Business Resources for Builders, Remodelers, & ContractorsRecommended Trade Magazines, Blogs, Websites, Forums, and FaceBook Groups
Industry Business Information
• The Building & Remodeling Business & Project Management Wiki
• The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University
Industry Trade Magazines
• Remodeling Magazine
• The Journal Of Light Construction
- Allocating Overhead to Labor Makes Financial Sense by Irv Chasen
- How To Charge For Overhead By Les Deal
- Getting the Final Payment – Timely payments for scheduled phases keep the last check small and manageable by Brian Sutton
- Four Alternatives to the Competitive Bidding Process by Dan Kolbert
- Survival Tips for Downtown Remodelers A hands-on guide to working in the city by Phil Hubbard
• Professional Remodeler Magazine
• Qualified Remodeler Magazine
• Woodworking Network - FDMC
• Contractor Magazine
• Electrical Contractor Magazine
• inPAINT Magazine
• Walls & Ceilings Magazine
Walls & Ceilings reports on drywall, plaster, ceilings, steel framing, fireproofing, insulation, EIFS/stucco, ICFs/SIPs, the building envelope & more.
• Kitchen & Bath Business Magazine
• Green Industry Pros
• The Building Knowledge FaceBook Group
- To provide an inviting, yet moderated environment conducive to the free exchange of information, opinions, & techniques related to residential & light construction building practices, principles, methods, materials, & standards.
- To provide an outlet for professional trades people, building product manufacturers, architects, designers, & those deriving their income from the construction industry, both here & abroad, a platform on which to share knowledge & resources among their peers.
- To promote professionalism within all areas of the construction industry.
- Please be mindful & respectful of all present & refrain from discussions having to do with race, politics, religion, or otherwise divisive issues. Please do NOT post promotional material for your company or organization. Such material will be immediately removed and the member blocked.
Building & Remodeling Business Podcasts
• The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber
• The Construction Leading Edge Podcast By Todd Dawalt
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Building & Remodeling Business Blogs
• For Construction Pros
• AEC Business
• Construction Dive: Construction News and Trends
• Michael Stone: Markup and Profit Blog
Michael Stone’s: Markup and Profit Blog:
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• Mark Paskell - The Contractor Coaching Partnership
The Contractor Coaching Partnership, Inc was founded to educate and train the contractor servicing the residential homeowner market. Many contractors are very good at what they do but have challenges managing and running their companies. Often times they are busy working in their business and have no time or desire to work on company system development.
The Contractor Coaching Partnership Blog:
•Clem Lebine’s Traditional Building Magazine website
Clem Lebine’s Traditional Building Magazine website – A great place to research the more classic and elegant building materials and techniques that can realy set you building and/or remodeling efforts apart from the crowd. (FaceBook | Twitter | Pinterest)
• Professional Painting Contractor
Professional Painting Contractor (PPC) magazine is published by Northbrook Publishing on behalf of the Sherwin-Williams Company for owners and managers of commercial and residential painting companies.
• The Painters Chatroom
The Painters Chatroom For painters there is also The Painters Chatroom which is really a set of DCForum message boards and not chat rooms as the name may imply.
• Winning Workplaces
Winning Workplaces, a not-for-profit organization in Evanston, Ill., that helps small businesses adopt successful workforce practices,
• Other Links Not Yet Reviewed or Evaluated
- Stone World & Contemporary Stone Design Magazines
- Design Build Business Magazine : Luxury Homes, Designers, Builders,Construction, House, Residential, Industrial, Architects
- Roofing Contractor
- National Floor Trends Magazine