Management

Use these guidelines to change your approach to work 

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With each problem sales and production solve, they become quicker and more effective for future projects.

A zero-tolerance policy strengthens your team and keeps customers happy

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

A platform to streamline and simplify texting your leads

Figure out what sets your company apart and make sure your employees know it, too 

Figure out what sets your company apart, and make sure your employees know it, too 

...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

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StoneFacade manufactured veneer stone in Appalachian Twilight: photo courtesy of CertainTeed 

Manufactured stone veneer provides instant curb appeal, but lack of installers and the increased cost and time involved are a challenge for siding contractors

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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Discussion among employees and management is encouraged at Mosby Building Arts. 

One remodeling company is turning to its employees to help find opportunities in industry disruptions

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Five tips for overcoming common pitfalls when working with allowances

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Strategies that enable employees to enjoy a better work-life balance are becoming more popular. But can a home improvement company adopt them?

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A step-by-step breakdown for sales managers from a leading remodeler

The risk-reward nature of fixed-price contracts may not be the best fit for today’s design-build market 

The remodeling market is strong, but are you ready to take advantage of it? Take this simple fitness test to see if you’re properly positioned for growth. 

Keep It Simple: People are motivated by clearly defined pay structures. If your percentages need to change based on volume or tiers, keep the tiers to a minimum and inform salespeople how they are doing on a monthly basis. 

Rather than searching for a one-size-fits-all pay plan, use big-picture tactics to keep teams motivated

finding the right remodeling sales person

It’s great to have sales experience, but rounding it out with production experience makes a big difference. Show your sales team the effort it takes to solve differences between design and execution to help them anticipate and address problems earlier. 

Let go of hiring the perfect candidate. Instead, hire potential and train to perfection.

A new book by an industry author helps contractors with time management

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