Whether you’re starting a new homebuilding or remodeling business or if you just want to build on an existing, successful company, growing your own business isn’t easy. It takes time and commitment. It’s especially hard to work on the long- and short-term growth plans amid the demands of the day-to-day work.
Here are five tips to build your business and spearhead growth in the right direction.
BONUS Tip – Lunch and Learn: Are you good at presenting? Most homeowners use the internet for research, but they’re still hungry for in-person expert information. Consider partnering with local businesses like real estate agents and financial institutions (who are marketing home equity loans).
Think of topics your own customers typically ask you. Some ideas may include:
Bring LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding samples to demonstrate longevity and durability. Discuss warranties and new technologies. Representing a leader in high performance building solutions like LP Building Solutions helps increase your credibility among homeowners.
LP also offers a program that rewards members with access to product training, marketing support and helps you prioritize lead generation. Visit LPCorp.com/BuildSmart to learn more or check out this blog with four reasons to join the LP® BuildSmart™ preferred contractor program.
LP Building Solutions uses engineered wood to create a portfolio of products that help professionals build smarter, better and faster. The innovations of engineered wood siding are relatively new. For instance, LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding was introduced in 1997. Thanks to its advanced manufacturing process, it is one of the most durable siding solutions available. Sometimes people are skeptical of things that are really that good. So, let’s crush a few myths with engineered wood facts.Continue Reading
Pier and beam design was among the most popular foundation techniques until the 1960s when concrete technology improved its floating slab system. Many builders use slab-on-grade construction—especially in warmer regions. We’re going to find out why professionals Jordan Smith of @jordansmithbuilds and Kyle Stumpenhorst of @rrbuildings chose pier and beam over slab-on-grade for the All-in-LP Build in Bellville, Texas. But first, let’s delve into pier and beam foundation.
From destructive hurricanes to fierce tornadoes, it seems news of catastrophic events is happening with alarming frequency. In fact, on March 3, 2020, an EF3 tornado tracked less than one mile from the LP Building Solutions headquarters in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, ripping through homes and businesses. While no traditional building can withstand the tremendous forces of disastrous weather events, it reminds us that embracing resilient construction and adopting stronger building codes could help protect our families, friends and neighbors.
As a building industry professional, recent market changes have likely impacted the way your business operates. As you adjust to a new normal, seeking out building material companies with proven efficiency and reliability from third-party testing can significantly influence the success of your business.