Management

Use these guidelines to protect your profits 

hiring manager looking at resumes

Recognizing potential leaders within your organization is key to its future growth. 

Surgeons, attorneys, and other professionals aren't expected to open their books for you, so why should contractors be any different?

Are you tempted to reveal your costs to homeowners? Think again. 

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

Companies fielding their own crews control all aspects of installation and can stand behind the strength of their warranties.

Use of subcontracted labor by roofing, siding, window, or deck contractors is an issue for many homeowners. It comes down to accountability.

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

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

A platform to streamline and simplify texting your leads

Figure out what sets your company apart and make sure your employees know it, too 

Figure out what sets your company apart, and make sure your employees know it, too 

...and another five that are worth a listen, too

martha kerr from neil kelly did a lot for remodeling

Melding Neil Kelly’s mentorship and experience with her own skill and tenacity, Martha Kerr built an exceptional remodeling career—from her humble beginnings as a temporary assistant for Kelly’s namesake company, to her NKBA presidency and numerous “firsts”, and finally to her retirement in June as the company’s executive vice president. 

After a nearly 50-year career, Martha Kerr’s impact on the remodeling industry, and the women within it, isn’t going anywhere.

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

CartainTeed StoneFacade veneer siding in Appalachian Twilight

StoneFacade manufactured veneer stone in Appalachian Twilight: photo courtesy of CertainTeed 

Manufactured stone veneer provides instant curb appeal, but lack of installers and the increased cost and time involved are a challenge for siding contractors

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

Adopting a few simple business habits can make a huge difference 

Reward and motivate your team with extra time off for reaching goals

mosby building arts future committee

Discussion among employees and management is encouraged at Mosby Building Arts. 

One remodeling company is turning to its employees to help find opportunities in industry disruptions

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