selling a division of your remodeling company to an employee can be good

Selling a division to a trusted employee like Jason DeLong (pictured here) gives peace of mind that your hard work will be in good hands.

You’re ready to sell part of your remodeling business, and an employee is interested in buying. But where do you start?

As safety concerns drive ever more stringent deck codes, remodelers and builders find ways to ensure projects pass inspection

A quick look at the Joint Center for Housing Studies’ report, “Housing America’s Older Adults” 

GE brought 30 “Grandma Interns” with it to this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.

GE looks to flip the script on grandmas and technology

Networking with past clients is a powerful source of self-generated leads. Make this and other activities part of a monthly progress meeting with your team.

Supersize your success by creating a process for SGLs with your sales team

normandy remodeling's new showroom

The front windows of Normandy’s new design studio showcase three kitchens. Inside, everything is geared toward product selection.

A leading remodeler discusses the planning that went into the company’s new showroom

share goals publicly

There’s a concept in Sandler Training called “birdcage.” The idea is that when you share your goals publicly (i.e.,show people your “empty birdcage”), this creates space for someone to step in and “give you a bird.”

Why is it that one salesperson is better at selling kitchens while another is stronger with additions? The answer is rooted in science, and understanding how it works can help strengthen any team.

Combining cable rails and floating treads in place of flanking walls and risers creates the illusion of more space without the cost associated with changing a home’s footprint. 

Three innovative tips for remodelers looking for new ways to open up a space

screeneze

A no-spline, no-staples, no-stress porch screening system 

Turning a two-person job into a one-person job

The result of an electrician being on the mend for six weeks 

Roofing Details  for Storm Country

Properly overlapping metal flashing, sealing tapes, and peel-and-stick membranes keeps wind-driven water from getting into the house

In this bathroom for a master suite addition to a Tudor-style home, most of the daylight comes from two north-facing skylights.

Part of a master suite addition to a Tudor-style home in Denver, most of the daylight comes from two north-facing skylights. A monochromatic palette of light colors was chosen, with a contrasting dark stain used for “his” vanity to make it feel more masculine. Interior designer: Kristi Dinner, KD Design; general contractor: Coggeshall Construction

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