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It’s Halftime: Reviewing Your Company’s Mid-Year Performance

It’s Halftime: Reviewing Your Company’s Mid-Year Performance

You lead a team of remodeling-industry professionals. You all set out to make this a great year for your company — a victory — and now it’s halftime!  Take the opportunity to head back into the locker room (or your office) to review your business goals and look ahead. Will 2018 be a win? What strategies will you use in the second half to…

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[Podcast] Episode 24: How to Build Strong Partnerships with Architects with Kyle Lissack

One of the toughest things for remodelers and builders to do is work with architects or designers and still stay profitable. It can be done, says Kyle Lissack — but it’s a specific business model, and it doesn’t depend on bids, but on the strong partnerships. In this episode, Victoria and Mark find out how…

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A Leader Nonetheless: Finding the Right Style

A Leader Nonetheless: Finding the Right Style

Leaders aren’t all the dominant, decisive types we normally think of. I meet many types of business owners in the remodeling industry. Their leadership styles vary, but regardless of the style, successful companies need strong leaders. Recently, I worked with an owner, let’s call him Bill, to find his leadership style, and many of the issues I found are more common than you might think.  Where to…

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An Up-Close Look at National Gypsum’s People and Products

An Up-Close Look at National Gypsum’s People and Products

I recently had the opportunity to attend a special meeting at the headquarters of National Gypsum, the second-largest gypsum-board manufacturer in the United States. While there, I and a collection of other industry pros got to learn about their Purple® line of products.   I gotta tell you, it was fascinating — who knew drywall could be so interesting?  The factory tour was amazing — thousands of square…

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[Podcast] Episode 23: Managing Your Customers with Chip Doyle

As a business owner, it seems like you manage everyone — your staff, your crews, your kids, your pets. But if you — and especially your designers — aren’t managing your customers, says Chip Doyle, you’re wasting time and losing out on potential profits. In this episode, Victoria, Mark and Chip discuss how to break…

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Key Roles Sales Can Play to Reduce Slippage

Key Roles Sales Can Play to Reduce Slippage

Here at Remodelers Advantage we set aside the month of June to focus on an issue that plagues most service-based businesses, but can be a critical metric in looking at the success of a remodeling firm. Last year we named June “Slippage Awareness Month” and this year you will see content submissions from our consulting,…

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[Podcast] Episode 22: How to Make Huge Profits Without Clients with Andrew Schroeder

Many remodeling companies buy an office, rent it to themselves, and hold it — and that’s where their real estate investment stops. Andrew Schroeder, a second-generation remodeler and Remodeler’s Advantage member, takes real estate investment farther. In episode 22, Victoria and Mark talk to Andrew about how to use your remodeling experience to grow your…

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