Peter Lumber Company: Blog Channelhttp://peterlumber.comCompany blogs, tips and how-toshttp://assets.newmediaretailer.com/http://assets.cdn.newmediaretailer.com/18000/18735/thumb_peter-logo-resized.jpgPeter Lumber Companyhttp://peterlumber.comen-USCopyright 2018, Peter Lumber CompanyThu, 15 Nov 2018 19:04:18 -0500Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:04:18 -0500http://www.newmediaretailer.comUse This Guide to Spot How Your Company Is Strugglingblog_607571542279600http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/60757/use-this-guide-to-spot-how-your-company-is-strugglingIn my work with remodeling contractors I sometimes hear about two remodelers working in the same town. One remodeler is very busy, sometimes frantically so, and often does not have the work it needs. Profits are irregular. The other remodeler routinely makes hard decisions in a timely way.BlogsThu, 15 Nov 2018 06:00:00 -0500Sell More Jobs by Getting the Most Out of Your Just-Finished Workblog_607561541066400http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/60756/sell-more-jobs-by-getting-the-most-out-of-your-just-finished-workAsk any remodeler to tell you the best source for their leads and the answer is always "referrals" and "word of mouth. " A referral is a proactive suggestion from a past client who connects a friend or family member directly to you by saying, "You ought to call Acme.BlogsThu, 01 Nov 2018 06:00:00 -0400Do Fumbled Handoffs Hurt Your Sales and Profits? Take These Steps.blog_601821539597600http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/60182/do-fumbled-handoffs-hurt-your-sales-and-profits-take-these-stepsWhat information does your company's estimator need/get to be able to do their job well? I was asked this question several years ago, and it's just as relevant today.BlogsMon, 15 Oct 2018 06:00:00 -04008 Steps for Turning Appointments into Jobsblog_601811538388000http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/60181/8-steps-for-turning-appointments-into-jobsContractors spend a lot of time getting leads. But unless they can convert those leads into appointments—and paying customers—they're dead in the water. That's why having a proven appointment setting sales script is so crucial.BlogsMon, 01 Oct 2018 06:00:00 -0400Tips for Taking Down Walls and Creating an Open Layoutblog_367281537005600http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/36728/tips-for-taking-down-walls-and-creating-an-open-layoutRemoving walls and opening up the layout in your home can create a truly remarkable transformation. It is often done on television home improvement shows, because the impact can be so dramatic.BlogsSat, 15 Sep 2018 06:00:00 -0400Ways to Generate More Leads for Contractorsblog_318391535796000http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/31839/ways-to-generate-more-leads-for-contractorsAn ongoing challenge for contractors—especially those just starting out— is finding new customers. Generally, by doing your job well and proving your company's dedication to quality, professionalism and reliability, you are already well on your way to cultivating future work.BlogsSat, 01 Sep 2018 06:00:00 -0400How to Convince a Customer that You're the Builder They Needblog_589161534327200http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/58916/how-to-convince-a-customer-that-youre-the-builder-they-needHome builders today are lucky—they have more tools available than ever before to help convince prospective customers that they're the right choice.BlogsWed, 15 Aug 2018 06:00:00 -0400Here's Where ProSales 100 Dealers Believe Sales Will Grow Mostblog_589151533117600http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/58915/heres-where-prosales-100-dealers-believe-sales-will-grow-mostThe 86 members of this year's ProSales 100 who responded to questions about prospects gave answers that align with what economists are saying.BlogsWed, 01 Aug 2018 06:00:00 -0400Inspect Your Roof and Get Ahead of Problemsblog_583231530439200http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/58323/inspect-your-roof-and-get-ahead-of-problemsHigh winds, water, and age can take a toll on your roof. Therefore, it makes sense that regular inspections are essential for preventative maintenance. Doing so can save you a lot of money, time and frustration down the road.BlogsSun, 01 Jul 2018 06:00:00 -0400Three Free—but Priceless—Items You Should Add to Your Company’s Benefitsblog_574741529056800http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/57474/three-freebut-pricelessitems-you-should-add-to-your-companys-benefitsWhen an employee's compensation is being calculated, the owner typically thinks about the wage or salary. More often than not, so does the employee.BlogsFri, 15 Jun 2018 06:00:00 -0400