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Texas, Oklahoma Contractors Flooded with Work

A labor shortage has left the storm-ravaged states vulnerable to unscrupulous... More

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Fleeing from fire

It's a roofer's worst nightmare: a fire breaks out on the roof and gusty winds whip it into a blaze that levels an entire apartment complex. More

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As economy surges, so do construction deaths

While the total number of workplace deaths fell 7% since 2011, construction-related deaths rose 5%. The good news for roofers: Falls are no longer the number-one workplace killer; cars and trucks are. More

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Extra Hands: the Benefits of Internships

Internships, whether paid or unpaid, work when you outline the tasks involved, set expectations, and manage your intern day-by-day. More

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The Good and the Ugly: Smart Companies Check Online Reviews Daily

More and more consumers are reading online reviews of local businesses. It's wise to know what they're seeing. More

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Roofs that resist one hail of a test storm

Firing 72 barrels from a dozen "hail cannons," researchers sent some 10,000 ice balls onto the roof of a full-scale house. It was the first-ever indoor hailstorm, designed to evaluate how well roofing and other building materials can withstand the ravages of a full-blown hailstorm. More

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The 2011 Replacement 100

A list of the nation's largest companies and what some of them are doing to reinvent their approach to product, the customer and marketing. More

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What Does A Lifetime Warranty Actually Mean?

Some roofing contractors follow the lead of manufacturers in offering warranties of 10 years or more. More

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The More Marketing You Do, The Likelier You Are To Reach Prospects

Lean times leave home improvement contractors confused about how to market their companies. More

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Your Salesperson's Best Friends Can Be Your Next Best Salesperson

You need a new salesperson. Should you seek a referral or hire someone completely new to your salesforce? More

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