Posts by Jared Gossett

The Right Way to do Customer Deposits

How many of you are taking customer deposits? If you aren’t, let’s start there…because you should be. You should be charging some amount up front either at contract signing or it can be at funding of the construction loan, if they have a lender. The amount varies. 5-10% of the contract price is common. The…

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Bulletproofing Against Downturns

It’s an age-old question all business owners would like to know…when will the next downturn be? I’ve been thinking about it lately, trying to get my arms around it and make sound business decisions based on the facts. I’ve talked with various experts, explored some different fake news sources, and drawn upon my experience in…

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#23: The Right Way to do Customer Deposits

Many people get this deceptively simple practice wrong, but it’s an easy fix. In this episode, Jared reads a recent article he wrote for our newly launched, Building Optimal Journal. If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out our new articles, such as Bulletproofing Against Downturns. Show Notes: 0:30 – The two most important…

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#22: Ace Your Prospect Calls with Kyle Hunt

They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Kyle Hunt shares a few pointers on how to make the “best” first impression we possibly can during that initial call with a potential client. Kyle is the owner of Remodel Your Marketing, a business coach focused on remodelers. For 10 years…

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#21: Forging Stronger Subcontractor Relationships with David Gerstel

If you thought we were going to let David Gerstel off the hook with a paltry two-episode series, well think again. He’s back with some tips to improve our relationships with our subcontractors (affectionately called trade partners). These are tips he’s developed over his decades of experience in the construction business. For those of you…

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