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 CompanySun, 21 Jan 2018 07:42:48 -0500Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:42:48 -0500http://www.newmediaretailer.comHandle These Five Headaches Before the Remodelblog_543371515992400http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/54337/handle-these-five-headaches-before-the-remodelOnce your clients hand you a remodeling job, it's entirely up to you to turn their visions into a reality.BlogsMon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500Remodelers, Use These Ideas to Refresh the ‘Hedgehog’ Business Modelblog_543331514782800http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/54333/remodelers-use-these-ideas-to-refresh-the-hedgehog-business-modelJim Collins literally wrote the book on building a successful company. Good to Great, published in 2001, is one of the classic management manifestos, accumulating 25 years of rigorous research to identify 16 concepts that "make great companies tick.BlogsMon, 01 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500What Sales + Marketing Problem Are You Trying to Solve?blog_536801513335600http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/53680/what-sales-marketing-problem-are-you-trying-to-solveIn any given week, plenty of marketing problems need your attention. You're stretched thin by numerous demands on your energy and focus, and it's tempting to seek an easy solution. But easy solutions rarely turn out as we expect.BlogsFri, 15 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -050021 Things You Can Do TODAY to Improve Your Remodeling Businessblog_464711512126000http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/46471/21-things-you-can-do-today-to-improve-your-remodeling-businessRunning a successful remodeling company isn't easy. And trying to build one that can run without your day-to-day involvement is even harder. If you want to take your company to the upper levels of success, you must first acknowledge that it's a long road.BlogsFri, 01 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500Homeowners Splurge on Master Bath Shower Features, Study Findsblog_528261510722000http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/52826/homeowners-splurge-on-master-bath-shower-features-study-findsAlthough master bathrooms continue to be one of the most popular rooms to renovate, the features within the spaces have evolved over the years.BlogsWed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500Seven Reasons Why Your Next Truck Should Not Be a Pickup Truckblog_528241509508800http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/52824/seven-reasons-why-your-next-truck-should-not-be-a-pickup-truckTradespeople are relentlessly hit with higher prices, but find it hard to raise their own pricing structure. Thus it becomes imperative to find ways to save money so as to preserve your profitability.BlogsWed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0400The Dust-Free Jobsite Is Overdueblog_519751508040000http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/51975/the-dust-free-jobsite-is-overdueIt helps to walk in someone else's shoes—even the dust-covered shoes of a remodeling client. As a former contractor, I've generated my share of dust tearing out plaster, sawing and drilling concrete, and sanding joint compound.BlogsSun, 15 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400This Is How You Have a Budget Conversation With Homeownersblog_519671506830400http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/51967/this-is-how-you-have-a-budget-conversation-with-homeownersHomeowners rarely have an accurate sense of how much their project will cost when they first speak with a remodeler.BlogsSun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400Don't Want to Take Small Jobs? You Should. Here's How to Do Them While Keeping the Big Projectsblog_513021505448000http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/51302/dont-want-to-take-small-jobs-you-should.-heres-how-to-do-them-while-keeping-the-big-projectsMany remodeling companies and custom home builders have a niche. Some companies love the big jobs. Some prefer more modest work. The one thing that most companies don't like to deal with are the service jobs, the tiny jobs, that good clients call with.BlogsFri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400Three Tips to Make Your Clients' Deck Dreams a Realityblog_512961504238400http://peterlumber.com/blog/article/51296/three-tips-to-make-your-clients-deck-dreams-a-realityThe best way to turn leads into customers is to educate them. In fact, some research has shown that more than half your leads will buy a deck from you if they're properly educated about their deck options upfront and given time to think them through.BlogsFri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400