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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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Tim Faller’s 4 Ways to Improve Your Production Meetings

Tim Faller’s 4 Ways to Improve Your Production Meetings

Is this the scenario for your production meetings? People file into the room in about the same order each week. They sit in the same chairs or lean against the wall in the same place. They sit quietly while you “discuss” information that you think they will appreciate. Then you discuss each job and what…

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Job Description Creep: “and All Other Duties Required”

Job Description Creep: “and All Other Duties Required”

The phrase at the end of most job descriptions, “and all other duties as required” is one of the most dangerous expressions a remodeling company can include when looking for your next team member. While it is intended to capture any additional items that are not included in the overall description, it often has very…

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