In 2007, DreamMaker Ogden won Franchise of the Year for their concerted effort to help veterans and seniors with special needs remodel their kitchens and baths. Nate Coombs (middle) was in a sales role at the time, where he worked under his father and learned firsthand how a tanking economy can disrupt the remodeling industry.
Four DreamMaker remodelers share what they learned from surviving the recession
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
Outsourcing your hiring efforts puts recruiting in the hands of specialists
We could soon be calling it a multi-billion-dollar company
Adopting a few simple business habits can make a huge difference
Reward and motivate your team with extra time off for reaching goals
One remodeling company is turning to its employees to help find opportunities in industry disruptions
Five tips for overcoming common pitfalls when working with allowances
Strategies that enable employees to enjoy a better work-life balance are becoming more popular. But can a home improvement company adopt them?
A step-by-step breakdown for sales managers from a leading remodeler
When it comes to selling windows, something may be better than nothing
The risk-reward nature of fixed-price contracts may not be the best fit for today’s design-build market
As more employers make use of noncompetes, courts find that these restrictive agreements are going beyond the bounds of original intent
It's going to affect a lot of your materials
If you have an addition coming up and you're in Houston, take note
The remodeling market is strong, but are you ready to take advantage of it? Take this simple fitness test to see if you’re properly positioned for growth.
Rather than searching for a one-size-fits-all pay plan, use big-picture tactics to keep teams motivated
Many things make the difference, including curbing the urge to talk
Let go of hiring the perfect candidate. Instead, hire potential and train to perfection.