April 10, 2014

Orlando, Fla. -- James Gillula said he expects the United States unemployment rate to fall below 6.5% by mid-year. He cautioned that a slowdown in China could impact the U.S. economy. And he expects the home improvement industry to recoup pretty much all of its weather-related losses from the hash winter.

Those were some of the macroeconomic ideas supplied by Gillula during the 2014 Home Improvement Research Institute Spring Conference held here April 10. 

April 22, 2013

The Home Improvement Research Institute’s Spring Conference in Orlando, Fla., included a mixed message for future home improvement spending.

April 6, 2008

The Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) held its spring conference in Washington, D.C., April 3,...