A heartwarming story. Please read.

Here’s a truly heartwarming story about the bond formed between a little 4-year-old girl and some construction workers that will make you believe that we all can make a difference when we give a child the gift of our time.

A young family moved into a house, next to a vacant lot.

One day, a construction crew turned up to start building a house on the empty lot. The young family’s 4-year-old daughter naturally took an interest in all the activity going on next door and spent much of each day observing the workers.

Eventually the construction crew, all of them “gems-in-the-rough,” more or less, adopted her as a kind of project mascot. They chatted with her, let her sit with them while they had coffee and lunch breaks, and gave her 20 little jobs to do here and there to make her feel important.

At the end of the first week, they even presented her with a pay envelope containing ten dollars. The little girl took this home to her mother who suggested that she take her ten dollars “pay” she’d received to the bank the next day to start a savings account.

When the girl and her mom got to the bank, the teller was equally impressed and asked the little girl how she had come by her very own pay check at such a young age.

The little girl proudly replied, “I worked last week with a real construction crew building the new house next door to us.” “Oh my goodness gracious,” said the teller, “and will you be working on the house again this week, too?”

The little girl replied,

“I will, if those assholes at the supply house ever deliver the damn drywall…”

🙂

Hope the story above gave you a laugh!

Can you please comment below or send me an email with 1 of the following (both if you want extra credit…)

1. Reply back with a great joke!

2. I have some time to work with you on your Marketing & Sales efforts. Do you trust me enough to set aside 30 minutes out of your busy schedule to talk about your remodeling business over Phone, Skype or Video Conference?

We’ll discuss where you are now, where you want to go in the future, obstacles that are in the way, and I’ll give you several proven, practical, and easily implementable (is that even a word?) ideas to bring in more ideal remodeling leads and close more projects.

I’d love to help if you’ll give me the honor and opportunity to do so. Send me an email (or call me at 517-548-7140) and we can set-up a time to talk and/or bat some ideas around via email.

P.S. Be sure to give your employees and trade partners out in the field a big THANK YOU for all of the hard work they do for you and your clients! It’s nearly impossible to shower them with too much thanks and appreciation…

Scheduling – Best Practice

I was meeting with a Remodeler the other day in Grand Rapids, Michigan and on their wall they had the following:

(Click on images to enlarge)

Direct (and pointed!) question for YOU:

Is this more organized than your upcoming work schedule?

If you are like 90% of the Remodelers I meet with – the answer is Yes!

Here’s a never-ending, will always be in the case TRUTH: Having solid systems and processes in your remodeling business is critical to your success.

Systems don’t have to be complex – they just have to work.

I wanted to share these photos with you as an example of a simple, but solid system in this remodeler’s business.

What system or process in YOUR business are you going to improve this month?