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Some people spent their quarantine baking sourdough. Senior Editor Mike Beirne took the time to encapsulate his crawlspace and brings you on his journey from mold to moisture management.

This Week's Segments

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.

New NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke outlines the key…

New NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke outlines the key issues facing the housing industry and how the association is working to address them.

Chad Hatfield and James Hammel of Alair Homes…

Chad Hatfield and James Hammel of Alair Homes describe why they don't allow allowances on any of their projects. Ever.

Patti Gunderson, a building science engineer at…

Patti Gunderson, a building science engineer at the Home Innovation Research Labs, explains the myriad values of the new, high-performance Extended Plate Wall System.

SGC-Horizon Group Publisher Tony Mancini…

SGC-Horizon Group Publisher Tony Mancini highlights the three segments in our September 3, 2020 episode.

Associate editor Annie Cebulski's "lightning…

Associate editor Annie Cebulski's "lightning round" of three top-notch products chosen by pros (Pro's Picks) includes a cool air scrubber, a tiled shower basin, and a software tool for contracts.

Learn how and why Ryan Cantrell from Trendsetter…

Learn how and why Ryan Cantrell from Trendsetter Homes, a production builder in Springfield, Mo., managed aggressive growth and made radical changes to lead and dominate his market.

Recovery Friendly Workplace is an initiative that…

Recovery Friendly Workplace is an initiative that proactively gives employers the tools to help employees struggling with opioid, drug, and/or alcohol addictions find treatment. Samantha Lewandowski, a Recovery Friendly Advisor, talks about the resources and support available, and Stan Parker, the owner of SBP Builders, shares how the program has helped his company maintain a stable workforce and helped his employees flourish.

SGC-Horizon Group Publisher Tony Mancini…

SGC-Horizon Group Publisher Tony Mancini highlights the three segments in our August 27, 2020 episode.

Editorial Director Denise Dersin interviews…

Editorial Director Denise Dersin interviews leadership coach and sales trainer Chad Sanschagrin about why sales training is as necessary during home building boom times as it is during slow periods.

 

Rob Balfanz, a workforce development expert and…

Rob Balfanz, a workforce development expert and coach, shares how he's been connecting with skilled workers for educational programs and how he knows someone will be a good hire.

Chad and Diane Hatfield of Alair Homes Plano…

Chad and Diane Hatfield of Alair Homes Plano discuss their decision to become an Alair franchisee, and share insights about the journey.

Tips to design and install cost-efficient compact…

Tips to design and install cost-efficient compact duct systems to deliver more reliable indoor comfort for homeowners.