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business transformation and new name

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Does your company’s name align with what you actually do, and represent, in your market?

home show attendees

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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? 

Homeowners sometimes get blindsided when it turns out the GC they hired hasn't paid his subs or materials suppliers. The lien waiver in your contract protects homeowners against this.

men on roof

Photo: courtesy Gipson Corwin Homes, Jeffrey Volker

When is a roof inspection legitimate, and when is it just the precursor to an estimate?

Using a CRM system for sales leads

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Industry-specific CRM software is often the first choice for home improvement companies with ambitious growth plans

roof warranties—materials and installation

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The term “warranty” may be used quite a bit in a roofing sale, but do homeowners actually understand what’s meant by it?

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.

staff training

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As competition for workers intensifies, home improvement companies direct more efforts to training

In this bathroom for a master suite addition to a Tudor-style home, most of the daylight comes from two north-facing skylights.

Part of a master suite addition to a Tudor-style home in Denver, most of the daylight comes from two north-facing skylights. A monochromatic palette of light colors was chosen, with a contrasting dark stain used for “his” vanity to make it feel more masculine. Interior designer: Kristi Dinner, KD Design; general contractor: Coggeshall Construction

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