Financials

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

Remodelers are letting tens of thousands of dollars pass them by 

remodeler puts on ktichen addition

Room remodels (such as kitchens) will remain popular, while larger additions will continue to decline, so adjust accordingly.

Understanding these changes in the market will help you position your business

Many remodelers use outdated and ineffective methods of forecasting business. Knowing which numbers to track is a crucial part of managing your company.

Remodeling business owners reveal how they keep their production teams from being poached by other companies

"The customization aspect is actually my favorite part of the app."

preventing lost profits in remodeling

Use these tips to increase margins in 2019 

managing cash flow

Seasonality, cycle time, weather, and other variables make cash flow management a challenge for home improvement contractors

800,000 homeowners have a new incentive to spend on home improvement 

Even in cases where a product has been around, the marketing has changed.

remodelers working when they're working and resting when they're off

Allowing employees to be 100% "off" when they're not at work helps ensure that they're bringing full effort to their jobs.

How to implement a process for productive work hours and quality time off

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