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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.

Watch the Skies

Just about everyone in home improvement hates to climb a ladder when they’re on a sales call. Enter drones. They’re not just toys anymore. Instead, drones are becoming must-have sales tools for aggressive exterior remodeling companies, which are using them in all phases of the sales and marketing process.

Four Factors to Consider When Working with Minimalist Floor Plans

Many homes are now following the trend of a minimalist modern house plan. As remodelers are called more often to work in these types of homes, they should keep in mind four important characteristics. These homes tend toward open floor plans, yet implement many interesting features of the last few decades, with vintage furniture designs constructed from sustainable materials as an example. The theme of the trend makes the remodeler repurpose the acronym K. : keeping it simple and sustainableI

Must-Haves for a Comprehensive Contract

Unless you have someone on staff who can do a Vulcan mind-meld with your customer, odds are you and your potential client will clash about something you thought you had agreed on. When that happens, you’re almost certain to refer to the contract, so the better it is, the greater the likelihood that you’ll avoid problems later. Dennis Dixon, a builder and consultant based in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Protect Your Jobsite Crews From the Summer Heat

On a jobsite in Kingsville, Texas, in August 2013, a worker was mixing gypsum concrete in preparation for gypcrete installation on an apartment building. It’s not a particularly taxing job, but he was doing it in direct sunlight. “He wasn’t training or doing anything that involved a lot of lifting or climbing,” says Holly Webster, director of administration at Texas-based KWA Construction, which served as the general contractor on the job.

How to Write a Small-Job Proposal

Some things to keep in mind when preparing a small job “proposal. ” Keep It Simple While Being CompleteI agree that you don’t want to overwhelm the client with too much detail. However, you want to protect yourself and your company from being regarded by the client as not giving them enough detail. Address the EssentialsA good proposal and estimate addresses these questions: What is the problem to be fixed?

Why

Every business owner will tell you that it’s important to meet, and do your best to exceed, client expectations. Yet, what does that really mean or entail? There is a major difference between good and great when it comes to meeting those expectations, and it often comes with a hard case of expectations meeting reality. “Good” isn’t good enough. Great is when you offer up results that show the homeowner you got their project on a level they didn’t think you’d comprehend.