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2020 changed the world in a lot of ways, more…

2020 changed the world in a lot of ways, more than we probably realize. It changed how people relax, communicate, work, live.

It certainly changed business in remodeling. But how exactly? We speak with three veteran business owners and remodelers—Brian Gottlieb of Tundraland, Michael Anschel of Otogawa-Anschel Design+Build+Architecture, and Bill Baldwin of HartmanBaldwin Design/Build—to better understand how last year has impacted their expectations and priorities for 2021, and how it may have also created a few serious opportunities for the market.

Also, homeowners are concerned about a lack of privacy in and out of their homes. Mikaela Sharp and Jenni Lantz of the New Home Trends Institute share the biggest privacy pain points on the latest installment of The Weekly.

A recent survey by John Burns Real Estate…

A recent survey by John Burns Real Estate Consulting revealed that many homeowners are concerned about a lack of privacy, both inside and outside of their homes.

Mikaela Sharp and Jenni Lantz of the New Home Trends Institute point out some of the biggest privacy pain points for homeowners and how new homes can address them. 

Three of the most well-known, eloquent leaders in…

Three of the most well-known, eloquent leaders in remodeling—two from the design-build side of remodeling (Michael Anschel and Bill Baldwin) and one from home improvement (Brian Gottlieb)—join me to discuss how 2020 has shaped expectations and priorities for the new year.

We discuss the value of being able to shift scale quickly, how virtual comms are both here to stay and ready to be forgotten (depending on who you ask), whether now is the time to add services and expand your market, and more.

Last year was tough for remodeling, but not as tough as expected. And as we find out during our conversation, it actually created quite a few opportunities for business owners.

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony…

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony Mancini highlights this week's segments on why home builders and technology don't often work and play well together, and how propane can be the fuel of choice for net-zero energy retrofits.

Bryan Cordill of the Propane Education and…

Bryan Cordill of the Propane Education and Research Council gives his take on why propane is the preferred fuel for remodelers retrofitting to achieve net-zero energy homes.

Scott Sedam gives his reasons why home builders…

Scott Sedam gives his reasons why home builders and technology generally don't get along ... and why that dynamic is hindering progress and profitability.

Even with a busted bicep, SGC Horizon Group…

Even with a busted bicep, SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony Mancini calls for positive thinking while he highlights this week's segments on the off-site vs. on-site construction debate and pro tips for client sample boxes.

 

The holidays may be over, but sample boxes are a…

The holidays may be over, but sample boxes are a way to bring joy to clients all year round—and they can help your business out, too.

Curated, branded sales boxes can help alleviate these barriers while giving clients a personalized experience they'll remember.

Bill Millholland, executive vice president at Case Design/Remodeling, shares how they designed the box and what kind of samples designers include.

Advocates for factory-built homes and traditional…

Advocates for factory-built homes and traditional on-site builder True Homes present their cases for why their respective approaches are best for driving out production inefficiencies and sustaining profitability.

Designer Seth Hart's clever approach to…

Designer Seth Hart's clever approach to multigenerational living allows the flexibility to easily alter the space as needs change, among other segments to help grow your business.

Also: Many remodelers have their work cut out for them in trying to help homeowners understand the importance of design services. This informative video from Blackline Renovations give 10 reasons why having a designer on the team is crucial for the success of any project.

Seth Hart from DTJ Design in Boulder, Colo.,…

Seth Hart from DTJ Design in Boulder, Colo., shares his clever approach to designing homes for multigenerational households ... and how that space can be easily adapted—to a ground-level owner's suite or an ASDU—as lifestyle needs change.

Many remodelers have their work cut out for them…

Many remodelers have their work cut out for them in trying to help homeowners understand the importance of design services. This informative video from Blackline Renovations give 10 reasons why having a designer on the team is crucial for the success of any project.

We will be back to our regularly scheduled…

We will be back to our regularly scheduled programming next year! Thanks to all of our readers and viewers. Happy new year!

Festive SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal…

Festive SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony Mancini is all lit up about the lineup of segments for The Weekly, including five tips for finding affordable countertops and how the COVID-induced "suburban shift" is affecting one Chicagoland townhome builder.

Jeff Benach, principal of Lexington Homes in…

Jeff Benach, principal of Lexington Homes in Chicagoland, shares how the "suburban shift" and "urban exodus" has affected his townhome sales ... and whether buyers are really escaping the city in droves.