

During the housing boom, new products were being introduced into the home building market at a staggering rate.
According to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies (and oft-repeated by our columnist Mark…

We're collecting information about how remodelers use technology for an upcoming issue of Professional Remodeler magazine.

As a special incentive, respondents to the survey will be entered in a drawing to win…

So I don't know what to make of this one, posted earlier today on HousingZone:

Got to spend some time over at the Bosch headquarters yesterday. To show off the toughness of their new line of drills, they dropped two of them 532 feet from a hovering helicopter.

It may not have been a…

All the remodelers out there who thought that the EPA RRP lead paint rules weren’t going to be enforced may want to think again.
The EPA announced in May it would be pursuing action against a Rockland, Maine,…

Lead paint continues to be getting a lot of buzz, what with the NAHB's lawsuit against EPA, the first fine coming down last week and more.

Here's my video update on the latest developments. We'll also have more…

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