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Industry leaders Victoria Downing and Mark Harari of Remodelers Advantage host this weekly podcast to bring you, the professional remodeler, tips, tactics and techniques to build a strong, profitable remodeling company. Every week we'll bring you in-depth interviews with leading business experts, best-selling authors, and owners of multi-million dollar remodeling companies from across the US and Canada. Oh, and there's a British lady, too.

Industry leaders Victoria Downing and Mark Harari of Remodelers Advantage host this weekly podcast to bring you, the professional remodeler, tips, tactics and techniques to build a strong, profitable remodeling company. Every week we'll bring you in-depth interviews with leading business experts, best-selling authors, and owners of multi-million dollar remodeling companies from across the US and Canada. Oh, and there's a British lady, too.
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Industry leaders Victoria Downing and Mark Harari of Remodelers Advantage host this weekly podcast to bring you, the professional remodeler, tips, tactics and techniques to build a strong, profitable remodeling company. Every week we'll bring you in-depth interviews with leading business experts, best-selling authors, and owners of multi-million dollar remodeling companies from across the US and Canada. Oh, and there's a British lady, too.

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English

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3014905620


Episodes

Ep.29: How to Build an Award-Winning Company with Jeremy Martin - PowerTips Unscripted

8/15/2018
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Success in the remodeling industry is all by the book for Jeremy Martin. That goes for the 50 books he reads per year, and the systems and business processes he institutes and uses at his company. And most importantly, those two factors culminate in “The Book” — the three-ring binder filled with details and documentation...

Duration:00:34:43

Ep.28: The Dos and Don'ts of Implementing Technology with Donny Wyatt - PowerTips Unscripted

8/8/2018
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Technology is critical to boosting efficiency and ensuring scalability for remodelers and builders, but tech isn’t the answer to everything. It’s hard to know where to start, and what problems tech can solve for you. Too often, you purchase an expensive program, people don’t use it, and it gets shelved. In this episode, Victoria and Mark...

Duration:00:33:17

Ep.27: How I Quadrupled My Revenue with Todd Jackson - PowerTips Unscripted

8/1/2018
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Growing your company requires thinking big, developing innovative strategies, and taking risks. If you do it right, the results can be huge. Todd Jackson did it right, and quadrupled his revenue. In this episode, Victoria and Mark talk to Todd about how he achieved that success, and the details and work behind the big numbers....

Duration:00:40:55

Ep.26: How the Media Business Can Transform Your Remodeling Company with James Carey - PowerTips Unscripted

7/25/2018
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With so many new media and communication outlets, it’s hard to know what channels to use for your own marketing. But that also means there are opportunities — and getting your message out to an audience is easier than ever. Taking the plunge into media can change your business. In Episode 26, Victoria and Mark...

Duration:00:35:13

Ep.25: Open Book Management with Ken Kirsch - PowerTips Unscripted

7/18/2018
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The thought of showing your financials to your employees may be unsettling. We’ve known remodelers who are so leery of sharing their numbers, their field crews don’t even know their project budgets. But it doesn’t have to be that way, says Ken Kirsch, a proponent and practitioner of Open Book Management. In this episode, Ken...

Duration:00:29:35

Ep.24: How to Build Strong Partnerships with Architects with Kyle Lissack - PowerTips Unscripted

7/11/2018
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One of the toughest things for remodelers and builders to do is work with architects or designers and still stay profitable. It can be done, says Kyle Lissack — but it’s a specific business model, and it doesn’t depend on bids, but on the strong partnerships. In this episode, Victoria and Mark find out how...

Duration:00:33:22

Ep.23: Managing Your Customers with Chip Doyle - PowerTips Unscripted

6/27/2018
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As a business owner, it seems like you manage everyone — your staff, your crews, your kids, your pets. But if you — and especially your designers — aren’t managing your customers, says Chip Doyle, you’re wasting time and losing out on potential profits. In this episode, Victoria, Mark and Chip discuss how to break...

Duration:00:35:52

Ep. 22: How to Make Huge Profits Without Clients with Andrew Schroeder - PowerTips Unscripted

6/20/2018
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Many remodeling companies buy an office, rent it to themselves, and hold it — and that’s where their real estate investment stops. Andrew Schroeder, a second-generation remodeler and Remodeler’s Advantage member, takes real estate investment farther. In episode 22, Victoria and Mark talk to Andrew about how to use your remodeling experience to grow your...

Duration:00:36:51

Ep.21: How Powerful Beliefs Can Transform Your Business with Ari Weinzweig - PowerTips Unscripted

6/13/2018
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Stepping outside the world of remodeling for a moment and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome a an entrepreneur, author, speaker and a visionary to Episode 21 of PowerTips Unscripted. Ari Weinzweig is a founder and co-owner of Zingerman’s– an amazing company that started as a single location deli 36 years ago and has...

