Philadelphia-based writer Jim Cory is a senior contributing editor to Professional Remodeler who specializes in covering the remodeling and home improvement industry. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For a company that sells $5 million or more, someone besides the owner should be managing the salesforce. Here’s what to consider when hiring a sales manager.
A big-ticket multi-family project can look super-tempting, but many siding contractors would rather not bid it
Tolerating or ignoring sexual harassment could toxify your workplace and set you up for a lawsuit
Homeowners are often shocked to discover that the roofing company that installed their new roof or repaired their old one is out of business
Contractor attitudes toward the social media giant vary from enthusiastic to dismissive
When it comes to selling windows, some companies believe something is better than nothing
Business partnerships in the home improvement industry can be golden—provided you take the necessary steps
A series of powerful weather events creates plenty of exterior repair work. But insurance work can easily find you in over your head.
Sure, an informal agreement with minimal documentation is easy, but it could cost you time, money, and referrals
Suspect substance abuse? Unless you have a policy in place, your choice in how to respond is to either tolerate it or fire the employee
The best siding companies make proper installation a calling card and point of differentiation
Many business owners think that an office manager should be the last person you hire as your company grows. Those with experience say otherwise.
The quality of your employment records may be the thing that fends off an expensive defense in court
Deck builders balance potential liability against the budget-conscious homeowner’s desire for just a repair
Be proactive and put a person-to-person process in place
The benefits of hiring someone with a criminal record can outweigh the risks
Small-business burnout is common, and the contracting business is especially vulnerable
For some roofing companies, 'customer for life' starts with a timely repair
Medical treatment and lost wages ... When someone working on a roof falls and is injured, there's a price to pay
The term ‘warranty’ may be used quite a bit in a roofing sale, but do homeowners actually understand what’s meant by it?