Best Practices

If one area of your business runs more slowly than the rest, a bottleneck will occur, causing delays and lost profitability

The way to manage erratic or indecisive personalities? Set boundaries and be the expert. 

...with undercabinet lighting

under cabinet lighting done right by a remodeler

Dozens of light meter apps are available for IOS and android smartphones and tablets.

More on-site light-meter readings lead to evidence-based recommendations for effective undercabinet lighting

Mistakes happen, but a big mistake creates fallout in proportion to the authority of the person who makes it

Use these guidelines to change your approach to work 

alure home works on a boat project

With each problem sales and production solve, they become quicker and more effective for future projects.

A zero-tolerance policy strengthens your team and keeps customers happy

new employee onboarding from remodeler harth builders

Harth’s interactive onboarding presentation challenges new hires to explore the company’s processes, procedures, history, and culture, as well as the perks they’ll enjoy being a Harth employee. 

A smart, technology-based onboarding process encourages entrepreneurialism while reinforcing company values

Take care of your body now, and it will take care of you later

There’s a difference when remodelers are committed to constant improvements

Adopting a few simple business habits can make a huge difference 

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Five tips for overcoming common pitfalls when working with allowances

ride along with pro remodeler sales manager

A step-by-step breakdown for sales managers from a leading remodeler

design for pro remodeler's model remodel home

The finished design, with more than twice the square footage of the original, truly takes advantage of the home’s location.

This California remodel, with its unique layout, will maximize the perks (and views) of coastal living

 

The risk-reward nature of fixed-price contracts may not be the best fit for today’s design-build market 

The remodeling market is strong, but are you ready to take advantage of it? Take this simple fitness test to see if you’re properly positioned for growth. 

consider these questions before purchasing digital solutions for your company

Even today, many smaller companies don’t take advantage of software solutions. A study from Fit Small Business revealed that no single type of software category had a full 50 percent usage rate. The highest ranked—accounting-based programs—was at 49.8 percent. The most common reason given for not purchasing the software was cost, yet the efficiency gained by using the right tools will pay back the initial investment many times over.

Consider these questions before purchasing digital solutions for your company

professional remodeler adding a space between exterior wall and roof for efficiency

Whether you use trusses or rafters, creating space above exterior walls will improve energy performance

remodeler made a concrete countertop on his first try

Guts, grout, and happy accidents make concrete countertops that look like stone—at least to non-geologists

There is no faster, more effective way to develop empathy with your clients’ experience than to become a remodeling client yourself

hiring the right kind of person for a remodeling home improvement company

Use these tips to test whether an applicant has the skills and dedication for the job

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