Survey Says: Larger Remodeling Projects Trending Up
A new survey reveals the most common projects in 2016 as compared to results of previous surveys. Remodelers report that the top projects are: whole house remodels, room additions, finished basements and bathroom additions. Learn ore about which projects might be the best focus for your business.
Celebrate National Remodeling Month
Throughout the month of May, remodelers and local associations are encouraged to emphasize the benefits of home remodeling projects and the advantages of hiring a professional to their clients and other consumers. NAHB Remodelers provides free resources to help your local association and members to promote National Home Remodeling Month.
Revised Department of Labor Overtime Proposal 'Unacceptable'
NAHB Chairman Ed Brady issued an official statement responding to the Dept. of Labor's overtime plan, declaring that "this proposal is a token effort at best" and is "unacceptable to America's small businesses." Brady urged the DOL to go back to the drawing board to craft a new plan, identifying ways to not negatively impact small businesses, especially the housing community.
NAHB Meets with White House on Formaldehyde Rule
Former NAHB Remodelers Chair Robert Criner CAPS, CGP, GMR, and NAHB staff met with the White House Office of Management and Budget May 9 to talk about the Federation's concerns with the Environmental Protection Agency's Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products rule.
Earn Continuing Education Credits by Winning Awards
NAHB members can earn continuing education credits if they win a regional, state or national remodeling industry award. CAPS designees receive credit only for aging-in-place or design awards. Learn more about NAHB Remodelers-sponsored awards programs. The Council Awards for Demonstrating Remodeling Excellence (CADREs), Homes for Life, Remodeler of the Year and National Remodeling Hall of Fame application process will open at the end of May.