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Florida's Worker Comp Rates Slated to Jump Nearly 20%
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Florida's Worker Comp Rates Slated to Jump Nearly 20%

... And lawyers will get three-quarters of the increase More

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A labor shortage now can smother growth: stay a step ahead A labor shortage now can smother growth: stay a step ahead

As business picks up in the construction industry, more contractors are searching for ways to build crews who can handle growing demand. For roofers, it's a high-wire act: The skill most sought-after among workers is the ability to work safely. More

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Wrong-Headed: Avoid These Marketing Mistakes

It's easy for even the most experienced marketers to fail to follow best practices. A reminder of what NOT to do. More

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What's New In The Roofing Industry

Orlando, Fla., Feb. 22-24, is the place to be in 2012 if you want to find out what's new in roofing products and processes. More

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Point of Pride

Leads are hard to come by, and in the sunroom business, where product prices range from $20,000 to $50,000 and up, they're especially dear. "If you're going to be successful in this, you'd better be creative," says Gordon Fairbanks, a TEMO dealer and owner of Fairbanks Construction, in Ocala, Fla. More

Word of Mouth
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Word of Mouth

A Florida roofer set out to become a full-service home improvement contractor by... More

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Roofer Beware

Pity poor Florida. August and September 2004 saw four deadly hurricanes within six weeks, resulting in billions of dollars' worth of damage to homes and businesses and an ongoing, critical need for experienced, licensed construction professionals, especially roofers. But if you're an out-of-state roofing contractor, be aware of strict state requirements for working in Florida before you start packing up your tools. More

Mixed Review
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Mixed Review

Most major window producers are marketing impact-resistant products, which use a... More

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