Financials

You probably get work from past customers and referrals without really trying. Imagine what might happen if you leaned into it.

remodeling has been experiencing a soft market

A soft market means that there are more remodelers than available clients. Don’t let you or your team get caught unprepared.

Some remodelers are having a good year, but there are storm clouds on the horizon

insurance audits for remodelers determines risk

An insurance audit is your carrier’s way of determining how much risk they insured over the past year, and often includes a close look at your company’s sales and payroll numbers.

Why taking a second look at your insurance audit is worth the effort

Growth in volume measures growth in transactions, but no one goes into business just to maximize transactions 

accountant

Whether completed internally odr by an outside accountant, a budget that supports your market position is key to achieving your income goal.

Many remodelers underbid their projects. Here’s how to remedy that. 

To price a painting by the square foot reduces an act of imagination and skill to paint-by-numbers. Take-it-or-leave-it pricing does the same for remodeling.

Florida Home Improvement Associates chooses Texas remodeler Statewide Remodeling to start its national expansion

Two thirds of consumers today find a company untrustworthy unless its website has some form of pricing transparency.

And 5 tips for embracing it in your own remodeling business

women tend to spend more long-term than men for remodeling projects

Forty-three percent of women consider themselves the “sole decision-maker.”

And two other interesting remodeling facts from HomeAdvisor’s latest report

the shape of a room can affect price in remodeling

Unit pricing is an invaluable tool for fast, accurate estimating. But counting units is not the same as estimating. Make sure your estimator knows the difference.

blockchain could change remodeling with smart contracts

The contract of the future could be a blockchain-verified digital document with embedded, executable code 

A 5% discount couldn’t hurt that much, could it?

How becoming transparent has freed our company and increased close rates 

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

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

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

know when to say no to a remodeling client

The prequalifying questionnaire also provides an opportunity to preview homeowners’ communication style

Taking on the wrong remodeling job can hurt your profits and company morale. But how do you know when a project isn’t a good fit?

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?

It was too obvious to miss.

canary signs thought leaders pro remodeler

10 indicators that show remodelers current and future market conditions 

It’s easy to get lured in by the profit potential of larger jobs, but without the proper preparation and tools, that profit can quickly turn into a loss. 

Increasing the size and price point of your projects can improve your company’s revenue and reputation

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