Business

the onboarding process is important for any good business

Making new hires feel welcome sets the tone for a long and productive tenure. On their first day at work, new employees get flowers and a card.

Use these guidelines to set the stage for successful hires

A detailed look at how much production teams are paid in different markets around the country 

We surveyed hundreds of design-build firms across nine of the country's most active remodeling markets, to finally answer the question: what is competitive pay? In Atlanta, average pay across the four positions surveyed for is more than 16% less than in the other eight markets.

A written daily log of the who, what, and when of job progress is a good business-survival tool. Audio recordings are even better ... when they’re legal.

roofing contracts backlog

It's great to have lots of jobs in the pipeline, but only if you manage your future revenue stream properly

Discounts and price drops still dazzle some homeowners, but not like they once did

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

Video is becoming a must-have part of your marketing plan, and this is intended to help you use it better

Use these strategies to better plan your day   

Sebring Design Build and Advantage Remodeling set pricing expectations early on and avoid needless phone time

Each of Harrell’s designers has a revenue target, but the emphasis is on meeting clients’ needs rather than upselling. Image courtesy alfexe / stock.adobe.com

One nationally renowned remodeling company doesn’t pay commissions to its sales team. Here’s why that works so well.  

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

 

Estimating man-hours can be tricky on the tough or unique roofing jobs most companies will walk away from.

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

siding installation on a home

Using subcontracted labor can reduce your costs and enable your company to take on more jobs, but it comes with risks as well. 

Some of the best companies across the country install most with subcontractor crews. Here’s why.

Use these guidelines to protect your profits 

hiring manager looking at resumes

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

why transparency is bad for remodeling

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

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