Management

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. 

Hiring cheap subs often comes with its own set of issues that aren't necessarily good for your business

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Paying the price for cheap subs can add up to more than you anticipate

Mark Richardson on remodeling your business

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Apply your approach to remodeling projects to yourself and your business

Kyle Swarm, Operations Manager at Building Company Number 7, in Nashville, Tenn., 2016 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee

Kyle implemented the use of an online software system that led to an increase in overall productivity and customer satisfaction.

Jeannine Jabaay, Owner / President at Treeline Construction / Rock Solid Pile Company, in Anchorage, Alaska, 2016 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee

In 2015, Jeannine attracted new clients by offering not only decking products but also full interior remodeling. 

Michael Fondas, President at Parmount, Inc., in Canton, Ohio, 2016 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee

Michael implements a hands-on approach in his work, which for him is vital to keeping high margins.

Nicholas Yegge, President & Founder at Heartwood Residential, in Los Gatos, Calif., 2016 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee

Nick strongly encourages cross-trade discussions and teamwork. 

Jason Kirsch, Owner at Construction Finishes, in Lincoln, Neb., 2016 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee

Jason thrives on sharing his knowledge with individuals who are eager to learn. 

Janel Campbell, Design Consultant at Neil Kelly, in Portland, Ore., 2016 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee

As a passionate design advocate, Janel was “on a mission” to become a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer.

Angus Beasley, Co-Founder at Adams + Beasley Associates, in Carlisle, Mass., 2016 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee

Angus brought his company from construction-only to being a design-build business. 

Ariel F. Istueta, Marketing Director at Metal Master Shop, in Miami, 2016 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee

Ariel has a vision of doing things differently from what “conventional wisdom” would dictate.

Rob Aldecocea, Partner at Revolution Design and Build, in Wayzata, Minn., 2016 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee

Rob has learned that there’s a right way and a wrong way to work with subcontractors for effective collaboration.

Nick Jensen, Owner at Remodeling Envy, in South Ogden, Utah, 2016 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee

By implementing a new CRM system, leads move more efficiently through the sales funnel and Nick can ensure that his company is focusing on the right clients.

Sydney Contant, Project Manager at Atlanta Design & Build, in Marietta, Ga., 2016 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee

It sounds simple, but for Sydney, taking thorough notes is key to a project’s success. 

Christopher Towson, President at Living Home Construction & Design, in Salt Lake City, 2016 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee

Instead of chasing down every lead, Chris now only focuses on projects that fit his company. 

Carlie Urell, Director of Client Services & Franchise Support at Zen Windows, in Austin, Texas, 2016 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee

By refining operations, Carlie has saved time and money for Zen Windows. 

Rocky Macias, Operations Manager at Get Dwell, in Winnetka, Ill., 2016 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee

Rocky doubled revenue for one of the company’s divisions. 

Colin Pedigo, President / CEO at Pedigo Construction Group, in Plano, Texas, 2016 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee

Colin is growing a unique home maintenance company. 

Justin Walker, Safety Coordinator at Custom Quality Carpentry, in Durham, N.C., 2016 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee

Very few remodeling companies have a dedicated safety coordinator like Justin. Here’s why it’s a great idea. 

Nathan Cross, President at NWC Construction, in Sarasota & Orlando, Fla., 2016 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee

For Nathan, buying all materials for projects, including those the subs use, ensures a smoother production process.

Justin Hamilton, Partner at Hamilton Stern Construction, in Pittsford, N.Y., 2016 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee

Constantly being on the lookout for opportunity has brought growth to Justin’s company. 

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