Posts Tagged ‘ Tyson Schwartz ’

What’s Different about 2012?

Feb 24th, 2012

Depending on what part of the country you are in, the start of 2012 has been interesting. Many dealers have gotten off to a fast start, while others are saying things are just starting to pick up now. The good news is that we can officially close the door on the ‘tax credit hangover.’ We […]

Networking to Your Potential

Feb 5th, 2012

air max nike kate spade handbags outlet I have been labeled a ‘techie’ by friends and colleagues. I certainly love my gadgets. Over the past year, I have written and read a lot about social networking. The ability to multiply yourself instantly is something that social networking allows you to do–and does it cost effectively! […]

It’s Competitive Out There

Jan 23rd, 2012

A phrase I often hear and admittedly use from time to time myself is “It’s competitive out there.” I don’t think anyone would argue about the transition and evolution the building products industry has gone through over the past few years. From the EPA lead laws to a booming tax credit, the window industry, in […]

Game Planning for Next Year

Dec 6th, 2011

As we head into December, it’s time to start game planning for next year. If you are like most, the fourth quarter was a much different experience this year compared to the run on people wanting to capitalize on the expiring tax credits of last year. But just because we didn’t have an ‘off the […]


Oct 11th, 2011

I was with an icon of the home improvement industry the other day. He has been in business for more than 40 years, and he has built, and continues to grow, a fantastic business. His company image has evolved, and he says that he gives back to the community more than he did in his […]

Industry Organizations Fend Off EPA Verification Rule

Jul 17th, 2011

The EPA just announced that the third party cleaning verification will not be added on to the LRRP rule. This is great news for an industry that continues to figure out ways to overcome the turbulent economy. There are many organizations that helped make this a reality. You all deserve to take a bow. It […]

A Visit to Capitol Hill

May 10th, 2011

The Northeast Window and Door Association (NWDA) held its annual Washington D.C. fly in last week. I had the opportunity of not only attending the event but leading several meetings with a handful of Pennsylvania Congressmen and their various staff members. There were a few topics we discussed during each of the meetings. The first […]

Preparing for Life After the Tax Credit

Nov 30th, 2010

It seems as if the door and window industry is heading for a record-setting fourth quarter. Just like last year, there definitely is strong sales momentum. There is an even greater sense of urgency and sense of responsibility among window manufacturers to get their products built in a timely manner for their respective dealers. With […]

Lead in Water or Windows?

Sep 7th, 2010

In the construction industry, there has been a lot of discussion around the new Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Law (LRRP). The EPA has cited the combination of lead paint (houses prior to 1978 affected) and remodeling as a major cause of lead poisoning, especially in children. As I am in the process of raising […]