Tag Archives: business strategy

Building Your Remodeling Team Is Like Fishing

I love to catch fish. I didn’t say I love to fish. There’s a difference. I love to put fish in the cooler so I can use them for food or bait. True fisherman love the activity of fishing. If they catch some fish, that’s good, but a day fishing with no catch is still […]

To Showroom or Not to Showroom: Questions to Ask

It’s a big step, and for many it’s an important milestone. Opening that showroom — with a retail presence, road visibility, product selections, impressive company signs, office space, and warehouse space can be the right strategy for a growing remodeling company.  At the same time, the cost of acquisition, buildout, staffing, and maintenance can be […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Checking the Economic Forecast for Remodelers in 2019

The remodeling industry is enjoying a business boom and tremendous growth. But there are few warning signs that your roll may slow some in 2019, and there are factors to take into account as you work your business plan this year. Rising prices will complicate the continued growth of the remodeling market — analysts say […]

PowerTips Book Recommendations: December 2018

We’re making a list and checking it twice, to bring you our last edition of book recommendations for this year from our staff, facilitators, and Roundtables members. Add these selections to your own reading list or to your holiday gift list — to give or get. The recommendations run the gamut from business to fiction, […]

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