Business Development en Strong and stable growth predicted for home improvement and repair market in 2017 <div class="node-body article-body">The coming year is expected to see sustained momentum in home remodeling and repair spending, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA).</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Development Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:29:00 +0000 433001 at iStock/Thinkstock Are online contracting services right for you? <div class="node-body article-body">The vast majority of American consumers conduct online reviews before they hire or buy products. Many also expect to reach service pros via mobile devices rather than in-person or on the telephone. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Development Registered User Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:11:00 +0000 428421 at Viega is prepared for future growth, continued demand for products <div class="field-deck"> Viega: ‘We’re Just Getting Started’ </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One of the major announcements — out of the bag already — was Viega's corporate headquarters moving to Broomfield, Colorado, just outside of the Denver area. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Development Registered User Fri, 09 Sep 2016 19:12:00 +0000 426901 at Angie’s List launches “Work with the Best” Sweepstakes to current and newly registered service providers <div class="node-body article-body">Angie’s List today announced the launch of its “Work with the Best” sweepstakes, rewarding service providers with opportunities to win one of four monthly drawings for DeWalt tool kits and a grand prize of a 2017 work truck.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Development Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:47:00 +0000 426881 at Vincent R. Boltz Inc. retains culture through acquisition <div class="field-deck"> Boltz Inc. offers even more products and services thanks to acquisition by Rhoads Energy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Much credit is due to Bob Boltz, who owned the company from 1980 until 2015. His foresight throughout ownership and during the acquisition left all employees and customers in a good position.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Development Registered User Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:29:00 +0000 425901 at Widespread industry confidence continues; number of projects from Gen Xers on the rise Houzz study finds <div class="field-deck"> Q2 2016 Houzz Renovation Barometer finds renovating homeowners purchasing more high-end products and more likely to take on multiple projects in 2016 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Q2 2016 Houzz Renovation Barometer, which tracks confidence in the home renovation market among industry professionals. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Development Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:15:00 +0000 424191 at Construction backlog expands nearly 3 percent at the close of 2015 <div class="field-byline"> Associated Builders and Contractors </div> <div class="field-deck"> Uptick suggests high demand for construction workers will continue. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The South posted the highest backlog in the history of the Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Development Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:52:00 +0000 417141 at iStock/Thinkstock MCAA continues solid foundation with Tom Stone <div class="field-deck"> Mechanical Contractors Association of America welcomes Tom Stone as its new president </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tom Stone has a deep foundation in the plumbing and HVAC industry as he is president and owner of Braconier Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Plumbing Contractor Business Development Registered User Wed, 09 Mar 2016 15:45:00 +0000 416281 at Mike Agugliaro of CEO Warrior to present at 2016 WWETT Show <div class="field-deck"> Business coach and home services industry expert to present on “Business Game Changers: Top 5 Secret Strategies for Massive Growth in Your Service Business.” </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mike Agugliaro, founder of CEO Warrior will attend and present at WWETT, the Water and Wastewater Equipment, Treatment and Transport Show.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Best Practices Business Development Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:07:00 +0000 415741 at <p>Mike Agugliaro.</p> Where are the leaders? <div class="node-body article-body">A CONTRACTOR magazine Contractor of the Year does way more than fix things. Each year we’ve profiled contractors who have done more, whether it’s community or industry service, professional acumen, pioneering new technology, taking on a worthy cause or volunteerism. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Development Registered User Wed, 13 Jan 2016 20:27:00 +0000 414131 at graphicsdunia4you/iStock/Thinkstock