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Staying on Point During the Recession Staying on Point During the Recession

Columnist Rick Provost advises remodelers not to accept jobs outside their company's sweet spot just to make a sale. More

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From Salesperson to Sales Manager ó Transitioning to a New Role

You may be a veteran when it comes to selling, but moving from remodeling sales to being a sales manager entails taking on a new set of responsibilities. More

Profile of Gary Porter
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Profile of Gary Porter

REMODELING profiles Gary Porter, owner of G.A. Porter Construction of Dayton, Ohio More

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Double Duty

A design center in Dayton, Ohio, welcomes both remodeling and new construction clients to choose products in a single showroom location. More

Urbieta Construction is a Dayton success story
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Urbieta Construction is a Dayton success story

Juan and Carmen Urbieta share a successful remodeling company and a persistent,... More

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Handling the company's books

Who handles daily updates of the books at your company and why? More

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Weekly reports used to make informed future decisions

Gary Porter surveys his present condition to chart his company's future. Porter has been using one version or another of this report for more than two decades, so within 10 or 15 minutes, he's able to determine which bills he needs to pay that week and when he'll need to sign a contract for another job. More

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Owners cut lowest ranked employees

Back in 1999, the owners of Remodeling Designs in Dayton, Ohio, decided to purchase a handyman franchise. The handyman service, run separately from the company's design/build firm, would help Remodeling Designs through tough times. More

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Be a Guinea Pig

Last fall, Mike Cordonnier of Remodeling Designs in Dayton, Ohio, contacted the engineering department at University of Dayton with a proposal. As for the report, Cordonnier says, "I'm just starting to digest it and come up with a game plan to improve." More

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