Management

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

outdoor living spaces are becoming increasingly popular in remodeling

Remodeler Larry Rych, president of Imperial Kitchens and Baths, has embraced the outdoor living trend, remodeling the backyard of his own Chicago home. In this image, to avoid visual clutter, Rych selected L-shaped cedar benches to pull double duty as comfortable seating and hidden storage space.

Four big takeaways every remodeler needs to know

...and really all contractors

setting siding standards with clients

Set yourself up for successful siding jobs by prepping customers from the start

facebook messages remodelers didnt mean to send can be deleted

It's a nightmare scenario. But when it happens, you'll be ready.

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?

the LG solar array on this year's new american remodel

Sunny Las Vegas is perfect for solar, and the home has a 7-kilowatt rooftop array from LG. The panels’ location makes them invisible from the ground.

The New American Remodel explores creative approaches to sustainable design

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 

A smartsheet is akin to a Google Sheet on steroids. 

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

Networking with past clients is a powerful source of self-generated leads. Make this and other activities part of a monthly progress meeting with your team.

Supersize your success by creating a process for SGLs with your sales team

normandy remodeling's new showroom

The front windows of Normandy’s new design studio showcase three kitchens. Inside, everything is geared toward product selection.

A leading remodeler discusses the planning that went into the company’s new showroom

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.

Combining cable rails and floating treads in place of flanking walls and risers creates the illusion of more space without the cost associated with changing a home’s footprint. 

Three innovative tips for remodelers looking for new ways to open up a space

Remodelers discussing punch lists

7 rules for creating zero punch-list remodeling jobs

It was too obvious to miss.

radio as a lead gen pro remodeler

Nielsen numbers and research show huge influence and ROI in radio advertising

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