We dig into the data gathered from the Builder State of the Industry survey: the types of projects you did, the best methods of advertising and why you like being a pool and spa builder. [More]
As the economy slowly makes a comeback, how does the building industry maintain success? What should we learn from the past and apply to future endeavors? See what Eric Herman says. [More]
Scott Cohen shares why builders need to stop complaining about "shoppers" and instead see the builder-customer relationship as a two-way street. [More]
Carvin DiGiovanni develops APSP's education lineup and technical standards. Here, he discusses how the association has changed, the impact of government issues and the next generation of APSP. [More]
Things are looking up in the U.S. housing market — read on for more details. [More]
The "Three-Bid Rule." This is what clients have been told to do for years by consumer advocacy groups as the best way to get what they want for the lowest price.
I recently read an article by a custom... [More]
There over 10 million commercial and residential pools, most of them hemorrhaging energy and money. This is a great opportunity.
From your perspective, what are you seeing in terms of industry growth this past year? I'm hearing that contracts are way, way up. I've talked to a number of builders ... [More]
Is it fair to say that business is finally improving? There seems to be every indication that's true. I've been on the road quite a bit this spring and almost everyone I talk ... [More]
What signs of growth have you seen from the beginning of 2011 until now? As a baseline, 2010 was the worst year I'd ever had in the pool industry going back to my start ... [More]