Duration:00:30:54

Ep.20: Constantly Improving Your Business Using Kaizen with Michael Sauri - PowerTips Unscripted

6/6/2018
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Kaizen means (literally) “Change for Good,” and that can mean REALLY good things for your growing remodeling company. This process of constant improvement, with every team member participating, allows your company to constantly raise the bar on its target metrics. In Episode 20, Victoria and Mark learn more about the Kaizen practice of process improvement...

Duration:00:34:44

Ep.19: Sales Compensation Plans & Impact on Company Culture with Ciro Giammona - PowerTips Unscripted

5/31/2018
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When it comes to compensating remodeling sales professionals, there are so many different models or plans; each with its own set of incentives and sales performance metrics. But have you ever considered the effect that your sales compensation plan has on company culture? We work so hard to create and maintain the right culture fit...

Duration:00:27:33

Ep.18: Adapt or Become Irrelevant with Mark Richardson - PowerTips Unscripted

5/23/2018
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In Episode 18, Victoria and Mark Harari welcome author and industry adviser Mark Richardson and talk more about the changes that have impacted the remodeling industry and how companies today need to either adapt or risk becoming irrelevant. Mark Richardson is the Former President and Co-Chairman of Case Design/Remodeling, a Senior Fellow at Harvard and...

Duration:00:30:48

Ep.17: Building a Sustainable Family Business with Wayne Rivers - PowerTips Unscripted

5/16/2018
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According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, roughly 90% of U.S. businesses are family-owned and the Remodeling industry is well represented by closely-held firms, typically started by a founder and then handed down through multiple generations. Family-owned businesses often run into obstacles and challenges, usually driven by “soft issues” such as communication, emotions, past...

Duration:00:38:27

Ep.16: Keys to Developing an Impactful Leadership Team with Bob Gallagher - PowerTips Unscripted

5/9/2018
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Can you define a good Leader vs. a good Manager? Are they the same, similar or completely different? How can having a strong leadership team affect the success or your business? In Episode 16 Victoria and Mark welcome Bob Gallagher to the show to discuss how building the leadership team at Sun Design Remodeling Specialists...

Duration:00:24:38

Ep.15: Creating a Culture of Empowerment with Geoff Graham - PowerTips Unscripted

5/2/2018
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Building a strong team can be a challenge to any business owner and creating a culture where employees feel trusted and empowered can be even more difficult. In Episode 15, Victoria and Mark speak with Geoff Graham, Founder and CEO of GuildQuality, an award-winning firm based in Atlanta, GA. More than 2,500 home builders, remodelers...

Duration:00:28:24

Ep.14: Exploring the Seven Truths with Peter DiGiammarino - PowerTips Unscripted

4/25/2018
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In episode 14, Victoria and Mark change gears and welcome a well-known author, professor and CEO, Peter DiGiammarino, to the show. Peter grew up in the Boston area and after attending University of Massachusetts and then MIT, he served in executive leadership roles for more than 30 years. Peter is an adjunct professor in the...

Duration:00:26:50

Buying Out Your Business Partner with Rick Goldstein - PowerTips Unscripted

4/18/2018
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Business partnerships are a foundation that so many of our R/A Roundtables Members have built their remodeling businesses on… Whether it’s a family or a group of professionals coming together to form a business, each has its own story along the way. In episode 13 we take a closer look at a scenario where one...

Duration:00:27:34

Ep.12: Growing a Strong, Successful Family-owned Remodeling Business with Dolores Davis - PowerTips Unscripted

4/11/2018
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Building a business can be both a challenging and fulfilling adventure; Hard work, long hours, doing the little things behind the scenes to help grow the business, etc. Many remodelers out there have not only built strong and profitable businesses, they have done so with the help of family, often spanning multiple generations. Episode 12...

Duration:00:23:16

Ep.11: Employment Law: The Good, Bad and Downright Scary with Jen Cornell - PowerTips Unscripted

4/4/2018
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If you are like most business owners, you don’t think about Employment Law until you’re faced with a complaint or potential lawsuit from a current or former employee. It’s inevitable… As you add employees and grow your company, the likelihood of facing a legal employment issue will increase as well. When it comes to hiring,...

Duration:00:30:39

Zero Punch List Production with Tim Faller - PowerTips Unscripted

3/14/2018
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If you are going to have a podcast about the remodeling industry, it’s a no-brainer to have Tim Faller on your guest list, and I suspect he will be a frequent contributor to PowerTips Unscripted. For the past 17 years, Tim has worked with remodeling companies, large and small, to help improve profits by creating...

Duration:00:24:57