Remodeling Industry Links and Resources for Remodelers
This page has been created to serve as a resource of information for remodeling contractors and those involved in the remodeling industry. More and more will be added over time.
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Articles by Shawn McCadden
Shawn’s Monthly article and archives in Remodeling Magazine
The Job Description for a Lead Carpenter
Setting the Example: Getting Employees to Think Like Owners
Managing Production: A lead-carpenter system helps both the business and the employees to grow
Assorted Articles Shawn Has Contributed To
Special Report: How To Make Your Carpenters Work More Efficiently
What can lead carpenters do on the jobsite to help their workers produce their best? And what can the company do to help their leads accomplish this? We asked three experienced trainers in the National Association of the Remodeling Industry's lead carpenter program, all of whom run or have run their own construction businesses. They agree that, besides hiring good people, the best guarantees of high-quality work are well-defined systems and procedures.
“Income to Go”
July 2005 Remodeling Magazine Feature Article that describes how Shawn sold his Design/Build Remodeling business in 2004
Walt Stoeppelwerth has spent his entire career helping remodelers, builders, and home inspectors improve their systems and increase profits. His business revolves around assisting small contractors and elevating professionalism and education in the industry.
Looking for a book to help you figure out your financial system and make more money?
A Simple Guide to Turning a Profit as a Contractor
By Melanie Hodgdon and Leslie Shiner
Need accurate job cost reports? Cash flow challenges keeping you up at night? Most contractors are great craftsmen, but few have training or experience creating and maintaining a financial system for their business. Creating a financial system by trial and error is time consuming and can be very frustrating. If you fall into this category, you should read this book. It is the first and only book that makes the numbers game easy to understand, but, more importantly, easy to incorporate into a contractor's business.
Be Aware of the Dangers of Asbestos Exposure
With more than 3,000 pages of content, Asbestos.com features information on asbestos, mesothelioma, and other cancers that are caused by asbestos exposure.
The naturally occurring mineral asbestos has been used in a wide variety of occupational settings, one of which is the painting industry. Primarily used for its insulating and fireproofing capabilities, asbestos was incorporated into an estimated 3,000 construction products, including paints, adhesives and other building materials. Due to the widespread use of asbestos, all workers within the painting industry may have been exposed to the toxic mineral at some point during their employment.
You can also check out MesotheliomaHelp.org.
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