The goal: sell a deck today and install it tomorrow. A year after launch, this remodeler’s sale-to-install cycle is down to seven days and counting.
The most successful remodeling companies today have changed how they look at sales and production
Solid growth happens after you take a hard look at your company’s strengths and weaknesses
What they want from a company and a sales job is different from what those of similar age in the past were looking for
Four pillars of one company's proven hiring process
Hiring a professional recruiting firm can help remodelers find qualified workers. Here's what you need to know.
How deck builders weigh potential liability against the needs of budget-conscious homeowners who just want a repair
Dormers, kitchen and bath lighting, and roofing warranties were among the topics most sought after this past year
Succession planning and passing the “bus test” ought to be a priority for every remodeling company owner
Ads list what they want in a candidate, but nothing about what they offer
The season of giving may be a good time to evaluate how charitable contributions figure into your company’s business model
Product selection is taking longer and longer. Here’s how to guide the process.
Design meetings that involve every employee generate better results and a deeper understanding of the project
For a company that sells $5 million or more, someone besides the owner should be managing the salesforce. Here’s what to consider when hiring a sales manager.
A look at the strategies that went into the sale of 1-800-Hansons
Project specification documents have a big impact on a remodeler’s profit. Follow these guidelines to make sure they’re detailed, clear, and accurate.
Social media, a tight job market, and advancing technology give remodelers cause to rethink their companies’ adaptability
Kira Obermeier and Ariel Darmoni of 123 Remodeling in Chicago discuss a project
Until we rehabilitate our industry’s sexist reputation, it will be hard to attract women to our vocation
Tolerating or ignoring sexual harassment could toxify your workplace and set you up for a lawsuit
Austin, Texas, fights to keep its citizens in place and well-housed