The nation’s leading remodelers participated in a variety of sales-related seminars in the late summer and early fall of 2013.
Special Section: Weather the storm, features and videos
How to prepare your business for the next big weather event.
The business impact big storms have on remodelers and home-improvement companies.
Most remodelers who respond to storms find business booming despite associated risks.
Remodelers offer tips and recommendations to prepare your business for the next big storm.
Property restoration after a weather event can be a catastrophe for your company?or a revenue windfall.
Though G&L had no prior experience with insurance restoration, David Caputo successfully navigated the muddy waters of Hurricane Sandy remodeling. He did it by determining what work not to do, as well how to meet the expectations of insurance companies.
In a recent poll conducted by Professional Remodeler, more than half of the remodelers who responded said they have dealt with large volumes of storm-related repairs and remodeling.
How to assure owners and adjusters that your local company is a good choice for storm-related work.
How to ensure your clients get a fair settlement so they can return to their repaired home quickly.
Contractors share how they navigated their business and clients through the most extreme weather events of the past few years.
How Alure Home Improvements managed its business during Hurricane Sandy while also helping employees and Long Island residents with recovery.
The difference between opportunists and legitimate contractors starts with visibility.
Professional Remodeler?s Tom Swartz talked with Dan Bawden and Stephen C. Gidley about how they prepare their businesses to handle storm-related projects, manage clients, and deal with insurance companies.
Jon Vogel, president of the New Outlooks Construction Group Inc., in Robbinsville N.J., experienced the effects of Hurricane Sandy firsthand when he and his partner Anthony Cammallere of T&K Contractors, Freehold, N.J., lost their shore-based business.
Laurence Carolan, GCP, CR, owner of the House of Laurence was interviewed by Professional Remodeler in the Summer of 2013 in Long Island, N.Y. Carolan responded to calls from numerous homeowners that needed emergency help following Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Ultimately, many of the homeowners ended up hiring Carolan for long-term remodeling in projects. In this series of videos Carolan discusses a number of topics related to Hurricane Sandy including:
- The Remodeler?s Business Approach Following Hurricane Sandy
- Organizing the Work Following Hurricane Sandy
- Work Force Demands, Increase Jobs
- Executing the Rebuilding Process
- Properly Pricing Work in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
- Lessons Learned and How to be Prepared for the Next Big Storm
- Hand-Shake Deals in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
- Flooding in Client?s Home
- Establishing a Friendship with a Client, Flooding in Kitchen
Jimmy Quinn, construction consultant at Alure Home Improvements and a resident of Amityville, N.Y., was a victim of the flooding from Hurricane Sandy. His home, located less than a mile from the shoreline, experienced a storm surge of more than 3 feet in his home. Without the help of his company, Alure Home Improvements, Quinn may not have been able to return to his home just six months after the storm. In this series of videos with Professional Remodeler discusses a number of topics including:
- How his home was destroyed and how Alure supported him during a time of crisis, Part I
- How his home was destroyed and how Alure supported him during a time of crisis, Part II
- How his home was destroyed and how Alure supported him during a time of crisis, Part III
- Specific tips on dealing with insurance companies following a major storm
Sal Ferro, president and CEO of Alure Home Improvements, recently sat down with Professional Remodeler to discuss how his company and employees were impact ed by Hurricane Sandy. In these exclusive videos, Ferro offers tips on how to prepare your business for the next big storm and on how business differed before and after the storm, and much more including:
- How business differed before and after the storm
- Helping customers in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane
- Alure Home Improvement?s business approach following Hurricane Sandy
- How Alure Home Improvement is still doing work related to Hurricane Sandy a year after the storm as well as the impact of the storm on company employees