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15 Reasons Bathroom Remodeling Contractors Fail

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OK – I don’t really mean to be ‘Danny Downer’ (and I really do consider myself to be a ‘glass-half-full’ guy), but the statistics about construction businesses failing is not good.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 25% of construction companies don’t survive their first year of business. OUCH! And after five years only 36% are still operating.

Now that sucks! Basically for 2/3 of remodeling businesses started 5 years ago you can…

15 Tell-Tale Signs to Avoid the Bathroom Remodeling Prospect (or customer) from HELL

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There were signs things were ‘off’ from the beginning. As you look back now, the clues you had a P.I.A. customer were apparent as early as your initial phone call and design appointment. Sure – these people are difficult (you said to yourself), but it’ll get better once I’m on the job.

And now in hindsight, you know you COULDN’T have been more wrong! And while you’re sucking it up and trying to get through this job without losing your shirt…

Why Did you Decide to Become a Laminate Wall Panel Dealer?

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Choosing a bath and shower wall panel line for your remodeling business isn’t easy. Questions like the following are likely popping into your head while mulling over your options:

  • Will the lines I’m researching help me differentiate my offerings vs. my crazy, low-ball competitors who are undercutting me with ridiculous prices?

 

  • Will the product be straightforward to install?

 

  • What sales objections will I need to overcome?

 

  • How will I market the…

How ‘David’ Can Compete with ‘Goliath’ in the Bath Remodeling Industry

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OK – so you’re not a household name in the shower wall panel and tub to shower conversion industry like West Shore Homes, ReBath, Tundraland, Mad City Windows & Bath or Bath Planet. And you’re still amazed every time you learn how much MORE MONEY these companies get selling a job than you do.

You’re looking to grow your business but can’t for the life of you figure out how the ‘big boys’ (and ‘big girls’) in your market seem to come…

The Pros and Cons of Becoming an Acrylic Shower Wall Panel Dealer (with 3 alternatives if you hate acrylic walls)

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Perhaps you’ve dreamed of owning your own bathroom remodeling business and enjoying the profits which come with ownership. However, today you’re ‘just’ a subcontract installer, or sales rep or manager who ‘gets to’ watch your owner enjoy the fruits (literally) of your labor. You’re thinking becoming an acrylic shower wall panel dealer (and starting your own business) could be right for you.

Or perhaps you own a small residential general…

Why I blew up my remodeling and building materials web site with over 250,000 monthly views

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(Including 5 practical tips to take your site to the next level)

If your web site IS NOT putting your best foot forward, I get it.

You see most people would look at the results of my old web site (which had 250,000 monthly views, 1,850 monthly ‘conversions’ and an email list of over 38,000) and say we were rockin’ in. However, … I knew better.

I knew I was living with a 9-year car (‘er web site) with an engine which was misfiring and rust…