Leadership

We don’t question the problems, or if we do, we procrastinate making fixes

Ask yourself this series of questions to determine your business mindset

3 tips for making a successful move from salesperson to sales manager

I had no clear, codified personal mission statement to use as a north star

Top takeaways after more than 30 years in the business

Two thirds of consumers today find a company untrustworthy unless its website has some form of pricing transparency.

And 5 tips for embracing it in your own remodeling business

storms are increasing in number and severity and remodelers are noticing

The frequency and intensity of severe weather events continue to increase in the U.S. how are remodelers responding?

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

examining your businesses fitness for remodelers

5 questions to ask yourself when trying to determine how things stand with your business 

Originally designed for software developers, the scrum methodology brings flexibility and focus to remodeling

the importance of contract signatures before work

In order to protect yourself, request that both spouses be available to sign the contract. Another option is electronic signatures, which are now generally recognized as originals. Source: goodluz / stock.adobe.com

Should you start work on a project if you are missing one of the homeowners’ signatures on the contract? No. Here’s why.

a good remodeler tells clients what they need to hear

A good remodeler gives the client what they need rather than what they want. This takes knowledge, skill, and leadership.  

How to give remodeling clients what they need, instead of what they want

There are little touches that can create opportunity for many remodelers 

In 2018, ResiCap brought in $483 million with a myriad of services including renovating hundreds of homes across dozens of states.

How becoming transparent has freed our company and increased close rates 

dreammaker franchise owner survived recession and gives advice

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

Knowing what I know now, I wish I had handled that homeowner differently 

remodelers can learn a lot talking to employees

“Learn to really stop and listen,” says Allison Iantosca, president of F.H. Perry Builder. “It creates a dynamic between two people that is not normally there.”

Learning how to coach is part of the leadership skill set

It’s easier to prevent something from happening than it is to repair the damage after the fact

We’ve achieved a tipping point around the adoption of these products

international builders' show panel with jackson design and remodeling, CMM construction, and Houzz

Mark McClanahan spoke on this topic during a panel at the International Builders’ Show in February. The other speakers were (L to R) Todd Jackson, of Jackson Design and Remodeling; Christopher Amato, of CMM Construction; and Liza Hausman, of Houzz. 

Use these tips to get maximum value from your project management system 

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