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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.

The Home Depot Launches $250,000 Trade School Scholarship Program

Interested in going to school to learn a skilled trade? The Home Depot wants to help you with that.


Building Material Costs Climb to Record Highs

The cost of construction materials is up across the board, putting a unique strain on homebuilders across the country.


Department of Labor Withdraws Proposed Independent Contractor Rule

A controversial new labor rule has been withdrawn from consideration. But what comes next?


Austrian Startup Unveils Multitasking Construction Robot

A new construction robot is in development that can handle a bunch of jobsite tasks ... and it can climb...

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.


5 Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones for Construction

Protect your hearing while you work with these noise-reducing headsets.

10 Things To Do When You Have Contractor Problems

There's nothing quite like a home renovation that's firing on all cylinders. It's easy to get excited when your contractor...


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10 of the Toughest Home Improvement Jobs

Some home improvement projects may look easy, but once you get going, you quickly realize things can be tougher than...


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Crucial Differences Between Licensed & Unlicensed Contractors

Choosing an unlicensed contractor comes with legal liabilities for the homeowner.


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...

5 Best Resources for Women in Skilled Trades

Succeeding as a woman in a historically male-centric industry is no small task. Here are some of the best resources...


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.


2021 International Builders’ Show Goes Virtual

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


Homebuilding Sector Drives Construction Employment Surge

Residential construction led the way to another positive month for construction employment.

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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...


How Contractors Can Work With Property Managers to Gain Business

Property managers who need to solve home issues for hundreds of tenants can provide contractors with an endless stream of...