Taking the Mystery Out of Remodeling – by Reva Kussmaul

Instilling in You a Desire to Create a Better Quality Remodeling Experience

As contractors you must deepen your awareness and broaden your sense of purpose for creating a better quality remodeling experience for all concerned, which includes your company, your crew and the homeowner.   This is a win all the way around. Not only do you want to create an amazing experience as far as the project goes but offering some different options with the five senses in mind is, indeed, of the utmost...

It Simply Is Not a One-way Street!

There’s a new reality show on (yes, another one) that is, for the most part, about making contractors wrong and, until a show or two ago, didn’t talk about the homeowner’s responsibility at all.  I’ve watched the show each week since it premiered and was always amazed at the answer to the question, “how much money are you in?”  The answer was usually at least 50% with not nearly...

Keep A Close Eye on the Bottom Line by Carefully Monitoring the Details

If your contractor isn’t making a profit – the job isn’t going to go well because they will feel resentful about not making enough money yet again.  I say yet again because if they’ve under-bid a job once they’ve done it more than once. 1.  Know exactly how much you can spend on your project and make sure the contractor knows exactly how much they need to earn.  How would you know this?  Ask. ...

Remodel Gone Good or Bad? Good is Best!

Remodeling is a relationship and when approached that way by all parties from the very beginning a great experience will be had by all. Not saying, cheap, no dirt or that it won’t inconvience you. So, don’t turn on another reality show (I use the term loosely) telling you how to do it for less or how to fix what went wrong; call me and begin with total clarity about how to avoid a nightmare –...

You Say You Want to Make a What? Profit!

What goes without saying yet you may not understand is – you want your contractor to make a profit.  Really?  Yes, really.  When someone starts a business many times they are in it because they love what they do and want to do more of it.  It’s also the “American Dream” to own your own business and make a profit in that business. Now, many contractors are not business people so they...

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