184 episodes

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.

PowerTips Unscripted Remodelers Advantage

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    • 4.9 • 39 Ratings

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.

    Ep.193: Unlimited Vacation Time – [The Tim Faller Show]

    Ep.193: Unlimited Vacation Time – [The Tim Faller Show]

    Join Tim and Steve as they talk to Clark Harris, who implemented an unlimited vacation time policy at his company, to see how it is working.  Although some might find this idea radical, it fits right into the strong culture that Clark has built within his company.  He runs an open book organization, where he shares performance numbers with all team members, fosters an environment of open communication, trust, accountability, responsibility, freedom, and how to develop an owner’s mindset.  

    Clark, a carpenter by trade, started his company, Innovative Construction, in 2000 in the Atlanta, GA metro area.  He initially grew the company slowly until he found Remodelers Advantage, where he said he found the “right way to run a business”.   He has grown Innovative Construction into a multi-million dollar business with 17 employees he endearingly refers to as team members.

    Listen as Clark, Tim, and Steve discuss:

    Using unlimited vacation to attract and retain the best talent

    How responsibility and freedom are interdependent

    And more…

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    • 34 min
    Ep.184: Using Tech to Create a First Class Customer Experience with Jimmy McKinney

    Ep.184: Using Tech to Create a First Class Customer Experience with Jimmy McKinney

    Guest Jimmy McKinney is here to teach listeners about using technology in unique ways to create a first-class customer experience from CRMs, CoConstruct, Youtube, google suite, and more.  He also talks about how technology has evolved over the years, how it can be utilized in business today and its benefits to clients.

    Jimmy is the President of J&R Construction a residential design/build remodeling company, and loves being on the cutting edge of technology, marketing and trends.

    Victoria, Mark and Jimmy talk more about:



    * Current trends in technology

    * Technology and its relation to increased productivity

    * How to qualify a potential client

    * And more…



    This episode is brought to you by RenoFi.  Learn how you can maximize homeowner buying power and receive 100% of loan funds up front, here.

    • 30 min
    Ep.183: Reviewing the Lowe’s State of the Pro Report with Gerardo Soto

    Ep.183: Reviewing the Lowe’s State of the Pro Report with Gerardo Soto

    To help you get ahead, Lowes listens to the pros and their customers to learn what’s next for the industry and how it impacts your business.  Enter: Lowes State of the Pro, an industry leading report full of insights that will help pros grow their business thanks to real homeowners and pro intel.  Guest Gerardo Soto, Lowes Vice President of brand marketing for Lowes Pro, is here to share what the report has to say.

    Victoria, Mark and Gerardo answer these questions:



    * As a key retailer, how is Lowe’s showing up for Pros to alleviate these challenges?

    * What are customers looking for in their relationships with Pros?

    * Will the State of the Pro report become an annual survey? Where can Pros read it?

    * And more…



    Enter to win a FLEX circular saw here 

    Download the Lowe’s State of the Pro Report here 

    Learn more about Lowe’s loyalty rewards program here 

    Lowe’s named one of the top 10 hottest loyalty plans! 

    • 25 min
    Ep.182: Knowing How, When, and Why to Hire an Estimator with Clark Harris

    Ep.182: Knowing How, When, and Why to Hire an Estimator with Clark Harris

    Estimating is a big deal for remodelers. But, for most, this is just another hat on someone’s head.  So, when is it time to give this critical role a dedicated position?  Guest Clark Harris recently hired an estimator and he’s here to share the what, why and how to hire an estimator.

    Clark Harris is the owner of Innovative Construction in Atlanta Georgia. Innovative Construction is a high-end design-build firm whose mission is to improve lives through design, craftsmanship, and teamwork. Clark has been a member of Remodelers Advantage since 2015 and is a member of the IZAR roundtable group.

    Victoria, Mark and Clark talk more about:



    * Looking for the right attributes in an estimator

    * Surprises throughout this process

    * And more…



    This episode is brought to you by RenoFi.  Learn how you can maximize homeowner buying power and receive 100% of loan funds up front, here.

    • 29 min
    Ep.181: 3 Key Lessons Remodelers Can Learn From a Serial Tech Founder with Justin Goldman

    Ep.181: 3 Key Lessons Remodelers Can Learn From a Serial Tech Founder with Justin Goldman

    Company building in the fast paced venture backed technology world has quickly evolved over the past two decades. In countless conversations with remodelers over the past four years since starting RenoFi, guest Justin Goldman has identified a few of the best practices from the startup world that can benefit remodelers.

    Justin Goldman is RenoFi’s CEO and Co-founder. His own home renovation was made possible by a RenoFi Loan, a unique financial product he created for homeowners just like him. 

    Victoria, Mark and Justin talk more about:



    * Financing renovation projects

    * An outsider’s perspective on remodeling

    * And more…















    We are excited to welcome our newest Annual Sponsor of Remodelers Advantage, and our Sponsor of this episode of Powertips Unscripted!

    • 28 min
    Ep.180: Can “Voice Training” Skyrocket Your Success? with John Baron

    Ep.180: Can “Voice Training” Skyrocket Your Success? with John Baron

    Do you feel comfortable when presenting proposals/estimates to clients? Why should clients like the sound of your voice if you don’t? You might know what to say, but do you feel ok saying it?  

    These are all questions that body language and voice coaching expert John Baron is here to answer. John brings actor skills training to the business world, he was also a professional actor, owned and sold his own marketing business, a teacher of the Alexander Technique, a Corporate Trainer, and the founder of VocalCommunicationInBusiness.

    Victoria, Mark and John talk more about:



    * Why Construction Industry Professionals need voice training

    * Voice habits that are viewed negatively by clients

    * And more…

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Ashley Micciche ,

Fun and lively discussions

I really enjoy the format of this podcast. Content is super helpful and the hosts make it fun and entertaining! Keep up the great work.

KevinT757 ,

Valuable

Such great content! There always something to take away from each podcast that is of value.

America's Legal Coach ,

Smart Show

I love Powertips Unscripted! Victoria and Mark deliver huge value to their listeners. Had a great time as a guest and the show and we uncovered some value bombs- Scott Reib

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