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This Week's Segments

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony…

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony Mancini reveals the top three things about March and introduces this week's segments: How remodelers are managing lumber price spikes and the built world according to industry disrupter Katerra.

Massive increases in lumber prices are causing…

Massive increases in lumber prices are causing project estimates and costs to go up exponentially.

Dan Bawden, the president of Legal Eagle Contractors, reveals how he's managing the issue.

For better or worse, Katerra has created a brand…

For better or worse, Katerra has created a brand of disruption through prop-tech that either fascinates progressives or frightens the status quo in our industry.

But, you might be surprised at what Katerra actually does, and how it looks at housing. Janet Stephenson, the company's Head of Building Platform Sales, offers great insight into what Katerra is ... and where it's going.

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony…

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony Mancini reveals the top three things about March and introduces this week's segments: How remodelers are managing lumber price spikes and the built world according to industry disrupter Katerra.

Massive increases in lumber prices are causing…

Massive increases in lumber prices are causing project estimates and costs to go up exponentially.

Dan Bawden, the president of Legal Eagle Contractors, reveals how he's managing the issue.

For better or worse, Katerra has created a brand…

For better or worse, Katerra has created a brand of disruption through prop-tech that either fascinates progressives or frightens the status quo in our industry.

But, you might be surprised at what Katerra actually does, and how it looks at housing. Janet Stephenson, the company's Head of Building Platform Sales, offers great insight into what Katerra is ... and where it's going.

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony…

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony Mancini provides a glimpse of this week's segments, a double-dose of design trends from award-winning homes and cool kitchens and baths!

Tricia Zach from NKBA reveals the hottest kitchen…

Tricia Zach from NKBA reveals the hottest kitchen and bath trends residential pros should know for 2021.

David H. O'Sullivan, AIA, president of O'Sullivan…

David H. O'Sullivan, AIA, president of O'Sullivan Architects and the chair of 2020 Best in American Living Awards (BALA), reveals the design trends that stood out from this year's entries

... and how they might apply to your new and remodeled homes going forward!

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.

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony…

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony Mancini introduces this week's segments, including an editor who used the pandemic to lock down his musty crawlspace and a remodeler using a $10,000 sweepstakes program as a lead generation machine.

Some people spent their quarantine baking…

Some people spent their quarantine baking sourdough. Senior Editor Mike Beirne took the time to encapsulate his crawlspace and brings you on his journey from mold to moisture management.

Looking for a unique way to generate leads for…

Looking for a unique way to generate leads for your remodeling business?

Try a contest.

Dreamstyle Remodeling runs an annual $10,000 remodeling sweepstakes that pulls way above its weight in terms of cost of marketing