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Looking for LEAN: Better Customer Experiences All Around You

Looking for LEAN: Better Customer Experiences All Around You

Creating a successful remodeling company, one that’s profitable year in and year out, isn’t easy. That’s where LEAN comes in. You can look to many well-known companies for signs of how they incorporate LEAN practices and principles into their processes — and how that positively affects the customer experience.  Every day, we experience situations that have processes that are anything…

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Define Your Target Projects and Aim at Higher Profits

Define Your Target Projects and Aim at Higher Profits

The remodeling business is strong, and economists expect it to continue to grow. That’s great news, but are you taking on your most-profitable jobs? It’s easy to take a variety of projects right now, but if you’re not strategic about it, your bottom line might suffer. If you don’t know which projects make your company…

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4 Strategies to Save an Under-Performing Employee

4 Strategies to Save an Under-Performing Employee

As difficult as it may be to find, hire and train good employees in today’s competitive marketplace, a solid strategy of how to handle under-performing employees can be critical to building an effective team. Keeping the adage “Hire slowly & fire quickly” in mind, are we pulling the trigger too soon? Are there employees who…

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Survey Results: What You Told Us About Hiring and Training Project Managers

Survey Results: What You Told Us About Hiring and Training Project Managers

Finding, hiring, and training great employees is critical to your success. But it’s hard, and getting harder. I hear it all the time when I’m working with remodeling companies. I’m supposed to have some of the answers to those problems. But it’s been a while since I’ve hired and trained anyone myself, so I wanted some real-world data from a…

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It’s Your Choice: Be a Manager or a Friend

It’s Your Choice: Be a Manager or a Friend

You run a remodeling company. You want to be a good boss. Or you just got promoted or got a new job as a Project Manager. Either way, you’ve got people depending you, but you’ve also got to keep your eye on the bottom line.   How are you going to do your job? Isn’t being a manager…

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[Podcast] Episode 23: Managing Your Customers with Chip Doyle

As a business owner, it seems like you manage everyone — your staff, your crews, your kids, your pets. But if you — and especially your designers — aren’t managing your customers, says Chip Doyle, you’re wasting time and losing out on potential profits. In this episode, Victoria, Mark and Chip discuss how to break…

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PowerTips Book Recommendations: June 2018

PowerTips Book Recommendations: June 2018

We’re back with more PowerTips book recommendations for your summer reading list — take one along on vacation or relax in a hammock with a good book. In every episode of PowerTips Unscripted we ask our guests for the title and author of their favorite business book. This month, we round up those recommendations, following…

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