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[Podcast] Episode 19: Sales Compensation Plans & Impact on Company Culture with Ciro Giammona

When it comes to compensating remodeling sales professionals, there are so many different models or plans; each with its own set of incentives and sales performance metrics. But have you ever considered the effect that your sales compensation plan has on company culture? We work so hard to create and maintain the right culture fit…

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9 Ways to Disaster-proof Your Remodeling Business

9 Ways to Disaster-proof Your Remodeling Business

It’s been another crazy year of fires, floods, storms, blizzards… heck, we even have volcanic eruptions and lava flows we are now keeping an eye on in the Pacific. Here in Maryland we just witnessed a 1,000-year storm hit the same exact area two years later, with hundreds of business washed away in a matter…

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[Podcast] Episode 18: Adapt or Become Irrelevant with Mark Richardson

In Episode 18, Victoria and Mark Harari welcome author and industry adviser Mark Richardson and talk more about the changes that have impacted the remodeling industry and how companies today need to either adapt or risk becoming irrelevant. Mark Richardson is the Former President and Co-Chairman of Case Design/Remodeling, a Senior Fellow at Harvard and…

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Get LEAN! Make Your Processes Easier, Better, Faster, Cheaper

Get LEAN! Make Your Processes Easier, Better, Faster, Cheaper

[Editor’s Note: After a very successful Masterclass on LEAN for Remodelers in April and a ton of positive feedback from our attendees, Roundtables members and consulting clients we wanted to resurrect this post on LEAN for PowerTips. As you will see the bottom of this page we will be holding another LEAN Masterclass in July.]…

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[Podcast] Episode 17: Building a Sustainable Family Business with Wayne Rivers

According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, roughly 90% of U.S. businesses are family-owned and the Remodeling industry is well represented by closely-held firms, typically started by a founder and then handed down through multiple generations. Family-owned businesses often run into obstacles and challenges, usually driven by “soft issues” such as communication, emotions, past…

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Work/Life Balance: 3 Ways to Stop Staying Late at Work

Work/Life Balance: 3 Ways to Stop Staying Late at Work

It’s a pillar of our mission here at Remodelers Advantage… It’s a focus of many discussions at our Roundtables meetings… Work/Life Balance. Building a successful, profitable business but keeping an eye on how we live our life and being there for our families. Nothing can be more of a red flag than habitually staying late…

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[Podcast] Episode 16: Keys to Developing an Impactful Leadership Team with Bob Gallagher

Can you define a good Leader vs. a good Manager? Are they the same, similar or completely different? How can having a strong leadership team affect the success or your business? In Episode 16 Victoria and Mark welcome Bob Gallagher to the show to discuss how building the leadership team at Sun Design Remodeling Specialists…

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