Focus on building up your labor pool in between projects to ensure you have an adequately sized, well-trained team when the time comes.

No matter the size, every roofing project has its own unique intricacies. Here’s how to handle them with ease. 

dreammaker franchise owner survived recession and gives advice

In 2007, DreamMaker Ogden won Franchise of the Year for their concerted effort to help veterans and seniors with special needs remodel their kitchens and baths. Nate Coombs (middle) was in a sales role at the time, where he worked under his father and learned firsthand how a tanking economy can disrupt the remodeling industry.

Four DreamMaker remodelers share what they learned from surviving the recession

extreme lead generation 2019 is for remodelers

A quick look at three of the speakers who presented at this year’s Extreme Lead Generation conference, and the  actionable tips they shared 

ford trucks can be a good option for remodelers

Features like automatic emergency braking and wireless connectivity are becoming standard.

5 trends in commercial truck and van sales that help contractors make the most of company vehicles

how to properly light a bathroom vanity

Use these guidelines to avoid common mistakes 

Customer service is what sets this CRM apart 

"Not only was it more reliable and easier on our bodies, it also halved the time it takes to complete those types of jobs." 

Did the homeowners insist on their misguided vision, or were the remodelers simply clueless to the harm they were inflicting?

Knowing what I know now, I wish I had handled that homeowner differently 

california remodelers need to know about solar rules

Start familiarizing yourself with solar, California remodelers

remodelers can learn a lot talking to employees

“Learn to really stop and listen,” says Allison Iantosca, president of F.H. Perry Builder. “It creates a dynamic between two people that is not normally there.”

Learning how to coach is part of the leadership skill set

remodelers have to deal with too many product choices, which can make the sales cycle longer

Too many product choices is one of many factors that can lengthen the sales cycle. Others include indecisiveness in selecting a remodeler and fears about the economy.

5 tips for decreasing the time needed to turn a lead into a signed contract

a remodeler crossing out "paid in full" might not solve any problems

Should you cash a final check marked “paid in full” if you dispute the amount that’s owed?  

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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