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Jane Narlee joins the Remodelers Advantage team as the new Office Manager

I’m Jane Narlee and very pleased to be part of the Remodelers Advantage team!   My background includes supporting executive leadership in several industries including accounting, logistics, real estate, commercial construction, leasing and most recently, project management of green roofing and interior bio walls.  I’m excited about this opportunity with Remodelers Advantage because I am… Read More »

Rose Grabowski named Chair of the Certification Board for the National Association of the Remodeling Industry

Rose Grabowski, CRA of Remodelers Advantage Inc has been named Chair of the Certification Board for the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). The National Association of the Remodeling Industry, or NARI, is the medium for business development, a platform for advocacy and the principal source for industry intelligence. NARI’s Core Purpose is to advance… Read More »

R/A Offering Project Management Training Class

Remodelers Advantage will present a Masterclass course designed specifically for Project Management personnel in the remodeling and custom-building industries on June 5 – 6, 2019.    This course, held at R/A Headquarters in Maryland, is a blend of classroom instruction, interactive exercises and Roundtables elements such as individual focus time and formulating commitments in a… Read More »

New Addition to the Resource Library

Several members have asked how to set up QuickBooks to keep track of their various revenue streams.  Should they use Classes?  Create a COGS section for each stream?  Judith Miller has helped us come up with the recommended way to handle.  Check out our newest addition to the Resource Library – How to Track Different… Read More »

So Many Roundtables Members Named to Big50!

Wow, a record number of Roundtables members were named to the 2018 Big50! Very exciting stuff. Be sure to congratulate your peers and check out their websites to learn more. Remember, you’ll be able to meet all of these stellar company owners at the Fall Roundtables Meeting & Summit. Shawn and Amanda Bakker, Bakker Construction… Read More »

Robust Outlook for Residential Remodeling Through mid-2019

Recent report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Great report, folks! Let’s may hay while the sun shines! CAMBRIDGE, MA – Homeowners are expected to increase spending on improvements and repairs at a solid clip over the coming year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released today by the Remodeling… Read More »

Roundtables Members: Looking For Answers To Challenges?

If you’re on a microboard call and you find that everyone on the call has the same challenges, take it to the next level to solicit input and ideas. First, send a description of your issue to your entire group through your group email. (Fellow members, please make an effort to respond because a) this… Read More »

Customer Management Training for Designers, Lead Carpenters and Project Managers

Chip Doyle, sales expert with Sandler Sales and leader of the Remodelers Advantage SalesEdge sales training program, has announced a new program specifically created to help your team manage the client and fast track progress through the sales/design/production pipeline. ONLY A FEW SEATS REMAIN! Here’s what one participant said: in my 5+1 years of architecture… Read More »

Quickbooks 2015 End of Life

Did you know that QuickBooks has a life-span of about three years before Intuit phases out their add-on services? As of May 31, 2018, add-on services for QuickBooks Desktop 2015 will be discontinued for all versions of the program. This doesn’t mean the program will stop working altogether, but you will no longer have access… Read More »