Leadership

remodelers working when they're working and resting when they're off

Allowing employees to be 100% "off" when they're not at work helps ensure that they're bringing full effort to their jobs.

How to implement a process for productive work hours and quality time off

Use these tips to increase margins in 2019 

Winemakers wait years for their creations to mature. Remodelers get more immediate feedback—every new project is like pulling the cork on a new vintage.

remodeling companies with strong sales cultures

Learn the signs of a positive sales environment

What do you want your company to accomplish? Who do you want to be? 

Use these strategies to better plan your day   

brian gottlieb at tundraland

In 2016, Windows for a Cause raised $15,000 to provide a custom, stand-up wheelchair for disabled military veteran John Green. In 2017, the event raised $20,000 to send 4-year-old Delilah Presley and her family to Disney World for a week. This year's saw another increase in raised funds. 

How one home improvement company used old windows and sense of community to become a world record holder

looking up remodeling info

The most effective job posts are 3,000–5,000 characters, and include enough detail for respondents to get a strong sense of the job and company culture. Image courtesy georgejmclittle / stock.adobe.com

How to write job postings for a remodeling company that will attract the right candidates

 

When more work becomes too much work, it often leads to less profit, not more

If one area of your business runs more slowly than the rest, a bottleneck will occur, causing delays and lost profitability

lead carpenter working on a remodeling job

Lead carpenters should consider potential areas of concern while on a project and deal with them in the moment to reduce the likelihood of future warranty calls.

Use these tips to approach warranty calls as a marketing tactic to keep clients happy and repeat/referral rates growing

Mistakes happen, but a big mistake creates fallout in proportion to the authority of the person who makes it

This year's event focuses on the challenges—and solutions—facing women in the industry today.

Use these guidelines to change your approach to work 

new employee onboarding from remodeler harth builders

Harth’s interactive onboarding presentation challenges new hires to explore the company’s processes, procedures, history, and culture, as well as the perks they’ll enjoy being a Harth employee. 

A smart, technology-based onboarding process encourages entrepreneurialism while reinforcing company values

...and another five that are worth a listen, too

martha kerr from neil kelly did a lot for remodeling

Melding Neil Kelly’s mentorship and experience with her own skill and tenacity, Martha Kerr built an exceptional remodeling career—from her humble beginnings as a temporary assistant for Kelly’s namesake company, to her NKBA presidency and numerous “firsts”, and finally to her retirement in June as the company’s executive vice president. 

After a nearly 50-year career, Martha Kerr’s impact on the remodeling industry, and the women within it, isn’t going anywhere.

Take care of your body now, and it will take care of you later

There’s a difference when remodelers are committed to constant improvements

Adopting a few simple business habits can make a huge difference 

Reward and motivate your team with extra time off for reaching goals

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