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    The Eleven Percent: Samantha Pearl and Emily Pearl Reist, My Handyma’am Founders

    A mother-and-daughter duo talks about finding women employees, the niche of helping older clients, and what it's like working with family.

    Why Higher OSHA Fines Are Coming In 2024

    Higher fines for safety violations went into effect January 16. Why are they increasing, and by how much? Find out...

    The Eleven Percent: Valerie Adams, Automotive Mechanic

    Valerie Adams talks about what women want in a work environment, the struggles of indie garages and helping Girl Scouts...

    What New Construction Pros Need to Know About Customer Relationship Management

    Customer relationship management software can increase sales and reduce costs. Here's what you need to know about using a CRM.

    How To Grow Your Construction Business’s Digital Footprint

    Every business needs an online presence to succeed in the modern world. This simple guide walks you through the best...

    Test Drive Your DIY Projects with Free 3D Software

    Three-dimensional modeling is no longer restricted to expensive, difficult software. Here's how to use 3D modeling software to streamline your...

    The 9 Best Winter Work Gloves, Tested by Editors and Tradespeople

    Finally! A glove that will keep you warm and protected this winter.

    The Eleven Percent: Meet Tonda Thompson, Woodworker and Community Advocate

    Tonda Thompson talks about the connection between the trades and social justice, serial entrepreneurship and the power of an impact...

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    Making the Leap From DIY to Construction Pro

    Wondering if you can take your DIY skills and go pro? Here's what you need to know, and how to...

    7 Ways to Generate Leads for Your Contracting Business

    Building leads is a key component to growing your business. These time-tested and proven techniques will help.

    A Day in the Life: Jessie Cannizzaro

    A master plumber who owns her own business, Cannizzaro talks to Family Handyman about her journey and career.

    The 5 Best Biscuit Joiners, Tested and Reviewed by a Professional Woodworker

    Ready to "take the plunge" and buy a biscuit joiner? We put five leading brands to the test to find...

    The National Association of Realtors Lost an Antitrust Case. Here’s What It Means

    A federal court ordered the NAR to pay $1.8 billion in damages for questionable commission practices. What does this mean...

    Our Turf Expert Put a John Deere Lawn Tractor to the Test

    I'm a turf professional, and I've sold a lot of heavy-duty commercial turf equipment over the years—so I know a...

    Which Exterior Home Colors Were Most Popular in 2023?

    Exterior colors define your home's curb appeal. Here are the year's most popular colors, according to a survey.

    What To Expect When Starting Trade School

    Career and technical education is on the rise. Is it for you?

    Ever Thought About Starting Your Own Christmas Tree Farm? Here’s What to Know

    Want to keep the holiday spirit alive by growing Christmas trees? It's tough work, and it will be many years...

    Young People’s Attitudes Toward the Skilled Trades Are Changing. Here’s Why

    More young people are finding the flexibility and opportunities offered by the skilled trades enticing. Find out why here.

    We Tried the Hedgehog Featherboard for Straight (and Safe) Cuts on the Table Saw

    Get the precision and control you need to saw through your next woodworking project with ease!

    The UN Wants Construction to Decarbonize. Here’s How.

    The UN has a plan to reduce carbon emissions and reach net zero by 2030. Here's what it involves.

    Why It’s Important to Learn a Trade, According to a Pro Painter

    Mark Kobriger didn't plan to be a professional painter, but he's made a successful business out of it. Here's how...

    What You Absolutely Need to Know Before Renting a Port-a-Potty

    From backyard parties to formal job sites, here's how to rent and successfully use port-a-potties without raising a stink.

    How Construction Drones Can Benefit a Project

    If you're wondering how construction drones are taking the industry to new heights, be sure to check out this guide.

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    8 Projects Realtors Recommend Before Showing a House

    Discover the essential home improvement projects endorsed by Realtors for maximizing your property's value and appeal before selling.

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    How To Spot Asbestos — And What To Do Next

    Asbestos is lurking everywhere in your workplace. Do you know what to look for?

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    How the Building Industry Can Move On From Concrete

    As the awareness of concrete's contribution to greenhouse gases grows, the industry is looking for solutions. Here's what the industry...

    The Eleven Percent: Faye Hadley, ASE Certified Master Technician

    A Harvard grad and former therapist who now wrenches on cars shares her wild journey, her new favorite auto tool,...

    7 Concrete Alternatives

    From iron waste to mushrooms, the world of concrete alternatives is exploding with innovation. Here's what's out there now, and...

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    Guide to Renting a Construction Dumpster

    Searching for an easy, time- and cost-effective solution for getting rid of that construction debris? This guide will help.

    Sustainability Techniques for Modern Home Builds

    Find out how the construction industry champions sustainability with these cutting-edge building techniques.

    The Eleven Percent: Meet Gretchen Avilés Piñeiro, Traffic Engineer

    Just-right lighting creates a safe, comfortable city culture. It's the philosophy at the heart of this dedicated civil engineer's job.