How to Proactively Work for 5-Star Reviews

One of my clients recently sent out this email a customer who was mid-project:

“I’m just checking in to make sure you are happy with your project and the progress so far.

If you have any concerns or issues that would prevent you from giving us a 5 Star Rating at the end of the project, please let me know, and I will address it ASAP.

We can’t wait to see the finished project! Thanks again for choosing us!”

This was simple, direct, and powerful. As the owner, he demonstrated to his client that he was involved in their project and concerned about their happiness with the progress that had been made. More importantly, he gave them a chance to bring up any concerns they had so that adjustments could be made and they could rectify any problems.

Instead of waiting until the end of the project for the customer to say, “I wish you would have…” they were given the opportunity to speak about any concerns so that him and his team could ensure the project ended on a high note.

In this case, the client immediately responded to the email enthusiastic about how the project was going, “MARVELOUS!!! Definitely get a 5-star rating. Chip gets 6 stars. Project moving along smoothly. Some problems, but taken care of immediately. All workers are polite and knowledgeable in their craft. Carolyn right on point and really helped with the design. What else can I say?”

This email further solidified the client’s satisfaction with their project and choice. It was a short, simple email that kept communication lines open and made sure that they were doing everything they could to receive a 5-star review at the end of the project.

I hope this example encourages you to keep the lines of communication open with your clients so that you can be proactive is solving problems and doing everything you can to ensure satisfied customers for years to come.

Running a successful remodeling business is about doing the ‘little things’ – this is an example of one of those little things.

Leveraging Facebook Advertising for Your Remodeling Business

Bryan Sebring and I recorded this webinar for the members of the Remodelers Community Facebook group.

This is a group designed exclusively for kitchen and bathroom remodelers building up one another and sharing resources. Find out more and apply for access to this free group here: www.RemodelersCommunity.com

Today, we’re looking at Facebook marketing and how to leverage it to grow your remodeling business.

Bryan has been in the construction industry since 1993 and opened his Sebring Design Build in 1999. He lives in his hometown with his wife, Jenny, and their four children.

Around the Horn on Marketing, Sales, and Office Management with Bryan Sebring

Bryan Sebring of Sebring Design Build and I go ‘around the horn’ with my questions discussing his top tip/best thought that has positively impacted his remodeling business in these areas:

Marketing (4:15)
Sales Process (13:34)
Managing Your Team (21:00)
Financials/Job-Costing (26:38)
Systems/Software (34:02)
Work/Life Balance (35:59)

If you prefer listening to watching, check out the podcast here. 

Bryan has been in the construction industry since 1993 and opened his Sebring Design Build in 1999. He lives in his hometown with his wife, Jenny, and their four children.

Profit First for Contractors

Kyle Interviews Shawn Van Dyke

Shawn Van Dyke is a construction industry business coach, speaker, and author and has taken the core concepts of Mike Michalowicz’s Profit First and customized them to address the specific needs of the construction industry in his book, Profit First for Contractors.

Shawn is a great and knowledgeable guy and in this recording, once I get past talking about his vs. my hair,

I interview him on:

– Making Cents of the Financial Statements – Why it’s so important to understand your numbers

– How Profit First for Contractors Works – What it is, the basic format of it, and why it works.

– We dig into the Initial Assessment Exercise from Profit First

– And then do some rapid-fire questions about helping you forget about Industry Standards, Destroying Debt, and other key takeaways we’d like to you walk away from this recording with.

Enjoy! You can find a copy of the book at: www.ProfitFirstContractor.com

If you’d prefer to listen, rather than watch, you can find the audio on the Remodelers on the Rise podcast here.