Tag Archives: business growth

Does Your Company Have the Bench Strength You Need?

At a recent Remodelers Advantage conference, I asked the room full of remodeling company owners about hiring. 75% of those in the room indicated that they would be hiring new people within the next 6 months. This was exciting news because it indicates an optimistic outlook toward the future! Growth! Yes! 

Your Role as Company Leader

One of a remodeling company’s most precious resources is its owner. Your company’s success or failure rests on how well you balance and juggle all of the hats that you are supposed to wear. In any one day, you may act as a leader, manager, investor, and worker; however, you are also a human being who […]

The Three Faces of a Growing Leader

When one of our Stages of Growth Strategists completes an X-Ray for an organization, a large part of that process includes the role the CEO or company president plays during his or her company’s specific stage of growth. In each stage, the leader must take on the role most needed by the company, and there […]

The Time for Improved Leadership Skills is NOW!

As the remodeling market grows stronger and stronger, remodeling company owners are taking up the mantle of leadership within their companies. For the last several years, everyone’s been hustling as fast as they can just to keep the business alive. But now, it’s time for growth, hiring new employees, investing in new and innovative marketing, […]

Kitchen & Bath Market Opportunity For Remodeling Contractors

We often receive quality tips from our sponsors that we like to share with you. This week’s tip, on custom versus “manufactured” cabinets, comes from Kevin O’Neill of Wellborn Cabinet Inc. With home values still depressed across the country and historical   appreciation levels projected to be years away, many consumers are  starting to turn to […]

Consistency Pays Off!

I’ve written a lot about discipline over the years — the discipline to do the things you know you need to do in order to build a strong, profitable remodeling business. I believe this strength of mind is one of the most important attributes that remodeling company owners can bring to the table.  Not only […]

Cement the Sale with the Right Tools

An old Chinese proverb states, “To hear is to forget; to see is to remember.”  Professional remodelers who take this proverb to heart have learned that it’s true.  Visual sales tools can be invaluable in convincing prospects that their remodeling company is the best for the job.  People learn in three ways:  visually, verbally, and […]

What’s the Word on the Street?

One of the most common questions I’m asked by the remodelers and building product manufacturers that I meet is, “What are you hearing from others?” Since we work with hundreds of remodelers across the United States and Canada, I often have a good anecdotal pulse on what’s happening across the country. Here’s my overview:  80%of […]

Selecting Your Kitchen & Bath Manufacturing Partner

We often receive quality tips from our sponsors that we like to share with you. This week’s tip, on custom versus “manufactured” cabinets, comes from Kevin O’Neill of Wellborn Cabinet Inc. Even in recent years where information is so abundant given the evolution of electronic media has infiltrated every part of our lives, it still […]

How To Increase Your Referral Leads?

We work with some pretty smart remodelers so when we hear a great idea, we want to share it with you. Here’s one made up of three key points to help you increase the number of referral leads (aka. Solid Gold!) that you receive: Key Point #1: Timing Washington, DC, remodeler Jerry Liu, doesn’t just hope the […]

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