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4 Steps To Better Job Scheduling

4 Steps To Better Job Scheduling

It’s a busy time in the remodeling industry, and more of your job leads are bouncing around multiple jobs — whether they’re Lead Carpenters or Project Managers. There are a lot of companies out there where leads are working on three to four jobs at a time, but are struggling to keep all the balls…

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Getting Insight Into the Client Experience

Getting Insight Into the Client Experience

I’ve been talking for a long time about the importance of a great client experience. I got some insight recently that reinforces what I’ve been trying to get across to Production teams all over the country. I was with a contractor who’s having his own house built. He is subbing it out, not trying to…

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4 Key Pieces to a Better Remodeling Project Handoff

4 Key Pieces to a Better Remodeling Project Handoff

Many remodeling companies do a handoff process shortly before a project starts. If you don’t, here are the basics. Sales, Design and Production meet to go over the job. The purpose is to get the Production staff acquainted with the job and free up Sales and Design to focus on more sales. The meeting can…

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How to Properly Calculate a Change Order

How to Properly Calculate a Change Order

Change orders are tough. It’s hard to get everyone on board, and challenging to get paid the amount you really need to for the business. It would be nice if there weren’t any, but the nature of remodeling means they’re a necessity on most projects. But you could be losing money in a way you’re…

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Survey Results: What You Told Us About Hiring and Training Project Managers

Survey Results: What You Told Us About Hiring and Training Project Managers

Finding, hiring, and training great employees is critical to your success. But it’s hard, and getting harder. I hear it all the time when I’m working with remodeling companies. I’m supposed to have some of the answers to those problems. But it’s been a while since I’ve hired and trained anyone myself, so I wanted some real-world data from a…

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4 Ways to Battle Slippage Mindset in Production

4 Ways to Battle Slippage Mindset in Production

Slippage! Wow, when you look at it from a production viewpoint it comes from everywhere! It’s a battle that all remodelers face on a daily basis; win the battle and see higher profits… lose the battle a few times and it can affect team morale, customer satisfaction and ultimately, the bottom line. Sometimes it is…

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Learn From Your Mistakes With Productive Job Debriefs

Learn From Your Mistakes With Productive Job Debriefs

In my experience working with remodeling companies in the US and Canada, I find that, in many cases, all information learned in the process of completing a project is lost as soon as the job is finished. The end-of-project debrief meeting, or as some call it, the “post-mortem,” can be a very effective tool for…

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