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JCHS Lists Top Remodeling Metro Markets: How Does Yours Stack Up?

JCHS Lists Top Remodeling Metro Markets: How Does Yours Stack Up?

The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University crunched the numbers on remodeling spending and identified the top metropolitan markets in the country. The top three metro aren’t that surprising — New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago — but there are hotbeds of home improvement spending from less-expected places. The second tier includes…

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[Podcast] Episode 64: What Healthcare Can Teach Remodeling about LEAN with Liz Moisan

Toyota pioneered the LEAN manufacturing system, and we know — houses aren’t cars. But neither are people, and the LEAN concept of continuous improvement is used by hospitals too.  So even if remodeling isn’t brain surgery, we can learn a lot from how LEAN has been applied in healthcare. You can get some of the…

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How Do You Measure Up: Benchmarking Net Profit

How Do You Measure Up: Benchmarking Net Profit

Information is power, and powerful, when you’re trying to run and grow your remodeling business. So you carefully track your numbers and your data. You can measure your year-to-year progress that way. But how do you stack up against other remodeling companies? To truly gauge where you are now, where you want to be, and…

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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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[Podcast] Ep.62: [Unscripted Back-Up] Employment Law: The Good, Bad and Downright Scary, with Jen Cornell

We’re introducing a new feature — the Unscripted Back-Up. It’s a chance to revisit some of our best and most informative episodes. They’re jam-packed with information you can use — so if you missed it the first time around, here’s your chance to catch up. In this episode, we revisit the good, bad, and downright…

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[Podcast] Episode 61: How I Revamped My Design Process with Chris Fox

Systems and processes rarely scale when your business grows. So you have to go back and create new ones that will — at least for now. Your design process is no different. When hiring a new or additional designer, it may be time to revamp your process in preparation for that new team member. In…

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[Podcast] Episode 59: Empower Your Team to Help You Build a Great Business with Jason Blenker

If you’re going to build something — a building, a company, a team — you owe it to the world to build something great. Identify what makes you exceptional and empower your team to help you build a great business. In this episode, Jason Blenker tells Victoria and Mark about how and why he put…

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