Bridget McCrea is a freelance writer based in Dunedin, Fla.
A. Lee Parron doesn't mince words when describing his role as a remodeler. The road has been rough at times, he says, but the bumps and bruises he's gotten along the way have been well worth it. “Just like anyone else, we've had our ups and downs,” says Parron, president of The Kitchen Center in Miami.
Changes to S.N. Peck's design/build process save money by keeping all team members on the same page from project start to finish.
Small service-oriented businesses do it. Large product manufacturers do it. And upscale remodeling companies should be doing it, too. It's a strategy known as “reinvesting profits,” and it's something all growing companies should be thinking about ó or risk stunting their own growth.
Your designer may be a computer guru, but does that mean he or she should also be running your company's networks and data security infrastructure? Or answering the call when someone's monitor freezes? Or troubleshooting when the high-speed Internet connection goes on the blink?