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What You Need to Know When Creating an ADA Compliant Bathroom

Whether building or renovating a small business, restaurant or any type of facility’s public restroom, it is vital to keep the accessibility guidelines established by the ADA in mind. ADA is an acronym for the Americans with Disabilities Act, a law enacted in 1990 to curb discrimination against people with disabilities public places.   Although the law has seen...
Patio Designs to Fit Every Client's Style

9 Outdoor Patio Designs to Fit Every Client’s Style

There are many improvements that can be done to your client’s backyard that will not only make it a cozy space but also add curb appeal and increase market value. A particularly lucrative investment that you could talk to your client about is patio design plans. A patio offers the homeowner a multipurpose outdoor space that they may use to...
Every Client Should Consider Building an Addition

4 Reasons Every Client Should Consider Building an Addition

After years of living in the same house, all homeowners will eventually ask themselves if the home still satisfies their lifestyle. It may have fallen out of style or they could simply require more space. They then have to choose between moving to a new home and constructing an addition.  Showing your client the benefits of...
How to Measure Windows

Wondering How to Measure Windows for Replacement? Here Are 5 Very Easy Steps to Follow

Removing old windows and replacing them with newer, more energy efficient ones helps to weatherproof a home and raise resale value. When the time comes for you to replace a home’s old windows, it is vital that you know the exact size of the window you want to replace. If you are a homeowner, understanding...

4 Brilliant Split-Level Interior Remodeling Ideas to Bring Your Home to Life

Are you planning a split level remodel? If you are looking for how to modernize a split level home interior while preserving the integrity of the building’s original construction or gut the space to design a more modern layout, we have some great remodeling ideas that will bring your home to life. How to Modernize...
The Contractor Podcast

Steven Zeigler – Interior Designer with GS Flook | The Contractors Podcast 5

Join us this week while we talk with Steven Zeigler, Interior Designer at GS Flook, as he discusses the remodeling and interior design industry in Central, PA. We talk with him about the design and remodeling process, what their customer experience looks like, and how he ensures his customers are satisfied in the long-term with...
Crown Molding examples - Moulding in Harrisburg PA

Crown Molding That Will Make You Want to Remodel

Crown Molding That Will Make You Want to Remodel Small details can make a significant improvement to a home and its value.  From the color and style of appliances to the molding you choose for someone’s home, these little details add character and style.  One especially practical way to add character to a home is...
Home Contractors - Investment in Your Home

How Home Contractors Can Present Remodeling as a Long-Term Investment

How Home Contractors Can Present Remodeling as a Long-Term Investment Remodeling, for homeowners, is more than an investment in the property. It is an investment in memorable moments, stability and community roots for the homeowner and the family. Home contractors can present remodeling to a client as a long-term investment in both their home and...
Marketing for Contractors

Your Guide to Marketing Specialty Remodeling to First-Time Customers

A home is more than a structure. It’s the place where life happens and memories that will last a lifetime are made. As a contractor, you know home remodeling will add to the design and functionality of your client’s home, as well as increase the value of the property. But how do you market that...

The Complete Kitchen Remodel Checklist You Should Cover with Every Client

Remodeling someone’s kitchen is exciting for them but can be a slight inconvenience for them and their families.  People use their kitchen multiple times a day, and it’s a part of the home that is immersed in the family culture. Not having access to your kitchen can be stressful.  You want your clients to feel...
Lee Bollinger - Harrisburg Kitchen & Bath

Lee Bollinger from Harrisburg Kitchen & Bath | The Contractors Podcast 4

Lee Bollinger from Harrisburg Kitchen & Bath joins us for episode 4 of the Contractor’s Podcast to talk about the different ways he connects and sets-up communication with his customers to ensure a positive and successful remodeling project. Covering things with the homeowner and setting the expectations of the project from the very beginning is...
Construction Contractor for Home Remodeling

How Home Contractors Can Present Remodeling as a Long-Term Investment

Remodeling, for homeowners, is more than an investment in the property. It is an investment in memorable moments, stability and community roots for the homeowner and the family. Home contractors can present remodeling to a client as a long-term investment in both their home and well-being. The Home The biggest financial investment most families make...
Home Remodeling Tips - Harrisburg, PA

Everything You Need to Know Before Embarking on a Home Remodeling Project

Home remodeling can be a way to upgrade living conditions or boost house resale value. A good home renovation accomplishes both. Even if you’re planning only cosmetic repairs, like repainting walls or re-tiling floors, home remodeling can be a daunting process. Make sure to do your research and consider all your options. How Do You...
The Contractors Podcast 3

Erik Slapp from The Pro Gallery | The Contractors Podcast 3

We’re excited to have Erik Slapp from The Pro Gallery in Middletown, PA on the show this week. The team at The Pro Gallery has been working feverishly the past year and a half to create a building supply showroom that is so much more than just another building supply store for contractors. Erik explains...
Current exterior home design trends to add curb appeal to a customers home.

