Leadership

CJC carl callsen burger boat room

During his time with the Burger Boat Company, Carl Callsen crafted all of the woodwork in this master stateroom of a luxury ship.

Carl Callsen comes from a family of carpenters, but he is different from his parents in one extremely important way

Half of his team quit over a single two-week period. The loss was devastating. 

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Many remodelers use outdated and ineffective methods of forecasting business.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

I was focused on my job, relying on remodeling pros to be focused on theirs. Maybe I got too much of a good thing.

preventing lost profits in remodeling

Use these tips to increase margins in 2019 

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

Use these tips to increase margins in 2019 

Winemakers wait years for their creations to mature. Remodelers get more immediate feedback—every new project is like pulling the cork on a new vintage.

remodeling companies with strong sales cultures

Learn the signs of a positive sales environment

What do you want your company to accomplish? Who do you want to be? 

Use these strategies to better plan your day   

brian gottlieb at tundraland

In 2016, Windows for a Cause raised $15,000 to provide a custom, stand-up wheelchair for disabled military veteran John Green. In 2017, the event raised $20,000 to send 4-year-old Delilah Presley and her family to Disney World for a week. This year's saw another increase in raised funds. 

How one home improvement company used old windows and sense of community to become a world record holder

looking up remodeling info

The most effective job posts are 3,000–5,000 characters, and include enough detail for respondents to get a strong sense of the job and company culture. Image courtesy georgejmclittle / stock.adobe.com

How to write job postings for a remodeling company that will attract the right candidates

 

When more work becomes too much work, it often leads to less profit, not more

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

lead carpenter working on a remodeling job

Lead carpenters should consider potential areas of concern while on a project and deal with them in the moment to reduce the likelihood of future warranty calls.

Use these tips to approach warranty calls as a marketing tactic to keep clients happy and repeat/referral rates growing

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

This year's event focuses on the challenges—and solutions—facing women in the industry today.

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