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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.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

Ep.07: Is an ESOP Right For Your Remodeling Business? - PowerTips Unscripted

3/7/2018
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When it comes to succession planning and determining an exit strategy from your remodeling business there are plenty of options to consider. Many of our Roundtables members have either sold or handed their businesses off to the next generation, for example… but all of them will tell you that making that determination early in your...

Duration:00:26:56

Ep.06: Behind the Scenes of an HGTV Pilot with John Huffman - PowerTips Unscripted

2/28/2018
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Lights, Camera, Action! Getting the brand exposure of a TV pilot, aired on a national media channel like HGTV, can seem like every remodeler’s dream… But is it? What’s involved? Is it disruptive to your business? Do you get leads from it? Is it as exciting as it sounds? In Episode 6, Victoria and Mark...

Duration:00:28:40

Ep.05: Building a Successful, Profitable Remodeling Company with Brandon Bailey - PowerTips Unscripted

2/21/2018
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So many of our Roundtables members have discovered that in order to grow your remodeling business and get to “the next level” it takes focus, hard work, determination and the willingness to look for outside resources when you realize you need help. Brandon Bailey is a fantastic example of a successful remodeler who took the...

Duration:00:26:52

Ep.04: OSHA Regulations You Need to Be Aware of as a Remodeling Business Owner with Ben Johnson - PowerTips Unscripted

2/13/2018
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There are few organizations that can impact a US based remodeling business like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)… Maybe the IRS, but that’s another episode. In Episode 4 of PowerTips Unscripted, Victoria and Mark speak with Ben Johnson about OSHA regulations, enforcement and how they can have a huge impact if not handled...

Duration:00:28:46

Ep.03: Top Financial Challenges Faced by Today’s Remodeling Business Owner with Doug Howard - PowerTips Unscripted

2/7/2018
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Episode 3 takes a deep dive into the financial challenges that remodeling business owners face on a daily basis. Victoria and Mark welcome Doug Howard, Remodelers Advantage Director of Consulting to the PowerTips Unscripted studio. Doug Howard is an entrepreneur, government official and small business consultant with more than 25 years of experience in leading...

Duration:00:25:35

Ep.02: Building an Effective Emergency Succession Plan with Philip Anderson - PowerTips Unscripted

1/30/2018
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In our second episode of PowerTips Unscripted, Victoria and Mark spend some time with Philip Anderson, a long-time Remodelers Advantage member and well-respected industry leader. Philip Anderson is the President of HDR Remodeling, a successful Design + Build firm that he founded over 30 years ago in the Berkeley / Oakland / East Bay Area...

Duration:00:22:55

Ep. 01: How to Create a Valuable, Sellable Company with John Warrillow - PowerTips Unscripted

1/24/2018
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For our first episode, we’re thrilled to have John Warrillow as our inaugural guest. John is the author of Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You, and in this episode he shares tips on how you can build a high-value company. Even if you’re not thinking about selling today, you can’t afford...

Duration:00:30:46

Ep. 00: Beginnings - Welcome to PTU - - PowerTips Unscripted

1/2/2018
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Surely you can’t be serious. Remodelers Advantage is launching a podcast? Yeah, you betcha. And as a prelude to our first episode, we’ve recorded “Episode Zero – Beginnings” to not only introduce you to your hosts — Victoria Downing and Mark Harari — but also to give you a taste of what you can expect when you put...

Duration:00:06:00