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

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

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

3 tips for leveraging social media platforms to their highest potential to market and grow your remodeling company

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. 

salvaging materials can be a good way for remodelers to save money and stay green

Home Front Build carpenters are seen here framing a new house using old-growth Douglas fir they recovered from a 1905 home that would have otherwise been leveled and carted to the dump. 

Remodeler Steve Pallrand imparts invaluable insights on salvaging materials and saving his clients thousands, while saving the planet  

metabo hpt's rebranding can help remodelers who want to do that same

If done correctly and with a careful plan, renaming your company can give it new life 

It’s easier to prevent something from happening than it is to repair the damage after the fact

We’ve achieved a tipping point around the adoption of these products

international builders' show panel with jackson design and remodeling, CMM construction, and Houzz

Mark McClanahan spoke on this topic during a panel at the International Builders’ Show in February. The other speakers were (L to R) Todd Jackson, of Jackson Design and Remodeling; Christopher Amato, of CMM Construction; and Liza Hausman, of Houzz. 

Use these tips to get maximum value from your project management system 

What does a 25% chance of recession mean for a remodeling business? If there were the same odds of bad weather, a car accident, or cancer, what would you do differently?  

Arbitration may historically be the favorite method of construction pros, but it comes with some troubling issues

Start tracking the metric your business can’t live without in 2019 and beyond 

If your estimates are accurate, but you’re still losing money, it could be a miscalculated markup. Here’s how to correct your mistake.

When most people call, it’s to talk with a person. Why, then, do automated phone menus offer every option under the sun except that one?

Seeing what we push against is as useful as seeing what we are pushing toward

outdoor living spaces are becoming increasingly popular in remodeling

Remodeler Larry Rych, president of Imperial Kitchens and Baths, has embraced the outdoor living trend, remodeling the backyard of his own Chicago home. In this image, to avoid visual clutter, Rych selected L-shaped cedar benches to pull double duty as comfortable seating and hidden storage space.

Four big takeaways every remodeler needs to know

...and really all contractors

setting siding standards with clients

Set yourself up for successful siding jobs by prepping customers from the start

home depot ending several exterior replacement services

While Home Depot is reducing its exterior replacement offerings, it will be retaining the majority of its service options

Perhaps more a statement on the industry than Home Depot

facebook messages remodelers didnt mean to send can be deleted

It's a nightmare scenario. But when it happens, you'll be ready.

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