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Handle These Five Headaches Before the Remodel

Once your clients hand you a remodeling job, it’s entirely up to you to turn their visions into a reality. Of course, even with the skills and resources you have, it’s not always possible to get started and complete the project at your own pace—sometimes, little headaches pop up that stall your remodel or even leave it in a standstill. As you know, you can’t foresee everything.

Jim Collins literally wrote the book on building a successful company. Good to Great, published in 2001, is one of the classic management manifestos, accumulating 25 years of rigorous research to identify 16 concepts that “make great companies tick. ” The “hedgehog” concept is one of the most discussed and difficult to pin down for remodelers.

21 Things You Can Do TODAY to Improve Your Remodeling Business

Running a successful remodeling company isn’t easy. And trying to build one that can run without your day-to-day involvement is even harder. If you want to take your company to the upper levels of success, you must first acknowledge that it’s a long road. There’s no magic elixir. It takes time. It takes commitment. That being said, there are certain things you can do right now–today–that can make an impact in the short-term.

Homeowners Splurge on Master Bath Shower Features, Study Finds

Although master bathrooms continue to be one of the most popular rooms to renovate, the features within the spaces have evolved over the years. According to the 2017 Houzz Bathroom Trends Study, released today, statement showers with more square footage, high-end features, such as rainfall showerheads, and accessible amenities are some of the most preferred additions in remodels.

Seven Reasons Why Your Next Truck Should Not Be a Pickup Truck

Tradespeople are relentlessly hit with higher prices, but find it hard to raise their own pricing structure. Thus it becomes imperative to find ways to save money so as to preserve your profitability. By the time that you are finished reading this article, I believe that you will agree with me that your best truck value is a medium-duty flatbed stake-side truck. Most guys buy half-ton trucks.

The Dust-Free Jobsite Is Overdue

It helps to walk in someone else’s shoes—even the dust-covered shoes of a remodeling client. As a former contractor, I’ve generated my share of dust tearing out plaster, sawing and drilling concrete, and sanding joint compound. But I had always done most of the remodeling at our home in Vermont (which is contractor-code for saying that the house was in a constant state of renovation).

Don't Want to Take Small Jobs? You Should. Here's How to Do Them While Keeping the Big Projects

Many remodeling companies and custom home builders have a niche. Some companies love the big jobs. Some prefer more modest work. The one thing that most companies don’t like to deal with are the service jobs, the tiny jobs, that good clients call with. If you don’t want to deal with service jobs, then don’t do the meat-and-potato projects. Your clients look to you and your company to provide them with solutions to their problems. The fact is you should be happy they feel that way about your company!