Monthly Archives: May 2018

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 […]

[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 […]

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.] […]

Ep.09: Keeping Craft Alive & Closing the Skills Gap with Rob Yagid

If you are in the home building or remodeling industries you are more than familiar with the number one issue facing companies who are looking to grow their respective businesses… Finding Good Help. By that, we mean filling the estimated 6.5 – 7 million jobs that currently go un-filled because there are not enough skilled […]

[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 […]

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 […]

Ep.08: Tool & Equipment Reviews with Dave Frane

Acquiring and maintaining an inventory of tools can be a critical measure in the early and ongoing success of a remodeling company. Many in the production side of the business feel the need to have the “latest and greatest,” while others appreciate their original set of tools and stick with what works best for them. […]

How Remodelers Can Beat Declining Organic Reach on Facebook

You’ve probably heard all about Facebook’s declining Organic Reach by now. For those of you who are tracking your social media analytics, you’ve probably even seen the steep decline for yourself. These numbers are a bit more deceiving than you may think, and there are tried and true strategies to help combat the decline. So […]

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