Qualified Remodeler Magazine

MAY 2018

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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WHAT'S ONLINE MOST POPULAR PRODUCTS These products had the most views in recent weeks. To learn more, go to QualifiedRemodeler.com and search the product or company name. INSPIRE FOLLOW Our editors have been on the road as of late and have been sharing photos along the way. Find coverage of the Milwaukee Tool (@milwaukeetool) New Product Symposium and Coverings '18 (@coveringsshow) on our Instagram page now! Also, see what others spotted at those same events by searching #NPS18 and #Coverings2018, respectively. Find and follow us to see what we feature next! Truck Bed Storage System from Decked or circle 1 on inquiry card In-vehicle Storage Solutions from TruckVault or circle 3 on inquiry card Under Counter Refrigeration Collection from Thermador or circle 2 on inquiry card Follow us on Twitter, @QualifiedRemod, for the latest news and more around the industry. Keep the retweets, replies and GIFs coming our way—we see and read them all! LansingBP (@LansingBP) tweeted: "3 Reasons Your Staff May Leave: ht.ly/pTFq30jyr7x | via @QualifiedRemod #construction #labor." VinylSidingInstitute (@VinylSidingInfo) tweeted: "Siding Installers—are you utilizing #social- media to promote your business? Here are some tips to help you get started: bit.ly/2qPkpLx @QualifiedRemod #remodel #vinylsiding." NAHB Remodelers (@NAHBRemodelers) tweeted: "New consumer survey from a division of SunTrust Bank sheds light on popular projects, and a high for planned spending. @QualifiedRemod qualifiedremodeler.com/lightstream-homeowners-plan-to-spend- more-on-renovations-2/ ." # 1 "Like" us today and keep up to date on the latest news, articles and more from our magazine and website. Find us at facebook.com/QualifiedRemodeler . TAMKO Building Products posted: "In case you missed it, check out the Envision Decking feature on page 53 of the April edition of Qualified Remodeler. http://bit.ly/2KjnUTC ." Texas Home Builders (THB) Safety Group posted: "Three out of four remodeling pros have seen an uptick in calls related to build- ing a smart home. Are you seeing a growing interest in upgrades like smart locks, smart thermostats, etc.? More on the latest trends from Qualified Remodeler: qualifiedremodeler.com/5-smart-home- trends-to-watch-in-2018/ . #homebuilder #remodel #smarthome" SHARE # 3 # 2 Online Exclusives/News The 2018 Houzz U.S. State of the Industry provides an out- look on 2018 and review of 2017 for residential renovation and design businesses, based on data reported by nearly 3,400 professionals in the Houzz community across all industry sectors. While the majority of companies surveyed report a positive outlook for 2018 (71 to 88 percent), re- duced labor availability, increased costs of doing business and questions about the possible changes in demand to the national economy are reported as things to keep an eye on. Find more details on the 2018 outlook and the report's reflection on 2017 at qualifiedremodeler.com/2018-houzz-u-s-state of industry . DISCUSS Have a topic you'd like input from our Qualified Remodeler community on? Join us on LinkedIn today: tinyurl.com/QRLinkedIn . Photo: Smart Vent Products Photo: Smart Vent Products * 2018 Houzz State of the Industry survey of nearly 3,400 home renovation and design firms in the Houzz U.S. community that offer services related primarily to residential renovation and/or design was fielded in December 2017 and January 2018. Companies were grouped into seven industry sectors including, architects, interior designers, general contractors and remodelers, design-build firms, building and renovation specialty firms, landscape and outdoor specialty firms, and decorating specialty firms. 2018 (Expected) 2017 Architects 6.9% 8.3% GCs, Remodelers, Builders 10.5% 10.6% Design-Build 9.9% 11.3% Specialty: Building & Renovation 10.9% 8.9% Specialty: Landscaping & Outdoor 11.4% 9% Specialty: Decorating 12.3% 7.2% Interior Designers 11.1% 7.4% Strong Outlook for Home Renovation & Design Professionals in 2018* Expected average annual revenue growth rate in 2018, as compared with 2017 WHAT'S ONLINE 14 May 2018 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com

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