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What Is Sustainable Wood? Everything You Need to Know

Trees aren't always a renewable resource. From certifications to retailers, here's what to know about buying sustainable wood for your next project.

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...


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...


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.


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...

What To Expect When Starting Trade School

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


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.


How Much Does It Cost to Rent 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.


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.

12 Types of Construction Vehicles

Construction sites are full of hustle and bustle. Learn more about the different types of construction vehicles that make these...


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What’s the Difference Between a Contractor and a Handyman?

Are you wondering whether to start a contracting or handyman business? Read this guide to learn the skills and licensing...


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Why Is It So Hard to Make Affordable Tools in America?

Searching for and finding American-made tools can be a challenge. Here's why.


Texas Workers Protest New Water Break Law

Working construction is inherently challenging. Add in triple-digit heat, and it can be deadly. So why did Texas take away...


Expect Another Rise In Lumber Prices — Here’s Why

Lumber prices are about to get smoking hot. Check out this guide to learn what's behind it.


Is There a Future for Sustainable Construction?

Sustainable construction benefits the environment, but higher costs and slower project timelines can conflict with the growing need for housing.


Most Common Types of Contractor’s Insurance

An insurance policy is one tool contractors can't work without. This guide will explain which policies pros should strongly consider.


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What Is Construction Waste and How Can I Reduce It?

Learn about the different types of DIY home construction waste, how to dispose of it and ways to put less...


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What Is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship could be one of the most enticing ways to enter construction. If you're considering a career move, read...

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11 Biggest Residential Builders of 2023

Building homes is one thing. Doing it so well and efficiently that you're considered one of the biggest in the...


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What To Do When a Contractor Asks To Speak with Your Husband

Unfortunately, it happens: A woman getting quotes encounters a contractor who insists "both homeowners" be present. Here's what to do.


A Day in the Life of a Pro: Drywall Shorty

You probably know Lydia Crowder from Instagram. Learn more about her and how she got her nickname in this new...


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What Really Goes Into the Price of a Home?

Understand how homebuilders price their homes (and make money) with this detailed guide to new home sales costs.


Stanley Black & Decker Just Recalled Sledgehammers—Here’s What We Know

If you have one of the affected products, you're eligible for a refund—here's how to get it.


How Modular Construction Is Changing the Construction Industry

Modular construction is a modern solution to an age-old problem, and it's revolutionizing the way the industry operates.