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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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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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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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Reducing Slippage with Process Improvement

Reducing Slippage with Process Improvement

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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Get LEAN! Make Your Processes Easier, Better, Faster, Cheaper

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.]…

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PowerTips Book Recommendations: May 2018

PowerTips Book Recommendations: May 2018

As we continue our book recommendation feature here on PowerTips, we’ve received some great tips from our staff and facilitators and in February we polled our Marketing Roundtables Groups. This month we wanted to see which books our Production professionals out there are reading and recommending to their peers… so we tapped into our Production…

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[Podcast] Ep.10: Higher Profits Through LEAN Process Improvements with Doug Howard

If there is one take-away from more than 30 years of working with R/A members, it is this: Successful remodeling companies are constantly looking for ways to improve themselves and subsequently are able to achieve a higher net profit. In our 10th episode of PowerTips Unscripted, Victoria and Mark welcome back Doug Howard, Director of…

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