Management

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

Use these strategies to better plan your day   

Each of Harrell’s designers has a revenue target, but the emphasis is on meeting clients’ needs rather than upselling. Image courtesy alfexe / stock.adobe.com

One nationally renowned remodeling company doesn’t pay commissions to its sales team. Here’s why that works so well.  

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

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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

siding installation on a home

Using subcontracted labor can reduce your costs and enable your company to take on more jobs, but it comes with risks as well. 

Some of the best companies across the country install most with subcontractor crews. Here’s why.

Use these guidelines to protect your profits 

hiring manager looking at resumes

Recognizing potential leaders within your organization is key to its future growth. 

Surgeons, attorneys, and other professionals aren't expected to open their books for you, so why should contractors be any different?

Are you tempted to reveal your costs to homeowners? Think again. 

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

Companies fielding their own crews control all aspects of installation and can stand behind the strength of their warranties.

Use of subcontracted labor by roofing, siding, window, or deck contractors is an issue for many homeowners. It comes down to accountability.

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 

alure home works on a boat project

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 

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