Become a more well-rounded professional with these insights into life as a pro in the trades.
12 Things You Should Always Ask a Contractor Before Building a House
The idea of building a new home is exciting. However, if you don't ask your contractor the right questions prior to building, you could be left confused or disappointed with the process.
Construction Officials Critical of Virginia’s New Emergency Safety Standards
Last week, Virginia became the first state to enforce a set of new safety standards in response to rising risks...
Why Houses are So Expensive to Build
Find out what's driving housing prices up and why so many people struggle to find affordable housing options.
5 Essential Tips for Pro Carpenters
Five game-changing pro tips for carpenters who want to up their game and get more efficient on the jobsite.
‘Shark Tank’ Star and Lowes Launch Home Improvement Competition
From specially designed hauling handles to an innovative soil testing system, hundreds of small business owners competed to be featured...
New Legislation Seeks To Expand National Apprenticeship System
The U.S. House passed a bill that could lead to a boom in apprenticeships. It awaits Senate approval.
13 Frontline Workers Receive Home Repair Relief From Super Bowl Campaign
Home Depot Reveals Improved Pro Paint Rewards Program
The Home Depot is further expanding their pro loyalty program with the addition of rewards for paint purchases.
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?
Vintage Family Handyman Feature from 1986: New Building Techniques for Remodelers
To celebrate Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, we're sharing some of our favorite articles from the past. Check out these home-building...
Unique Industry Insights from Three Female Construction Leaders
Home Depot to Give Employees Permanent Pay Raise
This has been a particularly rewarding year for The Home Depot thanks to fervent public interest in home improvement and...
Continued Growth in Single Family Starts Keeps Home Building on Track
Consistent demand for housing has led to one of the busiest periods for home building in years. And it doesn't...
Summer Home Buying Surge Slows in September
New home sales in September dropped for the first time in months. Is this a sign of further declines to...
SURVEY: Contractors Concerned With Long-Term Effects of COVID-19
COVID-19 isn't going away soon, leaving contractors to figure out how to work through.
Lumber Prices Finally Fell in October (But Are Still Way Too High)
Lumber prices dropped in early October, but not nearly enough, and now home builders and lawmakers are working together to...
Can Homeowners Insist Contractors Wear Masks In Their Homes?
Social interaction is an essential part of most home repairs, but can be dangerous in the midst of a pandemic....
Young Professionals Week for Home Builders Starts Oct. 12
The week will include webinars and other events showcasing life as a young professional in the home building industry.
New Company ‘RenoRun’ Delivers Materials Directly to Your Jobsite
RenoRun wants to bring you everything you need for a job directly to the jobsite.
ICC Publishes Guidelines for Virtual Building Inspections
The coronavirus pandemic has made remote virtual inspections a necessity. But are they here to stay?
Homebuilding Sector Drives Construction Employment Surge
Residential construction led the way to another positive month for construction employment.
Bosch’s New Thermal Camera a ‘Staple for Any Toolbox’
The camera gives DIYers and pros an easy way to accurately measure, visualize and analyze thermal variance on almost any...
Nonprofit Helps Girls Build the World They Want to See
Girls Garage is the manifestation of Emily Pilloton's mission to 'inspire a community of fearless builder girls everywhere.'