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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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[Podcast] Episode 8: Zero Punch List Production with Tim Faller

If you are going to have a podcast about the remodeling industry, it’s a no-brainer to have Tim Faller on your guest list, and I suspect he will be a frequent contributor to PowerTips Unscripted. For the past 17 years, Tim has worked with remodeling companies, large and small, to help improve profits by creating…

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Tim Faller’s 4 Ways to Improve Your Production Meetings

Tim Faller’s 4 Ways to Improve Your Production Meetings

Is this the scenario for your production meetings? People file into the room in about the same order each week. They sit in the same chairs or lean against the wall in the same place. They sit quietly while you “discuss” information that you think they will appreciate. Then you discuss each job and what…

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Job Description Creep: “and All Other Duties Required”

Job Description Creep: “and All Other Duties Required”

The phrase at the end of most job descriptions, “and all other duties as required” is one of the most dangerous expressions a remodeling company can include when looking for your next team member. While it is intended to capture any additional items that are not included in the overall description, it often has very…

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Hey Bro, Your Company’s Culture is Hurting Your Business and Here’s How to Fix it

Hey Bro, Your Company’s Culture is Hurting Your Business and Here’s How to Fix it

There are many parallels between the technology and remodeling industries, the most prominent being the gender gap and how it can affect a company’s culture. This issue has been top of mind with the recent news surrounding a “manifesto” published by a Google engineer which inferred that women were not capable of handling stressful situations…

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Critical Tips for Beating the Labor Shortage

Critical Tips for Beating the Labor Shortage

While some company owners are convinced that “there are no good hires available,” we are seeing others hire superstars.  These successful owners are using three powerful strategies: Retention of current staff — reducing need to hire Streamlining systems and resources — reducing need to hire A powerful and effective recruiting and hiring system — so…

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Overcoming the Challenges of Winter Remodeling Projects

Overcoming the Challenges of Winter Remodeling Projects

Every contractor knows spring and summer are the busiest times of the year, but to balance their work load, keep crews active, and to even out cash flow, many smart contractors take actions to sell and complete work in the months of December, January and February.  In addition, many homeowners realize the advantages of winter…

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