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Restoration Frustration

Restoration is a complex business and might be outside of a remodeler's sweet spot, but there is a way to participate. More

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Hiring a Production Manager

Tips on organizing field crew for optimal production. More

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Reach Out to Past Clients

Mining your most reliable source ó your past clients ó for potential leads. More

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Handling Disgruntled Clients

Steps a remodeler can take to appease a disgruntled client during the remodeling... More

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Stuck in Place

A signed contract sits on a remodeling company ownerís desk. Several jobs come in at once and there arenít enough carpenters. Sales promises a client a start date that canít be met. Materials havenít arrived. Any of these events can create a bottleneck, restricting the workflow or decision-making process. More

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Tips on Motivating Employees

How do you get employees to commit to a time-frame for completion without extra... More

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Generating Sales Leads in a Tough Market

If ó as is currently the case for remodelers in most areas of the country ó youíre finding business slower than usual, you may be asking: What can I, as the owner of my company, do about it? More

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Product Selection Schedules Prevent Costly Delays

The best way to handle project selections ó and the price you charge for them ó is to have all the products chosen prior to the start of the job. More

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Be sure that your price meets the client's idea of value

Potential clients are always looking for the highest cost-versus-value ratio on their remodeling projects. You need to be sure that your price meets their idea of value. Include questions on your lead sheet that will help you evaluate a potential client's definition of value. More

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Employees: Your Other Customers

There are two kinds of customers in remodeling: "external" and "internal" clients. External clients are the ones you traditionally think of when you think of your customers -- homeowners who contact your company to replace their windows, or remodel their bathroom, or put an addition on their house. Internal clients are your employees. More

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