Management

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

A 5% discount couldn’t hurt that much, could it?

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

Every client’s experience with a newly renovated space asks a question about how well reality measures up to imagination

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

extreme lead generation 2019 is for remodelers

A quick look at three of the speakers who presented at this year’s Extreme Lead Generation conference, and the  actionable tips they shared 

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

remodelers have to deal with too many product choices, which can make the sales cycle longer

Too many product choices is one of many factors that can lengthen the sales cycle. Others include indecisiveness in selecting a remodeler and fears about the economy.

5 tips for decreasing the time needed to turn a lead into a signed contract

3 tips for leveraging social media platforms to their highest potential to market and grow your remodeling company

Focus on building up your labor pool in between projects to ensure you have an adequately sized, well-trained team when the time comes.

No matter the size, every roofing project has its own unique intricacies. Here’s how to handle them with ease. 

salvaging materials can be a good way for remodelers to save money and stay green

Home Front Build carpenters are seen here framing a new house using old-growth Douglas fir they recovered from a 1905 home that would have otherwise been leveled and carted to the dump. 

Remodeler Steve Pallrand imparts invaluable insights on salvaging materials and saving his clients thousands, while saving the planet  

metabo hpt's rebranding can help remodelers who want to do that same

If done correctly and with a careful plan, renaming your company can give it new life 

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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