Sure Drive’s Mantis Installation Video

Sure Drive USA manufacturers a wide variety of deck fastening solutions. The company's hidden deck fastener line includes The Mantis Clip for grooved boards, voted as the easiest hidden deck fastener to install; it's been a favorite with decking contractors as well as DIY homeowners.

DeckExpo Relocates as Sister Remodeling Show Goes Online

To meet the need for inpatient care, the exhibit hall of the Baltimore Convention Center has been converted into a facility to treat those recovering from COVID-19. With the uncertainty of when it will return to hosting professional events, Deck Expo is splitting off from the Remodeling Show, which will move to a new format in 2020.

Simpson Strong-Tie Launches Video Series for Contractors

Simpson Strong-Tie has debuted the first episode of Build a Stronger Deck, an entertaining and educational YouTube video series that shows builders, deck contractors, and their homeowner customers how to easily build stronger, safer decks that last.

Cable Connection and Ultra-Tec Consolidate Locations

The Cable Connection and sister brand Ultra-tec have consolidated from three buildings to one in Carson City, NV.

Barrette Outdoor Living Launches “Sale into Summer” Promotion

Barrette Outdoor Living has launched “Sale into Summer,” a rebate promotion for consumers/contractors.

Makita Helps Foot Bill for Tool Repairs

Makita U.S.A. has begun offering temporary free labor and free shipping for tool repairs at Makita Factory Service Centers.

RailFX Launches Contractor Rebate Program

RailFX has launched ProFX, a nationwide rebate program available to all licensed contractors purchasing RailFX Aluminum Systems now through December 15.

What I Have Learned From 4 Major Market Corrections

In light of current events, BPD and The Merchant e-Weekly will feature guest contributors offering the industry their thoughts and advice. This is NOT paid advertising but rather part of our service to the industry in contrast to the ongoing 24/7 news cycle we are faced with. If you have thoughts to share, please send them to padams@526mediagroup.com.

Short-Term Pain Seen for Remodeling

Owner expenditures for home renovations and repairs are expected to decline at least through the first quarter of next year due to fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fortress Enhances Preferred Pro Program

Fortress Building Products recently unveiled its revitalized Fortress Preferred Program. The program will give U.S. and Canadian building professionals helpful resources for their business.

Up Your Social Game

When we began working together as remodeling contractors nearly 40 years ago, we used several means to generate work.

Deckorators Takes Certified Pro Program Up a Level

Deckorators has introduced Deckorators Certified Elite, the highest recognition level for its growing deck contractor partnership and rewards program.

Seasons Change, But Redwood Timbers Stand the Test of Time

As distributors and retailers of quality building materials throughout the West, one of your primary goals is to keep your customers up to speed on current trends and products.

MOSO International Acquires Bambeau

Bamboo specialist MOSO International BV has acquired manufacturer Bambeau Becker und Großgarten GmbH.

To Hire to Sell or to Not Hire to Sell: That is the Question

What is the cost of a sales team? Most remodeling companies that use hired salespeople see it as a must have, especially if you’re going to scale the company (grow it to the point of profitability beyond the cost of overhead). If you are the owner of the company and you don’t have people skills, it may be an absolute requirement to have a salesperson.

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To Hire to Sell or to Not Hire to Sell: That is the Question

What is the cost of a sales team? Most remodeling companies that use hired salespeople see it as a must have, especially if you’re going to scale the company (grow it to the point of profitability beyond the cost of overhead). If you are the owner of the company and you don’t have people skills, it may be an absolute requirement to have a salesperson.