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Remodelers Diversifying

January 12, 1986

Room additions, kitchen remodeling and the complete rehabilitation of residential units will be the top remodeling jobs in 1986, according to a survey conducted by Remodeling magazine, a trade publication.

Published in the November issue of the magazine, the survey showed that more than 80% of the remodelers surveyed have been in business at least six years and that the typical remodeler has been in business 10 years, has five employees and averaged $500,000 in business in 1984, according to Michael J. Hanley, the magazine's publisher,

Most of the surveyed remodelers do three types of jobs: interior residential remodeling, exterior residential remodeling and a specialty such as kitchens or baths. In contrast to 15 years ago, when most remodelers were specialty contractors, today's remodelers "have more versatile" businesses, Hanley said.

More information about the survey--including details on obtaining complete results--can be obtained from Remodeling, 655 15th St., N.W., Suite 475, Washington, D.C. 20005.

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