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Industry Experts Share What Remodelers Need to Know to Grow Their Businesses in 2021

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.

This Week's Segments

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony…

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony Mancini provides a glimpse of this week's segments, a double-dose of design trends from award-winning homes and cool kitchens and baths!

Tricia Zach from NKBA reveals the hottest kitchen…

Tricia Zach from NKBA reveals the hottest kitchen and bath trends residential pros should know for 2021.

David H. O'Sullivan, AIA, president of O'Sullivan…

David H. O'Sullivan, AIA, president of O'Sullivan Architects and the chair of 2020 Best in American Living Awards (BALA), reveals the design trends that stood out from this year's entries

... and how they might apply to your new and remodeled homes going forward!

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.

PRODUCTS Editor-in-Chief Nigel Maynard share a…

PRODUCTS Editor-in-Chief Nigel Maynard share a handful of tips to help trade professionals deliver affordable and beautiful countertops.

SGC Horizon Group Director-Principal Tony Mancini…

SGC Horizon Group Director-Principal Tony Mancini previews The Weekly, including a home built by an all-female crew and a remodeler who is grappling with retaining quality subcontractors. 

Milwaukee remodeler Abby Binder discusses the…

Milwaukee remodeler Abby Binder discusses the difficulty of holding onto subcontractors in the current labor-challenged environment in several markets across the country and reveals universally applicable insights on subcontractor loyalty and alternatives to subcontractors altogether.

Home builder Kristi Allen talks about The House…

Home builder Kristi Allen talks about The House That SHE Built, a project built by an all-women skilled-labor team from the Utah Chapter of the NAHB Professional Women in Building, and slated to be shown in the 2021 Utah Valley Parade of Homes.

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony…

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony Mancini previews the lineup of segments for The Weekly, including how a NARI chapter in Wisconsin that pulled off a live, 2,000-person event without incurring a single case of COVID-19, and why a total cost of ownership analysis can make high-performance housing cheaper than code-built homes.

NARI Milwaukee hosted a Fall Home Show in October…

NARI Milwaukee hosted a Fall Home Show in October with approximately 2,000 attendees over three days. With robust safety procedures in place, including a universal mask mandate, the organization reports no confirmed cases linked to the event.

Diane Welhouse, executive director for NARI Milwaukee, shares how the team pulled it off, how their show is different from national shows like IBS, and why they decided to host their event in person.

Jm Nostedt, president of Seefar Building…

Jm Nostedt, president of Seefar Building Analytics, lays out a formula that shows how total cost of ownership makes high-performance housing affordable to buyers ... and benefits builders who want to provide better-quality housing.

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony…

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony Mancini previews the lineup of segments for The Weekly, including a lively discussion about transparent estimates, smart tech for older homeowners, and a new product that just might alter production housing as we know it.

How transparent do you need to be when estimating…

How transparent do you need to be when estimating remodeling jobs? Some say totally, some not so much.