5 Exterior Design Trends You Need to Benchmark From

Curb appeal goes up instantly with great home exterior design.  If you own a construction business specializing in outdoor home remodeling, this fact likely helps you land a steady stream of contracts.  What does it mean to benchmark from current exterior home design styles? It is to study them with the intent of improving. It...
The Contractors Podcast 2 - HBA of Metropolitan Harrisburg

Jerry Leach – HBA of Metropolitan Harrisburg | The Contractors Podcast 2

This week on the Contractors Podcast presented by The Pro Gallery, Jerry Leach, the Executive Vice President of the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Harrisburg, which covers over 300 contractors in Dauphin, Perry, Juniata and Cumberland Counties joins us. Jerry takes us on a journey through his background in the contracting world all the way...
The Contractor Podcast

Introducing The Contractors Podcast | The Contractors Podcast 1

Welcome to The Contractors Podcast presented by The Pro Gallery geared specifically to contractors, remodelers, and construction professionals. We’re excited to be able to bring you weekly content from professionals and authority figures in the construction and contracting industry, as well as providing you with contractor business tips. You’ll hear from a wide range of...
Contractor Quote

8 Quick Tips to Close More Contracting Clients

You’re eager to quote and close more potential clients. However, successful contractor sales can be tricky, especially if you’ve got a lot of competition who quote the same jobs. But don’t worry! Keep reading to discover 9 tips to help you secure more contracting jobs.   1. Be a Friendly Contractor Friendliness is a key element...
kitchen cabinet ideas

Staying in Vogue: 8 Kitchen Cabinet Ideas and Trends Your Clients Will Love

The kitchen remains the most preferred room for homeowners considering a remodel. Budgets for a kitchen remodel have increased over 27% within the last year. This makes it essential for builders, designers, and contractors to stay on top of the latest trends in kitchen design. Kitchen cabinetry is a top design factor during a remodel, as it sets...
Contractor Digital Marketing

Contractor Marketing: Our 10 Best Tips for Getting Contractor Leads

According to this report, there are over 202,725 contractor businesses within the U.S. So how do you get your contractor business to stand out from the other 202,724? Without the right marketing methods, finding customers and turning them into sales becomes a challenge. People are looking for your services, though. With these 10 construction marketing ideas, you can connect with...
Azek Decking Dealer Harrisburg PA

All Decked Out: Finding the Right Contractor for Your Deck Work

When you add a deck to your home, you’ll not only be extending the space that your home has for entertaining, you can also recoup between 65 percent and 90 percent of your investment if and when you decide to sell. If you are like many homeowners, you may want to try and take on...

Tips for Growing a Successful Contracting Business

Contractors are an important part of any industry. When acting as a contractor, it is important to have clearly laid out terms with your client. Contracts in the construction business need to protect both the contractor and the client, so as to have a good and professional working relationship. Having a contracting business is not...
The Pro Gallery Grand Opening

The Pro Gallery Grand Opening & HBA Networking Event

Last Thursday we invited all of our professional contractors and vendors into our beautiful new showroom for our official Grand Opening and Harrisburg Builders Association Networking event! We wanted to thank everybody who showed up to talk with our staff and visit the various vendors that we had placed throughout our brand new 7,000 square...
Running a Local Contracting Business

10 Things Every Contracting Business Needs to Know

The global spending from the construction industry is projected to reach $14 trillion by 2025. With this industry poised to experience growth even in the years to come, there will be more opportunities for contractors. Do you think you are cut out for this industry but you have no idea where to start? Do not worry....
New energy efficient doors in Harrisburg, Mechancisburg, and Carlisle PA

Make a Good First Impression: Different Types of Energy Efficient Door

Your front door is the gateway to your home and commands the most attention from outside. It’s an essential detail that will complete the finished product of your home remodel.  It’s also the first part of your home that your guests will physically touch as they enter your home. So it’s important to choose your new...
Remodeling showroom, Central Pennsylvania

Everything You Need to Know and Expect for an Interior Remodel Project

Are you one of the 51% of homeowners looking to remodel all or part of your home? Chances are, you don’t have a clue where to start. Let this renovation planner help you make your dream remodel a reality. Reasons to Remodel Homeowners have many reasons to renovate and remodel their homes including: 1. Refinancing A refinance...
Exterior Remodeling - Harrisburg, PA

The Ultimate Guide to Exterior Remodeling Projects

The end results of an exterior remodeling project are beautiful. But getting there is a journey that requires a plan. Here’s what to know before you start. Undergoing an exterior remodeling of your home can net you almost a 100% return on your investment. Curb appeal isn’t everything, but it does matter a lot to potential home buyers....
New Replacement Windows in Harrisburg, PA

What to Look for When Choosing New Windows for Your Home

Your dream home will feel more like a nightmare if it has old windows in it. Old windows can drag down the curb appeal of a home and affect its overall value. They can also hurt a home’s energy efficiency and put a strain on its HVAC system. They can even make a home less secure than it should be....