Project Management

Two thirds of consumers today find a company untrustworthy unless its website has some form of pricing transparency.

And 5 tips for embracing it in your own remodeling business

the shape of a room can affect price in remodeling

Unit pricing is an invaluable tool for fast, accurate estimating. But counting units is not the same as estimating. Make sure your estimator knows the difference.

storms are increasing in number and severity and remodelers are noticing

The frequency and intensity of severe weather events continue to increase in the U.S. how are remodelers responding?

Originally designed for software developers, the scrum methodology brings flexibility and focus to remodeling

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

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  

It’s easier to prevent something from happening than it is to repair the damage after the fact

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 

Start tracking the metric your business can’t live without in 2019 and beyond 

If your estimates are accurate, but you’re still losing money, it could be a miscalculated markup. Here’s how to correct your mistake.

...and really all contractors

setting siding standards with clients

Set yourself up for successful siding jobs by prepping customers from the start

know when to say no to a remodeling client

The prequalifying questionnaire also provides an opportunity to preview homeowners’ communication style

Taking on the wrong remodeling job can hurt your profits and company morale. But how do you know when a project isn’t a good fit?

the LG solar array on this year's new american remodel

Sunny Las Vegas is perfect for solar, and the home has a 7-kilowatt rooftop array from LG. The panels’ location makes them invisible from the ground.

The New American Remodel explores creative approaches to sustainable design

A smartsheet is akin to a Google Sheet on steroids. 

The larger the management team, the more latency there is in the network. Success depends  on the people, the systems they use, and how often they use them.

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