Qualified Remodeler Magazine

MAR 2015

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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ather than look back to a time when little distinction was made between builders and remodelers, a time when new-home construction soared like a tech-stock, a time when remodeling and home improvement professionals navigated management and business pitfalls solo, and a time without business-media options for remodelers — a look forward seems appropriate. Twenty-eight thought leaders penned their ideas of what the next 40 may hold. Each were asked to submit "the one idea, innovation or market force" with the greatest impact on remodelers in coming years. In March 1975, David Sauer published the frst issue of Qualifed Remodeler and very quickly it gathered a community of like-minded remodelers seeking professionalism, peer-to-peer advice and proft. Qualifed Remodeler launched the industry's frst business roundtables, the industry's frst design compe- tition, its frst buyers guide, and the frst ranking of the industry's largest frms — Te Top 500 — all before Jimmy Carter left ofce. Unlike back in the '70s, today the lion's share of the nation's residential fxed investment — the total dollars spent on new homes and remodeling — belongs to the $300 billion remodeling and home improvement industry. And while the industry's upward trajectory is plain to see, many coming oppor- tunities and obstacles require vision and foresight. Te following pages ofer a jump-start to a discussion we will carry forward for the next 40. Qualifed Remodeler will certainly be there, online, in person and yes, in print. | Perspectives on the Next March 1975 was a long time ago, but in some ways it was not. More importantly, where are we headed? We ofer ideas from industry thought leaders, in their own words. Michael Anschel Josh Baker Kermit Baker Bruce Case Doug Cornwell Robert Criner Mark DeMattei Geoff Graham Chris Griego Angie Hicks Jamie Hsu Adam Kaliner Tom Kelly Leslie King David Kohler Chris Landis Susan Marvin Bill Owens Mark Richardson Frank Roach Eric Schimelpfenig Carl Seville Bill Simone Adi Tatarko Fred Ulreich John West Tammy Whitworth Dave Yoho R Edited by Patrick L. O'Toole, Editorial Director and Publisher SPECIAL REPORT: QR 40th Anniversary 34 March 2015 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com | ForResidentialPros.com

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