Leadership

Seeing what we push against is as useful as seeing what we are pushing toward

...and really all contractors

remembering what's good in remodeling

Very few industries have the advantages of remodeling. A low barrier to entry, level playing field, and high potential for growth make it almost unique in today’s business landscape.

When times get tough, it helps to remember what’s good about the industry

know when to say no to a remodeling client

The prequalifying questionnaire also provides an opportunity to preview homeowners’ communication style

Taking on the wrong remodeling job can hurt your profits and company morale. But how do you know when a project isn’t a good fit?

cyberattacks can be costly to remodelers

How remodelers can better protect themselves against cyber threats

NAHB Remodelers new leadership

NAHB Remodelers new leadership await their respectives turns to be sworn in by 2018 NAHB First Vice-Chair Greg Ugalde. From left to right: Kert Sloane as Second Vice-Chair, Tom Ashley Jr. as First-Vice Chair, and Tim Ellis as Chair. 

NAHB remodelers’ annual celebration at the international builders’ show showcased the best and most innovative of the remodeling industry 

The larger the management team, the more latency there is in the network. Success depends  on the people, the systems they use, and how often they use them.

Many great project managers are unprepared to run a business

selling a division of your remodeling company to an employee can be good

Selling a division to a trusted employee like Jason DeLong (pictured here) gives peace of mind that your hard work will be in good hands.

You’re ready to sell part of your remodeling business, and an employee is interested in buying. But where do you start?

share goals publicly

There’s a concept in Sandler Training called “birdcage.” The idea is that when you share your goals publicly (i.e.,show people your “empty birdcage”), this creates space for someone to step in and “give you a bird.”

Why is it that one salesperson is better at selling kitchens while another is stronger with additions? The answer is rooted in science, and understanding how it works can help strengthen any team.

It was too obvious to miss.

Time starved? Use these simple tricks to add precious hours to your week.

canary signs thought leaders pro remodeler

10 indicators that show remodelers current and future market conditions 

huber engineered wood taping panel and pro remodeler

Taping panel seams on an integrated sheathing roof deck creates a tight, continuous water barrier to help prevent water intrusion during construction or if cladding is damaged in high-wind events.

Tips for easing the transition between traditional products and processes and newer, resilient options

CJC carl callsen burger boat room

During his time with the Burger Boat Company, Carl Callsen crafted all of the woodwork in this master stateroom of a luxury ship.

Carl Callsen comes from a family of carpenters, but he is different from his parents in one extremely important way

Half of his team quit over a single two-week period. The loss was devastating. 

Remodelers are letting tens of thousands of dollars pass them by 

remodeler puts on ktichen addition

Room remodels (such as kitchens) will remain popular, while larger additions will continue to decline, so adjust accordingly.

Understanding these changes in the market will help you position your business

Many remodelers use outdated and ineffective methods of forecasting business. Knowing which numbers to track is a crucial part of managing your company.

Remodeling business owners reveal how they keep their production teams from being poached by other companies

I was focused on my job, relying on remodeling pros to be focused on theirs. Maybe I got too much of a good thing.

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