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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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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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The Dilly Dilly Manifesto: The Secret to Marketing, Sales, and Life

The Dilly Dilly Manifesto: The Secret to Marketing, Sales, and Life

The Dilly Dilly Manifesto: The Secret to Marketing, Sales, and Life, was originally published on Mark Harari’s LinkedIn account, and we liked it so much, we wanted you to give you a chance to read it here, too. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Are you like me? When you get an email from someone with a misspelled word, do…

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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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5 Key Takeaways From the Harvard JCHS 2019 Report

5 Key Takeaways From the Harvard JCHS 2019 Report

The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University just released the Improving America’s Housing 2019 report, and there’s great news in it for remodeling companies. Here’s a look at the key points that will affect your business this year. 1. New Construction Down, Remodeling Up New home building continues to be slow, and 40% of the…

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4 Key Pieces to a Better Remodeling Project Handoff

4 Key Pieces to a Better Remodeling Project Handoff

Many remodeling companies do a handoff process shortly before a project starts. If you don’t, here are the basics. Sales, Design and Production meet to go over the job. The purpose is to get the Production staff acquainted with the job and free up Sales and Design to focus on more sales. The meeting can…

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Delegation & Accountability: Get Your Employees Thinking & Acting Like Owners!

Delegation & Accountability: Get Your Employees Thinking & Acting Like Owners!

So many remodeling companies start small, with the owner doing almost everything. But as your company grows, and you’re running multiple complicated jobs, trying to do it all only holds you back. But it’s hard to let go. You know you have to delegate some of your duties, but too often that merely leads to…

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