Economic Development

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LIRA Predicts Growth in 3Q 2016

Home improvement spending will rise from 1Q's 4.3% More

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Study Indicates Composite Decking Set to Surge

A recent Freedonia Group study indicates that consumers' desire for low maintenance will see composite and plastic decks leading the growth of the deck market to 2016. More

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Window Sales Fall In Year After Tax Credits Expire

What many people in the window replacement business suspected is now official. 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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The 2010 Replacement 100

REPLACEMENT CONTRACTOR's list of the 100 largest companies in the home improvement industry, including roofing, siding, and window firms as well as those that do short-cycle jobs inside the house, such as kitchen-cabinet refacing, bath liners, and basement waterproofing, as well as decks. More

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The 2009 Replacement 100

Our annual list of the industry's biggest companies sees some changes. More

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Fewer, Smaller Jobs Make Motivating Salespeople Tougher

Keeping salespeople motivated in a tough economy is no easy job. More

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Some Doors Qualify For Tax Credits

Editorial Director Sal Alfano takes us to a home in Washington, DC to watch a door replacement installation. The door qualifies for tax credits under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. More

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No Tax Credits On Most Skylights

Makers, dealers, and contractors who install skylights find that few, if any, of their products qualify for tax credits. More

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