Philadelphia-based writer Jim Cory is a senior contributing editor to Professional Remodeler who specializes in covering the remodeling and home improvement industry. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Know the rules that govern whether or not, and how, you can monitor the activities of those who work for you
Apps promise to make connecting the customer to a lender a fast and easy part of the sales process
It's great to have lots of jobs in the pipeline, but only if you manage your future revenue stream properly
Statistics show that roofing is one of the most dangerous activities in construction. Yet many companies continue to ignore OSHA safety rules.
Estimating man-hours can be tricky on the tough or unique roofing jobs most companies will walk away from.
Recognizing potential leaders within your organization is key to its future growth.
The abundance of products available can confuse—or energize—potential clients
Use of subcontracted labor by roofing, siding, window, or deck contractors is an issue for many homeowners. It comes down to accountability.
Figure out what sets your company apart, and make sure your employees know it, too
Manufactured stone veneer provides instant curb appeal, but lack of installers and the increased cost and time involved are a challenge for siding contractors
Outsourcing your hiring efforts puts recruiting in the hands of specialists
Strategies that enable employees to enjoy a better work-life balance are becoming more popular. But can a home improvement company adopt them?
When it comes to selling windows, something may be better than nothing
Panic ensues when something goes wrong with the garage door
As more employers make use of noncompetes, courts find that these restrictive agreements are going beyond the bounds of original intent
Many things make the difference, including curbing the urge to talk
The need to replace a roof early can come from weather, subpar installation, or product failure
You can argue about whether or not it’s ethical, but employee poaching is going to happen. So what can you do about it?
Successfully managing people involves acquiring a cluster of skills. These can be learned.
A full-time marketer skilled in lead generation methods can drive big growth. Finding that person might not be easy.