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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.

With the pandemic and key housing issues pushed…

With the pandemic and key housing issues pushed to the forefront, some builders are changing their opinions and attitudes about off-site construction methods, including 3D printed homes.

What will it take for builders to adopt more off-site construction methods? What could it mean for the industry? And does 3D printing really stand a chance? Watch and find out!

Learn how one remodeler built a simple…

Learn how one remodeler built a simple teleprompter for his own video production. Using instructions from Youtube and a little creativity, Chris Black made a system that works anywhere.

Find out why Thrive Home Builders is committed to…

Find out why Thrive Home Builders is committed to delivering net-zero, healthy, and market-savvy new homes in a highly competitive production environment.

The answers might surprise you ... and maybe inspire you!

SGC Horizon Group Publisher Tony Mancini…

SGC Horizon Group Publisher Tony Mancini highlights this week's Weekly episode, from a profitable culture-driven home builder and the future of Facebook as an effective marketing platform to why "free" can be a four-letter word.

Rebecca McAdoo, division president of Fresh Paint…

Rebecca McAdoo, division president of Fresh Paint by Garman Homes in Cary, North Carolina, discusses leadership and adhering to basic principles of kindness and respect as part of her company's profitability.

Should builders continue to market homes for sale…

Should builders continue to market homes for sale on Facebook? And, if we are nearly sold out of inventory and lots for 2020, what should we talk about to maintain a presence until we can find more land and start new inventory homes?

 

Michael Anschel, president of Otogawa-Anschel…

Michael Anschel, president of Otogawa-Anschel Design + Build), discusses his recently published opinion piece on ProRemodeler.com titled "Free Is A 4-Letter Word."

The piece addresses the issue of deceptive business practices in the form of offering "free" whatever and "fees credited back," especially as the two relates to "design services"—which Anschel says are often a bastardization of the word "design."

Tony gives us an overview of what to expect from…

Tony gives us an overview of what to expect from the newest segment of The Weekly, along with a round-up of some national news.

Keep up with the latest tech with these…

Keep up with the latest tech with these innovative remodeling and home improvement products. Pro Remodeler's associate editor Annie Cebulski introduces three new products: t

  • EdgexMetal Clips from Camo
  • PaintLine's Portable Jobsite Spray Booth
  • Pelican's EZ-Click MOLLE Panel System.
In response to the growing buyer demand for…

In response to the growing buyer demand for healthy homes, several large builders are offering advanced water and air filtration systems and antimicrobial products. One home builder in South Florida took a different route and began offering digital health monitoring kits. 

Senior Editor Mike Beirne talks to workforce…

Senior Editor Mike Beirne talks to workforce development pros about how they overcome resistance from school guidance counselors, parents, and the misperceptions young people have about working in the construction industry.

Tony Mancini highlights this week's three…

Tony Mancini highlights this week's three segments while also encouraging you to smile, appreciate octopi, and eat pasta (just watch, you'll get it).