Peter Lumber Company: Blog Channelhttp://peterlumber.comCompany blogs, tips and how-tos Lumber Companyhttp://peterlumber.comen-USCopyright 2017, Peter Lumber CompanyTue, 25 Jul 2017 02:29:34 -0400Tue, 25 Jul 2017 02:29:34 -0400http://www.newmediaretailer.comHome Builder Marketing: Beyond The Business Cardblog_500261500091200 no model homes to show or an in-house sales team to troll for new business, custom home builders rely on reputation to sell themselves to prospective clients. So their standard marketing tool is the business card, which hopefully gets passed along by a previous client to relatives or friends.BlogsSat, 15 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400Should Radios Be Banned on the Jobsite?blog_500221498881600 recent survey polled 730 builders and found more than 80% of them had no policy prohibiting workers from enjoying their favorite tunes while on the job.BlogsSat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400How to Approach a Project Started By Another Contractorblog_492541497499200 homeowners will contact you about a particular project that is half way completed. Usually the owner is unhappy with the work their current designer or contractor is doing and will ask you to take over and complete the project.BlogsThu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400Protect Your Jobsite Crews From the Summer Heatblog_492501496289600 a jobsite in Kingsville, Texas, in August 2013, a worker was mixing gypsum concrete in preparation for gypcrete installation on an apartment building. It's not a particularly taxing job, but he was doing it in direct sunlight.BlogsThu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -040010 Tips for Getting More Leads From Home Showsblog_484081494820800 most home improvement companies, generating leads and sales at home shows and events is a key part of the marketing plan. Some companies are better at this than others. What sets them apart? It isn't having the best product. It isn't a beautiful display.BlogsMon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -04004 Ways to Exceed Expectationsblog_484041493611200 years ago, I began thinking about the subject of exceeding expectations. I would field phone calls from upset clients or listen to team members' frustrations and I found that most of the time the root of the problem lay in expectations that were set but not met.BlogsMon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400The Perfect Marketing Budget For 2017blog_478731492228800 with different-size builders across the nation has taught me many things. The first is that every builder is convinced that both they and their marketplace are unique. Every once in a while, it's actually true.BlogsSat, 15 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400Sales Strategies For Custom Buildersblog_478691491019200 strengths of a home builder's skill set typically include being adept at assessing risk, entitling land, securing permits, negotiating with finance people, and, of course, managing construction. But selling tends to be the weak link.BlogsSat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400Why "Good" Isn't Good Enough to Meet Client Expectationsblog_469341489550400 business owner will tell you that it's important to meet, and do your best to exceed, client expectations. Yet, what does that really mean or entail?BlogsWed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400How Quickly Should You Grow Your Company?blog_469271488344400 booming business is great, but it will only be profitable and worthwhile if you're able to handle the rapid expansion. If you're ill-equipped to handle the growth, you could kill your business. James Sudakow, writing for Inc. com, nearly killed his business by letting it grow too quickly.BlogsWed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500