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The Home Depot Sponsors ‘Signing Day’ for Trade School Students

The home improvement center teams up with SkillsUSA to celebrate high school graduates entering careers in the trades.

Residential Construction Employment Fully Recovers from Pandemic Losses

After a year of economic uncertainty, residential construction employment levels have climbed back to where they were pre-pandemic. But will...


Construction Labor Shortage: Study Finds 430,000 Workers Needed

The construction industry is getting busier every day and needs to hire a lot more workers to keep up.


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What to Know About Virtual Interior Designers

If you need a little help redecorating your home, online design companies can lend a hand — without breaking your...


HGTV’s Ben and Erin Napier on the 9 Renovating Mistakes They’ll Never Make Again

The hosts of HGTV's Home Town renovated their home when they were newlyweds. Since then, they've made renovation dreams come...

Construction Industry Still Struggling With Skilled Labor Shortage

New analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows construction firms still have trouble finding and hiring skilled laborers...


OSHA Releases Ten Most Cited Violations for FY 2020

Fiscal year 2020 was a complicated year for workplace safety.

Housing Starts End the Year at the Fastest Pace Since 2006

Home building activity surged at the end of the year, setting the stage for a busy 2021.


Rising Material Costs, Surging COVID-19 Cases Dampen Builder Optimism

After a complicated but busy 2020, home builders are gearing up for an uncertain 2021... and some economic factors are...


Virtual International Builders’ Show to Showcase 300 Exhibitors

This year's online-only International Builders' Show just announced its exhibitors, and there are some pretty big names on the list.


Builder Confidence Holds Strong as 2020 Ends

2020 was a uniquely challenging yet busy year for the home building industry. Will that productivity continue into 2021?

Home Builders and Remodelers Optimistic Heading Into Winter

Remodeling and home building are in high demand, and industry pros anticipate no letup over the next few months.


2021 International Builders’ Show Goes Virtual

The 2021 International Builders' Show is moving online out of an abundance of caution.


PPP Funds Help Construction Industry Employment Rebound in May

Construction growth rebounded thanks to federal funding and the reopening of the economy. But will it last?


7 Things You Should Know Before Starting a Remodeling Company

We talked to the CEO of a remodeling company to learn what it takes to be successful in a competitive...