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Sales & Estimating Articles

  • Selling to Millennials

    Successfully selling goods and services to the demographic group of younger Americans known as millennials takes more than conventional marketing techniques. Social media and mobile-friendly access to information are two keys, Forbes contributor Jayson DeMers explains.

  • Builders and Their Drones

    Aerial drones that can capture still and video images from aloft are growing more common on construction sites, especially among bigger residential builders. Overall, 22% of the builders polled by the National Association of Home Builders said they had used a drone, but among those who started 100...

  • New Rules for Drones

    The FAA has adopted new regulations for recreational drones, including a registration requirement for models weighing as little as 1/2-pound.

  • Photo Workshop Announced

    Learn from the pros at the 2nd annual Deck Photography Workshop, to be held at Zion National Park immediately following the 2016 International Builders' Show.

  • Whatever Happened to Uncapped Composite Decking?

    Deck builders report that very few uncapped composite decking products are still available, an observation that is confirmed by Principia's latest Residential Decking and Railing Report.

  • Better Deck Photos

    You don't have to hire a pro to get great photos of your best projects

  • Last-minute Marketing

    You can polish up your company's image with minimal expense by using better business cards and more signs with your company's logo

  • Deck Lighting Boosts Sales

    Showing prospective customers nighttime photos of your illuminated deck projects will help convert them into clients

  • Be the Pro

    Pros and DIYers are welcome on this industry-sponsored online forum, where frequent participants can earn points towards tools

  • MoistureShield and Angie's List Partner Up

    Decking manufacturer MoistureShield announces a new marketing program with online review site Angie's List.

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