[Podcast] Episode 20: Constantly Improving Your Business Using Kaizen with Michael Sauri

Kaizen means (literally) “Change for Good,” and that can mean REALLY good things for your growing remodeling company. This process of constant improvement, with every team member participating, allows your company to constantly raise the bar on its target metrics. In Episode 20, Victoria and Mark learn more about the Kaizen practice of process improvement…

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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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[Podcast] Episode 19: Sales Compensation Plans & Impact on Company Culture with Ciro Giammona

When it comes to compensating remodeling sales professionals, there are so many different models or plans; each with its own set of incentives and sales performance metrics. But have you ever considered the effect that your sales compensation plan has on company culture? We work so hard to create and maintain the right culture fit…

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9 Ways to Disaster-proof Your Remodeling Business

9 Ways to Disaster-proof Your Remodeling Business

It’s been another crazy year of fires, floods, storms, blizzards… heck, we even have volcanic eruptions and lava flows we are now keeping an eye on in the Pacific. Here in Maryland we just witnessed a 1,000-year storm hit the same exact area two years later, with hundreds of business washed away in a matter…

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[Podcast] Episode 18: Adapt or Become Irrelevant with Mark Richardson

In Episode 18, Victoria and Mark Harari welcome author and industry adviser Mark Richardson and talk more about the changes that have impacted the remodeling industry and how companies today need to either adapt or risk becoming irrelevant. Mark Richardson is the Former President and Co-Chairman of Case Design/Remodeling, a Senior Fellow at Harvard and…

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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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[Podcast] Episode 17: Building a Sustainable Family Business with Wayne Rivers

According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, roughly 90% of U.S. businesses are family-owned and the Remodeling industry is well represented by closely-held firms, typically started by a founder and then handed down through multiple generations. Family-owned businesses often run into obstacles and challenges, usually driven by “soft issues” such as communication, emotions, past…

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