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Redefining Your Strategic Alliances (part 2)

Last week I explained what our company did to ensure that we would be every subcontractor’s favorite remodeling contractor to work for. I also listed the actions we took at our subcontractors’ requests to ensure we attained and maintained a strong relationship. If you missed the article, you can read it here. In the past, […]

Redefining Your Strategic Alliances (part 1)

We all have them, those partnerships that are critically important to the successful conduct of our remodeling business: supplier, bank and subcontractor relationships just to name a few. I’d like to argue that the most critical of these three are your subcontractor relationships because a representative of the subcontractor is invariably on one of your […]

3 Steps to Eliminate Lumberyard Runs Forever

Remodelers are always struggling with the cost of an employee leaving the job site to pick up materials. Simple calculations often reveal that this consistent behavior costs companies about 2-4% of their annual sales volume. Preaching doesn’t change it; threats don’t change it. So what does? Daily planning does! Three simple steps will dramatically reduce […]

Why Being a ‘Clean’ Contractor Gives You a Competitive Edge

Think about what it’s like when you talk to homeowners who are remodeling for the first time. They don’t know exactly what they are getting themselves into when they turn part of their house over to you for several months. If you’re smart, you’ll explain the process and the possible pitfalls (such as dust), step-by-step, […]

4 Benefits of Buying Construction Materials in Bulk

If your construction business is willing to pay upfront for long-term gains, buying in bulk could be a viable strategy—so long as you have a plan. High volume purchases are most advantageous to contractors with multiple ongoing projects that have the same product requirements, says Michael Bellaman, president-CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. “If […]

Where Should You Spend Your Marketing Budget?

Do you struggle with how to spend your marketing budget? Want to know cost effective ways to generate the best leads? In this week’s episode of PowerTips TV [7:11] I’ll give you the top 5 things you should be doing with your marketing dollar. Learn about creating a fantastic customer experience, how to stay in front […]

Prospecting for Quality Leads: Jobsites Present Huge Opportunity

Many remodelers miss the chance to market to a wonderful audience: the people who own the homes surrounding their current jobs. Because they’re likely to have a similar buying profile to your current customer, and live in the same age home, they’re excellent prospects. A well thought-out program will establish your company name in the […]

Reducing Your Need to Hire by Increasing Efficiency!

Business owners might sometimes feel they need to hire more workers to meet the steady flow of work that is coming in and because they do not want to lose projects, they look to take on more employees. However, you can meet the demands by following some simple guidelines about how to increase efficiency and […]

Ten Marketing Tactics That Work!

Everyone has to be smart about generating leads. Marketing is more important than ever and many of us are finding that we have to spend much more to generate enough leads for our business. Below are ten tactics that you should have in place in your business before you do anything else.  If you don’t […]

Recycling Helps Sell Prospective Clients!

Today I drove by a remodeling site and saw a dumpster that was chocked full. Much of the debris that threatened to tumble over the sides was cardboard! Boxes and boxes made of cardboard–all recyclable. Because both in our home and office, we are avid recyclers, this made me ill. And it hit me clearly […]

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