Steve Klitsch

Professor of Remodeling: Online Contractor Courses Boost Skills
Posted on
Professor of Remodeling: Online Contractor Courses Boost Skills

Steve Klitsch, a veteran contractor, has created a series of online courses for... More

Posted on
Face to Face: Don't Forget the Importance of Personal Marketing Face to Face: Don't Forget the Importance of Personal Marketing

Get everyone on your staff ó even trade partners ó onboard to help market your company. Every client interaction counts. More

Posted on
Scope of Work: Educate Subs and Vendors About Your Company's Services Scope of Work: Educate Subs and Vendors About Your Company's Services

A remodeler's visit to subs and vendors leads to $130,000 worth of work. More

Posted on
As Large Jobs Vanish, Small Jobs More the Norm As Large Jobs Vanish, Small Jobs More the Norm

An increasing number of remodelers are taking on small jobs and maintenance and repair work. The challenge: how to make money doing these smaller jobs. More

Posted on
Effective Low-Tech Marketing Effective Low-Tech Marketing

Low-tech marketing keeps this small remodeling company on the right radar screens. More

Posted on
Handle small jobs with up-front planning

While some use small jobs as a gateway to larger projects, many remodeling companies continue to focus solely on smaller jobs, and still others maintain separate small-job divisions to keep from turning over these jobs - and profits - to other remodelers or handymen. More

Posted on
Pass along kudos to employees

Unsolicited client testimonials carry a lot of weight. That's why, when Steve Klitsch, owner of Creative Concepts Remodeling, in Germantown, Md., gets one regarding one of his employees he passes it on. More

Posted on
Marketing yourself to the neighbors

When your next big project begins, introduce yourself to the neighbors. “If you take just a few minutes to tell them what you're doing and how long it's going to take, their body language changes before your eyes,” says Steve Klitsch, who owns Creative Concepts Remodeling in Germantown, Md. More

Posted on
Halo Effect

A church isn't necessarily the first place you'd think to hold a trade show, but Steve Klitsch had faith that his idea would work. He was right. In April 2005 he established the Maintenance and Repair Conference (MARC) to bring pastors and trustees of the 74-member West District of the Baltimore-Washington Conference (Methodist) together with industry vendors. More

Product cuts finishing time
Posted on
Product cuts finishing time

Cutting repair time from a couple of days to a couple of hours can mean getting to... More

RSS
Close X