Remodeling Industry Links and Resources for Remodelers

Resources and help 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

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Assorted Articles Shawn Has Contributed To

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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.

Home-Improvement Spending: Looking Up

The housing bust and subsequent tightened credit market put a damper on many homeowners’ grand renovation plans.

“Income to Go”

July 2005 Remodeling Magazine Feature Article that describes how Shawn sold his Design/Build Remodeling business in 2004

Using Business Systems, Part 1

Controlling costs through business systems is an important part of running a successful remodeling business. This month remodeling industry specialist Shawn McCadden, CR, CLC, CAPS, helps launch a three-part NARI recertification series on using business systems to control cost and grow profits.

On Message

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

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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, Asbestos Information for remodelersmesothelioma, 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.

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Remodeling Industry Magazines

Remodeling Magazine

Free Subscription to Remodeling Magazine

HousingZone

eBuild

Qualified Remodeler Magazine

Professional Remodeler

Journal of Light Construction