Installing with employees costs more, but the benefits are well worth it. You just have to explain those benefits when you sell the job.

Don't fall behind on current technology. If you do, your business will feel the repercussions

home show attendees

Photo: Flickr user Steven Damron (CC by 2.0)

Even contractors who dislike them concede that success is all in the effort

subcontractors—plumber and electrician—at work

Photo: Flickr user Mike Hauser (CC by 2.0)

You’re using guys you know but they’re not on your payroll. Does that matter to your homeowner customer? 

What sets you apart and makes prospects want to hire your company rather than another remodeler?


Kitchen image: Flickr user nancy hugo (CC by 2.0)

Searching the web from a computer vs. a mobile device invokes a different mindset. Understand that difference and design for it

Today’s time-strapped homeowner doesn’t have time for show-and-tell or the patience for high-pressure selling

The right advice is important to success. Be deliberate in where and how you find it.


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Gone are the days of touting features and benefits and waiting for the phone to ring

More inquiries, more referrals, more bids, among key findings of quarterly pulse report

National Association of the Remodeling Industry rebrand signals new vision forward

One profound principle that pays slow but steady dividends

Timing is everything—especially with a "time is of the essence" provision

With a rapidly changing market, such as we have now, you need to be alert to any changes, so you can maintain a nimble, evolving business

In this short video segment, we examine the decision-making process for choosing the most suitable railing fabricator.

sales disconnect

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If prospects allow interruptions to disrupt the sales presentation, it may be that they’re not taking you seriously. Time to be proactive.

Changing your lead model from outbound to inbound will make life a lot easier. But it’s all about digital

Closet purge in preparation for an upcoming remodel? Here's just the thing for clients cleaning up before their project begins

Small Business Health Care Relief Act passes House

Source: Joint Center for Housing Studies

Key factors include a healthier housing market, rising prices

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