Posts in the ‘Remodeling’ Category

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…

7 Critical Changes You Need (Post COVID-19) to Keep Your Remodeling Business off Life Support

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Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m the ultimate ‘glass half full’ guy. But no matter how you slice it, being either a supplier to (or a contracting company in) the remodeling industry during the Coronavirus is SCARY!

‘Stay at home’ and ‘shelter in place’ orders are essential tools Governors have used to flatten the spread of this nasty virus (and the Governor of my home state, Mike DeWine of Ohio has done a masterful job with this).…

10 Simple Ideas to Make More Profit with No Additional Labor in Your Bathroom Remodeling Business

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Here’s a crazy statistic I heard recently. For every person entering the construction trades, 4 people are leaving.

As you let that sink in, you’ll see the labor problem in your remodeling business is not only unlikely to get better, it’s likely to get worse. Sorry to be ‘Danny Downer.’ This means 3 things will be critical:

  1. Keeping your best people will be HUGE.
  2. Finding the best people will be ESSENTIAL.
  3. Getting the most out of your field team…

The Business Case to Eliminate Tile on Your Bathroom Remodeling Jobs

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I’ll warn you what I’m going to say might be more politically charged than debating who you think should be the next President of the United States. Here it is:

I think you should blow up, eliminate, get rid of, say sayonara to… tile in your bathroom remodeling jobs.

Right now, you’re likely saying, this guy is nuts. Tile has been around for years. Its tried (even if, at times) it isn’t true. It’s a premium product you have to have.…

7 Reasons Your Shower Wall Panel Systems Are Holding Your Bathroom Remodeling Business Back

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Your shower wall panel margins are going south. You have higher material and labor costs. Competition up the wazoo (hey – what the heck is a wazoo anyway?). Higher lead-gen costs due to less calls from print ads and escalating PPC bids haven’t helped either.

You think back to the ‘good old days’ when your ‘bath in a day’ wall panel business was as lucrative as the vinyl replacement window business in the late 1990’s.

That’s NOT the world you…

How to Reduce Labor Costs in Your Bathroom Remodeling Business

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If only I could find more qualified field people, my bathroom remodeling business would explode.

If only these customers wouldn’t keep changing their mind like they change their underwear. With all these change orders the customer service people at our local plumbing, tile and cabinet stores are on a first-name basis with my people.

If only this bathroom wasn’t dripping with intricate tile patterns on the floor and walls, we would have been…