Business Development en “A Touch of Genius” <div class="field-byline"> By Mark Matteson </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ben Franklin once wrote, “If you want immortality; write something worth reading or live a life so compelling, you are written about!” Mr. Lawrence did both. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Development Fri, 12 May 2017 20:58:00 +0000 435791 at When there is a shift in technology, opportunity abounds <div class="field-byline"> By Mark Matteson </div> <div class="field-deck"> "All Things Must Pass" </div> <div class="node-body article-body">On a recent flight to Chicago I watched a documentary film by Colin Hanks (Tom’s son) entitled “All Things Must Pass.” It was a fascinating story of the rise and fall of Tower Records.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Development Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:15:00 +0000 434531 at 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 Silver 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 Silver 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 Silver 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 Silver Wed, 09 Mar 2016 15:45:00 +0000 416281 at